Indian Institute of Management, Kashipur celebrated the International Yoga day. All the students participated in the event in the institute campus. They all came together and pledged for a healthier future. Mr Tarun Jain from Nirvanna Trust graced the occasion with his presence. Nirvanna Trust spreads happiness through helping people get healthier – not just physically but mentally, socially, emotionally & spiritually as well i.e. Param Anand. Their aim is to spread the health & fitness awareness especially within corporate set-ups. Mr Tarun Jain has a certificate from “International Health & Fitness Association” in 2010. He has also served as personal trainer for Indian Cricketer Mohd Kaif .

2 IIM Kashipur students bag highest ever international stipend of Rs 4.3 lakh

Two students from Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Kashipur have been offered the highest international stipend of Rs 4,38,133 by an international conglomerate. Two more students bagged the highest domestic stipend of Rs 1,29,100 in BFSI sector. The average stipend of the entire batch stood at Rs 49,075.

IIM Kashipur recently wrapped up its the summer placement process for PGP (Post Graduate Programme) batch 2015-17. A total of 117 profiles were offered to a batch of 123 students by 65 companies.

The institute reported a 61 per cent hike in the highest domestic stipend and a 29 per cent hike in both average stipend and the highest domestic stipend.

Speaking to Catch News, Kumar Subham, member of IIM K placement team said, “Several upcoming startups such as UrbanClap, Droom, and Travel Unravel came for placements this year. We look at the long-term and career growth prospects while inviting start-ups. We also have several long term tie-ups with established firms such as ICICI, Emami.”

Some of the top recruiters include PwC, ICICI Bank, Emami, Larsen & Toubro, Cummins, etc.

The highest number of number of offers, 59, were made in Sales and Marketing (S&M) domain. This was followed by Finance, 14, and Human Resources, 12.

Some of the roles offered in S&M are strategic brand management, market research, advertising, content management, digital marketing, in-bound marketing, retail marketing, B2B and B2C marketing, marketing process enhancement and business development.

Profiles offered in Finance were investment banking, agricultural risk, agricultural retail, micro-finance, treasury operations, technology application, security exchange, economic research and surveillance and general finance while those in Human Resource included strategic performance management, talent management, learning and development and industry relation.

Convocation for the batch 2014-16

Indian Institute of Management Kashipur (IIM Kashipur) held it’s convocation on Friday, 18th March, 2016. The fourth convocation ceremony felicitated the fourth outgoing batch of the Post Graduate Programme (PGP) 2014-16 and the first outgoing batch of Executive Post Graduate Programme (EPGP) 2013-15.

Indian Institute of Management Kashipur organized its fourth convocation in the upcoming new campus at Kundeshwari, Kashipur, Uttarakhand. The convocation was the first event to be held in the new campus. The state of the art campus is expected to be operational in the coming academic year 2016-17. Furthermore, the Uttarakhand Government has handed over 5 acres of land at Dehradun for the proposed Satellite Campus of the institute.

Mr. N.R. Narayana Murthy, Founder, Infosys Ltd., graced the event with his presence as the chief guest of the convocation. In his address at the commencement ceremony, he congratulated the students for their accomplishments and urged them to maintain the same zeal of learning to adapt to the changing landscape of business as each one of them had the potential to bring a change in this world. He urged the students to embrace technology and stay updated with the changing technology to transform their roles. Mr Murthy also advised the students to stay connected with their local roots and culture despite the advances on globalization.

Mr Murthy shared his 5 point success mantra with the students

1) Innovation

2)English to be given special attention

3)Continuous Learning

4) Updated with technology

5) Local roots and connections.


Mr. Dhruv Sawhney, the Chairman of the Board of Governor, IIM Kashipur, addressed the august gathering, in which he emphasised on the role which will be played by the graduating students as future managers and encouraged the students to focus on sustainable development as their decisions will have huge impact on society and environment, and not just the organization.

It was followed by a speech given by Dr Gautam Sinha, Director, IIM Kashipur, in which he gave a detailed account of all the illustrious activities that took place in the academic year 2015-16. The students were then presented diploma in post graduate management. Amitava Chaudhary bagged the Gold Medal for his superior academic performance over the two years with Keshav Mishra bagged the Silver Medal and Davinder Yadavbagged the Bronze Medal. Davinder Yadav achieved the All Round Performance Medal.

This was followed by felicitation of students of Executive Post Graduate Programme. Shishir  Shrivastava bagged the Gold Medal for his superior academic performance over the two years and Narinder Jit Singh bagged the Silver Medal.

At the pre-convocation, the evening commenced with cultural programme by Spic Macay. Mr. Debanjan Bhattacharjee mesmerised the audience with his scintillating musical performance. Also, the third edition of the annual college magazine – Revista, was launched by Mr Dhruv Sawhney, Chairman, Board of Governor, IIM Kashipur along with Dr. Gautam Sinha, Director, Dr. Somnath Ghosh, Dean Academics and Dr, Kampan Mukherjee, Dean Planning & Development. The event also witnessed launch of the book– ” Public Policy Agenda – Decrypting Sustainability for India” by Prof Baharul Islam.

Excerpts from Agnitraya 2016..

The second edition of the flagship event of IIM Kashipur has finally ended with scintillating performances from various teams which represented some of the prestigious colleges of the country. Students participated in large number braving the biting cold.

The serene town of Kashipur suddenly turned into a place of happening and vibrance for three successive days with events like musical night, DJs, singing and dancing competitions, and fashion shows.

There were also umpteen number of sporting events both indoor and outdoor wherein different teams competed neck and neck.

Finally some of the toughest case studies were presented to participants in the “business segment” of Agnitraya. In fact it proved to be a challenge to judge the winner in these case study competitions because of the sheer number of innovative solutions that the students came up with.

Some of the glimpses from Agnitraya :


Agnitraya 2016

IIM Kashipur in association with Dbali presents Agnitraya 2016. Agnitraya is the annual cultural sports management festival of Indian Institute of Management. The first edition of the annual festival witnessed participation from 3000 participants in over 30 events spread over a span of three days.
In 2016, Agnitraya only gets bigger and better. We take this opportunity to extend a warm invitation to you for the annual cultural-sports-management festival, Agnitraya 2016 to be held from January 22nd to January 24th at IIM Kashipur campus.
The event details have been given below. The schedule also has been attached for your kind perusal.

Management events
The management arena would host four case study competitions on 24th January 2016. 
The case study competitions which shall be conducted during Agnitraya are given below:
Operatius – Operations  case study challenge (Case from Barclays)
Markaholic – Marketing case study challenge (Case from Bharat Petroleum Private limited)
Consilio – Consulting case study challenge (Case from Infosys)

Green MBA – Sustainability case study challenge (Case from World Bank)

Cultural events
The cultural arena will host more than 20 events during the span of 3 days with Battle Royale: War of DJs being the flagship cultural eventfor the festival. The guest of honor and judge for the event will be DJ PERI.
The cultural events which shall be conducted during the three days are given below:
Flagship Event: Battle Royale-War of DJs

Solo Singing

Dance: Solo Dance | Group Dance | Couple Dance | Street Dance | Dance Battle
Dramatics: Stage Play | Street Play
Fashion: Fashion Event | Mr and Miss Agnitraya
Design: Graffiti Competition | T shirt painting | Face Painting |  Sketching competition
Other Informals: Minute to win it | Movie Screening | Dumb Charades | Add MAD

Details of Cash Prize are as follows-

CulturalEvents Genre/ Language/ Theme Winner (INR) Runners-Up (INR) Total (INR)
Solo Dance Free Style 3000 2000 5000
Group Dance Free Style 10000 5000 15000
Couple Dance Free Style 4000 2000 6000
Street Dance Hip hop/Group 12000 8000 20000
Dance Battle Hip hop/Solo 3000 2000 5000
Stage Play English/Hindi 7000 3000 10000
Street Play Hindi 7000 3000 10000
Fashion Event Ramp Walk 25000 25000
Minute to win it Theme to be decided  –  – Goodies
Movie Screening Informal  – Goodies
Dumb Charades Informal  – Goodies
Add MAD Hindi/ English  – Goodies
Sketching competition  – Goodies
Graffiti Competition 3000 3000
T shirt painting 1000 1000
Face Painting 1000 1000
Solo Singing Hindi/English 3000 2000 5000
Open mic Hindi/ English  – Goodies
War of DJs  – 50000  – 50000
Total       156000
Sports events
Miss. Prachi Tehlan, Captain of the Indian Netball Team in the 2010 Commonwealth Games will be the guest of honor for the inauguration ceremony of ‪Agnitraya‬ 2016.
The sports arena will host nine events during the span of 3 days.

The sports events with the cash prizes which shall be conducted during the three days are given below:

Events Category Type Winners (INR) Runners-up (INR) Total (INR)
Cricket Boys TeamEvent 12000 8000 20000
Futsal Boys TeamEvent 8000 4000 12000
Volleyball Boys TeamEvent 6000 4000 10000
Badminton Boys+Girls TeamEvent 6000 4000 10000
Table Tennis Boys+Girls TeamEvent 5000 3000 8000
Chess Boys Individual 3000 1500 4500
Chess Girls Individual 3000 1500 4500
Carrom Boys Individual 3000 1500 4500
Carrom Girls Individual 3000 1500 4500
Throwball Girls TeamEvent 4000 3000 7000
Basketball Boys TeamEvent 8000 5000 13000
Basketball Girls TeamEvent 4000 3000 7000

Importance of Games

The ancient Olympic Games were primarily a part of a religious festival in honor of Zeus, the father of the Greek gods and goddesses. The festival and the games were held in Olympia, a rural sanctuary site in the western Peloponnesos.

The Greeks that came to the Sanctuary of Zeus at Olympia shared the same religious beliefs and spoke the same language. The athletes were all male citizens of the city-states from every corner of the Greek world, coming from as far away as Iberia (Spain) in the west and the Black Sea (Turkey) in the east.

The sanctuary was named in antiquity after Mt. Olympos, the highest mountain in mainland Greece. In Greek mythology, Mt. Olympos was the home of the greatest of the Greek gods and goddesses.


Guest lecture by Tarun Rathi


A prominent Film Producer from Bollywood Mr. Tarun Rathi delivered a guest lecture at IIM Kashipur under the course on “Media & Entertainment Business”. Mr Rathi hails from Meerut, moved to Mumbai, the city of dreams to set up his own company ‘Rajnandini Entertainment Limited’ and started producing tele-films for Doordarshan and other Television channels. The serials ‘Urmila’ and ‘Kal Hamara Hai’ established him as
a prominent producer of tele-serials.