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Published: Monday, 1 February, 2016 04:40 PM
Equinox 6.0, IIM Raipur’s annual business-cum-cultural fest in association with IDBI concluded today with a big-bang. The three day long event drew participation from some of the brightest minds of the top business schools across the country. Prof. B.S.Sahay, Director IIM Raipur, admired organizing team of Equinox as well as the students of IIM Raipur for their commendable efforts in making this event a mark in the success story of the institute. Prof.AtriSengupta, Chairperson- Student Affairs, praised the students too for carrying forward the legacy of Equinox in its true spirits and encouraged them to continue this in the coming years.
The business events included a series of simulation games, live case studies and quizzes that tested the fundamental principles from the various spheres of management.Some major events featured were,‘Case Files’ - A marketing case study competition, ‘I am Legend’- an event where participants had to make crucial decisions under stress and Gen X Chanakya – a simulation game to test the strategic minds of the participants.
X-QUIZ-IT, the flagship quizzing event conducted by the Quizzing club is a National Level Business Quiz open for both corporates and college students. An online prelim and an on-campus prelim were conducted on 18th Jan and 31st Jan respectively. The final round of quiz was also conducted on 31st Jan 2016. The event saw huge participation from colleges as well as corporates alike. Teams from Rourkela Steel Plant, Bhilai Steel Plant, IIM Raipur, NIT Raipur, HNLU and KJ SIMR made it to finals. A new format where teams accumulate money instead of points was followed for the finals. S. S. PANDA & S. MISHRA from Rourkela Steel Plant were flawless and eventually they bagged the 1st prize. They got Rs. 20,000 as prize money while SANJAY SHAMKUWAR & MANOJ KUMAR PRASAD finished as runners-up with a prize money of Rs. 10,000. All finalists were awarded participation certificates and the money accumulated by them during the course of the finals.
Another major attraction of the day was the flagship event of HRidhaan, the HR Club– “ Grey Carnage “ - A live case study event that tests the students in areas of idea generation, problem analysis, critical thinking and decision making that would require the participants to put all their learning's in HR to practical use and bring out the manager within. Mr. Vijay Mairal, Chief Communications Officer and Deputy General Manager (Public relations), SAIL, BHILAI STEEL PLANT and Dr. AtriSengupta, Assistant Professor, IIM Raipur were the judges for the event. Around 95 teams participated in the First round which consisted of on online quiz, of which 5 teams went to the second round which was a case study competition and an on-campus round where the participants had to present the solution of the case study in front of a panel of judges. Four teams namely, The Minions from IIM Ranchi, Xubians from XIMB, Random Access Guys from IIFT Kolkata and other two teams named Golu and The Simple Minds Both from IIM Raipur competed in the finale. The winner was Team XUBians, XIMB, followed by the runner up team The Simple Minds, IIM Raipur.
‘Gen-XChanakya’ – an online simulation game event, which aims at maximizing the wealth of shareholders of the given company- drew participants from more than 100 teams.In this event, 5 team were shortlisted for finals. They were from NMIMS, SITM, XIMB and 2 from IIM Raipur. The winners were Team Beatles from IIM Raipur and runners-up were Team ChanakyaNeeti.
‘Socialis Procurator’, a case study competition organized by Kartavya based on CSR activities of a company where each team was allocated a case on which they had to make a presentation and present it in front of the judges. Judges included Mr. SPS Jaggi, General Manager (Business Excellence) SAIL-BSP, Mr. Rohit Jain of Rotary Club of Raipur Cosmopolitan and Prof. Pankaj Singh, faculty of IIM Raipur. The first round of the event was an online quiz, held on the 19th of January, based on which six teams were selected for the final round to be held on 31st January. Finalists included teams from NITIE Mumbai, IIM Ranchi, IIM Raipur, IIFT Kolkata and XIMB. The judges were really impressed by the presentations of all the teams. The final round presentations started at 2PM and went on till 4PM. The competition was won by team Technotron IIFT Kolkata and the second position was secured by team Marcops, IIM Ranchi.
Equinox 6.0 concluded with a sensationalLive performance by Base Guns in the evening at IIM Raipur. Not just this, the all famous DJ NYK took over from there and everyone present in the crowd whether an EDM connoisseur or the general crowd was enticed by the music and the event was truly an amazing experience. This marked the end of a grand and successfulfestival of IIM Raipur.
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