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Equinox 5.0 - IIM Raipur's annual business-cum-cultural festival took off with a great gusto!

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 Published : Monday, 02 February, 2015 11:20 PM
 
Equinox 5.0, IIM Raipur’s annual business-cum-cultural fest in association with SBI 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.VinitaSahay, 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, Tarkash- a debate competition,Chanakya – a simulation game to test the strategic minds of the participants; LANnihilation - LAN Gaming competition; and MuditVriddhi – a game to promote the Chhattisgarhi handicraft.Besides business events Equinox showcased several cultural events such as, Nukkad – a street play, Verve- the fashion show, Armageddon- a rock concert and Footwork-the dance event, where the students got the opportunity to display their talents.
 
Major Highlights of Day3 was the  ‘X-Quiz_IT’, a national level business quiz competition organized by the Quizzing Club of IIM Raipur. Teams from premier business schools such as NIT Raipur along with the executives form big corporate offices such as Bhilai Steel Plant, Jindal Steel Plant actively participated in the event. The team from SAIL, Bhilai won the first prize. Another major attraction of the day was ‘Grey Carnage’- HR case study competition. 
 
 
The idea behind the event was to provide a solution to a case revolving around Human Resources practices in PSUs. The event saw participation fromb-schools like SCM-HRD, Pune, IMT-Gaziabad etc. Team from IMT Gaziabad grabbed the first prize in this event.‘Gen-X’ – an online simulation game event, which aims at maximizing the wealth of shareholders of the given company- drew participants from IMT Nagpur,Nitie Mumbai, IIFT Kolakata, IFMR Chennai etc. 
 
In this event, team from IMT Nagpur stood first with IIT Kharagpur grabbing the second prize.Another major event of the fest was ‘Vardhushik’- where teams have to analyze the future prospects of acquiring certain companies given was organized by the finance club of IIM Raipur. Teams from Weilengkar Institute of management, Mumbai, FORE management school and IIFT, Kolkata participated with Team from Weilengkarcollege grabbing the first prize.
 
Corporate Social Responsibility Group of IIM Raipur also organized its flagship event on Day 3 i.e. ‘Socialis Procurator’ where teams have to make the CSR budget for Corporates. Two teams from Mudra Institute of Management and one team from each NITIE, Mumbai and IIM Raipur participated in the event. Team from IIM Raipur grabbed the first prize with team from MICA winning the second prize in this event.
 
The event’s title sponsors and Platinum sponsors were State Bank of India and IDBI Bank respectively. The event is co-sponsored by Union Bank of India, Videocon Telecom, EOS Cinemas, Hettich Exclusive store and Radio Mirchi is their Radio Partner.
 
Equinox 5.0 concluded with a sensational performance by Sunburn, the popular electronic music band, in the evening at RTO ground.None other than DJ Shaan came to move the audiences. The enthralling music of DJ Shaantook audiences off the beat.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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