What 2015 brought for Udyam…

Like every year, Udyam has taken a lot of initiatives this year as well. Starting with Walk-a-thon 2015 and Jayapriya Scholarship at the beginning of the academic session (20015-2016), the team has included new initiatives for raising funds for various NGOs.

Sunshine Scholarship:

NMIMS, Bangalore is sponsoring the education of Jayapriya, a bright student of class 8th, for the past three years. For the past 3 years, team Udyam raises funds for the scholarship through various fund raising activities such as Silent Auction. This year also, the institution continued the tradition of supporting the girl child’s education. Moreover, the “NMIMS Sunshine Scholarship 2015” was also provided to two more bright students- Praveen Kumar from 5th Std and Arokya, who studies in 3rd Std.

Chalk the Walk:

Knowesis as a partner of the Walkathon gives an opportunity to the students to showcase the talents. In order to be part of the driving force that is campaigning for Zero Waste, the students created posters with as many images and slogans. The posters were displayed during the walk in Lal Bagh during a flower show.

Walkathon:

Udyam in association with Rang-the cultural committee of NMIMS, conducted its annual event called ‘Walk-a-Thon’ for creating awareness about Zero Waste, this year. Udyam team joined forces with a Bangalore-based NGO called ‘Saahas’, which was committed to finding solutions to solid waste.  The walk was to raise awareness about the issue which has been plaguing our society for far too long and needs to be addressed. It took place in Lal Bagh during a flower show.  Amid the huge crowd, the walk was commenced with a street play titled ‘Dekh Bhai Dekh’ that was performed for increasing the knowledge about Waste Segregation and different ways to reduce it as Waste Reduction is the need of the hour.

Smarthanam:

Committed to making a difference: Udyam’s constant endeavor is to work towards the betterment of the society. Udyam organized CSR event on Independence day. As a humble contribution to Independence Day, the Students of NMIMS Bengaluru visited ‘Samarthanam’ an NGO based in HSR layout and organized activities like ‘Drawing Competition’, ‘Dance workshop’ and engaged with over 200 differently-abled kids of Samarthanam.

Joy of Giving Week:

Joy of Giving Week (JOGW) is going to be conducted from October 2-8, 2015. NMIMS Bangalore celebrates the joy of spreading love through various activities. These activities such as Collection drive, Blood donation, Cleanliness drive, food stalls and Visit to an NGO are conducted by Udyam team. This year new event called “wish tree” is being introduced in the Joy of Giving Week. All the collections from the food stall and collection drive events of Joy of Giving Week were donated to Mitrajyoti and Riva NGOs.  The wishes of the kids suffering from cancer of Riva NGO were fulfilled through “wish tree” event. Around 90 students volunteered for JOGW.

CSR Round table:

NMIMS, Bangalore partnered with Brandonomy-Sponsor Source to host CSR Round Table. The event held on 31st October, 2015 in association with Udyam, the Social Responsibility Cell of NMIMS, Bangalore was the first of its kind for raising cognizance and sensitizing leaders, corporates and students about the advantages of CSR for the business to create brand differentiation and build brand strategy.

The esteemed panelists of the panel discussion were CSR and Marketing heads of various organizations- Mr. Aniisu K. Verghese from TESCO, Mr. Deepak Prabhu representing Cognizant, Ms. Shiwani Varma Vyas from Xchanging Technologies and Mr. Bala Warrier, CEO of Manipal Foundation. The enthralling discussion was moderated by Mr. Abhishek Ranjan, Head-CSR from Brillio. Moreover, the event was attended by the Marketing and CSR delegates, working professionals, startup founders and academicians.

The productive discussion ended with a sense that such events need to be conducted more often to facilitate sharing of best practices and free exchange of ideas in the field of brand management through CSR.

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2015 – an exciting year for Rang!

In the midst of the most festive month of the year, and the most looked forward Christmas break for NMIMS Bangalore, let us see how the year was for the Rang team.

Start October and one could see them everywhere but classes. Making phone calls, preparing events, negotiating with vendors, visiting colleges and sponsor hunting became routine. Each of them had one thing in mind, to make Nityaksh IV bigger and better. And they sure did!12191206_1066880419997469_6762761830092551688_o

Nityaksh began with a bang on 15th October with its management events which saw participation of colleges from all over the country. We owe it to the creative minds of the club members which helped us pull off the management events so uniquely. On 17th, a sunny Saturday morning we started with our cultural events. We opened with solo singing, followed by solo dance, a short play, group dance and the resplendent fashion show. We had a roaring audience which added to the success of that day and cheered us up further for the D-day. On the 18th we got to witness the performances of the best bands in town. The viewers could not help leave their seats and sway to the tunes of the talented guitarists, drummers and singers.

As the star event of the night was nearing, we were all on our toes to make sure that all arrangements are made flawlessly. Nothing can describe the excitement we felt to see the house full for that night. The Viral Fever team put up a spectacular show and gave a perfect close to Nityaksh. Happy and tired, the RANG team retired having pulled off Nityaksh IV – bigger, better and bolder like promised! But it didn’t end there. For more exciting inside stories about RANG stay tuned to this tab!

‘INSIGNIA’ – THE ALUMNI COMMITTEE

Get in touch… Stay in touch

For any reputed Institute, one of the major strengths is a strong alumni base. NMIMS Bangalore’s Alumni Committee – ‘Insignia’ devotedly functions to enhance the bond between the institute and its alumni for a mutually beneficial relationship. We maintain a close relationship with our alumni and ensure their active participation in the functioning of their Alma matter.

With the inception of our college in 2008, we currently have alumni strength of around 662. The alumni committee was formed in the academic year 2010-11 and currently has 21 members which is a mix of senior and junior members. The junior members are selected through interview process by the senior members of the committee and the senior members are selected through interview by the faculty coordinator who is responsible for the committee. The president and the joint secretaries of the committee are elected by the members of the committee. All of us in the alumni committee are continuously charged with generating spirit of bonding by helping alumni grow personally and professionally under the college flag. Although the eventual goal of our committee is to create goodwill which results in gifts of time and money, we are trying to promote programmes and initiatives for our alumni over the short term that will cause a connective spark.

The alumni committee organizes diverse events round the year. The major ones include,

Coffee Meet with Alumni: NMIMS strongly believes that every former student is special in their own way. To continue the tradition of building a strong alumni connection, this year we had ‘Coffee Meet’ with our alumni on 8th August 2015 at NMIMS Bangalore Rooftop.

The reunion was attended by 65 alumni. The meet kicked off with a welcome address and the air was filled with fond memories of our alumni recalling and sharing their NMIMS days. We even had good wishes and messages sent by alumni who could not attend the meet. To bring back memories of fun filled events at NMIMS, we organised games and competitions which were followed by the prize distribution ceremony. We also had the inauguration ceremony of the ‘Alma Connect’ website portal followed by detailed instructions regarding the same.

Towards the end of the event, we had a cake cutting ceremony with one alumnus of each batch who did the honour of cutting the cake. This was followed by delicious snacks. There was lot of excitement and bonding over snacks, with nostalgic music playing in the background.

It was finally time to say goodbye. The alumni left with a feeling of nostalgia, waiting to bond over the next alumni meet.

Grand Annual Alumni Meet: The Grand Alumni Meet is a time for the alumni to come back and meet up with old friends.  It is also a time to reminisce about their college years. Last year ‘The Grand Alumni Meet’ was held on 1st February 2015 in Club Cabana Resort from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM. Registration was followed by distribution of wrist bands. Transportation was arranged from the campus itself.

The meet started with a welcome address by Puja Das. This was followed by having our alumni grouped into teams and playing a game of Treasure Hunt. Breakfast was arranged at the venue. To add some fun to the event and keep the guests engaged, we had a Tombola game conducted by the students of PGDM 04 and PGDM 05. The person giving the right answers received chocolates. There was lunch organized. There were various games in the resort such as Bowling, Archery, Snooker, Cricket, Carom, Chess and Badminton. There were also few water sports and rides which the Alumni enjoyed thoroughly.

Towards the end of the event, we had high-tea at Club Cabana and the alumni were dropped back to the campus.

This year the event is scheduled to happen on 30th January 2016.

Interactive Sessions with Alumni: The committee also organises alumni interaction sessions for the current batch of students regularly, so that the students can gain a first-hand insight into the corporate world. We also seek our alumni guidance to hone the skills of our current students through mock interviews and also conduct interactive sessions with them so as to learn a lot from their valuable experiences.

Other activities of our committee include updating and maintaining alumni database, engaging alumni on LinkedIn and Facebook Alumni groups, Alumni Connect, newsletter of the Alumni Committee which will be sent to all the alumni periodically.

All of these events provide an opportunity for the alumni to catch up with old buddies, narrate stories and also learn about what exciting endeavours their alma mater is spearheading.

ACADEMIC COMMITTEE

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The Academic Committee at NMIMS Bangalore thrives to provide a prior corporate exposure to the students through live project opportunities at various renowned companies as well as start-ups. This helps the students experience the nuances of the corporate world and be prepared for their upcoming targets in the business world. These projects are for an approximate span of two months and will take together all fields of management like marketing, finance, HR, operations, analytics. Apart from these, the Committee also organises competitions and case analysis to inculcate healthy competition and think beyond the ordinary.

About the team

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The team is a decent amalgamation of seniors and juniors mentored by       Dr. A.Aparna and Prof. Eklavya Baruah. The present team is led by Ojaswita Gupta, a senior student from PGDM-05 batch.

We have companies like Wipro, HCG, CGI, Ginger, Accenture and start-ups like Nightpanda visiting us offering live projects and summer internships.

Cherry on the top

The B Plan competition held on 7th August 2015, Friday, sponsored by SOC Analytics and organised by the Academic Committee at NMIMS Bangalore. It was a live case analysis regarding online promotion programmes of one of the clients of SOC Analytics. The four final teams – Archit Kumar and Arjun Manek, Pratap Deshmukh and Anil Sahu, Manogna and Bala Vege, Akash Sharma and S R Subham- were judged by Reecha Sinha and Samir Prakash, from SOC Analytics. The winners, Akash Sharma and S R Subham received a cash price of Rs.3000 and all the finalists received participation certifications.

Worldly Wise is the quiz out-of-box to put the grey matter to test. The quiz includes all the management streams. Each stage comes up with a unique twist in the regular plot making it all the more exciting and challenging.

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This is what we are in this short span. We promise that they willl be many more to come. Stay tuned with us at https://www.facebook.com/academiccommittee/timeline

Lakshya NSL 2015-16 Mid Season Round Up

The NSL started with carom in the month of July. Rakesh Joshi from the yellow team beat Swapnajit Roy from the green team. In the doubles section Jayesh Kinare and Lakshmikanth M P from the Blue team won. Over all the points table after the carom had the yellow in positive point tally while the rest of the teams had a negative score.

The table tennis tournament saw the repeat of the finals of last year where Dhruv Agarwal met Varun Bhandari. This time though Dhruv got the better of Varun in a thrilling final match. The 3rd place was won by Saurabh Mitra , who beat his roommate Sahil Mahajan. In girls singles Nidhi Desai beat Sherya Garg while in the girl’s doubles Shreya and Yasha were victorious. One of the matches of the tournament was in the mixed doubles section where the underdogs Arpit and Nidhi beat the favorites Varun and Jolly. Over all green mustered up the most number of points from the TT round.

The third sport event to take place was Cricket. Here we witnessed one of the most exciting matches where the Green team put up a huge target by literally annihilating the blue bowlers. The huge target put up by them made the task look impossible to chase with a fortnight s gap between the 2 innings. The Blue team somehow managed to chase the score winning by 1 wicket in hand. It was one of those victories that really crushed the green team emotionally. The final was won by the yellow team on the same day against the blue team who just did not have enough after the previous match. In the girl’s category yellow beat red. The Cricket tournament saw red open its account in terms of points while yellow surged ahead from the rest of the pack.

The team points currently stand as

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*each color represents their corresponding teams

We are looking forward to the Chess, Badminton and Basketball tournaments which are going to start from January on wards after our winter holidays.

25 Students went to IBS Hyderabad to represent the college in various sports. Surendra Mohan and Aditya Kohli reached the badminton semi finals. In TT Saurabh Mitra won his matches but the team as whole could not qualify further due to aggregate total. A special mention to the girls team who had recently learnt to play throw ball and were very competitive and gave a real fight in their last match. Overall the students are reflecting on their performances and are ready to practice hard for the upcoming tournaments.

PUBLIC RELATIONS CELL

The Public Relations Cell of NMIMS Bangalore works towards building and maintaining strong tie-ups between the institute and the media, corporate and student community. We have a Media Relations Wing which works towards getting media coverage of various events and campaigns held at NMIMS Bangalore. We have developed strong relations with prominent media houses including The Hindu, DNA, and Indian Express. Our Social Media wing is responsible for communicating and informing relevant information and updates related to the institute to some of our major stakeholders, including prospective students and corporates, over our social media channels such as the official Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter accounts of our institute. We have an active presence on Pagalguy, a leading MBA portal, where our Aspirant Relations team members interact with prospective students, tell them about our institute, answer their queries and support them in their admission processes.

Media Relations and Press Release:

The Media Relations wing of the PR Cell works towards getting media coverage of various events and campaigns held at NMIMS Bangalore. We have developed strong relations with prominent media houses including The Hindu, DNA, and Indian Express.

Social Media & Pagalguy:

The Social Media wing is responsible for communicating and informing relevant information and updates related to the institute to some of our major stakeholders, including prospective students and corporates, over our social media channels such as the official Facebook, Pagalguy and Twitter accounts of our institute. We also use these mediums to showcase the various activities and events that take place in our campus.

We have an active presence on Pagalguy, a leading MBA portal, where we interact with prospective students, tell them about our institute, answer their queries and support them in their admission processes.

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ILLUMINATIX

An initiative of the NMIMS Bangalore PR Cell, Illuminatix is a national-level competition, wherein teams from premier colleges across India battle it out for the coveted top slot in two stages- An online round and the final showdown. The event is held every year at the NMIMS Bangalore campus.

MPE Meet

PR Cell is responsible for organising the MPE (Management Program for Executives) meet. The objective of the event is to help connect the PGDM students of our institute with the much senior MPE students in a fun-filled and informal manner.

TEDxNMIMSBangalore

The PR Cell organizes it’s flagship event TEDxNMIMSBangalore is a forum to bring together a great syndication of ideas on a powerful theme and provide a platform for effective dissipation of these ideas. It is not unusual when someone would share a TEDx video to describe how it has inspired him or given him an all together new perspective about something. In this sense, TEDx is a very powerful event, one that can have an everlasting impact on the audience and thanks to the internet, continue to do so for many years to come. Our objective is to provide more such opportunities to the vast audience and reach of TEDx.

THE PLACEMENT COMMITTEE

The Placement Committee is a 2 year grind which channelizes its efforts in ensuring that the students get the ideal job in a company which is most pertinent to them. We aspire to provide students with a stepping stone into the corporate world and pave the way to greener pastures for the committee stands by the belief that the future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

The key roles of the placement committee are as follows:

  • To facilitate industrial initiatives such as guest lectures and industrial visits for the students thereby enabling them to assimilate knowledge, learn and grow with this practical exposure
  • To enable students to understand real time problems and work effectively on live projects
  • To engage corporates through diverse and innovative events
  • To provide students with a hands on experience in the corporate world through the medium of summer internship in organisations spanning diverse industries and the student’s choice of specialisation

The event outline is as follows:

  • Placement Activity
  • Guest Lecture
  • Focused group Interaction

Rang – the colors we add to life at NMIMS

RANG – The Events and Cultural Committee of NMIMS, Bangalore is as vibrant as its name. In the hectic, tedious, study and assignment ridden lives of the MBA students of NMIMS, you can count on RANG to stir things up and create buzz and excitement that radiates throughout the college. With the love of organising events running through the blood of all its members’ veins, RANG is a committee that is busy as a bee from the start till the end of the academic year.

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From organising the flagship event of NMIMS, Bangalore Nityaksh to collaborating with Udyam – the CSR Committee of NMIMS for Walk-a-thon;  from starting the year with the most awaited Freshers’ Party to ending it with the bittersweet Farewell Party – RANG does it all.

Udyam – The events we organize…

Sunshine Scholarship:

NMIMS, Bangalore is sponsoring the education of Jayapriya, a bright student of class 8th, for the past three years. For the past 3 years, team Udyam raises funds for the scholarship through various fund raising activities such as Silent Auction. This year also, the institution continued the tradition of supporting the girl child’s education. Moreover, the “NMIMS Sunshine Scholarship 2015” was also provided to two more bright students- Praveen Kumar from 5th Std and Arokya, who studies in 3rd Std.

Chalk the Walk:

Knowesis as a partner of the Walkathon gives an opportunity to the students to showcase the talents. In order to be part of the driving force that is campaigning for Zero Waste, the students created posters with as many images and slogans. The posters were displayed during the walk in Lal Bagh during a flower show.

Walkathon:

Udyam in association with Rang-the cultural committee of NMIMS, conducted its annual event called ‘Walk-a-Thon’ for creating awareness about Zero Waste, this year. Udyam team joined forces with a Bangalore-based NGO called ‘Saahas’, which was committed to finding solutions to solid waste.  The walk was to raise awareness about the issue which has been plaguing our society for far too long and needs to be addressed. It took place in Lal Bagh during a flower show.  Amid the huge crowd, the walk was commenced with a street play titled ‘Dekh Bhai Dekh’ that was performed for increasing the knowledge about Waste Segregation and different ways to reduce it as Waste Reduction is the need of the hour.

Samarthanam:

Committed to making a difference: Udyam’s constant endeavor is to work towards the betterment of the society. Udyam organized CSR event on Independence day. As a humble contribution to Independence Day, the Students of NMIMS Bengaluru visited ‘Samarthanam’ an NGO based in HSR layout and organized activities like ‘Drawing Competition’, ‘Dance workshop’ and engaged with the differently-abled kids of Samarthanam.

Joy of Giving Week:

Joy of Giving Week is going to be conducted from October 2-8, 2015. NMIMS Bangalore celebrates the joy of spreading love through various activities. These activities such as Collection drive, Blood donation, Cleanliness drive, food stalls and Visit to an NGO are conducted by Udyam team. This year new event called “wish tree” is being introduced in the Joy of Giving Week.

Insignia

We at NMIMS, Bangalore believe that students – past and present, are the ones who define a Business School. Faculty and staff are important, but students are unique in their own way—whether they are current students or long graduated. Also an Institute is known by the achievements of its alumni and the difference they make to the world around them. In view of the same we, Insignia – The Alumni Committee endeavor to connect, engage, celebrate and build lifelong relationship with our alumni, which is mutually beneficial.

We attempt to connect the alumni of the institute with their Alma Mater and the current set of students through Social Media – Alma connect website, Facebook & LinkedIn, Coffee Meets at the campus and through our flagship event ‘The Grand Alumni Meet’. We keep the alumni informed about relevant job postings and take their guidance to hone the skills of our current students through mock interviews and also conduct interactive sessions with them so as to learn a lot from their valuable experiences. All of these alumni events provide an opportunity for them to catch up with old buddies, narrate stories and also learn about what exciting endeavors their alma mater is spearheading.