Over 130 students of the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow (IIML) are having a ‘brush with art’ these days.
They are putting their stroke of genius on the canvas and will be required to sell their paintings to buyers for nothing less than Rs100.
And the proceeds would go for the Uttarakhand relief work.
As part of their training for better negotiation skills, students of Strategic Business Negotiation elective course of the IIM would be selling their paintings at Fun Mall on Independence Day.
The students are required to paint something on a 16X18 inch canvas.
Those who are not to good in painting can seek help of their friends (amateurs only).
“On August 15, 130 students will go to the mall and hardsell their paintings. In the process, they will negotiate for better prices (more than the base price of Rs 100),” said Prof Himanshu Rai, course coordinator.
The students will have to bring transaction certificate that will have the signature and contact number of the buyer so that the document can be verified, he added.
IIM-L students expect to generate more than Rs 25,000 and the money will be given to those engaged in Uttarakhand relief work. An enthusiastic student said: “This is an out-of-the-box idea of our professor and we will give our best to generate enough money for this noble cause.”
Last year, the students of this course participated in a similar initiative to raise money for the welfare of senior citizens.
Another student said, “The course pedagogy involves getting students to negotiate a real-life situation. In this case, students are required to convince the buyers to purchase their work at a price so that they may help Uttarakhand victims.”