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India's top B-schools to have 'fun' in IIM-I

At Indian Institute of Management, Indore, it isn't all work and no play. Here they 'play and learn' the management skills.

india Updated: Oct 19, 2012 17:08 IST
Amrita U Kadam
Amrita U Kadam
Hindustan Times

At Indian Institute of Management, Indore, it isn't all work and no play. Here they 'play and learn' the management skills.

This year again, the institutes' much awaited management fest Ahvan 2012 would hold its flagship events with Ashwamedha, Chanakya, Kalpavriksha and Klueless attracting most of the participation from all the IIMs and other major B- schools across the country and also from international B-schools like Kellogg's.

This will be a three-day long event starting from October 26 to October 28. The event will have various quizzes, tests, screenings and games like treasure hunt, ad making, preparing social campaigns related to finance, marketing, operations, consulting and strategy.

"The journey from day one to three would be fun and students will have a new perspective toward management after participating in the event which would give them good exposure and a chance to explore their own skills and talen," said events coordinator Anirban Ghosh.

By holding various competitions during Ahvan, the institute looks towards honoring and recognising the talent from all over the world.

"Ashwamedha is an event where we look for a leader. The participants have to interact with the street kids or even have to sell bottles on the streets. They got to do all the stuff to prove their mettle. They learn management and business through fun," said coordinator of the event Sasisekaran CL.

Other event Kalpavriksha provides a platform to encourage the students and social enterprise to come up with sustainable business plans. The winner would be the one who comes up with the best idea and can claim the prize money of Rs 10 lakh to be used as capital for the plan.

Online events like Klueless which requires out-of-box thinking is the major attraction for the international students who participate in huge numbers every year.
"This year, too, we have a lot of participation from the international B- schools which over 100 countries participating. The players have to use logical reasoning skills to cross the levels," said Sasisekaran.

IIM-I has already geared up to welcome the participants to provide them a platform to use their physical and mental skills to showcase their talent.

First Published: Oct 19, 2012 17:07 IST