IBS MANAGEMENT FEST
Students from SIBM Hyderabad attended the Management fest “TRISHNA” held by IBS – Hyderabad from 8th to 10th January 2016. They participated in different events of various academic and co-curricular clubs.
8th January 2016
The students reached the IBS campus at 2.30PM, and were welcomed by their assigned special point of contact, which then proceeded to inform them about the planned events for the day. After registering for the respective events, the first round kicked off. We had well balanced teams of two students each representing SIBM Hyderabad in the following events:
By the end of the day, all of the representatives received confirmation that they had qualified for the 2nd round, triumphing over 10-12 teams in each event.
9th January 2016
The 2nd day proved to be more intimidating with our students competing against some of the best colleges across the nation. With the tasks getting more challenging and the event more severe, it was tough for the students to hold on to their guns, but as expected from the students of SIBM, they proved their mettle and yet again managed to reach the final round of most of the events they competed in. By doing so, the students were now head to head with the top 4 teams in each event. Day 2 also saw all our students participate in Gambit, a unique strategy based event organised by IBS’ marketing club Admire, which had close to 45 teams participating in for the prize money. Out of the 4 teams that represented SIBM Hyderabad, one of our teams made it through to the 2nd round which consisted of the top 12 teams for the event, but were unable to make it to the final round in spite of putting on a good show.
10th January 2016
The final day saw the students pitted against the top 4 teams in the following events; Start up Starter, Aarambham and Bizz Tryst. The competition was more than intense this time as everybody wanted to lay their hands on the big prize. The final rounds were also interspersed with various extra-curricular events such as dancing, singing, foot-pool, etc which our students attended to beat the heat of the competition.
Finally, it was time for the moment of truth, which proved to be special for two of our students, Mr.Anshuman Dhanorkar and Mr.Mrityunjai Bisht, who won the 1st prize in their event Start up Starter, clinching the first victory for SIBM Hyderabad in a national B-school event.
Although we could claim victory in only one event, with the other three teams as finalists in their respective events, what mattered most was leaving a mark of SIBM Hyderabad by our participation and learning from the competition.
Participating in an event of this size motivated the students to try and organize and event of our own at this level sometime in the near future.