IIM Kozhikode’s annual management festival ‘Backwaters 2015’ begins

Kerala : Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode popularly known as IIM-K is organizing its three days annual management festival – ‘Backwaters 2015’ from October 30 to November 1 with plethora of activities on the institute campus.

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The annual management festival at IIM Kozhikode started on 30 October (Image Courtesy : www.backwatersiimk.com )

Talk Series

As part of the three day event, campus unit of TEDx will host talk series on the theme, ‘Uncharted Territory’ on November 1. The speakers who will be part of the talk series at TEDx event are: Arunabh Das Sharma, current president of Times Group, Archana Sardana, India’s first woman civilian-base jumper and deep sea diver, Malvika Iyer, bomb-blast survivor, social worker and motivational speaker, V. S Sudhakar, co-founder of Big Basket and founder of ‘More’ under Aditya Birla Group.

Undergraduates can be part of ‘Shiksha’ and get carrier guidance

An official of IIM K told that few renowned IIM professors, professionals and motivational speakers will be part of a special programme called ‘Shiksha’ in which the students enrolled in undergraduate programmes and institutions will get a golden chance to interact with and get career guidance. Shiksha is supposed to be organized by IIMK’s Social Service Group in collaboration with Health Care Foundation and Career Launcher.

Check your knowledge in various fields of Management

What else? Being part of one of the prestigious IIM, who would not like to test their acumen in various disciplines of management? The events to check acumen in various disciplines of management will be organized by Tek-Quest by Abakus-the technology interest group, Stratagem by Konsult-the consulting interest group, On-The-Mark by mPower-the marketing interest group and Konflict Management by HRiday-the HR interest group.

Online Events

How can it be possible that when everything in India is becoming digitized, an online event will not be conducted? So during these three auspicious days the IIM K will also conduct some online events like Pips n Profit (online trading competition), Spice Route (online quiz) and Optimus (supply chain simulation game).

Band performance

The much awaited JAM session for the students was organized on October 30. To add some spice to the nights there were performances by leading stand-up comedian, movie-star and singer Vir Das along with his band, Alien Chutney and Celio.

The JAM session is not yet over. On the last day i.e. On November 1 Raeth, a sufi pop rock band will also be performing on the campus.

Three Day Event

As per the official release, “All in all during these three days wide variety of competition in different disciplines including those which will put the top B-school talents through a series of gruelling tasks to test their diverse skills and operational excellence will be conducted.”

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