Fun on the Run!

The System Club of GIM got the GIMites running around the campus on the quest for fun on an eventful evening as part of their JCC event, Quest Run 3.0. Many teams participated with full enthusiasm and energy.

The first round of the competition was a Scavenger Hunt where the teams were given name of a city and the teams had to collect as many as things possible starting with each letter in the name of the city. The teams were running around the campus scavenging for the items.

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The next round, for the teams that qualified the first, was to make a video about “If Apps were Humans.” Hats off to the creative minds, the teams came up with some one-of-a-kind and interesting videos.

The fun and ‘quest’ ended with the two teams winning the competition. Our heartily congratulations to both the teams!

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Congratulations to the talented team of Systems Club for the successful completion the Quest Run 3.0.

Picture Credits – Sprockets

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M-Brace Yourself!

To get the creative juices running for GIMites, MECCA, the marketing club of GIM organised M-Brace. The event gave an opportunity to the marketers-in-making to explore their unconventional and creative instincts.

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The event had two rounds. During the first round, teams were given a brand and a social issue. The teams had to promote the social issue through the brand given to them. A few teams came up with thought-provoking and creative campaigns, talking about the issues that were important to the society with the help of the brands.

“The best ideas here were the one that used metaphors for the campaign. You should always use metaphors. It adds meat to a marketing campaign.” Said Professor Cedric, the judge of the round.

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The next round for the team shortlisted teams was to create a small motion ad campaign for the same brands by relating it one of the 23 students clubs given to them. The teams enthusiastically conceptualized  and performed small skits.

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With the evening full of fun and learning, every team won the hearts but these two teams won the competition.

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We thank MECCA for encouraging the marketing enthusiasts and look forward to many such events.

Pic Credits – Sprockets 🙂

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Mystery all Around: What’s The Catch!

On an October evening, when there was a air of mystery all around and whiff of suspense, lurking just around the corner, GIMites in disguise of detectives, gathered around to find What’s The Catch!

The fun filled event, “What’s the catch” was organized by HRiday, the HR club of GIM, with special efforts put in by the Junior Core Committee members.

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HRiday was successful in creating quite a built-up of mystery all around the campus, with footprints here and there. The event began with the initial round being a code-solving round.

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There was word puzzle, upon solving which each team got a theme, which was related to the part and parcel of life at GIM. Then came, the video round, in which teams had to make a video, revolving around the theme they got and put it up on social media.

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The second round consisted of an activity-based game, with a lot of running to and fro. It pumped up the participants’ spirits and left them panting for breathe, amidst nail-biting competition.

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The final round revolved around solving the murder mystery, which was full of twists and turns, leaving no stone unturned in giving the “detectives”, a hard time to solve the case.

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The exciting event came to an end with the following two teams winning it:

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A huge Shoutout to team HRiday for relieving everyone of the stress-filled evenings and bringing in a tinge of fun and mystery!

Picture Credits: Sprockets 🙂

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Street Football ’17

“It’s the way you feel when you step onto the field that lets you know you couldn’t live without this sport.”

This is a sentiment that is sure to be echoed by our football players here at GIM!

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Adrenaline pumping, hearts beating, crowds cheering- Welcome to Street Football @ GIM! One of Prayas’ most awaited tournaments of the year and it never fails to remind us of how football is more than just a game- it’s a way of life for our football enthusiasts here at GIM.

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With 22 teams and a series of matches from the 19th to the 28th of this month, this year’s Street Football tournament was witness to some spectacular goals, saves and a whole lot of cheers from the enthusiastic GIMites who showed up to support their favourite teams- regardless of quizzes and assignment deadlines! 

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Life is a lot like football- you need to tackle your issues, block what scares you and score points whenever you get a chance. Maybe, this is part of its appeal. Or it could just be the  moments of camaraderie you observe when a team member gives you a much needed pep talk or someone from the crowd cheers you on. The participants definitely gave it their all and if you weren’t part of the crowd cheering their hearts out on the final day of this football saga, you missed a hell of an event! The 4 teams battled it out to win that shiny trophy and of course, bragging rights. 😉

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The defending champs blew everyone away with their slick moves on the field but truly the event was a special one, especially for the outgoing PGP 2 batch who will take away some very special memories from this event. Kudos Prayas- as always! 🙂

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Winners:  Multiple Scorgasms                

1st Runner up: HyperVenom          

Golden boot: Keith D’Souza

Best Male Player: Keith D’Souza      

Best Female Player : Anjali Rawat

Supply Chain: The Next Step and Beyond

Supply Chain is like nature; it is all around us.

During the talk, organised by Ribandar Talks, Mr Anand Garg, Senior Director-Head India Supply Chain, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd., shares his eventful and insightful journey through the years. He particularly mentions talks about how different is life is as students and as working professionals and his journey from Campus to Corporate.

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He spoke about the difficulties he faced in life and how he combated them, “I understood in life that if you really want something, you just need to have perseverance”. According to him, perseverance can transform an individual and nothing is impossible if only he/she pursues his passion and dreams. Adding furthermore, he said that irrespective of one;s function in life, one must never give up.

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He defined work culture as a fabric wounded by business leaders, aiding innovations. He said that the stepping stone to achieve greater heights is to devote some individual time to oneself.

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There are four things in Business, along the same lines of IKIGAI: What you love doing, what the world needs from you, What you are being paid for, What you’re good at. Combining all four is the key to a peaceful professional life: happier, receptive, contributory. “Try to make your own IKIGAI and make a life worth living for.”

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There was a Q&A session after this, in which Mr. Anand was asked questions about his work journey from management consulting in Accenture and Capgemini to Supply Chain Management and the impact of GST on the industryAlong the lines of education and experience, he said that education helps one to get the foundation and experience gives life to education, making it a practical thing.

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All in all, it was a great learning experience for all the students present. We are honored to host such a learned leader of the industry in our campus and thank Ribandar Talks for the same.

 

 

Experience Business: Experience Samriddhi 2017

Samriddhi 2017 kickstarted with a bang, with an array of distinguished and well established speakers, decked up at GIM to impart lessons about business and beyond. This year’s theme was “Business of Entertainment” and to talk along the same lines, Samriddhi had an enthralling line-up of speakers.

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Day 1:

Wendall Rodricks:

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A designer with an international presence Wendell Rodricks has presented his unique garments, inspired by Goa and India, at major fashion events. He had the honour of being the first Indian designer to be invited to show at the World’s largest garment fair IGEDO in Germany (1995), Dubai Fashion Week (2001) etc. Wendell was instrumental in planning the first ever Lakme India Fashion Week and guiding it in an advisory capacity during its formative years. In 2014, he was awarded the Padma Shri by former President Pranab Mukherjee. He was bestowed the Rainbow Warrior Award by Kashish Film Festival and conferred the distinction of Knight in the Order of Arts and Letters by The Ministry of Culture and Communication of France. Wendell also enjoys writing and is proud author of 3 books.

He spoke about his journey into the world of fashion and how every incident in his life led him to his destination.

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Shantanu Moitra:
A leading Bollywood music director, National Film Awardee for Best Music Direction and Filmfare RD Burman Awardee for New Music Talent, Shantanu Moitra, is known for his innovative soundtracks and his ability to rediscover and reinvent folk music. His love for exploring the unknown serves as a source of inspiration, leading him to new people, places and cuisines. Sometimes instead of notations, he finds time to delves into words and characters.

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Clay Modelling Workshop:

Venkatesh Pai and Shawni Cutinho, students of Masters in Arts at Goa College of Art for conducting a fun yet informative workshop onClay Modelling. The students of GIM proactively participated in the workshop and not just learnt the art of Clay Modelling but also ‘Business of Entertainment.’IMG_4793IMG_4810IMG_4814IMG_4839IMG_4840IMG_4884IMG_4918IMG_4932

Day 2:

Devdutta Potnis:

With an experience of over eight years in the Indian Media Industry from marketing of films to broadcast sales, Devdutta Potnis has worked with Maya Digital Studios (P) Ltd., Reliance Media Works Ltd., Balaji Motion Pictures Ltd. Presently working towards generating global sales revenues for animated content, he also contributes creatively to the development of new shows at Cosmos-Maya. A keen follower of the Indian film business, he also enjoys tracking everything about movies from production trivia to marketing plans and PR effectiveness. And above all, he loves writing.

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Mr. Srinivvasan Gopalkrishnan:

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Mr. Srinivvasan is experienced sports professional with over 16 years of experience in managing some of the biggest sporting events, global brands, marketing and monetization. He has worked as a Marketing and Commercial Head for Indian Premier League, Sr. Brand Connections Manager for Nike India and Sr. Marketing Manager for ESPN Star Sports.

Tracy D’Souza:

The vivacious personality of Tracy D’Souza lifted up spirits as she spoke about her all women team at Girliyapa, which aims at sharing fun through quirky stories from a woman’s perspective that will make you think beyond the clichés via their online YouTube channel

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Day 3:

Subodh Kerkar:

Dr. Subohd Kerker – Founder and Director of The Kerkar Art and Complex, Calangute, Goa. As a student, he was a regular illustrator and cartoonist for local and national newspapers. After completing his medical studies in 1983, Subodh ran his own hospital for 6 years in Goa before giving up his medical profession for his passion, visual art. In 1991, he worked for Dale Carnegie Syndicate in Germany illustrating management books with 100 silent cartoons. For the last 20 years, Subodh has been a full-time practicing artist experimenting with different media.

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The Closing Ceremony was a colorful one with drum beat Performers, with the help of RaZzMaTaZz, marking the end of the three-day business extravaganza, with a promise to return back next year, bigger and better. 3 Days of Business. 3 Days of Learnings. 3 Days of Experiences. 3 Days of Entertainment. We are delighted to say that Samriddhi 2017, the Business Symposium of GIM, has successfully thrown an imprint of Business Of Entertainment!

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Competitions during Samriddhi 2017:

HRiday organized VEDITUM’17 – The HR case study competition, as a part of Samriddhi 2017, encircling useful HR insights. The event saw entries pouring from all over the country with top B-schools actively participating.

The competition was judged by Prof. Akshay Bhatt and Prof. Nila Nayak and the winning team was from our very own college, GIM Goa: ‘Lone Wolf’. The runners up position went to Team ‘ImTheCompetitive’ from IMT Ghaziabad.

The event explored the HR arena of business and reflected upon the much-important related issues which imparted valuable learnings to the students.

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Samriddhi, in association with SCOPES, organized The Beer game 6.0 – Supply Chain Simulation Game. For the qualifying round, an online quiz was held, followed by the main event.

Several teams from various leading B-Schools of the country participated in the event and two teams finally made it to the winner’s list.

Winner: Unbeerables from Goa Institute of Management, Goa

Runner up: SoBo Monks from Sydenham Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai

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Samriddhi in Association with The Entrepreneurship Cell at GIM presents Eureka, an intra college business plan event. This is the biggest and the only in-house B-Plan competition held in GIM wherein students were given a chance to pitch in their business ideas to a panel of esteemed judges: Mr. Gajanan Nagarsekar, the MD of Kallows Engineering India Pvt Ltd and Mr. Gurpreet Singh, the co-founder and CEO of Browntape.

The winning team was – ZConnect from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani – Goa Campus. There was a tie for second place between, Team Lone Wolf from SIMC Pune and Team Kaimiera from Fore School of Management.

Thanks to The Entrepreneurship Cell and Samriddhi for providing the students with such a wonderful platform to showcase their abilities and bring out the best in themselves.

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Samriddhi in association with SOFIA the finance club of GIM, organised Nivesh, a mock trading competition for aspiring finance managers.
It gave B-school students, from across India, the opportunity to experience stock trading using virtual money. The aim of the mock trading event was to recreate the stock market experience and enable future investors to exhibit their financial prowess.

Prof. Manas Mayur and Prof. Samveg Patel evaluated the teams and adjudged NMIMS’ Affluentia as the winning team and GIM’s Team Stark as the runners up

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Chrysalis, one of its kind Marketing strategy pitching competition was organised by Samriddhi 2017, in association with MECCA, the marketing club of GIM.

There were several entries from around the country with mind boggling ideas that left us stunned. Our heartily congratulations to the winning team: Buzz-inga from SIMC Pune, comprising of Hailley Turakhia, Shivani Jha, Soham Sen; and the Runners-up team: Zephyr from GIM, Goa comprising of Aditya Thakur, Shubhodoy B, Yashi Verma.

Kudos to team Samriddhi and MECCA for organising such interesting and learning events.

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ADVIT, the ad making competition organized by Samriddhi 2017 in association with The Centre for Creativity, Innovation and Design Thinking, received an overwhelming response from around the country. More than 70 teams participated and the ads were judged by the industry expert, Mr. Partho Sengupta

The teams that stood out in the competition are-
Winners: The MAD VIRUS from MICA
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RunnersUp: The Smokin’ ACES from IFMR
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Congratulations to the winners and sincere thanks to Mr. Partho Sengupta for his valuable judgement and insights. 

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We congratulate Samriddhi and all the clubs and students of GIM for putting up such an amazing and learning experience through Samriddhi’17.

Get. Set. Play

“Sports don’t build character. They reveal them.”

 

We, at GIM, take “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy” pretty serious and therefore between our head-scratching busy schedules filled with presentations and quizzes, find a little to time to pursue our love for sports.

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Prayas, the sports club of GIM, has organised two back-to-back tournaments in the campus, giving the students a great window to unwind. The first one was Gully Cricket.

 

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Teams of six, mandatory participation of 2 girls in each team, participated in the tournament. Various teams from PGP1s as well as PGP2s competed against each other over the course of days.

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As every tournament, the Gully Cricket also came to an end with one winning team. But none the less, each team was a winner in itself.

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After a relatively exhausting tournament, that surely tested the physical strength of GIMites, Carromania was organised to give GIMites a fair doze of nostalgia.

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Consdering that Carrom was indeed the best memory of our childhood, it was no surprise to see GIMites participating with much enthusiasm and excitement.

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There were tournaments in various categories, namely Men Single’s, Women Single’s, Men Double’s, Women Double’s and Mixed Double’s, a lot of people participated in various categories.

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Each category had a clear winner at the end of the tournament but the fun was the real winner after all.

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Our heartiest congratulations to Prayas for successfully organizing these events and we look forward to many such events in the future.

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Festive Fervour

“The greatness of a culture can be found in its festivals.”

Festivities always bring along immense joy and happiness along. They bind everyone with a sense of togetherness, surpassing all the differences. Come August and it’s the time to celebrate one more festival: Janmashtami, the birth day of Lord Krishna.

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And when it comes to organizing festivals, who does it better than RaZzMaTaZz. A splendid arrangement of the Janmashtami puja was done by them, so that nobody misses out on a thing.

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Everyone donned on their traditional best, were there for the ceremony. The festive air was full of smiles and laughter around.

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Cheers to RaZzMaTaZz, for making everyone feel home away from home. 🙂

Dahi Handi Celebrations

Recalling Managerial Economics from term 1, there is something called complement. Butter to bread, polish to shoe, potato to samosa, refill to pen.. and the list can go on. Some things are incomplete without their better halves.

Similarly, Dahi Handi to Janmashtami.

Dahi Handi is celebrated along with  Janmashtami. An earthen pot(handi) filled with dahi (yoghurt) is hung by a rope, at a  height. People arrange themselves in teams, make a vertical human pyramid and attempt to break the pot. The event is based on the legend of the Krishna stealing butter and other milk products as a DSC_0703-2baby (he is also called Makhan chor), the community hiding the products by hanging them high out of his reach, but he finding creative ways to reach what he wanted.

To give everyone a taste of the same, Prayas organized a fantastic and energetic Dahi Handi function. Numerous teams participated in order to reach the handi and triumph over breaking it.  Girls poured water over the teams to add on to the fun.

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All these and the countless moments of laughter shared: reflects the spirit of togetherness amongst the GIMites! ❤ 🙂

Dance is the new black!

“We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we are the dancers, we create the dreams.” -Albert Einstein

 

Assignments piling on, deadlines breathing over the shoulder, numerous quizzes… The list is endless. However, stealing some time from the hectic schedule, GIMites found themselves at the Zumba Dance Workshop, organized by RaZzMaTaZz, the cultural club of GIM.

The workshop was conducted by Ms. Affrin Sheikh, a licensed zumba Instructor. After completing her Master’s in Psychology, Affrin Shaikh took up Zumba Fitness and became a professional instructor. She taught the GIMites some amazing dance moves over a few hours, making sure that everyone gets rejuvenated and refreshed.

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RaZzMaTaZz also made sure that everyone stays pumped up throughout by providing everyone with refreshments. It also gave the students a chance to win exciting prizes and win the following titles:
– Mr. Zumba
– Ms. Zumba

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A Zumba Boomerang competition (upload a boomerang video on Facebook during Zumb-It-Up with #ShakeItTillYouMakeIt and #RaZzMaTaZz ) was also announced which added to the excitement.

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It was absolutely fun and amazing to put on the dancing shoes and dance it out with RaZzMaTaZz, who came up with this awesome stress-buster exercise for everyone!