A B School is not just about the educational architecture but also what it offers to the students as its extracurricular extravaganza. Here are a few events which SPJIMR offers:
As a premier business school of Asia, integration of the industry and academia has been SPJIMR’s top most priority. The SPJIMR Academic Conclave is one such initiative of the institute targeted exclusively towards the corporates. The 3-day event is packed with panel discussions, key note addresses, symposia and exhaustive deliberation on emerging trends in management and business environment. Six of the most prominent issues affecting the functional domains of finance, marketing, operations, information management, consulting and human resources are presented as themes in SAC each year.
SPJIMR believes that marketing spends by corporate houses can be both quantified and justified. The SPJIMR Marketing Impact Awards felicitate those corporates in various domains that have solved a business problem or exploited a market opportunity, with marketing initiatives that are significantly more impactful than those of their competitors. SMIA is now integrated in the SPJIMR Academic Conclave and receives a commendable response from top companies in terms of participation year after year.
UDDYAM is the SPJIMR annual Entrepreneurship and Innovation event. Focused at bridging the gap between entrepreneurs, innovators and investors, the event brings to forefront business ideas that can be commercialized into a successful enterprise. The event calls for participation from 2-3 member teams from institutes. 6 plans are presented before an elite panel of judges which evaluate evaluates the plan for feasibility. The top 3 winning entries receive cash prizes.
OJAS is the annual business festival of SPJIMR. It encompasses the various disciplines of management education by bringing them together under its theme-based flagship events. Cultural events, band competitions and LAN Gaming form the pulse of OJAS. OJAS is a culmination of various eclectic elements in each one of us. It brings together the business acumen, intellect, exuberance, endurance and creativity. OJAS promises to bring together the intelligentsia and talent across b-schools during the power-packed 3 days.
SPRINT is the annual b-school sporting extravaganza of SPJIMR. It celebrates the spirit of sportsmanship but inspires to win the war. With 450+ participants each year across the top 20 b-schools of the country, SPRINT has indeed casted itself as the behemoth to host the best of the sportspersons. The 12 sporting categories include a plethora of indoor and outdoor sporting challenges like swimming, chess, football, cricket to name a few. SPRINT upholds the spirit of winning but closely guards the humility of the true sportsman. During the 3 days charged with adrenaline rush, SPRINT brings out the courage, passion and the best in you!
That theatre has immense learning associated with it for every manager to be lies at the heart of “Guild of Actors at SP” in short GASP. A voluntary student initiative under ADMAP, it is a testimonial to the creative capabilities of PGDM (Equivalent to MBA) participants and is SPJIMR’s very own theatre group. Driven entirely by students, it culminates in a full length play presented by team GASP to SPJIMR’s family members. An annual event that scales new heights of creativity year on year, GASP is known for its intense plays and is a highpoint of life at SPJIMR.
SPANDAN is the annual SPJIMR alumni meet. With the intent of building lasting and fruitful associations between the alumni and the alma matter, SPANDAN is conceptualized to create a perfect setting for the reunion of the different batches of SPJIMR students. The event includes performances by the current batch of students and is followed by a networking dinner. The event is recognized under the alumni committee which is a student body working towards building sustainable relations with the alumni of the institute.
The annual event of SPJIMR’s center for Development of Corporate Citizenship celebrates the enduring nature of human spirit and gives one and all a reason to smile. Ehsaas is a platform where participants of various programs mingle with differently abled children to reassure them of their role in the society. In sync with SPJIMR’s philosophy of Social relevance & Responsiveness this platform brings together various organizations working with differently abled children and b-school community. An event high on social impact on budding managers, Ehsaas is all about sensitivity and mutual respect.
The essence of Abhyudaya lies in its ability to touch people’s lives and Hastantaran is its focal point. The annual event of Abhyudaya, this is where the chosen sitaras are handed over from their previous mentors to the new ones. This is where the end of an eventful year for a mentor begins a brand new chapter in the life of another. Setting the tone for yearlong mentoring, this forges new bonds and begins a new phase in the life of a PGDM (Equivalent to MBA) participant not to forget the ripple effect it causes on one and all involved in Abhyudaya. The three editions of Hastantaran that have been organized, have only reinforced one’s faith in the truly unique initiative Abhyudaya and its offerings to the society at large.