Progyan’08, a national-level management symposium organised by the Phoenix Association, the students forum of the School of Management of SASTRA University at Thanjavur, last week, evoked good response, attracting students from nearly 50 business schools across the country. The symposium was organised for creating a competitive spirit among the budding executives of the business schools and to unleash their potential in facing the challenges ahead.
The symposium comprised four major competitive events —paper presentations, business quiz, business plan and stock market game. In addition to the host students of SASTRA University, about 300 students from various business schools took part in various events.
The competitive events brought forth new thoughts and ideas from the young brains which the judges of the events — Rani Muralidharan, industrialist of Tiruchi, Adwaith, planning manager, Infosys Technologies, Bangalore, V.Karthikeyan, Regional Manager, ICICI Bank, Tiruchi and K. Balasubramaniayan, Chief Executive Officer, Creative Management Consultancy of Tiruchi found innovative and path- breaking. The winners of the various events were awarded cash prizes.
Mr. Girish Ramachandran of Amritha School of Business, Coimbatore, and Miss Anjana and team of Jansons School of Business, Coimbatore, won the first and second prizes respectively in the `Vibhukshetra’ (paper presentation) event.
Dinesh and his team from the School of Management, Madurai Kamarajar University, and P.S.Azad and his team from PSNA College, Dindigul, won the first and second prizes respectively in `Kriyaa Yukthi’ (Business Plan) event.
K.Surendar and his team from School of Management, Anna University, Coimbatore, and R.Yogesh and his team from Madurai Kamarajar University, bagged the first and second prizes respectively in the `Prabodharashna’ (Business Quiz) event.
Sathyaraj from Thyagarajar School of Management, Madurai and Vamsi Reddy from Dr.Paul’s College, Puducherry, won the first and second prizes respectively in the `Dravyasiddhi (stock market game) event.
The programmes were sponsored by Business Line, Jaya Max, India Cements, NHIT, Tiruchi, Jay Kay Solutions, Tiruchi, Sequent Systems, Tiruchi, Sri Venkateshwara Systems, Thanjavur, SK Engineering, Chennai, and Bombay Sweets, Thanjavur.
Subir Kumar Dhar, principal, Strategic Resource Planning, Infosys Technologies, Bangalore, who inaugurated the symposium, stressed the need for entrepreneur skills and focused on the challenges that the budding entrepreneurs and executives have to face in the present scenario. Prof. S. Vaidhyasubramaniyam, Dean, Planning and Development, SASTRA University, who presided over the function, detailed the progress the institution has made in research, while P. Vaijayanthi, Dean in charge of the School of Management, explained the salient features of the symposium.
J. Thirumeni, Chief Vice- President, India Cements Limited, delivered the valedictory address and distributed prizes to the winners.K. SUBRAMANIAN