Samanvay, the annual inter-collegiate management students' meet organised by the students of Siva Sivani Institute of Management saw huge participation from students of various business schools, engineering and pharmacy colleges from across the country.

The meet was perfect blend of formal and informal events with a special focus of learning with fun. Events like ‘Young Manager' received good response and ultimately it was won of Rajashree from MANAGE and she walked away an attractive prize of foreign study tour to Thailand.

The ‘Start Up' event saw students impressing the industrialists with their entrepreneur skills and the winners here were Md. Azharuddin and Syed Riazuddin from Indur Institute of Technology. ‘Bulls and Bears', the Stock Market event was won by the HBS Gitam team represented by K. Vignesh and S. Shalini. Soumik Sen and J.V.Suryaprakash from IPE, Hyderabad won the ‘Market Makers' event.

The ‘Brain Game' event was won by the team of Md. Zuhair Ali and B. Naveen Kumar of IPE, Hyderabad while Zuhair Ali also won the ‘Meet the Press' event sponsored by The Hindu . Yatharth Sharma from ICFAI Business School proved her singing talents winning the ‘Sangeet Sangam' event. The dance competition was won by Malla Reddy PG College. The ‘Sartaj of ‘was the IPE Hyderabad that was awarded for the best all round performance. The award was presented by S. Aarathy, president and chief executive of SSIM. The chief guest was Ch. Anantha Reddy, managing director, Pennar Industries Limited. He also released a book on ‘Cases in HRD' written by Prof S. F. Chandrasekhar and Dr. Sitanshu Panda, faculty members of SSIM.

MGIT

The Entrepreneurship Development Cell of MGIT organised a entrepreneurship awareness camp for the students to look out for opportunities to create jobs rather than seeking jobs in the established industries.

Parliament member and chairman of Sujana Group of companies, Y.S. Chowdary inaugurated the camp said that with proper motivation and planning one can change the conventional environment existing either in the Industries or politics. He said IT sector provides immense opportunities for entrepreneurs and it was time students take up the challenge.

Y. Harish Chandra Prasad, chairman, Malaxmi Group of companies emphasized the importance of becoming entrepreneurs for individual as well as Nation's growth. He explained in detail the requirements for starting any enterprise like financial procurements, planning, vision, targets & goals, commitment and risk taking attitude. Experts from the industry shared their experiences. K.C. Sabita, Chief Coordinator, EDC and Shantha, coordinator played a key role in organising the programme.

R. Ravikanth Reddy,

in Hyderabad

AITAM

Aditya Institute of Technology and Management (AITAM) organised a project expo ‘Showcase Your Innovation' in the college premises on Saturday. College secretary L.L. Naidu and director V.V. Nageswara Rao asked students to come out with new ideas and try to reduce the project cost by working in a systematic way. Mr.Naidu said the funding would be provided for the best projects so that they could be put into practical usage. As many as 40 projects were displayed in the expo.

K.Srinivasa Rao,

in Srikakulam

KCEM

Kshatriya College of Engineering and Management (KCEM) hosted a one day workshop on ‘Entrepreneurship and Business Plan' in collaboration with IIT Delhi Entrepreneurship Cell and Nurture Talent Academy (NTA) for the benefit of students.

The course was designed in a unique way that enabled students to take up entrepreneurship and it was presented through a mix of lectures, presentations, exercises, games, public speaking and group discussions.

The resource person for the workshop was Amit Grover, an IIT Delhi and IIM Indore alumnus.

There was overwhelming response and about 150 students from B.Tech and MBA across all years participated in the event.

The idea was to empower students to establish college start-up companies, participate in India's leading business plan competition supported by leading venture capitalists and incubators, and motivate and train the students to take up entrepreneurship as a career option.

Students got a fair idea on insights into entrepreneurship, challenges in starting a business, skill-set needed for an entrepreneur, ways of executing a project and getting the mentors for the start-ups.

College chairman, Aljapur Srinivas; secretary and correspondent, Aljapur Devendar were present.

P. Ram Mohan,

in Nizamabad