IIM Kozhikode launches Backwaters 2015

Kozhikode, October 27, 2015: IIM Kozhikode (IIMK) launches Backwaters 2015, the annual management festival from 30 October to 1 November. With every passing year, Backwaters has grown multi-fold and become a familiar name across industry and academia.

Events are broadly divided into Flagship, Vertical and Online Events. The Flagship Events take center-stage during Backwaters. After intense rounds of selection, the finalists battle it out with best, in God's Own Campus.

The three action-packed days have the following events:

  • White Knight, the most awaited B-Plan competition, in association with NABARD, Indian Angel Network and TiE Kerala; promotes young entrepreneur with their innovative ideas
  • Avatar, powered by ONGC, aims to choose "The Ultimate CEO" by putting top B-School talent through series of gruelling tasks which test their strategic solution sense, profitability outlook and operational excellence
  • Upkraft, in association with KraftShala, is a case-study competition, testing the marketing acumen of the participants
  • Bizzathlon, conducted along with the quizzing club of IIMK- Atharva, tests your knowledge of business and general awareness against some of the best quizzers
  • Model United Nations, held in association with Economics and Political Science interest group of IIMK, gives students an opportunity to be world leaders for a day, emulating prime decision-making bodies of the UN
  • Prove your Mettle, an exclusive event for IIMK students, gives an opportunity to students to further enhance the vibrancy of Campus.

In addition to the above, TEDxIIMKozhikode will be held on 1st November on the theme, "Uncharted Territory". Some of speakers at the TEDx event are Arunabh Das Sharma, current president of Times Group and an alumnus of Stanford University Graduate School of Business, 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, formerly known as India Plaza Pvt. Ltd etc.

As part of IIMK's social outreach initiative, Backwaters is organizing Shiksha, where students from under-graduate colleges and schools get an opportunity to interact with and get career guidance from eminent IIM professors, professionals and motivational speakers. This is organized by IIMK's Social Service Group, Health Care Foundation and Career Launcher where Shiksha provides scholarship avenues to the participants.

One can also test their acumen in various disciplines of management through the vertical events brought to you by the interest groups of IIMK such as, 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.

Apart from these, some of the online events are Pips n Profit (online trading competition), Spice Route (online quiz) and Optimus (supply chain simulation game).

To spice-up the nights, there are performances by Vir Das who will be performing along with his band, Alien Chutney and Celio, leading stand-up comedian, movie-star and singer on the 30 October. Raeth , a sufi pop rock band will also be performing in campus 1 November.

Partners for the event are NABARD, Syndicate Bank, American Express, Celio, ONGC, Punjab National Bank, NTPC, Health Care Foundation, EventGurus.net, TiE Kerala, India Angel Network Career Launcher, KraftShala, Mercadeo CMSA and GetMyUni and Radio Mango.

Candidates from the top B-School circuit land at Campus to experience the scale of events that demand extreme skills, temperament, wit and presence of mind.

About Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode

Started in 1997 with its Postgraduate Programme (PGP), the Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIMK) is on a high growth trajectory today, offering widest range of academic programmes in the field of management education. These include Fellow Program in Management, Executive PG Programs, Management Development Programs and Faculty Development Programs. IIMK set up a Satellite campus at Infopark, Kochi, in 2013 dedicated to Executive Education.

For Further information, please contact:

Dr. M.G. Sreekumar                    | Meghana Bangalore
Head, Media Relations, IIMK         | Adfactors PR, Mumbai
+91- 9447654066                       | +91 9819120245
mgsree@iimk.ac.in                      |  meghana.bangalore@adfactorspr.com

Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode
IIM K Campus P.O., CALICUT 673 570, Kerala


Source: By E-mail (October 27, 2015)

Published on IndianMBA.com on October 29, 2015


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