IFIM, Bangalore's No.1 private Business School*, hosted its annual national level management and cultural festival NAMAN 2012 - a tribute to the 7even senses at its sprawling campus. NAMAN, a fest that takes pride in paying tribute to the world of professionalism, social responsibility and celebrations, was conducted over two days and presented a plethora of rich cultural events along with stimulating management competitions to the participants. The title sponsor of the event was renowned Real Estate/ Residential Construction Company - Dreamz GK.
The two-day fiesta, which was teeming with hundreds of enthusiastic students, commenced with the inauguration by Ramakanth Desai, Co-CEO, IT Services Business, Happiest Minds. Following the inauguration was a host of management events pertaining to marketing, finance, human resources, retail and IT which tested the professional quotient of the budding management honchos. Piece De Resistance - the competition that crowned the Best Manager and De Ja Vu the ultimate Business Quiz saw the students engaged in fierce competition to prove their mettle.
Speaking on this occasion, Prof. Dr. N. Jayasankaran, Chief Mentor IFIM Business School said “At IFIM we endeavour to not only provide educational exposure but also focus on extracurricular activities. In forums like NAMAN students get to take part in various activities that enables them to interact with veterans and gives them a first-hand understanding of the corporate world.
The various management competitions are designed to simulate an environment that challenges the participant's ability to think and act like in the real corporate world. Getting a management degree is not only about academics, but also about developing a 360 degrees personality.”
Apart from the grueling management challenges, NAMAN also witnessed inter-collegiate cultural events like the rock show, dance competition and fashion show that got the crowd on their feet, cheering on their respective colleges. Head Strong, the rock show, had several college bands entertain the audience with some popular rock numbers.
The show, which saw 10 performances through the evening, closed with popular bands Prime Rage and judges of the show Dark Project - an alternative and progressive rock band, who had the entire crowd grooving and head banging to their brand of music. Metal band Death Incarnation emerged winners of Head Strong.
The fashion show Avant Garde saw the students of different colleges flaunt the latest fashion on the ramp and the fashionistas from XIME Bangalore were awarded the first prize. Foot Loose, the dance competition, in which the students set the stage on fire with their expert moves saw Mount Carmel College taking the first place.
Indus Business Academy was crowned the winner of NAMAN 2012 and received a cash prize of Rs. 10,000. Overall, the fest was a perfect blend of business and culture with the high energy levels and fierce competition.