MDI Gurgaon Imperium Concluded: 3 Days of Fun and Management
| October 31,2012 10:58 am IST
Imperium, MDIs annual inter B-school management and cultural fest which was inaugurated on October 26th, 2012 at the MDI campus concluded on Sunday, October 28th, 2012. With an official lamp lighting ceremony, the 72-hour event kicked off promising non-stop fun with activities - Case studies, Business games and Simulations based on contemporary business scenarios from various disciplines of management, Corporate Quizzes, Talk Series and Cultural night performances along with a cartload of informal events.
Nautica was the most popular online event of Imperium. With a 30% increase in participation as compared to last year, the game extended beyond the borders of the country to Germany and Europe. Nautica team started a blog to address the queries of the students and keep them informed about the game and its rules.
The flagship event of Imperium with the maximum reward prize was Phalanx. Inspired by the Greek Army formations Phalanx, who never backed out of a tricky situation, this event assessed the holistic skills of the students. Teams from different colleges from the country participated in the flagship event; out of the 300 online entries, 10 contestants were selected by online quizzing.
The 12th edition of Imperium, this year came with Beyond Karma, an event stimulating the social awareness in the community by helping students imbibe a culture of inclusive growth. Designed by Samaritans, the social initiatives club of MDI, in partnership with Coca-Cola India, Pearson Education and Charities Aid Foundation, the event is centered on the Support My School (SMS) campaign initiated by Coca-Cola, which aims at increasing the reach of education in rural and semi-urban India.
Another event that tested the presentation skills and practical grasp of the industry was Opniscient a case study on NTPC. A total of eight teams competed for the winning title and gave presentations on how they think NTPC could deal with some management and operational problems.
After a hectic 48 hours of non-stop events, Indo-Syncrasies - Amit Tandon and his troupe gave the participants a time to relax. Well directed humor ranging from management college life to Delhi Traffic, left the participants in peals of laughter.
As no fest is complete without music and jazz, live performances by a metal and rock band on the last day by Fields of Shade and informal events like the War of Bands, Fashion parade also added to the success of Imperium.