ARTH-SAMVAAD : Finance Symposium - IIM Udaipur
Indian Institute of Management - Udaipur
Contact : Niveditha Nadimpalli
IIM Udaipur in collaboration with YES BANK – India’s fourth largest private sector bank – is proud to present “Arth-Samvaad”, its first Inter College Finance symposium which will be held on March 03, 2013 at Inder Residency, Udaipur. The Associate Sponsors for the event will be Rajasthan State Mines and Minerals Limited. The event being hosted by Finomina – The Finance Club of IIM Udaipur aims to build up on the success of the Leadership Summit conducted by the institute last year. This event will bring together eminent policymakers, academicians and business stalwarts from the field of finance. The event consists of a panel discussion and a paper presentation. The list of eminent panelists who will be a part of this event includes Mr. Deepak Doegar, CFO, GE Energy India, Mr. Mahesh Tahilyani, Group Financial Controller, Shapoorji Pallonji Group, Mr. Nitin Parekh, CFO, Cadila Healthcare Ltd., Mr. Rajesh Gupta, CFO, Suzuki Powertrain India Ltd. and Mr. Ramesh Bhat, Former Professor, IIM Ahmedabad. The panel discussion will be followed by the paper presentation made by shortlisted students from leading management institutes across the country. Out of all the entries received four teams will move to the next stage.
Prof. Janat Shah, Director, IIM Udaipur, expressed his elation over this initiative by the Finance Club and is confident about the success of the event. He said, “Post the success of the Leadership Summit, which was entirely organized by the student community, I am certain that Arth-Samvaad would be as big as it gets”. Further, he added that events like this provide a robust platform for interaction between the students and the industry, which is the need of the hour for budding managers.
The theme of discussion for the symposium would focus on understanding how the global economic scenario has impacted Indian businesses in the past and what can be expected in the near future. The discussion will be centered on the topic “Are Indian Businesses Decoupled From The Rest Of The World”.
Arth-Samvaad is an event which will provide the necessary platform for interaction between industry experts and management students who can participate in the symposium through a paper presentation competition organized as part of the event. The first leg of the event has been successful and the response of the student community from around the country has been overwhelming. Approximately 50 registrations have been received for the event. All the presentations that were received have been judged for their content and quality by the institute faculty. Out of these the four teams (represented by the respective colleges) who have progressed to the next stage are IIM Shillong, IIM Udaipur, NITIE Mumbai and SIBM Pune.
The Finance club of IIM Udaipur is also organizing various quizzes, crosswords and mock panel discussions under “Finalytical February” to promote the symposium. The various competitions are held on their Facebook page where students from any college can participate. With Pizza Hut, KFC, Lenovo and Udaipur Blog as their promotional partners, they are giving prizes worth Rs 10,000 to the winners of the competitions.