NITIE: Annual fest aPreranaa organized

The flagship event of Prerana, Prerana Business Meet was the inaugural event. The panel consisted of Mr Chander Mohan Sethi, Chairman, Reckitt Benckiser, Mr V Thulasidas, Former Chairman, NACIL, Mr Dev Bhattacharya, MD, Aditya Birla Minacs and MrTim Utama, Head, Wholesale Banking, Standard Chartered.

The Summer Project Contest received over 300 entries. The summer projects to be showcased this year ranged from Exotic Derivatives under New Accounting Standards, HR Compliance Scorecard, HR Reporting Metrics and Resource Projection, Developing Responsive Supply Chain involving Special Economic Zones and Industrial Zones in India with Singapore Transshipments, Integrated MIS and Reporting Factory, to route to market strategy for affordable chocolates.

The event also included discussions by the judges on topics like:
a Internet Marketing & World of Blogosphere: The future or just another bubble?
a Tracing the Retail Trail across Emerging Markets
a Managing the new challenges of Supply Chain created by India’s Retail boom
a The HR Imperative: Winning the war of talent
a Credit Crisis – Future of Indian Financial Markets

The evening of Oct 23, 2008, saw Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy performing at the campus. The commencement of the aTeach for Indiaa program, which is an extension of the aTeach Fora programs running successfully in USA and UK , took place at NITIE Business School, Mumbai, on October 24, 2008. The event saw judges like Mr Pinaki Bhaduri, Corporate Strategy Head from Thermax, Ms Surjeet Ahluwalia – Executive Director, Operations, Ms Garima Kapila – City Director, Mumbai, Mr Taylor Jacobson a Consultant with Oliver Wyman, from the Teach for campaign. The teams put forward their plans covering various aspects of the program, related to recruiting the corps for the Teach for India program such as the value proposition for, induction and evaluation, and strategies for retention of the graduates / post graduates who would be giving up lucrative job offers, and spending two years of their life full time after completion of their course to offer high quality education to underprivileged children in India, starting with Mumbai and Pune and later expanding to other parts of the country .

The plans or the teams were judged according to various parameters, after thorough cross questioning of the teamsa plans. NITIE were declared the winners in the contest. The winners get a cash prize and an opportunity to work with the aTeach for Indiaa campaign, and implement their respective plans

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