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Are the CMAT score based interview calls out yet? 

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Is it worth doing BIFS from GIM?

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The words of Mahatma Gandhi, "The world has enough for everyone's needs, but not everyone's greed.", keep echoing incessantly in our ears whenever we read anything about the rapid pace of the dreadful climate change. It is high time now, that we keep a check on our activities and work on ways to go forward towards a sustainable Earth for not just human beings, but every other living being.

GIM has always poised itself as an institute having active participation towards global social responsibilities and sustainability. It has continuously aligned itself with the directives of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

With resources being overshot every day as we walk, it is time that each one of us realises this fact more than ever that there is no Planet B for us to run away to.

Let this International Earth Day be an occasion for each individual to reflect upon their practices and contribute towards making Mother Earth a better place.

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This year, as humanity moves forward to obliterate health inequities, World Health Day 2021 propounds a 'fairer, healthier world for everyone'. The year-long campaign complies with WHO's constitutional principle that states, 'Enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is one of the fundamental rights of every human being without difference of culture, religion, political belief, economic or social condition'. 

We, at Goa Institute of Management, endeavour to achieve a future ensuring that the living and working conditions are conducive to good health. 

Wishing everyone a hearty World Health Day.

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Parigyan - The Data Science Society hosted Coalesce '21 - The Annual Data Science Summit at GIM, featured a number of notable industry speakers. 

It commenced with the keynote speaker, Mr Varun Sridhar, CEO, Paytm Money, who impelled the students with his life lessons and pragmatic insights. He advised the students to be brave enough to travel down the path less travelled and work in a startup at least once.

Following that, a panel discussion on the topic 'Booming Data Science...Just Another Bubble?' was held. The panel consisted of Ms Sonal Mudaliar - AVP Data Science and Advance Analytics, HDFC Bank, Mr Anees Merchant - Global Business Head, Digital, Applied AI and research at Course5i and Mr Shailendra Kadre - Global Product Analytics Lead HP Inc. The discussion was moderated by Ms Archna Wadhwa, Founder and CEO of Analytics Saves at Work. During the discussion, panellists discussed the importance of having a diverse set of skills and having a business mindset in order to be successful in different industries.

In another session, Mr Ansgar Koene, Global AI Ethics and Regulatory Leader at EY and Senior Research Fellow at the University of Nottingham, talked about bridging the AI trust gap between the policymakers and companies. 

The event was a huge success and the students benefitted a lot from the industry connection.

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With music in the air and gulaal in fists, the students of GIM, with great enthusiasm, celebrated Holi organised by RaZzMaTaZz, The Cultural Club of GIM.

The festival is not just an expression of triumph of good over evil, but it also marks the arrival of the scintillating Spring. 

This Holi, as the students are turning over a new leaf in their lives, we hope that the auspicious day brings joy, love, and success in their journey.

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The football match between PGP-1 and PGP-2 was no less than the UCL Final of 2005. The last sports event for the academic year 2020-2021 - 'Kick Off', organizes by Prayas - The Sports Club of GIM, turned out to be a close-fought contest of skills between the goalposts. PGP-1 walked towards the trophy after winning the match with a lead of 2:1. 

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The 23rd Pascoal and Menezes organized by Group 1 of PGDM - Healthcare Management under the Give Goa dealt with the theme of 'Mental Health Issues and Dealing with Them'. 

Moderated by Professor Devasheesh Mathur, the panel discussion observed participation from Dr Jini K Gopinath, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Mr Suyash Kumar, Marketing Manager at YourDOST, and Mr Bhargav Bhat, Data Director at Sangath, currently a member of the Senior Management Team (SMT) of the Sangath society.

Discussing the mental health issues amongst college students, Dr Gopinath spoke about how psychological problems amongst the students are increasing. Mr Bhat went on to explain how Sangath is taking the initiative to create a mobile application for college students. 

Further illustrating on the perils of mental health, Mr Kumar explained the significance of having sensitivity training, which refers to a form of psychological training,  and suicide prevention training amongst the students. 

We, at GIM, were honoured to have all the speaker in the panel discussion and are looking forward to more such interactive sessions with them.

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MECCA – The Marketing Club of GIM continued a 21-year legacy by organising GIM WIZBIZ, the country's largest student-organized corporate quizzing competition.

Mr Avinash Mudaliar, Co-founder of the Gaana app, hosted the quiz, which marked his 19th year with GIM WIZBIZ. With nine finalists and one wild card entry from the student fraternity, the event was conducted in a hybrid format this year.

The quiz consisted of questions from the marketing domain that kept the participants on their toes. Mr Jayakanthan R, the four-time champion, emerged as the winner, bagging cash prize and gifts. We also congratulate Mr Kapinjal Chowdhury and Mr B Naveen Kumar for their extraordinary performance.

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