Monday, September 20, 2010

JIGYASA : A Quest for Knowledge

Jigyasa, a national level paper presentation contest and the annual flagship event of Department of Management Studies at IIT Roorkee, has been achieving greater heights every year ever since the  inception of the department. Jigyasa which is a sanskrit word meaning Curiosity, implies unending quest for discovering things around us. It is a platform for curious minds to show their creativity. A quest for rearranging what we know in order to find out what we do not know. To think creatively, we must be able to look afresh at what we normally take for granted.

With Jigyasa, we aim to build a platform for young minds from different backgrounds to come together and share their views in order to explore and understand different perspectives and ideas so as to get a broader insight into different aspects of knowledge.

Theme: Management Education in India: An Agenda for Reform

Formal management education in India dates back to the 1950’s. Since then it has grown and evolved a lot in sync with the ever growing Indian economy. With India becoming a global force to reckon with, as far as the world economy is concerned, the need for leaders who can take the responsibility of carrying the country forward is exponentially increasing. This makes the Management Education more important and a key force to carry the nation’s fortune forward on the right path.
But this huge demand has somehow diluted the quality of education and the focus unknowingly has shifted to quantity rather than quality. There is a huge scope for reforms in Indian Management Education. The theme for Jigyasa – “Management Education in India: An Agenda for Reforms” aims at bringing out ideas from ignited minds and future leaders of the country as to how the management education in India can be structured in a better and efficient manner.
The participants are expected to:
Develop an India centric frame work so as to suggest ways of bringing about various reforms using skills acquired through management education. 
•    Mention benefits and shortcomings of the suggested framework.
•    Suggest roadmap for implementation.
•    Use facts, figures, examples and best practices.
•    Quote references and sources of information.
Come up with an original work and avoid using frameworks or models of other countries until they can be related to Indian perspective.

For Further details, Visit Jigyasa

DoMSians bring laurels...!!!

Last few weeks have been fantastic for DoMS IIT Roorkee as DoMSians have been winning in competitions elsewhere.

  • DoMSians started making their mark this year with IIT K's Prabandhan as they came runners-up in Neeti, the operations event. Vaibhav Aggarwal, Mukesh Rathi and Piyush Jain under the guidance of Dr.Rajat Aggarwal, Assistant Professor, DoMS IIT Roorkee modeled their problem and presented their solutions to be selected in the final round. Finally they were evaluated on the basis of their presentations and here they came runners up.

  • Vineeth Chama of DoMS IIT Roorkee was part of the winning Basketball team of IIT Roorkee at the sports event of IIT Kanpur.

  • Nimit Kaul of DoMS IIT Roorkee was part of the Football team of IIT Roorkee that came second at the sports event of IIT Kanpur.

DoMS IIT Roorkee in News

DoMS IIT Roorkee is Ranked 17th in Business Today 2010 B-School Rankings! 

It is also ranked 8th Best B-School for summer internships in terms of Brands!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

UMANG 2010

Seasons come and seasons go and every season calls for a celebration. Department of Management Studies(DoMS), IIT Roorkee believes in celebrating every new season with a magnificent event and this season, DoMS IIT Roorkee is bracing itself to organize UMANG, an annual NGO fest on 3rd October 2010. 

UMANG is an initiative to connect academia, non-government organizations, future managers, and social entrepreneurs to facilitate exchange of views and opinions on various social issues. It provides a platform to various stakeholders to interact on different socio-economic issues faced and attempts to sensitize them on the same.

Since its inception in 2006, UMANG has had a reverberating success which has encouraged DoMS, IIT Roorkee to come up with UMANG5 aka UMANG2010, a one day workshop on "Rural Marketing".

History of UMANG is quite colorful with the success of UMANG1(April 2006), UMANG2(March 2007), UMANG3(Nov 2007) and UMANG4(Oct 2009).UMANG1 (Apr 2006), a two-day national work-shop on "Developing Strategic Framework for NGOs", witnessed participation from over 50 NGO’s from Uttarakhand & neighboring states and organizations like CRY, NABARD & WWF.

UMANG2 (Mar 2007), with the theme "Rural Technologies: their adoption and implementation by the NGOs of Uttarakhand" saw participation from 100 plus NGOs, the speakers being well known professors from IIT Madras, IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, and IIT Roorkee. 

UMANG3 (Nov 2007), third in the row, had ‘Microfinance’ as the theme. The seminar witnessed active participation from NGOs, MFIs, banking Institutions, consultants & students. 

UMANG4 (Oct 2009), was a one day workshop on "Social Entrepreneurship" which saw an active participation from the students, corporates, social entrepreneurs and professors from IIT Roorkee. 

In UMANG5, the focus will be on the various aspects of rural marketing with eminent speakers sharing their views with the NGOs and students. We hope everyone has  a great learning experience and some creative solutions come out of it. So brace yourself for the extravaganza of UMANG on 3rd October 2010. 

Further information about Rural Marketing and the speakers participating in the event will be followed up in subsequent posts.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Its Official Now!!!

This blog with a new URL is the official blog for informing and reporting the events and happenings at DoMS IIT Roorkee.

DoMS IIT Roorkee will soon be organizing the annual events "UMANG" and "JIGYASA" . Details of the events will soon be posted on the blog.  So keep following our blog and also the official Twitter account of DoMS IIT Roorkee.