Thursday, January 1, 2009
Backwaters 2009, The Annual International Management & Cultural Festival of Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIMK) is scheduled to be conducted on 16th, 17th and 18th of January 2009 at the institute’s scenic and beautiful campus. The festival has already garnered a lot of interest and attention and has become the talking point amongst the student community across India.
Backwaters has a plethora of interesting events lined up for all the enthusiastic business school students in the country. Many events have already been launched and have received a tremendous response so far.
IIMK Backwaters and TiE present White Knight, the flagship event of the fest. It is a socially relevant Business Plan Competition based on the theme of agriculture. It provides a platform for existing and budding entrepreneurs to connect, network, collaborate and bring about a positive change in society.
Lock, STOCK & Barrel, an online stock trading game organized in coordination with www.khelostocks.com, will run for 2 weeks and has seen participation from more than 800 students.
Other events like PWC – Consulenti and Cognizant – C-Strat are all set to be a hit amongst students. Besides these, Beat the Market, an online business simulation game developed and organized in partnership with Gold Simulations (a US-based firm) which attracted more than 800 participants last year, promises to be a nail-biting challenge wherein the participants will be making real-time decisions across all business domains.
Labyrinth, the online treasure hunt, that saw participation from more than 70,000 people across the world last year is going to get tougher and even more exciting with participation expected to surpass the 1,00,000 mark. The Cultural Events this season will raise the bar once again with under-graduate students showcasing their talent in the fields of dance, singing, theatre, instrumental, etc. The fest will conclude with Pro-Show, a performance by a well known rock/pop band thus ending the festival with style and grandeur.
With the huge scale of events, participation and prize money at a time when the economy is going through a recession, BACKWATERS 2009 is all set to DISPELL THE MYTHS.
Media Partners for Backwaters include www.yourstory.in, www.dare2compete.com and http://www.managementparadise.com. The Technology partner for making this huge event possible is www.indiastudentbusinesses.com