April 11, 2011
School of Arts & Sciences, Mysore
Students from the School of Arts and Sciences in Mysore have been busy this semester. In addition to attending classes on campus, they have been traveling to other colleges to participate in various Management and Tech Fests.
Amulya Bharadwaj and Bhavana Ganapathy, final-year students of BBM, won first place in the event Corp War while their class-mate Sharat Prasad placed first in Brain Teasers. The events were part of a fest organized by Anjuman Degree College and P.G. Centre, Bhatkal.
Several Amrita students also won consolation and appreciation prizes in events such as Best Manager, Photography Contest, Paper Presentation, Gaming and Treasure Hunts at this fest.
At a national-level IT Fest, conducted by Sreedevi Institute of Technology, Mangalore, Amrita students scored again when Gilson P.J. and Rakesh K, second-year students of MCA placed first in a debugging contest.
These same students won at Semaphore 2011, South India Zonal IT Fest, conducted by NMAMIT, Nitte.
But it was at Smridhi 2011, the management and cultural festival organized by TTL College of Management at JSS URBAN HAAT in Mysore recently that Amrita students made a clean sweep of many of the awards.
Ten final-year students of BCA won the first prize for their group dance titled Kuniyoke Ondu Chance. “We performed the traditional folk dance of Karnataka in honor of Lord Maheswara,” shared Bharath R., of the winning team.
Final-year students of BBM won the Best Manager award. Their team “4 Ka DUM” comprised of Adarsh, Vindhya L., Muthamma P. K. and Mithun Somaiah. In the Product Launch round, the team chose to launch a body spray named Shudh. “The judges were impressed with our answers regarding marketing strategies, inspiration and technology,” shared Vindhya.
Sharath Prasad and Sharath P. S., final-year students of BBM, won the first prize in a quiz competition titled Bheja Fry. “We had to tackle tricky questions, besides solving several Sudokos,” stated the winning duo.
First-year students of BBM, Prateesh, Hridya and Akhil won the third prize in a quiz at this fest. Prateesh won yet another third prize in the Best Entrepreneur contest. A team of BBM and BCom students, Rishabh, Siddharth, Kiran won the third prize in a finance game.
Small wonder then, that the overall championship at this fest was claimed by Amrita!
This feat was repeated recently when Amrita won the the overall championship in yet another national-level inter-college Management Fest conducted at SBRR Mahajana’s College. Anantakrishnan won the first prize in the marketing contest and Adarsh A. S. in the HR competition. Uthappa M. N. won a second prize for his creative advertising entry.
“Not only do we take great pride in organizing fests at Amrita, we also encourage our students to go out and participate in fests all over the state,” stated Br. Sunil, Director, Mysore Campus. “This gives them an opportunity to interact with students from other colleges and also broadens their horizons.”
“I congratulate all the winners and the participants,” he added.