Naissance 2016 – the Annual Management Fest

Naissance 2016
 
“Naissance” is a platform for all those aspiring zealous youth, who strive to make a difference in today’s world. The 10th Edition of Naissance was inaugurated on January 27, 2016 by Mr. Raj Sabhlok, President, ManageEngine and Zoho.com at SDMIMD Auditorium. During his inaugural address Mr. Raj spoke about the changing trends in management schools across the globe and what is relevant in the current scenario. He expressed his views on the theme for this year’s Naissance 'Cross the chasm'.  Mr. Raj narrated about Zoho Corporation & the products they have to offer and ended his speech. 
 
The grand 3-Day Annual Management Fest driven by SDMites was on the theme “Crossing the Chasm”. The fest comprises of exclusive events that challenge the participants with utmost difficult hurdles to cross the chasm. The event was conducted with broad spectrum of general management and flagship event of naissance that is ‘The Best Manager - Mahrfia’.
 
The flagship event of Naissance 2016 ‘Mahrfia – the Best Manager’ was won by Ms. Chandini from Christ University (Kengeri Campus), Bengaluru; the Vittaksh - the Finance event was achieved by Mr. Mohit & Ms. Chanchal from Vanguard College; the marketing event – The M- Square Inc. was accomplished by Mr. Rishab Gupta and Mr. Pranav Mandal from IBA; and the Big Future - the General Management was gained by Ms. Nolita D’Souza, Ms. Kiran and Ms. Keerthana Kurup of Christ University (Main Campus). The participants from different B-Schools across the nation experienced the simulation of tough competitive corporate world in Naissance 2016. 
Naissance 2015
Naissance Inauguration
Naissance, the Student managed flagship management fest of SDMIMD was inaugurated by Mr. Girish Karunakaran, Vice President of Eurasia, Software Paradigm International (SPI). The 3-Day event scheduled during January 29 to 31, 2015, is the arena wherein the brightest minds from the best B-Schools across India battle it out to attain supremacy in intellect and creativity. This year the theme ‘Unscramble for Success’ emphasizes the need for synergy and distinctness among managers to enable them, make the right moves at the right time to scale greater pinnacles in this scrambled world.
 
Mr. Girish Karunakaran in his inaugural address to the young minds gathered stressed on the role of youth towards building the nation. Speaking about the entrepreneurial initiatives in the country, which is steadily growing over the past few years, he called upon the young managers to build their career and provide employment to others as well.
 
Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director, SDMIMD welcomed the gathering and appreciated the effort and managerial acumen of SDMites in making Naissance 2015 possible. 
 
Over 180 students representing B-Schools across India participated in this event. The participants had chance to showcase their managerial acumen in various events organized at Naissance 2015. 
 
  • ‘Daayitva’ the Corporate Social Responsibility event was won by team ‘Sharpeners’, from the CSR Centre of Excellence, comprising Gurunandan Rao M, Sahana V.P and Jagadeesh P.H. 
  • The finance event ‘VittArohan’ had team from Loyola Institute of Business Administration, comprising Chathurya P and Geetha P.J as winner. 
  • The team from XIME Bangalore, comprising of Nupur Malpani and Moumita Mahapatra won the Human Resource event ‘Carpe Articulum’
  • The team from LIBA won the marketing event ‘Markethor’. Oscar D’Souza and Evans Thomas represented LIBA for the marketing event. 
  • ‘Impendence’ the Operations event was conquered by Nimish Halkar and Libin George representing Christ University. 
  • Another team from Christ comprising of Sharan Jawalkar and Devesh Sharma won the Systems event - ‘Lucifer’s Ultimatum’.  
  • The B-Plan competition organized by SDMIMD E-Cell – Swayam was very encouraging. The team from Goa Institute of Management - findadspot.com comprising of Mr.Ankur Jhunjhunwala and Mr.Suneet Dashora emerged as winners of this event. 
Xavier’s Institute of Management Bangalore emerged as Overall Champions of Naissance 2015 for their performance in all the events organized in this 3-Day management fest. 
 
Mr. Rakesh Babu , Director, Innomantra, was the Chief Guest for the valedictory function. Mr. Rakesh Babu addressed the gathering and handed over the prizes to the winners of the various events. The audience was thrilled and cheered the winning team of XIMB when it received the overall trophy from the chief guest.
Naissance 2014
‘Competition is global, thus we need people who have got idea, who are fearless to experiment, both entrepreneur and intrapreneur’ thus said Mr. Girish Karunakaran, President Eurasia, Software Paradigms International Group LLC (SPI). He was speaking during the inauguration of 3-Day management fest – NAISSANCE 2014. Mr. Girish emphasized on being ethical, intelligent and energetic which are the core prerequisites for any MBA graduate to make an entry to the corporate world. During his inaugural speech he talked about the industry-institute-interface between SPI and SDMIMD which has yielded quality results in various activities. Mr. Srinivasa Rao, ‎Manager - Sales at SPI and the alumnus of SDMIMD, shared his experience as a student at SDMIMD and the challenges he managed at SPI in various capacities. Mr. Shahbaz Akthar, the Student Coordinator presented about the NAISSANCE 2014 and its theme to the audience. Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director of the Institute welcomed the gathering.