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At arm's length

Monday, January 19, 2009

Ankit MalhotraWith our heads held high we all are eagerly waiting for the time when good news of placements start flowing in...with fingers crossed, keeping in mind the current turmoil, we all are hopeful to end it on a good note.

Information Technology Management
GMBA - May 08

The last nine months have been full of fun, excitement and not to forget the hard-work that has gone behind making the best out of the limited time available. I am sure most of us would take these nice memories along and cherish them for life long.

With Dubai being the financial hub, the learning was tremendous. The IIPs involved going out during the Ramadan period to carry out the market research, capture as much primary data as possible and then actually sit back and try making sense out of it. Though we did our best to get a lot of surveys being filled, I am sure each of us have their own story to share...Be it being kept waiting for hours for an interview or being ignored completely thinking we are there to steal some jobs.

Coming to Singapore, we all were wondering, on our way from airport to the hostel, that is this greenery for real or has been intentionally brought in from some other place. It took me almost a week to come to terms with the fact that this place is really green, unlike Dubai.
But both places have their own charm, speak their own language and try and teach us a lot as to only vision combined with true will to do things can actually make things happen.

On this note, I would like to get back to my dissertation synopsis, with a promise to come back and write in more.

Peace and Cheers!!!

Quizzopolis @SPJCM Singapore

Friday, January 2, 2009

13th December 2008 will be remembered as the day when the journey of QuizzopolisII came to an end. It was a fun filled evening with whole lot of enthusiasm in the air and everyone eagerly waiting in suspense for the winner to emerge. There was a lot of hard work and preparation that went behind the successful organization of this event. After Quizzopolis 1 which happened back in Dubai, ClubIT@SPJCM wanted to take this event to the next level and it was indeed achieved. Be it the Quiz software or the online score cards or the prizes given out to the audi-ence and the teams, there was lot more improvement and innovation this time. However, this would not have been possible without the active support and guidance of Mr. AVR Srinivas throughput the planning and the execution of the event.
In addition to being an evening of Business Quiz, QuizzopolisII was also a platform to bring the Alumni, EMBAites and the GMBAites (May’08 and Dec’08 batches) together. As only 6 teams could have made to the finals, pre-liminary rounds were conducted at different times to accommodate all the batches. With the six teams chosen for the final event, the evening of 13th December 2008 saw 3 teams from the May’08 and Dec’08 batch respec-tively. As the event began, the Quizmaster not only kept the teams on their toes but the audience was also in-volved in answering tricky questions. In the midst of intense quizzing, there were some light and fun moments also, with some really ‘creative’ answers. While the teams were battling it out for the trophy, there were goodies for the audience too in the form of souvenir cups and chocolates.
After an intense 90 minutes of quizzing, the event came to an end with the presentation of the Rolling Trophy and the gift vouchers to the winning teams. The guests of honor of the event, Dr. Seetha Raman and Prof Rama-subramanyam gave away the prizes to the teams.
The winning team of QuizzopolisII had two teams from the Dec’08 batch and one team from May’08 batch.
Winners of Quizzopolis 2008 (Rolling Trophy & $200) – Sidharth Vijay Singh & Hiten Jain *Dec’08 GMBA+
First Runners Up ($100 prize money) – Ramit Sharma & Lokesh Gupta *May’08 GMBA+
Second Runners Up ($50 prize money) – Rohit J. Pulickal & Bikram Pattnaik *Dec’08 GMBA+
The event was a huge success with participation from the audience and cut throat competition amongst the teams.
ClubIT@SPJCM thanks all the participants and the audience for making the event successful and looks ahead to QuizzopolisIII.

- Chinmay Bajpai
Student of Batch of May08 (IT)

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