Monday, October 25, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Shaastra is the identity of IIT-Madras and year after year it has been bringing together creative and intelligent minds to a conglomeration and this year was no different. In this year's event held from September 29 to October 3, student participants were from all IITs & other prominent engineering colleges across the country and the distinguished chief guests and event judges were from among the who's who of the research world.
It also gave the DoMSians a wonderful opportunity to collect the pearls of wisdom offered by professors such as Richard.B.Freeman, professor of Economics at Harvard University and Alex Taghi Tabarrock, a professor of Economics at Virginia’s George Mason University. If the thirst for technical enlightenment was quenched by astonishing events such as AirShow, HackFest, Da vinci Machine, AeROBOtics, Imagineer, the mathematics related Pentathlon, an array of workshops et al , ethereal entertainment was offered by a spellbinding Laser show which ended, aptly, in making us look forward to Saarang - The other big identity of IIT-M to be held in January 2011! The impact of Shaastra was so huge that it left people starting the 365 day countdown for Shaastra 2011 when the curtains went down.
DoMS Interface Team,
MBA Class of 2012
Inter Corporate Outbound Nationals (ICON) is the annual "Adventure Sports “event organized by the MBA students of IIT Madras. A student-corporate initiative of the department of management studies (DoMS), ICON has a history of 3 years and like wine gets better with age. It provides the corporate to break free of the cubicle shackle and breathe some fresh air. The huge forested area of IIT Madras provides the perfect setup for this event.
ICON’10 was exactly what the doctors ordered for the corporate and students alike, a rejuvenating getaway weekend. Spanning over three days from 10th September, 2010 to 12th September, 2010, the event saw people from the age of 21 to 45+ jumping in and letting the hair down (literally). Events like Cross country and rafting tested the endurance while the monkey crawl and the crocodile walk saw the corporate become more agile than the Olympic gymnasts. Teams included members from corporate like L&T, TATA, iNautix, Ajuba, Marg and BHEL.
Emerald, a photography contest was held as a curtain raiser to the main event. It was a grand success with around 120 participants and there were 330+ contesting photographs in the lot to choose the winning ones from. The creative imagination of the participants was on display as pictures ranged from stacked water containers to the camera-shy spotted deer-the cynosure of the IIT-M campus.
The top honor went to this picture of the IIT oxidation pond shot against the backdrop of a hostel building by Silambarasan.
Chief Guest for the event was Mr. Z.Mohammad Ajmad, former international football player from India. The fun ended on Sunday with the team from Ajuba emerging as the winner. The winning team and the runners up were awarded prizes sponsored by Talwalkar, Chennai.
All in all, the event was a huge success with the corporate getting rejuvenated and the students motivated. ICON’10 was a big hit and has set a high standard for next year.
DoMS Interface Team,
Sunday, October 17, 2010
|Participants alongwith Mr. Philip Eden|
Reaffirming the 3 year old association with DoMS IIT Madras, Standard Chartered Bank sponsored a three day Trading Room Workshop for selected students of DoMS.
Offered as a part of course on Financial Institutions and Markets, the workshop was preceded by a two month long online self study course on wide spectrum on topics including Foreign Exchange & Money Markets, Fixed Income, and Interest Rate & Currency Swap Fundamentals. Based on the performance on simulated tests, 24 students who can really count themselves as lucky few for the kind of training that they were going to get were finally selected for the workshop. Intuition, the most renowned name in financial module training was roped in by Standard Chartered for pre training study modules and trading workshop.
The workshop was conducted by Philip Eden, Senior Learning Consultant, Intuition bringing with him decades of experience in Capital Markets, who came all the way from Singapore for the same. The workshop gave students real life insights into what really goes in around in a typical trading room setup and helped us appreciate how important it was to have firm grounding finance concepts for a trading career but at the same time how different it was from what we learn in classrooms. Over three days the participants were exposed to different trading formats like Trading Pits on the first day to Equity, Forex and Derivatives Trading over the two days through simulated games and case studies.
Post the three day workshop experience, students only had words of appreciation and gratitude for Standard Chartered Bank and Philip Eden for giving us such a cutting-edge knowledge session.
DoMS Interface Team,
Class of 2011.