Clearly turns out to be one of Cochin’s most celebrated management fests
SCMS Cochin recently hosted its annual inter-collegiate management fest, Shikhar 2014, and it turned out to be a huge success. It brought together students from 22 management and engineering colleges from all over the country, who participated in the event with the aim to reach the pinnacle (Shikhar) of excellence. Considering that the event was held during the time when many universities in Kerala were having their exams, the turnout of around 220 students was a remarkable achievement for the much anticipated event.
Shikhar 2014 was held on the 3rd and 4th of January and had the campus buzzing with excitement. Students from the institute had done everything possible to ensure that it was organized in the best possible way. As one of the members of the organizing committee said, “it was an event of the students, for the students and by the students, after all. And they made sure everything was in place so that participants from all over the country could come, compete and have a great time.”
One of the objectives of Shikhar 2014 is to discover, showcase and celebrate some of the brightest minds in management and technology. And, through eleven exciting events that students could compete in, the event managed to do just that. Besides the now popular marquee events of the fest, a new competition to pick the “Best Entrepreneur” was introduced this year and it became one of the major highlights.
While the fest brought in participants from all over the country, there was a fair sprinkling of celebrities at the event as well. Mr. Sreejith Ravi, for example, was present as a judge for the Best Manager event. Having individuals like Mr. Sreejith Ravi serve as judges motivated the students to perform at the highest level , and it pushed them to make their institutes proud. Ultimately, it was the Rajagiri School of Business that had a lot to cheer for as it won the rolling trophy.
The competition during the two day event remained intense; however, for many, especially those in the organizing committee, it was a fantastic learning experience. “Organizing such an event was a great privilege,” said student Gayatri Nair, with a smile on her face. “It taught us the importance of taking responsibilities, time management and thinking quickly in times of crisis. This has groomed us to face challenging situations in the future and deal with them without panicking.” Over the years, the techno-managerial fest has become a platform for intellect, talent, passion and creativity. This is where participants come to display their business knowledge, managerial skills, leadership qualities, business drive, and technical acumen. And this year turned out to be another spectacular showcase for future managers and professionals, as many talented gems came to the forefront. Moreover, they had an opportunity to develop their skills and grow further as future leaders.
Several cultural events were also a part of Shikhar 2014, and they became a platform for students to showcase their creativity and extracurricular talents. For one of the students from SCMS Cochin who was a member of a band that played at the event, “It was an exhilarating experience. We loved playing in front of our contemporaries and we will carry these memories with us forever.” He was probably echoing the sentiments of all participants who will have pleasant memories that they are likely to cherish for a long time to come.