Event Update : Comquest 2016 Day 1 at Lady Shri Ram College For Women

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The first day of Comquest, the Annual International Academic Meet of the Department of Commerce, Lady Shri Ram College kickstarted with great enthusiasm and zeal. With an amazing vibe around campus, the college premises boomed with boys, which however is not a usual scenario though.

Around 100 out stationed participants had landed up for the various events organized, including delegations from Nepal, Bhutan, Jaipur, Bangalore and of course Delhi.

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Fin-o-lution, the opening event of the fest marked the participation of 18 teams. A one of a kind interesting event, wherein the participants had to form a hospital using the items listed in the auction. It was a fun experience that involved the use of strategic planning and intelligence. Judged by Pranav Puliani, Sr. Manager Corporate Finance and AbhayChandalia, Chartered Accountant, the second round asked the contenders to develop an app based on ‘Fintech’, under which they had to present their business plan.

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The team from CBS, Japneet Singh and Abhinav Bansal stole the show by grabbing the first prize followed by an LSR team. The third prize went to Niraj and Sanju from Ace, Nepal.

The second event for the day was an outcry mock stock, Bullion powered by the BSE Institute. With a massive number of 40 teams participating, the competitors teleported to a time back in history where buyers and sellers used to shout out loud to trade. The two session event involved hustle and bustle with participating reaching out to the company counters to trade. Pulkit and Utkarsh from DTU bagged the first prize followed by Pranjal and Meenal from Xavier’s Jaipur.

An intriguing and mind-boggling business quiz, Mindbenders attracted students in large numbers. With initial prelims, followed by the main round and a tie-breaker in the last, Ravtej and Harshvardhan from CBS got the first prize to their name. The rounds were direct, bounce and pounce and long connect.

The speaker session presented two amazing speakers in front of the audience, one of them being AshwaniLohani, Chairman & Managing Director of Air India. Sharing his personal experience, he told us how he turned around various organizations, due to which he was chosen to work for Air India. Focusing on the role of human capital an specifically the top management, he briefed the way he was able to manage to get the New Delhi Railway Station cleaned before the Common Wealth Games.

Manan Vyas, the co-founder of ‘The Economist’ enlightened the students about Product Management. He explained in detail as to how to start an ecommerce business with the importance of acquiring and giving your best service to the first customer.

All given, the first day of the fest was a huge success that received an overwhelming response from both participants and spectators alike.

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Shivam Malhotra
A social media enthusiast who is in love with this digital world! Wrote the first article for DU Express in May 2016.

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