Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Hyderabad organized a one-day management festival ‘BizBuz’ for MBA aspirants at its campus.
Over 100 students from CBIT, Gandhi Medical College, Osmania Medical College, St. Francis, Vardhman, NIFT, Icfai Business School, Bhavans Degree College, GRIET, TKRCET, Vijay Krishna Institute of Technology and Science, Joginpally Bhaskar Rao Institute of Technology and Srinidhi Institute of Technology and others participated. The event had activities like debate, group discussion, case analysis and presentation, business quiz and Ad-Mad. The topics for the event spanned current affairs, business, politics, arts and entertainment etc.
Of the 12 teams that participated in Biz Buz, Gurtejbir, Akshay and Shailesh from Bhavans Hyderabad emerged as the winners. Arun from SNIST, Aditya from GMC and Mustafa from OMC were declared as the runner-ups .
Ad-Mad was the most popular among all the events. Organised to test the marketing and advertising skills of the participants, the primary target of this event was to give a firsthand exposure of marketing and advertising field to the participants. The event received entries from 9 teams with about 45 participants. The team from NIFT were the winners of the final round. They made an ad campaign on 'Every Indian wants a Swiss bank account' and sold the idea well while 'No to corruption' by the Icfai Business School was the runners-up.
The debate received over 13 team entries with 33 participants. The subjects for debate dealt with current dilemmas including 'Twitter-the 140 character limit', 'Chacha Choudhary vs Archie' and 'Is there a world beyond cricket in sports in India?''
Extempore had participants regaling the audience with their take on subjects like Kolaveri di, Anna Hazare, the F1 Race, Facebook, Bigboss, Silk Smitha, Ra.One.
Group discussions were dominated by Anna Hazare and his anti-corruption movement. 'Does speaking against Anna makes you corrupt?', 'Dead yesterday, unborn tomorrow', 'Catch them young' and 'Why this Kolaveri Di', were the other topics discussed.
One of the students, Amogh Sharma, said, “The event has been designed to provide a complete business acumen check for the participants.” Agreeing, another student, Shravan added, “It brought together final year students of engineering and arts colleges in the city and fostered competitive spirit in a fun learning atmosphere.”
Quiz lovers observed that the city was in dire need of a better quizzing culture, especially when compared to cities like Chennai and Bangalore. The city, it seemed, boasted of hardly about 100 serious quizzers, as compared to their being atleast 20 at each educational institute, in other cities.