30th Edition: Atharva


Atharva– the 30th installment took off on the 13th of Januray in T. A. Pai Management Institute, Manipal. It provides a platform for young budding managers to showcase their talents. This business school fest not only includes some rigorous competitions to test the mettle of the competitors, it also saw various industry stalwarts interacting with the students. Mr Gururaj Kidiyoor, Director, T A Pai Management Institute, and our honourable chief guest, Mr Denny Joseph, Director, KPMG Global Services, graced the inaugural ceremony with their presence.

The first day saw the qualifying rounds for Sankalp (the business plan competition), sHRishti (showcasing talents in hiring, training and retaining employees), Infinity (showcasing knowledge and talent in the analysis of Mergers and Acquisitions) and Make Your Mark (exhibiting competence in the field of marketing). The day concluded with Vibes, the inter-collegiate dance competition where TAPMI emerged as the winner. It was followed by the talent show competition Blaze where awards were given to Mr and Ms Blaze.

The next day was no respite for the students. As competitors from TAPMI, IMI New Delhi, IFMR, KJ SIMR and SIBM fought for the top spots, the events got even more brutal. The students had the opportunity to interact with Mr Bharat Dave, Manager, BSE who took a session on “Overview of Security Markets”. He explained position monitoring, circuit filters and surveillance system present in BSE to protect market participants. He concluded by saying you can become a millionaire and billionaire if you follow the rules and be a disciplined investor. The day continued with Run for a Cause, a marathon organised to raise funds for the underprivileged students of Academy School. Students from various colleges around Manipal and from T A Pai Management Institute participated in this generous cause. TAPMI’s in-house band, YTBN (Yet to be Named) brought this hectic day to a conclusion. They performed to various melodies across genres. It kept the students engaged and recreated the lively environment in the college.

The event reached a crescendo with the third day. The competitions witnessing an intense final with teams going head to head for the top spot. Xpressions was the in-house competitions for the students of TAPMI. They included Khoj (treasure hunt) and Point and Shoot (Counter Strike Competition), for the students to have some fun contention. In the valedictory ceremony, all the top teams were given their rewards after 3 intense days of battling it out. Evening saw the event Libaaz, the fashion show competition. The glamorous event was the perfect ending to the 30th installment of Atharva.


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