Ranchi, Jharkhand | September |29, 2018 :: AGON, the annual management fest of IIM Ranchi was inaugurated on 29th September at Suchana Bhavan. AGON 4.0 is a platform where some of the best minds of the country would be taking part in competitions from different walks of management. With over 1500+ participants across various events, AGON 4.0 has captured extensive attention amongst management enthusiasts in various B-Schools. AGON experienced a footfall of about 700 on the first Day, which includes students from esteemed management institutions of India such as IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, IIT Kharagpur, ISB, FMS, XLRI, IIM Calcutta, XIMB, NMIMS, IIM Indore, IIM Lucknow, IIT Madras and many more.
The inaugural started with lighting of lamp by Prof. K. N. Singh, Emeritus Professor, IIM Ranchi followed by a prayer song by one of the first year students. Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Singh expressed his delight over the enthusiasm and active participation that AGON has witnessed this year, and urged the students to consider this as a great opportunity of learning from practical experiences.
He stressed upon the importance of discipline, teamwork and commitment in organising the events, while focusing on learning from mistakes that help students become great professions when they enter the corporate world in the future. With these motivations words, he officially declared AGON 4.0 open.
Various events that were organised throughout the first day included Cricket Mandi, an IPL based Cricket auction by Conundrum, the Consulting Club, while Finance Club is hosting Plutus, its flagship business valuation competition. Hire, the HR Club, charged up the atmosphere with Varstand, a recruitment bidding competition, along with Marquess, the Marketing Club evaluating the participants on their branding abilities through an on the spot ad-making contest. The Literary club organised debate, quiz and writing events. Sankriya’s Crack the Case was another attraction for those who aspire to be experts in Operations. At the heart of the fest were online quizzes, amongst which E-Cell conducted Entrepreneurial Quotient while QR Code, the Quiz Club had Gnosis to test participants’ general awareness. Other events sucha as Parivridhi, Smadhan, Sab bikta hai and Cinema Paradiso have attracted large participants. All the winners and runners up won attractive cash prizes and expressed their gratitude to team AGON and IIM Ranchi for creating such a wonderful learning platform. Bahumukhvikaso Gantavyah, the Sanskrit verse in IIM Ranchi logo echos the Institute’s mission to work towards “Holistic development of individual, institutions and the society at large” and the same resonated with the kind of activities organised as a part of AGON 4.0
Esteemed jury members from leading organisations like Goldman Sachs, Tata Group, Jharkhand Innovation Lab and E&Y graced the occasion. Organizations like PNB, Nestle, Zebronics, New india Assurance, HBR Ascend, Labket and Soulstore are associated as sponsors for the event. The fest would conclude with yet another interesting set of events planned on the final day, 30th september.