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National-level management fest ‘Kaushalam’ held at GSSSIETW

Mysuru,May 25:- GSSS Institute of Engineering and Technology for Women, Department of MBA, hosted national-level management fest “Kaushalam-2019” – A tribute to the Indian Armed Forces. This fest brought together around 250 management students from different colleges across Karnataka and provided them with a platform to showcase their talents.

The event was inaugurated by chief guest Brig Vinod Kumar Adappa, Sena Medal, vice-president, Zilla Sainik Board, at the Open Air Auditorium, D Block, GSSSIETW campus. Management committee members, HoDs, staff and students were present.

In the inaugural speech, Brig Adappa shared his experience of the war field with the students. Each instance of the war that he shared was very thrilling and thought-provoking. He set an example to the management students on how proactive one should be and how important it is to have observation skills, analytical thinking and spontaneity in the tasks that we perform. He appreciated GSSSIETW for providing quality education, especially for women. He also emphasised on the achievement of goal through focus and perseverance thereby making the parents, institution and the country proud. Finally, he conveyed best wishes towards the success of ‘Kaushalam.’

Department of MBA, GSSSIETW is always aimed for the skill development of the students.
The department organises programmes for the professional development of the students and creates a platform for industry-institute interaction. Every time, “Kaushalam” comes out with a theme. This time, the theme was based on “Indian Armed Forces.” The theme is selected because of the contribution made by Indian Armed Forces in recent times. As a tribute, the teams were named after military regiments. The rounds were named using military phrases. The entire MBA department was decorated with the military theme. Setups mimicking bunkers, soldiers, guns and armoured fighting vehicles were seen everywhere.

The two-day fest included various competitions in the areas of finance, HR, marketing, business quiz and best manager. Students from various colleges actively participated in various events. From 6 pm onwards, the stage was set for the rock concert by Vasu Dixit band. Vasu is associated with “Swarathma,” a Bangalore-based Indian folk/fusion band. The concert was extremely lively and the crowd couldn’t resist screaming and dancing along with the band. It was a fantastic evening which also had a lot of dances, songs and a fashion show. The stage was crafted with LED screen and spotlights sets from various directions to create a colourful view.

The valedictory function was graced by chief guest Capt M M Poonacha (retired), Indian Army; Vanaja B Pandit, honorary secretary, GSSS; R K Bharath, CEO and management committee member, GSSS; M Ashok Shenoy, member, GSSS; Dr Shivakumar M, principal, GSSSIETW; Anupama B Pandit, administrative officer; Dr G Y Vishwanath, HoD, Department of MBA, faculty and participants were present and all the winners were acknowledged with trophies and certificates. All the students who participated in the fest received a participation certificate as a token of appreciation. (MR)

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