Biz Street’13, the Commerce Fest exhibited by the Commerce Society of SRCC , exuberated zeal at its peak on the first day, 13th of February. Widening its expanse to a three day departmental fest, it was host to a myriad of events pertaining to the characteristic of the business world. Hence the buzzing environment was well owed to bubbling entrepreneurs who sought solace in this affable environment.
The day commenced with the dearly adored competition amongst students, Ad Mad which was well intently titled ‘Ad-Diction’. An immense response as was expected greeted this event and the first round concluded with the finalists waiting to compete in the finals the following day.
Alongside, the finals of the Business Plan event, ‘Prodigy: The B-Plan’, were also being held in the Seminar Room. 8 teams were shortlisted for the competition including teams from Xaviers, SRCC, Amity and Delhi School of Management. Each team was given 10 minutes to present their Business Plan covering aspects such as promotion strategy, team composition, revenue streams and cost projections amongst others. Assistant Professor of the Commerce Department of SRCC, AsthaDewan, also one of the judges for the competition said, “An ideal B-Plan is one which takes into account the feasibility of the plan as well as how it will impact the environment and aid the masses, and not just the classes.”Eventually Onkar and Abhya from CBS walked away with the winners’ title for their plan on cancer cure. Ipshita and Prakriti from SRCC were declared second for theirplan called “AshakiKiran”, a plan aiming at dual social development in the villages of Uttarakhand and the bulb manufacturing community of Dehradun,which has currently been out-competed by Chinese manufacturers.
This event was followed by the much exhilaratingMockStock competition called ‘Arbitrage’. Impulsiveness was harnessed and students put their minds together to put their acumen to test, by indulging in the experience of trading shares of companies on the basis of mock news feed provided to them. Believing experts, this event always thrusts an adrenaline rush amongst participants. Shortlisted participants were invited to compete in the final round on the second day.
The 100th Percentile Test was an Aptitude Test conducted by IMS, a leading institution in Management Entrance Training to challenge the quantitative, analysis and verbal skills of students. A shortlisted list of candidates would be subjected to a ‘stress interview’, which would eventually help churn out the cream of the lot and the top scorer would then be awarded. This event saw a mammoth participation wherein a number of students rolled in to prove their mettle. The concluding event of the day was a fun event on the lines of the show Bluffmaster called ‘Outliar’.Ten participants were shortlisted after the preliminaries who had to outcompete each other by giving the most unusual answers. The Bluff master, who was provided with the answer key, had to cling on to his greed of scoring the maximum by giving the rarest answer in order to avoid elimination. To no surprise this was an enthralling event and a total hit amongst the students.
Biz Street’13 commenced with buzz and bang alike, promising to carve out the best of business sense in one and all!