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Preliminary rounds for Bizkrieg 2014, the Finance and Investment Cell of College of Vocational Studies organised the final rounds with select teams who made it through. The morning of 7th April saw a turnout of around 150 participants who reached Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute in North Campus, geared up for the various finance and management based events lined up for the day. The formal attire of the competitors added to the corporate aura that the organisers had hoped to create for the event. The day started off with the Opening Ceremony during which the Chief Guest, Mr. Upkar Joshi, the Financial Planning Manager at HSBC, addressed the students. After that, it was time for the competitive events! The participants and teams from Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies, College of Vocational Studies and Shri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce were the frontrunners in nearly all the events. During the course of the day the following competitions took place; The Schindler- Best Manager, (Bizkrieg’s flagship event), The Belfort- Best Marketer, The Gekko- Mock Stock, The Sheldon- Business Quiz and The Clash of Titans- Contingent Task. All the events, though based on core business skills, had a twist of historical elements mixed in them. The highlight of the event was The Schindler and The Belfort. In the quest to find the best manager and best marketer respectively, the participants were put through a series of tasks which included stress interviews and crisis situations that they had to crack using their presence of mind. The Schindler in particular had an innovative task which saw the participants take on the role of an official from the East India Company, who had to answer gruelling questions from an organising committee member posing as Aurangzeb! The questions were centred on a hypothetical situation that had been presented to the students wherein Aurangzeb’s ship, along with a bounty and his relatives, had been captured by an English Pirate. Nandita Jaitley from CBS took home the title of The Best Manager while Mahima Dissoria from the same college came second. Sanjivni from CVS was adjudged the Best Marketer for her creativity and spontaneity while Jashan Gupta and Aakash Singhla from CBS came first in the Mock Stock event.  The Sheldon, the business quiz was won by Anuraag Gupta and Tanmay Garg from SGGS, after they made their way through the intensive yet innovative rounds of quizzing. Ecovision from CBS took home the award for the Contingent Task, the Clash of Titans. 10176222_599212570168834_1678083956316941725_n With that, the first edition of Bizkrieg came to an end. Sasha Mongia, who is a part of CVS’s Finance and Investment Cell, told us that the participants had all shared positive feedback with the organising team and even praised their hospitality. Mahima Dissoria from CBS confirmed that by saying, ‘I liked the creativity of the events and it was clear that a lot of effort had been put in to them. The attention to detail ensured that all competitions were carried out in a synchronised and smooth fashion’.  With inputs from Meenakshi Kukreja and Anumeha Grover Image courtesy: Team FIC, CVS]]>

The Finance and Investment Cell of College of Vocational Studies successfully organised the preliminary rounds for their annual management festival, Bizkrieg 2014 on the 3rd and 4th of April. The final rounds are scheduled to held at Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute in North Campus on Monday, the 7th of April.

The event saw participation of roughly 300 students, from whom 150 have qualified for the finals to be held on Monday. The list of students who have qualified can be accessed here.


This year, Bizkrieg’14 has been themed The Alternate History, ‘inspired by the idea to alter history and build the future on it’. Apart from the campus prelims, students were facilitated with the option of online prelims in the form of a Google Form.


The events, named after related fictional personalities, are The Schindler – the best manager event, The Belfort – the best marketer event, The Gekko – the mock stock event and The Sheldon – the business quiz. Mehak Kathpalia from the FIC of CVS says, “With participation from all across Delhi University in the four events, we are obliged by the trust they restored in us. We at FIC, CVS strive to create experiences.” Cash prizes of Rs.40,000 are to be won in the final rounds.

The two-day cultural festival of College of Vocational Studies (CVS) concluded amidst drizzles on the evening of 28th March with Hardy Sandhu performing on a makeshift platform as showers restricted the use of electrical equipment on the main stage.

The first day of the festival began with an English debate event. Teams debated the topic, ‘The result of the coming elections rests in the hands of the youth’. Arvind and Anuj won the 1st and the 2nd position respectively. Karil was awarded the Best Interjector prize. All winning participants were from the host team. The debate was followed by rangoli and poster-making competitions held in classrooms.

After a short delay, The Thespian, the street-play and most awaited event of the day, commenced at 1:00 pm. It was organised by Dramanomics – the Dramatics society of CVS. The event saw participation of 7 colleges with each college putting on display a social issue of the country. Shivaji College with their play Bas Samajhne ki Baat hai depicted the ill-treatment and abandonment of the old in our society, was adjudged the best play of the evening. Gargi College’s Joota and Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce’s Chidiya ki Kahaani were the 2nd and 3rd prize winners respectively.

Samiksha (Best Model)

Manthan, the fashion society of CVS organised a fashion competition which was won by the team from Maitreyi College. The award for best costume went to Tarini Singh and best model went to Samiksha Jain, both from Lady Irwin College, whose team was adorning the Cleopatra look.

The second day of the fest began with a Hindi debate on the topic, ‘Bharat se bhrashtachar hatana asambhav hain’. Soon after the debate, the main stage was taken over by rock bands for the Battle of Bands, which was won by Kazaryth.

The weather had become overcast as the musicians of CVS played and growled to the tunes of Metallica and AC/DC, entertaining the crowd that was waiting for Hardy Sandhu’s performance, but as the evening progressed, it started raining and Hardy’s performance was delayed. Finally, the rain subsided and Hardy performed on a makeshift platform near the Student’s Desk instead of the main stage as it was wet and could not accommodate electrical equipment.

College of Vocational Studies(CVS) celebrated the 3rd edition of its annual sports fest, Runbhoomi from 8th-11th March 2014. The fest had events like football, basketball, volleyball and various other academic contests. The fest is generally targeted for the students enrolled in Bachelor of Business Economics(BBE), Bachelor in Financial and Investment Analysis(BFIA) and Bachelor of Business Studies(BBS) courses in the Delhi University. However, the various academic events are open for all the students. This year the target group got extended to the new Bachelor of Management Studies(BMS) course as well.

Runbhoomi’14 saw teams participating from a total of 11 colleges with Shaheed Sukhdev College Of Business Studies(SSCBS) pulling out at the last moment. Colleges like Keshav Mahavidyalaya, Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur(SGTB) Khalsa College, Gargi College and others participated. A total of 11 events were carried out at the fest.

The fest kicked off with the Opening Ceremony with performances from Zest- the Western Dance Society of CVS and other solo performances. Arun Hooda,  former DUSU President was the Chief Guest.

The Football Tournament (Boys)

First Position – College of Vocational Studies(CVS)

Second Position – Shri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce

Third Position – Ram Lal Anand (E) College

 In the girl’s tournament, it was Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce(SGGSC)  who took the first prize while CVS came in at the second position. SGTB Khalsa College bagged the third prize.

The Basketball  Tournament (Boys)

First Position – the host team, CVS

Second Position –  Bhim Rao Ambedkar College.

Third Position –  Sri Guru Nanak Dev Khalsa College.

 The girls of CVS took home the first prize in their respective Basketball tournament with Gargi College coming in at second and SGTB College at third.

The Cricket Tournament

First Position – Bhim Rao Ambedkar College.

Second Position –  Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce.

Third Position – CVS

The Volleyball Tournament

First Position – CVS

Second Position – Gargi College

Third Position – A tie between Ram Lal Anand (E) & SGTB Khalsa College.

The various Athletics events included relays and shotput where CVS came in at the first position and Gargi College at second on an overall rankings basis. Apart from sporting events, the fest also had a Dance competition wherein Gargi College won the first prize with CVS at second and Maharaja Agrasen College at third.

The Finance and Investment Cell also organized Venator-The Sports Manager as a part of the fest. The team representing Everton FC of Khurram Areeb and Shivam Sharma won the first prize.

Empressario -The BMS society of CVS organized an IPL bidding simulation which was won by the team representing Chennai SuperKings comprising of Premik and Aman won. The second prize was bagged by the team of Neelansh Khurana and Abhishek Gupta of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College.

The team of Khurram Areeb and Shivam Sharma also won Deadline Day- A Transfer Saga, a simulation of the financial side of the world of football comprising of transfers, free agents and player contracts. They represented Chelsea FC in the event.

Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) held a street dance competition on the second day of their fest, Crossroads 2014. The event was adjudged by two well known names in Delhi’s dancing circuit, Jatin and Sanchit.

Five teams participated in the competition. Delhi Technological University’s team, Soul Diggers were the first to go, followed by Ramjas’ In Step. CVStreets, who ultimately rose as the victors, faced technical issues and were made to perform twice. The Unpredictables from Shyam Lal College performed to a rather fun medley of songs, including oldies like ‘Chura ke dil mera’ and the Vodafone Zoozoo song ‘Zumi Zumi’. Drift Up from DCAC, who had recently won the street dance competition at Nexus’14 went last.

After each college had performed, the judges chose DCAC and CVS as the finalists. What followed was a street dance battle, a la Step Up, which was won by CVStreets.

CVStreets, the team from College of Vocational Studies, has also previously secured the first position at the Goa Nokia India Fest Delhi Prelims, and the second position in both, BITS Pilani and IIM Lucknow this fest season. This was their first DU participation. Their routine was choreographed by Dennis, who has also worked with Yo Yo Honey Singh for Blue Eyes.