commerce fest


The annual commerce fest of Shri Ram College of Commerce, Biz Street, was hosted by the commerce society of the college in its latest edition. The final day of the festival was on the 15th of February and saw sundry events taking place. While some were standalone events, others witnessed their final rounds taking place as the fest drew to a close. Anamnesis, the case study competition, aimed to enable the participants to put their analytical skills and business acumen to test by requiring them to formulate the most pertinent solutions to hypothetical business related problems. Next on the day’s list of events was Market Mafia, an most unique business simulation event, where the participants needed to sell their product by minimizing cost, manufacturing the best product possible, planning the market and selling their entire stock but at the most competitive prices. The 100th Percentile was the event next in line and this was aimed at finding out who among the participants had both the percentile and the personality to make the cut. While the initial round had a test to rank participants by their marks, the final round saw them taking part in the interview to see finally who lasted longest. Calvin Pinto was the winner, scoring highest considering all three- aptitude test, group discussion and stress interview. The fest closed with the final event of the day, Mystic Trial: The Hunt Begins. This was a clue-based treasure hunt around campus and lived up to its billing by being exciting and also witnessed enthusiastic participation from the students. Biz Street now opens next year, so all you fans keep your wits sharpened until then!]]>

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!   PoornimaKharbanda [email protected] Cheshtha Gupta [email protected]]]>

Zoom into the campus central of Kamala Nehru College on the 13th of September and you shall witness some adroit minds at work, some creative juices overflowing accompanied by a lot of numerical analysis floating in the air. In a situation like this let worry not overpower, for you are at the enthralling Commerce Fest of the college, named Commxcelsior to my extreme fascination.

As grand as it might seem, what is veiled behind the making of this fest is also pure grandeur. With an anticipated participation of more than 600 students from across the universities (as enumerated last year), this fest is soaring high to make a mark of its own. Their sponsors range from Haldirams and tupper ware to 104 FM and an array of others. If caught amidst a rare spurt of boredom, it shall be very short lived as you’d find yourself surrounded by the most quirky stalls of hair braiding, tattoos, tarot card reading and accessories along with some delectable food delights of Subway and others to satiate your hunger pangs.

Commxcelsior will be organizing five commerce centric activities to test the businessperson in you.  Commencing at 10.30am with AD-MAD, which is an advertisement making competition, you could awaken your creative as well as marketing geniuses to grab prizes worth Rs 13,500 in a team of three. Simultaneously set to be conducted are some presentations depicting a Business plan on the theme of Social Entrepreneurship. This activity invites participation from teams of 2 members each, who will compete for prizes worth more than Rs 15000. Next is the most highlighted happening, a mock stock exchange taking place at 2 pm, called ‘Bulls and Bears’ that shall put your dexterous skills of sale, purchase and investment to check. Each team can have two members for this activity, and strive for cash prices worth Rs 15000. The same will be held alongside a Commerce Quiz, which shall be played with a partner where the team can gloriously display knowledge of the subject in text and in practice. Prizes up for take here are worth Rs 9000.The final activity shall be a group discussion at 2.30 pm that seeks participation from those willing to discuss Commerce related agendas, with a bait of Rs 6,500.

“It will be an enriching experience for all those who believe in thinking out of the box and conquering the world with their knowledge” says Upasana, the General Secretary of the Commerce society. So if you want some stimulating fun along with some gripping exchange of ideas, this is the event that you should definitely not give a skip. Pin it up for the 13th of September, as lots of frolic awaits you in the environs of Kamala Nehru College.