<![CDATA[Commercium, The Commerce Society of P.G.D.A.V College hosted its fest Commquest 2014 in the college campus on the 24th and 25th of February. The first day proved to be a huge success, especially for the overwhelming number of 210 participants in the event named Check That List! The Second day of the fest started with a bang, with its first event M-AD – Tastic (Ad – Mad) setting the bar for the other events scheduled to be held later in the day. 13 teams from different colleges had registered. Each team which registered for the event could have a minimum of 2 members and a maximum of 4. Two rounds were conducted and at the end of both the rounds the marks received were summed up to ascertain the winners. The first round was the “Jingle” round, where teams were given a word/product name and they had to utilize the given word in a song to make some sense out of it. The second round was the Ad round, where the same word/product name had to be used to make an advertisement. After summing up the marks of the individual rounds, the winning teams were ascertained. In the first position were Yathartha and Ayush from Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, in the second position were Rachita, Saksham, Ankit and Shiva from P.G.D.A.V College and in the third position were Nitin, Shivam, Kunal and Ashika from Maharaja Agrasen College. The second Event for the day, namely, The Opinionators (Group Discussion) received a strength of 40 entrants. These 40 participants were divided into 4 groups and the prelims were conducted to sieve out the best from the rest. Some of the topics that were put up throughout the prelims were: “Export Stagnation – Causes and Cures”, “If you give a man a fish, he eats it once. You teach him to fish, you lose a business opportunity” and “FDI in retail”. 12 of the best participants were selected for the final round with 2 groups of 6 students. The topics were selected in a draw of lots basis. The participants were given 5 minutes to jot down their points and 10 minutes to dicuss the topic. The topic for the first group was, ” In most corporates, ethics is for show but corruption is for real” and for the second group was, ” Corporate Social Responsibility is a Hypocrisy”. Meghna from Shaheed Sukhdev College Of Business Studies received the first prize, Shivam from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, received the second prize and a joint third prize was provided to Naman from Lady Shri Ram College and Mahima from Shaheed Sukhdev College Of Business Studies. The third event of the day was Rock The Stock! which was conducted in three rounds. For the first round, teams of two were given 15 multiple choice questions on finance, economics and stock markets. The second round included share trading in pre – determined markets. Participants were provided with price lists and favourable or unfavourable news per trading. Only a selected number of teams were selected for the final round. For the same, students were given virtual currency for trading and those with the most amount of returns in the stipulated time would be named as winners. We had the opportunity of talking to Himanshu Joshi, Head – Learning and Development at Globe Capital Market Ltd. (Title Sponsors for the Event) who was moderating and guiding the event. He said, This is a great event and a great opportunity for students to understand how a stock market functions. Trading under live market conditions gives the students an opportunity to understand how much they could have made had they been trading with actual currency”. The results were as follows, The first prize went to Aman and Anupam from Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, the second prize to Rohit from P.G.D.A.V and Hardik from Shyam Lal College and the third Prize to Basant and Aparna from P.G.D.A.V College. Aman and Anupam, the winners of this event said,” This event was pretty well organised. The good part about the event was that there were quite a lot of things to learn and there was an actual market link to the game. Overall it was an event well done”.
The Next Event was Bid Bowling which had a preliminary round with 27 odd teams, out of which 12 teams made it to the next round. The next round replicated a “Betting Scenario”. Every team was provided with a cash balance of one lakh model money. A minimum bet of 1,000 rupees and and maximum of 10,000 rupees could be made on certain hypothetical or real scenarios depicted through visual clippings. The moderators would give the participants these scenarios, for example, In three balls 6 runs were to be scored . The participants would bid accordingly, if they thought such a target was possible. Then the visual would be played to show the result. The top 6 earners were selected for the final round and the earnings of the participants in the previous round were added to a one lakh rupees provided freshly in this round. In this third round, the amount of money earned till now was to be used in a player auction. Each team had to purchase a minimum of 3 players which included one batsman, one bowler and an alrounder whose role had to be specified . A pre-played match had been recorded and its stats had already been kept ready by the moderators. For every run the batsman had scored, the team would get one point and similarly for a wicket taken by a bowler, the team would get 10 points. The auction was highly dramatic due to the bizarre auction rates. For example Chris Gayle was sold for 60,000 rupees and his base price was 45,000, whereas Ravi Rampaul was sold for 80,000 when his base price was 30,000. The event ended in a highly energetic note and the summision of the points received decided the winners. The first Prize went to Nidansh and Abhishek from Deen Dayal Upadhyay College , the second prize to Lupin and Vipul form Ram Lal Anand College and the third Prize to Abhay and Akshay from P.G.D.A.V. We asked Lupin and Vipul who won the second prize , regarding the organisation of the event. They said, ” Apart from certain time management issues, the organisation was good. The events was well planned and well executed. Even the teachers were enjoying.” In the end, the valedictory ceremony was addressed by the Principal of the college , followed by faculty of the Commerce Department. The results for the Online Photography Competition – topic being, street entrepreneurship, were as follows: First prize went to Aditya from Swami Shraddhanand College and the second Prize went to Noorain from P.G.D.A.V. By Ishaan Sen Gupta ([email protected])]]>