Purvodaya 2021 – Excellence Through Resilience

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Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur, is proud to host the first-ever online adaptation of the institute’s Annual Business School fest Purvodaya, an amalgamation of different events where budding managers from top business Schools test their mettle against one another. The central theme – “Excellence through Resilience” – is especially relevant in contemporary times because of the pandemic’s devastating effects. The role of resilience is all the more critical regarding the shifting geopolitical, economic landscape as building adaptable businesses has been the mantra of the corporate world steering across these unprecedented times.

The three-day affair is a prodigious mix of competitions spanning across multiple domains like consulting, analytics, finance, supply chain management, and social entrepreneurship and is all set to launch on 5th February 2021. The event will be graced by the esteemed presence of our Chief Guest, Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal’ Nishank’, Hon’ble Minister of Education, our Guest of Honour, Mr Ronojoy Dutta, CEO at IndiGo and Mr Vinod Gupta, philanthropist, an alumnus of IIT Kharagpur and founder of the Vinod Gupta School of Management. The event will also be graced by Mr Ramesh Ramadurai, Managing Director of 3M India Limited, Dr Raghunath Anant Maashelkar, a Padma Vibhushan Awardee who has served as Ex-Director General of CSIR and Mr Sanjeev Sharma, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, ABB India & South Asia. 

This festival provides an ideal platform for aspiring leaders to sharpen their skills as top B-school talent across the country come together to test their prowess against their peers. The enthusiasm surrounding the preliminary rounds has given us a glimpse of the intense competition that we are to witness in the finals. Deliberations with renowned industry stalwarts are also spaced throughout the event to inspire the budding managers in their corporate journeys ahead.

The event attracts CXOs, strategists, technology evangelists, thought leaders, entrepreneurs and professionals pioneering change to come together to analyze real-world business scenarios and bring to life theoretical concepts in a practical framework. It is a platform for the industry and academia to come together to engage in discourse and the students to draw lessons from this. The Leadership Summit is all set to go live on 6th February 2021 will witness the fusion of enriching insights put forth by renowned corporate leaders from different realms of industry on the topic – “Reimagining Leadership: Building resilient and sustainable businesses.” Additionally, the fest will also play host to Reminiscence, the annual alumni interaction session that is a testament to the institute’s legacy.

For more details please visit: https://www.purvodaya.in/

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