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The students of IIPM Bhubaneshwar were taken for an industrial visit to Bhubaneshwar DC of Infosys Technologies on 7th of August 2010.

The visit started with a Corporate Presentation of Infosys. After that some senior project managers oriented the students about various business verticals of Infosys vis-à-vis the opportunities and the risk factors. Just before lunch time, students were taken for a campus visit and they were really impressed by the stunning modern state-of-the-art infrastructure of INFY. The visit concluded with an entrepreneurial skills test, where students were divided into groups and given a task to prepare business plan for a new IT company. Thanks to IIPM’s special focus towards entrepreneurship in its course curriculum, INFY staff were overwhelmed by the response of the students.

Overall the visit was very inspiring for the students and as well served as a good assessment of their aspirations for upcoming corporate life.
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IIPM Bhubaneshwar held its fresher’s party - Moonwalk, for its new spring summer batch on 20th July 2010. Moonwalk is a traditional welcome ceremony for the fresh batch. It is a nice way to create friendship and brotherhood within the students who generally come from different back grounds and regions.

Students wore their best attire to match the theme Aqua. There was plenty of music, lights, camera and lots of action as everyone danced their heels out to the music of DJ Tushar.

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On 17th July 2010, HEAL Club of IIPM Bhubaneshwar organized a Workshop on “Art of Living”. The guest for the event was Mr. Satya Ranjan Sahoo, MD of SERIFED (Orissa Co-op Tassar & Silk Federation Ltd) & BOYANIKA.

The Purpose of the workshop was to provide consistent and comprehensive understanding to make sense of our interdependent world and to understand who we are in it and to bring about the betterment of lives. Students enjoyed the session thoroughly as they learned a handful of techniques on stress management and techniques to enhance the power of their conscious mind.

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On 10th July 2010, 4ps Club of IIPM Bhubaneshwar organized a Panel Discussion on the topic, “Advertising: Is it all about creativity or strategy”. The guests for the event were Mr. Prasanna Panda, Response Head- Indian Express, Mr. Debasish Sahu, Branch Manger- PPS Bhubaneshwar and Prof. Surya Das Mohapatra who played the role of moderator in the entire event.

Both the speakers had stressed on the core importance of the verticals of their respective industries. Mr. Prasanna Panda was very explicit and clear about his views on how an adjustable and practical balance has to be maintained when thinking of the success of an advertising campaign. Mr. Sahu of PPS was also very clear in explaining different attributes that influence the advertising industry. His clear distinction of strategy and creativity and how the combination of both the concepts has turned around the thinking in advertising industry was beautifully emphasized by him.

Students were delighted to be among the guests and thoroughly enjoyed the question and answer round. It was a real value addition for the young & dynamic future managers as they had got a 360 degree view of the Advertising Industry.

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On 26th June 2010, 4Ps Club of IIPM Bhubaneshwar organized a symposium on the topic, “Career opportunities for Young MBAs in Today’s corporate world”. The guests for the event were Dr. Saroj Kumar Mahapatra - Senior General Manager HR, POSCO India Ltd, Mr. Binod Gopal Mukherjee, Zonal Head Religare Securities and Prof. T.K. Chatterjee who played the role of moderator in the entire event. Both the speakers had stressed on the core importance of the marketing vertical of their respective industries. Dr. Mahapatra emphasized on special importance of B2B marketing process and the careers associated with it where as Mr. Mukherjee threw some more light on how challenging the careers in B2C marketing process are, taking Broking industry as a special case. It was a real value addition for the young & dynamic future Managers as they got a 360 degree picture of their prospective careers in the corporate world.

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On 19th June 2010, Finex Club of IIPM Bhubaneshwar organized a panel discussion on the topic, Corporate Governance- The Indian Scenario. The guests for the event were Mr. Santosh Kumar Mohapatra , CEO- Dhamra Port Company Limited (a 50:50 joint venture of L&T and Tata Steel), Mr. Ashok Kumar panda, Head-IF&IT- Orissa Computer Application Centre and Prof. Vijaya Bhatt, who played the role of moderator in the entire event. The panel discussed about the various issues of corporate governance like role of independent director, whistle blowing, clause 49 and many more. Students had an experience of their life listening to the esteemed panel.

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GIDF club of IIPM Bhubaneshwar in association with Red Cross Blood Bank has organized a blood donation camp on 19th June Saturday at its campus. The camp was a great success as more than 50 students and staff of IIPM Bhubaneshwar donated their blood. The entire IIPM fraternity is pledged to do such activities in times to come.  “Service to mankind is service to God”; this is something that we at IIPM practice religiously.

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