Backwaters 2011: Day 3

Backwaters 2011, saw the final lap of its varied and highly competitive events, with participants going all out to achieve the title. The previous evening saw IIMB quite literally ‘Clinch the Deal’, in the event which pitched the future iBankers against each other in a cliffhanger of a contest. ‘White Knight’ a flagship event with Rs.1 lakh at stake, saw the teams battling to prove the feasibility of their business plan in the real world. ‘Whiteknight’ sponsored by Cognizant Business Consulting in association with incucapital, MAKVEN Capital, Mumbai Angels and TiE Kerala saw BITS Pilani walking away with the laurels. ‘Bizzathalon’, the quizzing marathon with quizzes on sports and entertainment, general topics and business, witnessed participants from Goa, Chennai and Bangalore. On a lighter vein, events such as ‘Treasure Hunt’, ‘Ad-Mad’, ‘LAN Gaming’ were also organized as stress-busters. ‘ITC Avatar’, a leadership event organized with the objective of unearthing the Avatar best equipped to be the next CEO had nominations from country’s top B schools. Contestants were tested on their ability to make sound decisions under high pressure crunch situations. The Corporate Dinner in the evening attended by over 40 corporate houses from in and around Calicut, proved to be a platform for interaction between the corporate dignitaries and the IIMK fraternity to explore newer ways of engagement and mutual growth.

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