The School of Management at Jain (Deemed-to-be University) hosted a one-day National Level Virtual Fest TAKSHAK 2020 on October 16, 2020. The Human Resource Management fest saw participants from various Universities like Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, IISWBM, CMS Business School, Christ (Deemed-to-be University), Xavier Institute of Management, etc. This student-led extravaganza was a blend of the finest exponents of managerial acumen, as the participators competed in a series of events with team spirit, talent, and creativity. The numerous events tested the ability of management students by presenting real-life corporate scenarios to enhance their overall personality and equip them with the necessary skills to make it big in their professions.
TAKSHAK, a Sanskrit word for a builder or an architect, was aimed at “Building Excellence Through People” - the ultimate goal of the fest. This exciting fest comprised 5 different and exciting rounds:
PAREEKSH – It was a quiz in a form of a game or mind sport. This quiz was designed to test the knowledge of the student.
VIMARSH - It was the perfect platform for the participants to discuss different views and ideologies in a group. The panelists were:
Mr. Ketan Sharma - Senior Manager of Workforce Management, Resource Management Group, and Human Resources at L&T Technology Services Limited.
Mrs. Nidhi Shukla - Certified Corporate Trainer, HR professional, and academician. Having worked with several corporate businesses, she has extensive corporate expertise. Currently, she is the Head of Training for a Healthcare consultancy and is also associated with Jain (Deemed-to-be University) and the Career Development Cell at REVA University.
PAHELI - Meaning puzzle in English, proved to be a challenging round for the participants with various quizzes.
SABYASACHI – It was an exclusive opportunity for the attendees to put on their thinking hats and figure out solutions for a series of challenging scenarios. This round featured two sections - the participants were given a topic to speak on, and the second was on testing their skills in writing impeccable resumes with an event titled "Building your resume".
The judge for this round was Mr. Koushik B V – Training manager at Hinduja Global Solutions and an Ex-Area Training Manager for SBI Cards.
NIRMAAN – This event was aimed at prepping the participants to overcome the hurdles they may face while working as Human Resource professionals. This event was the continuation of the previous round in which the participants were asked to create their resumes. The panelists in this round were:
Mr. Rakesh Rajan - Head HR and IR at Celebi Aviation Holdings, South India. He was associated with Flipkart, BMW, and Titan as a Regional Manager.
Mr. Syed Gaous – Regional Manager HR for Aditya Birla's life insurance. He has vast experience in managing HR operations, especially with start-ups. Currently, he is a Life Coach.
The top 3 winners of TAKSHAK – 2020 are:
The Winner - Ms. Srinidhi M P from Christ (Deemed-to-be University), Bangalore
The First Runner up - Ms. Nauseen Pathan from Jain College of MBA and MCA, Belgaum
The Second Runner up - Mr. Harmeet Singh from CMS Business School, Bangalore
The fest was a huge accomplishment that delivered the right inputs and provided the students with an opportunity to hone their business skills and demonstrate their talents.