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Immersion Programme in Austin: EPGP students bring laurels to IIM-Indore


Indore: Under immersion programme for executive post graduate programme in management (EPGP), the batch of 2016-17 lately visited Red McCombs School of Business, University of Texas, Austin and brought laurels to their institute by winning various competitions.

IIM-Indore has a tie-up with McCombs School of Business, wherein the EPGP participants complete one semester while staying at the University campus and are taught by the best professors which gives them a rich experience of studying abroad.

Current batch of 41 students completed an advance programme in analytics for business excellence and visited various companies such as Dell Inc, Rackspace Inc, Wal-Mart Inc, etc. Students also got chance to meet distinguished personalities such as Red McCombs, a very successful businessman and Bob Metcalfe, co-founder, Ethernet.

Apart from exploring and probing the new place, students also brought fame to the institute by winning various competitions they took part in, like the unconventional fields of Mobility and Social Media Analytics.

EPGP participant Ayush Khaitan participated in a Hackathon and his team won the 2nd prize. Hackathon is a competition which requires coming up with a working solution to some existing problem using an existing technology, in a limited time.

This Hackathon was organised by Moovel, a subsidiary of well-known Diamler Group.

Ayush participated in the 48 hour non-stop session which required the use of technology to solve a problem in the mobility domain.

Participants also took part in an IIM Indore/ UT Austin Social Media Analytics Challenge 2016. Social Media Analytics is an exciting new field which can help a marketer in many ways such as planning a marketing campaign, predicting an election’s result, forecasting sales using the data from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, etc.

Akhil Jhingan, Anjani Kumar Sinha, Anupam Singh, Himanshu Makkar, Gaurav Tyagi and Eshana G won the first prize in the challenge. They presented their excellent work on giving suggestions to HR for an enhanced employee satisfaction, a press release issued by IIM-Indore said.

Ankur Jain, Gourav Arora, Samir Singh, Shantanu Roy, Vaibhav Agarwal and Vaibhav Singhal won the second prize in the event. They worked on designing a social media campaign for a hypothetical political party for upcoming assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh.

Team comprising of Himanshu Bhatia, Rupak Laskar, Kirthirani, Prashant Mishra and Sandeep Reddy bagged ‘honourable mention award’ in the event and they analysed the dynamics of start-up culture in India.

IIM-Indore director Rishikesha T Krishnan congratulated the students on their remarkable feat of achievement. “This academically rigorous international immersion gives our executive MBA students the edge that they need in the competitive Indian market,” he said.