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IIM Calcutta Annual Fests: Intaglio | Carpe Diem

Dec 5, 2018 13:04 IST

IIM Calcatta – one of the top MBA colleges in India is also known for a vibrant cultural life on campus. Students from IIM Calcutta talk about their annual fests i.e. Intaglio – the annual business summit and Carpe Diem – the Annual Cultural Festival of the B-school and how it adds a unique flavour to their campus life.

Extracts from the Interview:

Intaglio – the Annual Business Summit of IIM Calcutta

Intaglio - Key Highlights

Intaglio is the Annual Business Summit of IIM Calcutta. The summit includes around 25 challenging business competitions in which students from across the top management institutes participate. The summit has been graced by eminent personalities in the past including Mr Viral Acharya, the Deputy Governor of RBI, Cricketer Saurav Ganguly, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor and Industry Tycoon Mr Azim Premji. Apart from this, several workshops and events are held as part of Intaglio. Regalio event which is held as part of the Intaglio summit has seen the performances from the likes of Comedian Anirban Dasgupta as well as several other comedians and singers in the past.

Other events which are held as part of Intaglio include:

  • Adsense (In association with Joka Film Club)
  • Marketplace
  • Lord of Sales
  • Modulus
  • Bizworth
  • Powerplay
  • Know Your Customer
  • Dataplay
  • Launchpad
  • Sociopreneur
  • Olympus
  • Synergize
  • Operationalize
  • Consulting Knights
  • Empires of the Mind
  • Chanakyaniti
  • Model United Nations
  • Law of the Land
  • Quizzical
  • Oikonomics
  • Fight your Stand
  • Game Inc.

Why should future IIM Calcutta aspirants look forward to Intaglio?

Intaglio being the business summit of IIM Calcutta – India’s premier B-school, holds several events and workshops across different verticals. For instance, Intaglio events and workshops are held in the field of marketing, finance, strategy operations and other similar fields in which students and MBA aspirants participate. Intaglio helps students and aspirants experience and understand how events are held at B-schools.

Additionally, IIM Calcutta, as part of Intaglio invites thought leaders and industry stalwarts with whom students can interact and learn. In the past, multinational companies like Ogilvy, Uber and KPMG have held workshops as part of Intaglio, wherein they provide exposure to the students and help them understand how a particular industry or field operates from a business perspective. 

Parita Shah is the Overall Coordinator - Intaglio (Annual Business Summit), IIM Calcutta

Also Read: MBA at IIMs: Why IIMs are not B-Schools

Carpe Diem – the Annual Cultural Festival of IIM Calcutta

Carpe Diem – Key Highlights

Carpe Diem is the Annual Cultural Festival of IIM Calcutta. The festival is a three day extravaganza which is held in the month of January every year. Carpe Diem helps students take a break from their rigorous study schedule and tough life of the B-school. It gives students the freedom to express themselves and participate in a number of cultural events. The key highlight of Carpe Diem is that students get to let their hair down and enjoy top performance from different aspects of Indian culture.

In the past, several eminent personalities have also been part of Carpe Diem. These include Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, Singer - Music Composer Amit Trivedi, Music Director Duo Sachin –Jigar, Indian EDM sesnsation Nucleya, FusionRock-Band Indian Ocean and Comedian KumalKamra.

Carpe Diem includes cultural events like:

  • Dandiya Night
  • Pro-Nights
  • Razmataaz - Fashion show
  • Abhinay - One-act stage play
  • Euphoria - Dance competition
  • Armageddon - Rockband competition
  • Joka Roadies
  • Umeed - CSR Initiative
  • Photography competition
  • Treasure Hunt
  • Street Play
  • Debate

As of now, Carpe Diem is the largest college cultural festival in Calcutta and one of the biggest fests throughout India. All in all, Carpe Diem offers three days, full of fun and excitement to the students and participants.

Why should future IIM Calcutta aspirants look forward to Carpe Diem?

The two years one spends at IIM Calcutta or any other B-school for that matter are tough and hectic. MBA students have the task of learning a lot within the short time-span of two years. In such highly stressful environment, the three-day event of Carpe Diem gives students a chance to let lose and enjoy. Through different competitive events that are held as part of the annual festival, students also get a chance to compete against each other in non-academic extracurricular activities. Carpe Diem also offers a unique opportunity to the students to bond with other students throughout the batch by participating into different events. Apart from students of IIM Calcutta, it also gives them a chance to meet and interact with students form other B-schools and colleges who participate in different events as part of Carpe Diem.

Prateek Bansal is the Overall Coordinator –Carpe Diem (Annual Cultural Summit), IIM Calcutta

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