DBS organised its annual management festival, MANFEST 2015 on 27th & 28th February, 2015. As the motto suggests, Manfest provides a platform to the Management students of to share knowledge, compete together and celebrate the joy of winning.
More than 30 leading B-schools of Western UP, Uttarakhand and NCR participated in the two day gala event. The chief guest for the event was veteran academician in the field of management Dr P. Ramesan, Director of IIM Rohtak. He shared his story of developing IIM Rohtak into one of the fastest growing IIMs in the country from a one room non decrepit institute started in the rented premises of an old government university.
In the evening he charmed the young crowd by sharing vignettes from his college life advising the future managers to develop an all round personality banking on their key strengths.
Sharpening the Saw
DBS gives a platform to each participant to prove his grasp of management concepts in a challenging environment. Business Plan is designed to unleash the entrepreneurship abilities of a candidate. To test the problem solving skills Ran Neeti, Case Study and Ship Wreck activities were conducted.
Dewbrat and Abdul Irfan from DBS were the winners of Business Plan. The best case study was presented by Himanshu, Md. Hashim and Ankit from DBS.
A Compelling Case Study
To test general awareness and communication skills of the participants Biz Quiz, Budget 2015, Debate and Devil’s advocate were organised. In Devil’s advocate the students persuasively defended the position of various personalities like Smriti Irani, Salman Khan and Vijay Mallaya. Ajeet Chaudhary from Quantum Institute, Roorkee won the first prize in Devil’s Advocate. The best debater was Pragati from UPES, Dehradun.
To measure the business acumen Brand Aid (Brand Promotion), internet marketing and Investrix were zealously contested. To add a dash of humour and creativity, Ad Mad left the audience in splits. Bolt DTH a brand created and promoted by the PGDM students of DBS won the Brand Aid competition. Akshat, Amit and Shweta from MBA 2nd Semester won the Investrix prize.
Fun N’ Sports
Vibrant activities to test the physical and mental prowess like Tug of war, speed chess, arm wrestling and Pool-8 ball were organised in the sports arena and the back lawns. The 5-legged race was won by Aman and Rahul from DBS. Vimarsh and Mewada from DBS emerged as the best Slow Bikers.
Tug of war travails
To test the artistic acumen of the budding managers a graffiti competition was organised. The students painted the canteen walls with vivacious themes displaying their creative side and concern for the society.
Mesmerizing music, scintillating dance performances and adrenaline gushing band performances and lip smacking ethnic food made the evenings truly memorable. The singers and performers from different colleges stole the show with their melody and rhythm. The band performances enthralled the audience with their sonorous vocals and pulsating music. Plabon Dutta from DBS won the solo singing title, and the group singing prize went to ICM Dehradun.
Onix and Black Sheep were declared joint winners for the title of Best Band. The dance performances and reminded of the great creative potential of the young participants. Vishesh and Vardan were the winners in the solo dance category. After two days fun and creativity, it was hard to believe that we have to wait another year to experience the magic!
Manfest’15 List of Winners
Bolt DTH (DBS)
Hunger Punch (ICM), Runners Up
Kentos (Anikesh, Richa, Pankaj & Ravi from BBA II, DBS)
Girrrafe (Pinaki, Ashok, & Maloy from MBA II, DBS)
Ran Neeti (Case Study)
Md. Hashim (DBS)
Akshat, Amit, Shweta (MBA II, DBS)
Dewbrat, Smita, Irfan (MBA IV DBS)
Ajeet Choudhary (Quantum)
Bidhisha Paul (DBS)
Sonali (Gurukul Kangri)
Shweta (MBA II, DBS)
Shefali Soni (MBA IV DBS)
Dewbrat, Irfan (MBA IV DBS)
Hitisha, Ravinder (BBA II, DBS)
Audi IB; Shivam, Ankita, Prabhjoy, Abhay (ICM)
Tech Grid; Shweta, Shakti (DBS)
Nitin Dogra (DBS)
Shubham Rautela (DBS)
Vimarsh, Mewada, Shweta (DBS)
Hemant Bhareti (Graphic Era University)
Abdul Irfan (DBS)
Shubhanshi (Deshbandhu College)
Tug of war
Team Bee Hive
Team DBS 2nd
Aman, Rahul, Abhishek (DBS)
Raja, Mahavir, Arun (Beehive)
Pluban Datta (DBS)
Shonali Ray (DBS)
Mahishasur Group (DBS)
Salsa Group (DBS)
Team UG of DBS (Students of BBA, B.Com and Mass Com.)
War of Bands
Onyx and Black Sheep from DBS (Joint Winners)