Avenues is the annual business fest of Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management, IIT Bombay. Avenues 2020 held this year was the 16th edition, and the first one to be concluded successfully online. And along with it, an IPL auction was formed as well. The event saw an overwhelming response in registration and attendance from both students and esteemed guests. The theme for this year’s fest was “Order in Chaos”. We, at Adcom India, were proud hosts and were proudly associated with Avenues to make the event a success and a noteworthy one.
The flagship event of Avenues, Alankar - the leadership summit - was a melting pot of ideas and enthusiasm, where esteemed guests from a myriad range of fields came together. Multiple successful people were invited to the summit and they motivated the whole audience with their words of wisdom. Famous icons like Javed Akhtar, Writer, Poet and Lyricist, Chandrababu Naidu, Former CM of Andhra Pradesh, Sam Pitroda, Father of IT Revolution, Anil Kakodkar, Former Director of BARC, Gloria Benny, Social Entrepreneur, and many more joined the summit. We also had Vikram Chandra, author of the famous web show, Sacred Games and Chaavi Rajawat, First Woman MBA Sarpanch. All of these speakers interacted with the audience and had unique insights to share regarding their individual experiences.
Avenues was also honored to host stalwarts in the fields of social and economic causes, as we had among us Mr. Arvind Panagariya, first vice-chairman of NITI Aayog, Mr. Vineet Nayar, founder of Sampark Foundation, Ms. Chhavi Rajawat, the first woman MBA Sarpanch, Ms. Anu Vaidyanathan, triathlete and writer, and Ms. Gloria Benny, activist and social entrepreneur. With their enlightening discussions, they enabled attendees to learn more about the changing socio-economic diaspora and our responsibilities to it.
Adcom was also the title sponsor of the event IPL Auction – An event fabricated for those who not just love cricket but analyze it for its limits. The event simulated an actual IPL auction process wherein participants don the hats of bidders and manage budgets to make the best team possible. The event had 38,000+ impacts across the D2C platform recording a total of 1475 students participating, out of which The top 8 teams qualified for the final round. Adcom has also promoted over 14 Management events and in Alankar - the leadership summit with 11 eminent speakers
Avenues 2020 witnessed some fun time as well. They hosted Comedy Nights with Gaurav Kapoor whose event made everyone laugh. In addition to this, the event saw some games and competitions as well.
The team at IIT Bombay wrote some lines for us.
"It was a pleasure for us to have associated with ADCOM for Avenues, which is a completely student-driven effort. It would not have been possible without their support and encouragement throughout the event. We would like to share a few of the snaps of the association of Adcom India with Avenues 2020."
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