IIM Bangalore EPGP’s Flagship National Fest for MBA Students on November 1st

Anjani Chaand updated on : 27 Oct 2015

Indian Institute of Management Bangalore is organizing Sammantran 2015 with the theme- 'India Unorganized- Tapping the Untapped Potential'

IIM Bangalore

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore’s EPGP is organizing Sammantran, its flagship national fest for MBA students and corporate India, on November 1st, 2015. The campus will play host to corporates, policy advocates and premier business school students.

55% of India's $1.85-trillion economy is informal and more than 90% of the total workforce is engaged in this informal sector. A humongous challenge or a big opportunity? In line with this, the theme of Sammantran 2015 is “India Unorganized – Tapping the Untapped Potential”.

To quote Aravind Ganesan, core member of the Sammantran organizing committee from EPGP, “Our theme for this year, tapping the potential of the unorganized sector has huge relevance. The startup culture in India has had an immense concentration on aggregating services. But to create more such success stories, a lot of work needs to be done in terms of skill enhancement, finance, education and technology.  

Sammantran, meaning Confluence of Ideas, would play a pioneering role in bringing reputed speakers who will provide ground perspectives of what is being done and what more needs to be done in these areas. The best brains of the country will provide solutions to the complex problems as part of the case competitions. The future of our country depends on unlocking the huge talent and skills that lie waiting to be explored. Sammantran just attempts to take a small step towards it."


The keynote address will be delivered by Mrs. Rajni Mishra, Chief General Manager, SBI. Mr. Sumit Ganguli from Gavs Infotech will reflect upon the role of digitization. Mrs. Meena Ragunathan from GMR Varalakshmi foundation will give her perspectives on skill development and Mr. Abhijit Ray from Unitus Capital will provide insights on financing in small businesses.

A distinguished panel comprising of speakers such as PC Mustafa, CEO iD Foods, Corporate veterans like Dr.Debolina Dutta, and Mr. Praveen Khandelwal, National General Secretary, Confederation of All India Traders, will deliberate and provide thought leadership on the enormous opportunity organizing the unorganized sector presents.

Along with the talks, Nirmiti, Sammantran’s business hackathon aims to solve a burning issue one of India’s largest banks faces on dealing with the unorganized sector, by pitching the student community’s fresh perspective and out of the box thinking against corporates’ experience.

Hand in Hand goes Abhyas, Sammantran’s flagship case study competition. Set around upcoming developments, public policy and disruptive business models, this case study competition is designed to provide innovative ideas to marry Digital India and Informal India.

With events designed to stimulate creativity, to provide thought provoking insights on real-time scenarios and loads of fun, Sammantran 2015 promises to kindle thought process and feed curiosity.

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