IIM Rohtak organizes Entrepreneurship Summit, Udaan 2015; inaugurates Incubation Centre

Saturday, December 19 2015, 10:00 AM
IIM Rohtak organised its annual entrepreneurship summit, UDAAN, a 2 day event on December 12-13, 2015
The Business Incubation Centre at IIM Rohtak proposes to provide physical, technical and human resource networking services

Indian Institute of Management, Rohtak organised its annual entrepreneurship summit, UDAAN, a 2 day event on December 12-13, 2015.  The theme for UDAAN 2015 is “From Wantrepreneur to Entrepreneur”. The theme implied the call for action in ignited minds to break out of their comfort zone and take the leap of chasing their dreams. The summit was accompanied by the policy launch of Incubation Centre at IIM Rohtak.

Professor Atanu Rakshit, Director of IIM Rohtak  flagged off the event with a welcome address. Eminent leaders such as Dr A. S. Pillai (Father of BRAHMOS missile, Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan awardee), Mr Ajay Chaturvedi (Founder, HarVa), Mr Siva Kotthapalli (Head of Gurgaon DVCI, Amdocs), Mr Akash Gautam (Motivational Speaker & Corporate Trainer in India), Mr Abhishek Garg, Vice President, Karbonn Mobiles among others graced the summit.

Father of BRAHMOS missile, Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan Dr A.S. Pillai inaugurated the Incubation Centre at IIM Rohtak. The Business Incubation Centre at IIM Rohtak proposes to provide physical, technical and human-resource networking services. The Incubation Centre follows the motto of IIM Rohtak, which is “Management through knowledge and values”. The Incubation Centre will employ ethics into building sustainable business solutions to perilous problems crippling our nation.

The first keynote address was delivered by Dr Pillai. He talked about the thriving entrepreneurial opportunities in the domains of defence and space. Mr Abhishek Garg spoke about the importance of building trust and value system in ensuring sustainability of any enterprise. Mr Ajay Chaturvedi shared his experience of building HarVa from the ground up and challenges he faced while developing a sustainable business model.

The Keynote speeches were followed by Grand Finale of Ignitus, IIM Rohtak’s annual B-Plan competition. Teams from IIM Rohtak and other premiere B-Schools across India such as XLRI, FMS and ISB presented their Business Plans. Prizes worth Rs 4,25,000 were on offer. The event also saw a dance performance by under privileged kids being taught under IIM Rohtak’s social initiative ‘Every Child in School’.  The day culminated into a band performance by Aagman, a nationally renowned band.

Udaan 2015 was sponsored by Karbonn Mobiles, Indian Oil, Unocoin and other major corporate groups. IIM Rohtak is one of first 13 IIMs out of 19 established so far in India. Admission to the B-school is through CAT 2015 score. While the IIM Rohtak shortlists the candidates on its own on the basis of CAT scores, the merit list is generated after the Common Admission Process (CAP) round comprising WAT and PI is over.

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