While Manik updates you all with the faculty and other related issues, I would talk more about the student activities and the way of life here.
I guess you might have heard that students at great lakes involve in almost all the college related activities and contribute to the growth of the institution.
Apart from solving case studies, assignments and doing Karma Yoga project (ofcoz also attending classes: mind u 100% attendance is a must here) its a norm here that every GLaker have to be a part of atleast one of the committees and have to participate in acheiving the goals of their respective committees.
There are around 9 committees and 4 study groups..there is no limit to no.of committees, interested people can start a new comittee too..(Enterprenuership comm has been started this year)
– Branding & Public Relations Com
– Placement com
– Admissions com
– Events com
– IT Com
– Enterprenuership Com
– GLakes Consulting Com
– Food Com
– Sports Com
The purpose of these coms is to facilitate the GLakes administration in running the institution according to the consensus of all the students ( as students are stake holders in GLakes, every body has a chance to raise their voice and express their concerns…)
– Finance Study Grp
– Operations Study Grp
– Marketing Study
– HR study Grp
The aim of these study grps is to help students learn and understand the fundas/basics of subjects that were not known. For eg recently for Financial Accounting term exam, one of the students who is a CA by profession, taught the concepts of accounting to non finance background students.. it helped us a great deal in cracking the balance sheets and transactions…
The first big task for us now is to handle the arrangements of Dr.Kotler’s visit. Almost everyday atleast one of these committees are meeting to discuss how to go about the arrangements, share the work and network with the other coms. All the meetings are lively and the discussions are going on in a constructive manner. In a way with the participation in these comms we are all learning how to resolve arguments, how to express our views to peers with out contradicting their opinions, how to achieve the golas with out sacrificing the principles…etc.
This is a great learning experience for us and I am sure that by the end of this course we all will be ready to face any kind of business discussions and board meetings.
Yesterday the Biz Showdown also went on very well. The success of the event boosted the confidence of Events comm and they are gearing up for Latitude: the Great Lakes fest. ( the name of the team that won the BizShowdown comp is “The Brahman who sold his Lungi” .Is’nt it sounding similar to “The monk who sold his Ferrari”!!….chumma fun pandringe…)
Enterprenuership comm is also coming up with an intra-section BPlan competition. Hope it will bring out some potential ideas and who knows there can be a future enterprenuer in our grp..
Ok ..Chalo…more abt the activities in the next posts…till then..plz..stay glued..
Gopi Krishna Viswanath. A