College fest gives students a taste of working world

Published: Dec 12, 2013, 06:35 IST | Vinita Devendra |

SYNERGY, the inter-collegiate fest at SIES College, will organise games with a twist to help students hone their professional and life skills

With six days to go for one of the most awaited college festivals to kick off in the satellite city, the preparations are on in full swing. The fifth edition of SYNERGY, the inter-collegiate fest organised at SIES College, Nerul by the students pursuing the BCom Banking and Insurance (BBI) course, will be held on December 16.

Testing their mettle: The festival, scheduled for December 16, gives participating students a chance to bring out their hidden talent through the games organised

With several games planned to test the participating students’ physical ability and also to examine their under-pressure skills, the event gives them a platform to showcase their talent in various fields.

The line-up of events planned for this year includes Treasure Hunt, Tower Building (a game to check your ability to build a structure), Commodity Markets (an event which entails the participants to experience real life commodity markets) and Minute To Win It.

Another interesting event also planned is the Snakes and Ladders game, but with a twist. In this particular game, one will have an option to buy various types of insurance to cover themselves against risk.

Last year, the campus saw 15 colleges from Navi Mumbai and Mumbai participate in the festival. Nearly 700 students attended the fest, taking part in various competitions and functions. The organisers are hopeful of attracting a larger crowd at this year’s instalment.

“We are very excited about the festival and we have put in our best efforts. We are expecting more participation from every college in Navi Mumbai and Mumbai,” said Babu Nayagaraju, head of the core organising committee.

Bhavna Saripalli, another member from the core committee, said, “The events which we have organised are related to our syllabus. Considering that we deal with stock and commodity markets, we were keen on having games based around it. We hope that those coming to attend the fest enjoy it.”

The professors too have been cooperative in helping the students organise the festival, said the students. In fact they said thatthey had been encouraging them to think out of the box.

“The highly energetic students toil hard and deserve to be appreciated for their talents. College festivals are the most effectiveway of bringing young people under the same platform, enhance their social interaction and facilitate an exchange of practicalknowledge, ideas and thoughts,” said Professor Bhumika More, coordinator, BBI department. 

Festival schedule
9 am: Opening ceremony
9.15 am: Seminar
10.30-11.30 am: Commodity Market
10.30 am-12 pm: Pot Pourri
11.30 am-1.30 pm: Snakes and Ladders
12 noon-1 pm: Tower Building
1.30-3.30 pm: Treasure Hunt
2 pm-3 pm: Minute to Win it
3 pm-4 pm: Luck Factor
3 pm-4.30 pm: Shoot the Balloon
4.30-5.30 pm: Prize distribution

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