Ethos’20 by IIM Sambalpur is ready to take everyone ‘Back to the 90s’

Sambalpur: The students of IIM Sambalpur, one of the most promising and dynamic management institutions among the new generation IIMs of the country, kick-started their annual flagship fest, “Ethos’20”, the second edition of the annual business, sports, and cultural fest of Indian Institute of Management Sambalpur (IIM-S). The event was inaugurated in the presence of Prof. Mahadeo Jaiswal, Director, Indian Institute of Management Sambalpur along with Chief Guest, Shri RK Gupta, CEO (Cluster Head) Hindalco and Guest of Honour, Dr. Sukhamaya Swain, Axis Bank Ltd. Ethos’20, with the theme “Back to 90s”, will see participation from over 8200 applicants from top B-schools of the country, namely, IIT Dhanbad, IIM Ranchi, IIM Vishakhapanam, NIT Rourkela among others and is expecting a footfall of over 9000 students between 1st February to 3rd February. Over the course of three days IIM Sambalpur students have curated a plethora of exciting events for their flagship event, and will also be displaying their eclectic skills amidst some of the finest talents from across the country.

Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Mahadeo Jaiswal, Director, Indian Institute of Management Sambalpur said, “Fests as such are extremely essential for a student’s overall learning experience. They ignite a competitive spirit within students while uniting them towards a common cause. These are indispensable platforms where a student can express their creativity and showcase their talents. It also provides them with a much-needed break and helps them create newer vistas around their life goals.”

Ethos’20 will be embellished with a plethora of management events. The various clubs of IIM Sambalpur will be conducting their flagship events, as a part of Ethos’20. The highlights are Brandbaazi, conducted by Emporia, the Marketing Club and E-Stratega, conducted by Consiglio, the Consulting Club. The online registrations saw almost 1300 contestants for each of these events. The ongoing second rounds of these contests and many more consist of mainly case study analysis and presentations which test the students’ business prowess and bring out the inner management enthusiast in them. Other management events will include Equinotch, organised by Bears N Bulls, the Finance club, Enigmatic by the Operations club, Sigmato, unRavel by the IT and data analytics club, R squared and SAMviksha by the HR Club, Hridaya. Pitch-Up and Hurrikeynes will also see participation from numerous students.

The sports committee will be conducting various sporting events, namely, Slam Dunk for basketball, Burning Feathers for badminton, Score & Roar for football and many others. An e-gaming section, Mindbusters will also be a part of Ethos’20 where events will be conducted by Cyberspark, the esports club of IIM Sambalpur. Here, contestants will compete whilst playing popular e-games such as PUBG and Counter strike where the winner takes all. The cultural committee of IIM Sambalpur, Kalakriti, will be hosting an array of gala events to keep the audience entertained. The highlights for the cultural section of Ethos’20 will see a fashion show, Ramp Burn and I-Factor where the participants get a chance to show their X-Factor among many others. The showstoppers will be the popular Hindi rock band Antariksh performing on 2nd of February and electronic music duo Progressive Brothers performing on the 3rd of February.

Adding to the celebrations, Abhishek Yadav, Convenor, Ethos’20, IIM Sambalpur said, “After the resounding success of our inaugural edition last year, Ethos’20 will take the excitement a notch higher with its nostalgic theme, “Back to 90s”. The version 2.0 challenges everyone with an eclectic list of events that will give a nail-biting and memorable experience. The student body of IIM Sambalpur has worked very hard to organize the events and we are thankful to every participating institution for taking interest and being a part of Ethos’20. We are hopeful that together we can make this fest a grand success!”

Though competition is at its peak in these three days, Ethos’20 will be enjoyed and cherished by all the participants as it is indeed an unforgettable experience. With the campus lit up and students engaged in one event or another, Ethos makes the otherwise quiet Sambalpur, busy, energetic, and moving. Nonetheless, Ethos ’20 is also working towards its green Initiative, namely “Green Ethos” that encourages students on a national platform to explore their creativity and come up with innovative and feasible solutions for the prevalent challenges of the industry.

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