Hippocampus - The Creatives Club of SIBM Bengaluru
When the stage is set, all one sees is the grandeur and opulence on display. Very often, one doesn't notice or fully understand the effort that goes behind setting the stage. When one looks back and remembers an event, alongside the memories, one remembers the steady splash of colours that was around. Visual imagery is a strong sense of nostalgia and Hippocampus promotes that experience.
Hippocampus, the creatives club of SIBM Bengaluru works tirelessly, behind the scenes, all year long and uses its expertise to make banners, posters, ID cards, merchandise, digital marketing templates, certificates, display models, stage- decor and on-day photography and video shooting. The members of Hippocampus Club are inducted and trained in various photo and video editing software, origami, painting, drawing, photography and video making.
The creative minds of Hippocampus Club work relentlessly with the institute's administration, various clubs and committees to make every event of SIBM Bengaluru a grand success. The members of Hippocampus thus become default volunteers for events as grand as TEDxSIBMBengaluru.
For the upcoming year, Hippocampus is planning to widen its horizons with respect to the responsibilities undertaken and also to work towards branding SIBM Bengaluru in a bigger and better manner.
SCALe- the E-Cell of SIBM Bengaluru
SCALe (SIBM B Center for Advanced Learning & Entrepreneurship) is the startup hub of SIBM Bengaluru. All our activities are dedicated to encourage and discover the entrepreneurial streak in all the students of SIBM B. We believe that entrepreneurship is a journey of an individual to venture into the hitherto unexplored, uncertain world of new possibilities and opportunities having social, economic and environmental benefit.
We push students to come up with their own business ideas and encourage them to make a revenue generating business model for the same. For the purpose of enabling them to make their B-Plans, we started our year in 2015 with a workshop on how to make a business plan.
To get the students to know what it is like to start a business, what hurdles they face and what does the future hold for entrepreneurship in the Indian context, we took a few guest sessions where entrepreneurial consultants and investors were invited to take the session.
Having nudged them on the path of startup ideas and B-Plans, we organised an internal B-Plan competition exclusively for the students of SIBM Bengaluru to showcase their business ideas and go through the scrutiny of a jury comprised of the faculty members of SIBM B. The winners were encouraged to pursue their ideas further and launch their startup.
As part of our drive to promote entrepreneurship in our institutes, volunteers from college actively participated in the largest startup festival of India in 2015: INNOFEST (IISC Bangalore) as well as the entrepreneurship summit of IIM Bangalore - EXIMUS. Students from both batches participated in various events and attended different seminars on themes surrounding entrepreneurship.
The core belief of our team is that there is an entrepreneur in each one of us and our mission is to nurture ideas of budding entrepreneurs & to help them launch their ventures and our vision is to establish SIBM B as a hub of entrepreneurship. In line with our vision, we hope to create a bigger and more engaging events in the coming years to put our college right up there with the leading nodes of startups in India and also launch more startups from the students of our college..
Opsession - The Operations Club of SIBM B
Opsession will focus on making students aware about the practices followed in Operations management and other functions related to it from an Indian industry perspective
When we watch a movie on the big screen, often, we make the mistake of attributing the entire credit to the lead actors. Glitz, glamour and visibility work to their advantage. But behind every great movie, there was a team that worked backstage to make it wonderful.
In many ways, the Operations function is also similar. While you might not hear of us or see us very often, we are omnipresent and almost indispensable. We observe, we document, we validate, we streamline, we standardise and we add value. And, no, we don't stop there.
Kaizen. Continuous improvement. World - class standards don't deter us, we better our past bests. We find it hugely stimulating to work in trenches, to enable and to add value, making sure that each area of the organisation functions the way it should. Operations by itself, in several ways, is the purest form of management. And at Opsession, we share a deep seated love for the subject and the function.
We aim to share, to learn, to rediscover and to employ Kaizen in its truest form.
PRISyM The Marketing Club
It focuses on empowering SIBM-B students to be the most innovative and effective marketers in the industry. Our aim is to serve as an aid to those interested in careers in marketing and to provide them with the tools to be premiere candidates beyond the classroom.
We achieve our mission by providing access to resources, guidelines and a way to expand learning beyond the classroom; fostering connections among students through mentorship and networking opportunities.
SIBM-B students have been a part of the success stories in areas including brand management, tech marketing, retail management, product design, digital marketing, e-commerce strategies, service marketing, and B2B marketing for companies spanning from start-ups to multinationals.
FINERGY - The Finance Club
Finergy, the finance club of SIBM-B provides a platform for people interested in the field of Finance and Investment to multiply their knowledge through synergy and collaboration. The objective of the club is to understand the dynamic economic environment in India and the world. Based upon this, the members intend to gain market insights and a deeper understanding of the business environment.
From its inception the club has played a key role in connecting finance enthusiasts and providing a platform for knowledge sharing. It organizes regular sessions on relevant topics, be it hard core finance concepts or taking a global event and dissecting its various aspects. Members follow key economic indicators and generate insights based on analysis of past trends and patterns.
The club sends regular mails to the students to keep them updated about the events going on in the financial world. It also encourages students to take part in competitions in other B-Schools as well as guides them through the necessary preparation for them. In the past its members have brought in many glories to the college by winning in several prestigious B-school competitions. Apart from meetings, the club organizes several activities like quiz, case study competitions and stock simulation games throughout the year.
The club has come a long way from what it was in the start and it is growing to be bigger and better. It aims to collaborate with other finance clubs across B-schools to facilitate continuous flow of knowledge via sharing and learning.
Ensemble The HR club
Ensemble was founded in 2012 with the view to bring together students interested in the field of Human Resources Management, help them develop interpersonal skills needed in the corporate and encourage them to meet professionals who work in the field of Human Resources Management. This society is designed to help students learn more about Human Resource and what Human Resource Professionals do. Ensemble conducts regular meetings with student aspiring to be HR professionals and encourages discussion and debate on current events and trends in the world of human capital management. Ensemble meetings are about the changing roles of HR, new developments in the field, career paths, internship experiences and guidance for laying the foundation of a promising career in human resource management. The club also assists students in gaining membership to national HR societies such as NHRD Network, ISTD and SHRM.
To foster more interaction among students, faculty and the industry while creating awareness and passion for the field of human resources
Promote industry best practices, enhance student knowledge of the human resource profession, connect with domain experts and inspire the need for change
Ensemble also collaborates with the human resources batch of SIBM Bengaluru to conduct Satkala, the annual corporate art exhibition, to offer corporate artists all over the city a chance to showcase their work. Entries are invited for photography, painting, sketching, sculpture, origami, glasswork, sand art and folk art. Serving as a corporate engagement event, the exhibition provides students the unique opportunity of interacting with talented professionals from all walks of corporate life.
Apart from these activities, Ensemble is also looking at conducting special leadership sessions by eminent personalities in the field of HR, and training members to participate in management competitions in and around the city of Bengaluru to increase students’ exposure and promote opportunities to grow their professional networks.
SIBM Bengaluru Toastmasters club
Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organization founded by Dr. Ralph C Smedley in 1924 at California, United States. The intention was to enable people to address an audience un-aided. The story goes that once Dr. Smedley was at a wedding where he witnessed an individual fail miserably at raising a toast to the recently wedded couple. He decided to begin this movement to inculcate the skills of public addressing and leadership in its members. The movement operates in a structure which involves clubs located in various locations throughout the world. Individual clubs form areas, divisions and districts for an efficient organizational processing. There are positions given to experienced and dedicated individuals who govern the workings of the movement. This governance is done on all the levels.
The SIBM Bengaluru Toastmasters club was installed for the first time on November 2011. The journey started with a roster of only 22 members. The dream was to improve the leadership and the public speaking skills of the members. Also provide for a platform for corporate interaction and a formal out of campus experience of professionalism along with a platform for networking and creating contacts. In its journey of 3 years the SIBM Toastmasters Club has come a long way with numerous past members working in various multinationals practicing the learnings of their Toastmasters experience. The club has produced multiple district level competition winners and has become a recognized, respected and significant club in the district covering Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. We have successfully mentored, both formally as well as informally, multiple corporate clubs and our experienced members have been mentors to many Toastmasters from other corporate clubs like Wipro, CGI, Yokogawa and Infosys.
The short term of students within the institute has posed many challenges, time and again, for the club to exist but we have persevered and been consistent in providing the students an exposure unparalleled in its professional approach. Today we stand as a beacon of stability as a club that has suffered and survived time and again; A club full of young minds and enthusiasm; A club full of creativity and commitment.
Rotaract Club of SIBM-B
The Rotaract Club is a global community of young adults taking action for positive change. It was established at our campus as an institutional club three years ago. We have been associated with Rotary Club, Indiranagar (District 3190) as our parent club. The Rotaract club undertakes three types of activities in varying degree: professional development, leadership development and service projects. Together, these three areas ensure a balanced club program and provide important experience and opportunities for the personal development of each Rotaractor.
The Rotaract Club in association with the Social Responsibility Committee of SIBM-B has concluded some successful projects each year like blood donation camps, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards programs, among others. This year the Rotaract club of SIBMB successfully completed the third edition of its flagship event LIFE DART 5K Fundraiser Run.
The main goal of the club is to serve the community and promote international understanding and goodwill toward all people.
Saaz - The Music Club
The music club at SIBM-Bengaluru aims to provide a platform for students to showcase their musical talent on a continual basis.
We believe that it is essential to nurture the innate musical talent in everyone. This not only acts as a diversion from the busy professional schedules, but also inspires one to perform well in all aspects of life by serving as a morale booster.
The music club at SIBM-B has held jam sessions in the form of live karaoke wherein talented instrumentalists within college, come together and accompany singers. It also creates a light and elevating environment on campus that the audience can enjoy.
In the future, we aim at holding many such events. We also hope to provide a space for musicians aspiring to participate in inter-college competitions, to practice and perfect their skill.
Though in its initial year of inception, we hope that the music club at SIBM-B will hit high notes very soon!
“Jhankaar"- Bring out the dancer in you!
“Jhankaar"- The Dance Club has been started by the students of SIBM-Bengaluru under the supervision of the faculty mentor Mrs. Aarti Mehta Sharma. The founders of this initiative are two students of the MBA batch 2013-15, Himanshi Aggarwal and Drishti Tantia .As it is said, dance is a gift and mastering it will come through practice and opportunities grabbed to polish it, this dance club aims to advance the dance skills of the students .Club as a whole is paved towards providing opportunities’ to represent SIBM-Bengaluru in cultural events in and around Bangalore. The fundamental of this vision is to bring out the cultural unity among people participating on a common platform and spreading the same in the surroundings.
“Jhankaar” as a club has increased exponentially in terms of participants to a total of 35 young vibrant and talented groups of students who will take this initiative to greater heights and make dance the next viral mantra." Last year, the students performed in various events like Jzaa, Independence Day, Samagam etc. and also participated in dance competitions like MTV Colours of Youth and IIM Bangalore. This year, we plan to take it to new heights by organising workshops on various dance forms and increasing student’s participation in various cultural events.
Jzaa - The Dramatics Club
The Dramatics Club at SIBMB is a platform where enthusiastic individuals meet and synergize their energies to bring out and live every emotion that life has to offer. We believe that expression of thoughts is required and we intend to provide the opportunity for the same. Not only does it helps to remove hesitation but makes you aware and socially responsible towards the society.
Our students have shown their talent at various platforms in form of Short Movies, Drama, Nukkad(Street Plays), MIME, Poetry, Festival Celebrations and participation across committee fests and competitions outside college.
The Objectives of this Club are:
- Establish drama as a social force
- To acts as a recreational avenue for students, provide opportunities to participate in street plays, theater activities, and skits
- Develop understanding in psychological, moral, physical and socio-economic analysis of character.
- Our goal is to make live theater accessible to all students, to enable young minds to gain an appreciation for the arts
- To increase self-confidence, self-esteem, and a sense of responsibility by providing an opportunity for students to participate in social awareness programs
@SIBMB – Short Movies, MTV Colors of Youth, Stage Plays and MIME at College, Teachers’ Day, RakshaBandhan and Republic Day.
@Forum Mall – Annual Performance (Street Play) on 26th November, every year
“It is better to have played and lost, than never to have played at all”
Even though academics takes up the lion’s share of a student’s workload at SIBM, students are also made to realise the importance of the role of sport in holistic self-development. Not only does sport induce healthy competition, but also, teaches key aspects of management such as leadership and quick decision-making abilities. The Sports Council makes sure of the fact that Jack does not remain a ‘dull boy’. The Council is responsible for organising various sporting events in the college and looking after the equipment requirements as and when needed.
The sporting calendar for every new academic year is kicked off with the Hermes Cup, an inter-section tournament for the freshers. This is followed by the Battle of the Specs, wherein the seniors put their best foot forward (literally!) as they play to earn bragging rights for their respective specialisation disciplines. To top it all, the Vanquish Cup is a keenly contested event which the freshers use to announce their arrival into the scheme of things as they take on their seniors in different sports.
SIBM-B has been very well represented in Badminton, Football, Cricket and Table Tennis at the tournaments conducted by SIU annually.
The council’s flagship event, in collaboration with the Extra Curricular Committee (ECC): Symbiosis Premier League (SPL), is conducted with great enthusiasm, with teams being auctioned and marquee players up for grabs.
Utopia, our college fest for international students studying in Bengaluru,conducted by the International Relations Committee (IRC), is privy to adrenaline filled sporting action as we conduct Futsal and Basketball for our international participants. This spirit is taken forward as we design a game-plan for Revelation, our annual cultural fest.
The Sports Council recently released its official merchandise to fuel the camaraderie and inculcate the idea of team spirit and healthy sportsmanship.