Purvodaya is an amalgamation of events spread across all the domains of business and management. Spread across 3 days, it provides an ideal platform for the budding managers and innovators of today to hone their skills and test their mettle against their peers. The event hosts a complete business extravaganza.
Purvodaya, the annual B-school fest of Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur is an amalgamation of events spread across all the domains of business and management. Spread across 3 days, it provides an ideal platform for the budding managers and innovators of today to hone their skills and test their mettle against their peers. The event hosts a complete business extravaganza.
We create an environment wherein students from all over India aspire to learn the business jargons and win the competitions. It aims to bring together management students from various B-schools of the country to a common platform where each participant presents his/her business acumen to be the best and win the competitions.
A coalescence of corporate tycoons, industry experts, technocrats and best business minds from all over India bring their vast knowledge share to the table
Inspirational. Challenging. Prophetic. The Speakers are creative market leaders, who share their insights at the leadership summit. Meet the Experts unlocks the secrets of commercial success. Together, they change how we think about business.
Purvodaya is the place to learn, share and develop new ways of thinking. It is a festival of ideas, innovation, challenge and creativity, a place where future businessmen and corporate leaders of different backgrounds come to grow.
Purvodaya concludes on an ecstatic note with a fun-filled cultural night thereby adding colors to the mundane MBA life.
Purvodaya 2021 – EXCELLENCE THROUGH RESILIENCE
“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”
- Martin Luther King Jr
Dating back to Robert Bruce and spider's story to modern-day, Arunima Sinha climbing Mount Everest beating all odds, one thing that lies common in their success stories is that they all failed in their respective endeavours only to bounce back with even more zeal to win. Would we have ever gone to the moon if we gave up?
Purvodaya, the annual B-School fest of VGSoM, IIT Kharagpur, is an epic saga of perseverance where competitions will provide a platform to test out the budding manager's adaptability, flexibility, and robustness. The prodigious mix of events spanning across contemporary business problems from a diverse spectrum of industries challenges the finest B School students of our country to show the world that with resilience, we can beat the odds and rise above the ashes.
The essence of Purvodaya has always been about drawing lessons from defeat, rather than boasting about our victories. We strive to continue the magic and the ethos that has made past editions events to remember, by making sure that Purvodaya is where ideas get sparked, innovations thrive, and creativity blooms.
More than 18 events spread over 3 days
Purvodaya '20 saw a staggering number of registrations of over 4500 students from across the country
Over 10 lakhs worth prizes to be won
Over 10000 followers on Social Media Platforms
Over 330 participating colleges spread across the country
Purvodaya '20 saw over 30 sponsors
Promoting the spirit of Innovation and Entrepreneurship amongst the students of B-schools across the country is the objective of Srijan – Present your Brainchild. This will provide a unique opportunity for budding entrepreneurs to pitch their business ideas with venture capitalists and investors.
Srijan is a business plan competition that will enable you to take your ideas to the next level. The viability of your ideas shall be judged, mentors will guide you to improve upon your business plans and you will have a chance to showcase your ideas and B-plans in front of B-Plan experts.
The Entrepreneurship Cell (E-Cell) of Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur proudly presents the prestigious event of Purvodaya festival, Vichaar – Business Learning Redefined. Vichaar provides a unique opportunity for budding entrepreneurs to apply their strategic skills in solving real-time business problems faced by various Startups.
The Supply Chain and Operations (ScOpe) Club of Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur proudly presents the prestigious event of Purvodaya festival, Modus Operandi - The Supply Chain and Operations spectacle. A unique platform for students to taste the flavor of solving case studies related to core operations activities. Here is the chance to win exciting rewards by discovering your acumen on Supply chain and Operations, with challenging and invigorating rounds.
The Finterest Club of Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur proudly presents the prestigious event of Purvodaya festival, 'Mulyankan', a National Level Financial Valuation competition. It is a unique platform for students to showcase their Financial acumen. The 3 rounds of the contest will touch upon your various skills, test your knowledge to the limits and provide a fabulous chance to win exciting rewards.
Drishtee Capital – A Student-run Investment Club of Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur, proudly presents the challenging event of the Purvodaya festival, Synergy. It is a one of its kind platform where students can bring out the stock market enthusiast inside them and showcase their aptitude by solving real-time investment cases.
The Consulting Club
The Consulting Club of Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur is excited to present its annual event of the Purvodaya festival, Sumantran - A hunt for the star consultant. Here’s your chance to compete with the best minds across the nation. Put on your consultant's hats and make your way through quizzes, cases, presentations, and challenging questions to emerge as the star consultant. Spread across three rounds, the contest will challenge you with a comprehensive case that will test your analytical skills and business acumen to dive deep into the critical business problem and solve it in a structured way to deliver effective and implementable solutions.
The Consulting Club
The Consulting Club (TCC) of Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur proudly presents one of the most prestigious events of Purvodaya festival, Guesstimates – What gets measured, gets managed. Consultants all over the world are required to guesstimate on a daily basis to propose the best possible solution for the clients’ requirements. Here is a chance to win exciting prizes by discovering your acumen on Guesstimates through challenging and invigorating rounds.
LEADER's CHALLENGE is a national level competition for developing innovative product lines for a market leader in a yet unexplored market segment. The event will be organized by MAD, the Marketing and Advertising Club of VGSoM, IIT Kharagpur. The objective of the event is to generate ideas about a new product for a market leader building on their strengths and brand values, and then accordingly make plans for brand positioning, risk analysis, feasibility and SWOT analysis, financial analysis and overall business and marketing strategy for it. The idea is to sensitize students to real life business situations and to develop their analytical and presentation skills. Through this competition we aspire to reach out to a wide network of Indian academic institutes with the aim to foster and nurture the budding minds.
Think Vent is a fun and engaging event organised by the Marketing and Advertising Club of VGSoM, designed to test the innovation, creativity and brand awareness of the participants. The competition will offer a chance to explore the challenges faced by a brand manager or product marketer in the present era.
Saamanjasya Club of Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur proudly presents its prestigious event during Purvodaya, Parishram. A unique platform for students to showcase their analytical skills by solving a real-life CSR problem.
"Parishram" is a live Social Empowerment Case Study Challenge, being held as a part of Purvodaya 2021- our annual B-School fest - where we invite NGOs to participate by giving inputs as to the major issues the NGOs are facing in today's time. This will be further built into a Case Study, which will then be given to the participants from reputed B-Schools who will be working on solving the case and coming up with feasible solutions and future course of action for the same. In this way, we get to learn about the challenges that NGOs are facing today, and the NGOs would get some insights from the best minds of the country.
Saamanjasya – The CSR club of VGSoM, IIT Kharagpur presents an opportunity to do some mind scribbling and pen down your thoughts for the article writing competition.
A topic on a social issue will be provided to the registered candidates. The most practical, relevant, optimal, easy to implement and appealing solutions will be rewarded. Though English vocabulary alone is not the only criteria but the thought process and the structure of the article to be preferable maintained.
“The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not understand.”- Frank Herbert
We, a group of knowledge enthusiasts bitten by curiosity bug, a.k.a. the Quiz Club of Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur proudly presents our flagship event of Purvodaya Festival – Quizzard – The Ultimate B-School Quiz. If you think you have what it takes, come, be part of this challenge!
“Life is unpredictable, and I feel, to some extent, lightning and cinematography should be a reflection of that” – Rachael Morrison. Everything in today’s world is going fast and we tend to forget to enjoy the little moments in our life. So let’s just slow down a bit and see the outer world in a new perspective. This “Slow Motion Challenge” expects you to freeze a short slow motion video clip with a maximum duration of one minute. There is no limit on using your creativity and film making skills, so go ahead and surprise us with your entries.
“The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.” - Dorothea Lange. VGSoM Flash, calling all photography enthusiasts! Send us a moment that you want to keep from running away and show us what you failed to put in words. And remember, you don’t take a photograph, you make it!