Shikhar ’20, the pulsating management event of SCMS, provided a platform to students from all over the country and abroad to exhibit their managerial talent by participating in various state-of-the-art competitions crafted to showcase their skills, share their thoughts, enjoy to the fullest and at the same time win a lot of prizes. The event conducted on January 9, 2020 was jointly organized by the students of PGDM, MBA and MCA at the SCMS, Muttom campus. It was designed to give aspiring managers a taste of real challenges to come. The fest started off with the inaugural ceremony with the opening dance performed by students followed by the lighting of the lamp by Dr. Indu Nair, Group Director, SCMS; Dr.G. Sashi Kumar, Principal-SSTM and the student coordinators Mr. George Bosco, Ms. Keerthana and Mr. Afrin.
The event was packed with more than 15 competitions - The Best Manager, Best Management Team, Finance Game, Marketing Game, HR Game, Logistics Game, Business Quiz, Football Auction and others. The events witnessed tremendous response from around 400 participants from around 40 institutions across the country. There was a spot photography contest that ran parallel to the competitions where anyone could take a photo connected to Shikhar and post it with hash tags to get ‘likes’ on Facebook and Instagram. The photos with maximum likes were awarded cash prizes.
The events came to an end with the final rounds of the Best Management Team and The Best Manager. The Raffle Draw Coupons collected over the course of two months were drawn from the lot by Dr. G. Shashi Kumar, Principal-SSTM. Ms. Henna Rasheed, PGDM Batch 27 won the gift voucher for Rs.5000. The trophies and cash prizes were distributed to the winners by popular film artist Neeraj Madhav and team from the movie Gauthamante Radham. School of Management Studies (SMS), CUSAT won the overall trophy for the Management events. School of Computer Applications, CUSAT won the overall trophy for the Tech events.