26 Jan 2018 15:29 IST

IIM Trichy announces start of its annual fest, alumni meet

The institute celebrated Republic Day at its new campus

IIM Trichy celebrated India’s 69th Republic Day at its new campus. Dr Bhimaraya Metri, Director of the institute, kicked off the day by hoisting the flag. In his address to the students, Metri said that India, as a democratic nation, has done a remarkable job in 68 years and that it is a land of opportunities.

He called on the students to work hard and position IIM-T as a leading institution, and expressed happiness that they were celebrating Republic Day at their permanent campus. He also announced the start of Dhruva 2.0, the annual business and cultural festival, and welcomed IIM Trichy alumni for the Alumni Meet that starts on January 27.

The fest

Dhruva 2.0 garners wide participation from business schools all over the country. Conducted by student-run clubs and committees, it serves as a platform on which to showcase talent and combines business wit with a celebratory dose of cultures from all over the nation. Flagship events are conducted across business domains such as marketing, operations, finance, consulting and human resources, to name a few.

Then, of course, there are the cultural events, including singing, dancing and drama, coordinated by the extra-curricular clubs. Dhruva 2.0 will also feature the highly anticipated EDM night, hosted by Sunburn.

Alumni meet

IIM Trichy’s annual Alumni Meet is coinciding with Dhruva 2.0. Since the inception of the institute in 2011, five batches of PGPM and three batches of PGPBM have graduated until 2017. The agenda for this year’s meet will be to scale up the institute’s brand through alumni patronage. The meet will also officially launch the mentorship programme instituted for the students under the guidance of willing alumni, who would mentor them in their preferred industries and career paths. This is an opportunity for students, faculty and alumni of IIM Trichy to network and celebrate together.