The 15th Edition of Avenues, the annual Business Festival of Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management, IIT Bombay, kicked off in extravagant style on 16th of October and continued till 18th of October 2019. During Avenues 2019, over 16,000 people registered for the events online, and around 10,000 people attended various events, breaking previous records in terms of footfall and registrations. Based on the inspiring and innovative theme of “Gambit Grit Glory” Avenues 2019 provided the participants with several opportunities to think out of the box and come up with innovative solutions. The flagship event of Avenues, Alankar – the Global Leadership Summit, saw eminent speakers who excel in their respective fields, from Shri Suresh Prabhu, former Minister of Railways and Member of Parliament, to Ms. Nandita Das, a renowned actor, director and social activist. We also had Mr. Harsh Mariwala, founder and chairman of Marico Group, Dr. Niranjan Hiranandani, co-founder and MD of Hiranandani Group, Mr. Aroon Purie, founding chairman and Editor-in-Chief of India Today Group, Dr. Radhakrishnan Pillai, a best-selling author and leadership speaker, and Mr. Ankur Warikoo, co-founder and CEO of Nearbuy.com. All these speakers interacted with the audience and had unique insights to share regarding their individual experiences.
Our events also saw record participation, judges from top echelons of the business world officiated them, and all were impressed by the level of competition that the events characterized.Our events also saw record participation, judges from top echelons of the business world officiated them, and all were impressed by the level of competition that the events characterized.
The cultural and informal events were also attended by many. The Comedy Night was headlined by Kumar Varun and featured popular stand-up artists Rueben Kaduskar and Ankita Shrivastav. There was also a screening of a new video by YouTubers The Screen Patti, presented by their cast and crew. The final evening of the fest saw a concert by the band Euphony.