It was the 13th consecutive year that SPRIHA, K. J. Somaiya’s Summer Project Competition, was conducted and as always it was an invigorating experience for all the students, faculty and industry experts involved.
K. J. Somaiya, one of the premier management institutes in Mumbai has the best of both worlds with excellent faculty that provide unparalleled guidance to students and corporate support that ensures that the students are placed in the best of companies across industries. This year has been no exception with students working in companies in media, retail, banking, insurance, telecommunications, consulting, agrochemicals, FMCG, logistics and various other sectors.
Spriha is a knowledge sharing platform where students interact with various industry experts and share the experiences they have gained over their 2 month internships. This year Spriha attendees and jury members included industry stalwarts Mr. Arunab Deb, head of brands at BPCL, Mr. Khapoliwala, GM- Sales & Marketing at Godrej & Boyce, Mr. Dhananjay Parsure, General Manager at Colgate Palmolive, Mr. Anant Rajadnye, GM – Human Resources at Godavari Biorefineries Ltd., Mr. Manoj Jha, Co-founder of Dheya Lifelong Learning, Mr. Ketan Kale, Assistant VP – Structured Trade Credit and Political Risk – Marsh India Insurance Brokers Pvt. Ltd., Ms. Kanchan Kewalramani, Senior Project Leader at CGI & Mr. Suresh T from Corporation Bank.
After a gruelling semi final round the 7 students who made it to the finals were Kaushik Pathak from PGDM- Marketing, Surma Guha from PGDM – HR, Bhushan Mehta from MMS – Finance, Tapan Doshi from MMS – Finance, Gauraav Singh Pardhi from PGDM – Finance, S.Preeti from PGDM – Finance & Lubna Akhtar from PGDM – International Business. The judges acknowledged the stiff competition and announced the winners as Kaushik Pathak (1st), S. Preeti (2nd) and Surma Guha (3rd).