Spriha is an annual intra-college competition that started off as a flagship event of K.J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research to test the learning of the students during their summer internships. However, this year Spriha took a momentous leap ahead. The second year students, after gaining experience by interning at various renowned organizations, were all geared up to take up this challenge of winning the ‘Best Summer Project’ award on an inter-college level. After clearing various rounds of internal screenings and rigorous eliminations,7 best candidates from various colleges across Mumbai and Pune were selected for the final battle of winning Spriha under the watchful eyes of another elite panel of judges for the finale. The judges for the finale were:
Mr.P.K.Sabherwal– B.E. (Hons.) (Mech); Post Graduation in Business Management; Post Graduation in Industrial Management, Senior Management Programme (IIM-A); Top Management Programme (IIM-A) and is also a visiting faculty in the field of Operations Management.
Mr. Rajiv Wadhwa– Brand Services Partner with Leo Burnett. A Post Graduate in Marketing and has handled more than 22 brands across 13 categories.
CA Sameer Karnik– Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and has been practicing in Mumbai from 1989 with diversified clientele across various industries. Consultant to various multinationals in banking and liquor industry and an associate member of various societies like chamber of tax consultants, All India federation of tax consultants, etc.
Benaifer Karkaria– Senior Process Manager with eClerx’s Knowledge Management Core (KM Core) . Commerce graduate from Narsee Monjee College of Commerce & Economics. She was an MMS student with SIMSR’s 2007-2009 batch.
The Finale was nothing short of spectacular with all the finalists coming out with all guns blazing and braving the penetrative questions posed by the judges. The winners left not only with accolades and praises but also took back home many attractive prizes.
First prize of Rs 20,000 was won by Varun Punjabi from K.J.Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research and second prize of Rs 10,000 was awarded to Manasawifrom Welingkar.
Other finalists were: Ankit Jain – SIIB, Pune; Karan Rangrej –JBIMS; Rohini U – SIMS Pune; Arpita Narangikar – IES; Sheba – RBS
Our sponsors for the event were The Wounded Tiger, India’s first interactive digital magazine and StupidSid, an education portal. We would like to thank our sponsors for partnering with us in our event and making it a success.
In a nutshell, the SPRIHA 2013 torch was handed over to the juniors with a flame burning with an unmatched ferocity in the hope of carrying it forward with similar exuberance in the years to come.