The Annual Alumni Meet Footprints 2016 concluded at IIM Indore on November 13, 2016; bringing back to life the memories of more than 250 alums of the Institute who attended the two day event. The meet saw various fun events, games, a cultural and DJ Night on the first day.
The second day of the meet had the most hyped Annual Alumni Entrepreneurship Meet, in which the E-Cell of the Institute launched a website with a purpose to activate the alumni network. The website aims at bringing together all the alums and supporting the young entrepreneurs of the Institute. Professor D.L. Sunder, Faculty, IIM Indore mentioned the new steps taken by the Institute to promote entrepreneurship. He noted that IIM Indore would be starting an Incubation Centre by July 2017 to help the young entrepreneurs. He also said that the Institute plans to include entrepreneurship domain in the 2nd year of the PGP curriculum as well, which would be having 45 credits.
The Entrepreneurship Meet witnessed several speakers, who were IIM Indore’s alumni and experts in their particular fields. Mr. Tarun Lalan emphasized on learning from others’ mistakes. Mr. Gaurav Aggarwal said that one needs a consulting mindset to go for entrepreneurship, and this implies that one should be sure of what he/she wants to do. Mr. Bhavin Param noted that entrepreneurship means a lot of diverse activities taking place at once. And hence one should not hesitate to do any kind of work required in a business, to make it a success.
The meet concluded with a Q&A sessions wherein the participants asked questions about whether to work in a corporate or directly start entrepreneurship; how can the government help the students in starting their own business, etc.
Footprints 2016 came to a closure with a lot of memories, enthusiasm among the current batch and appreciation from the alums who got a chance to revisit the campus and mingle and guide their juniors.