EIILM- Kolkata hosted the third edition of ‘Apavrinu Vayam 3: Let’s Fly High Together’ on 29 September 2023 at the Taal Kutir Convention Centre, Taj Hotels, Ecopark, Kolkata. The event witnessed a kaleidoscope of enthralling events ranging from music, dance, drama, and award ceremonies to celebrity appearances.
Approximately 2,500 students participated in the event with some of them showcasing their various talents on stage.
The registration gate for the full-day event opened at 8 a.m. as Prof Diya Banerjee kickstarted the day by giving a welcome speech. This was followed by a lamp-lighting ritual and felicitation of honourable dignitaries by Prof (Dr) R P Banerjee, Chairman & Director, EIILM- Kolkata.
“The theme of the event is ‘Atma Prakash’ which means Unfoldment, and we have ensured that our students have certainly lived up to the meaning, as there is something for everyone to showcase", said Prof (Dr) R P Banerjee Source: Edugraph
The Chief Guest, Mr Rich Fozi, Director, Group Human Capital & Corporate Strategy, Toyota Malaysia addressed the students of EIILM- Kolkata along with the Guest of Honour, Mr Vikas Chadha, Managing Director, GI Infotech Pvt Ltd, Global Infosys, UK.
Furthermore, Special Guest Dr Rima Ghose Chowdhury, EVP & CHRO, Datamatics Global Services Ltd also spoke to the students at the inaugural session.
Speaking about the event, Prof (Dr) R P Banerjee said, “The theme of the event is ‘Atma Prakash’ which means Unfoldment, and we have ensured that our students have certainly lived up to the meaning, as there is something for everyone to showcase. Approximately 2500 students have participated today.”
Undergraduate and postgraduate students of the institute also set up several dance performances including Western, classical, and folk dance along with Eastern and classical music performances. These performances were followed by a theatre and ramp walk on the theme, ‘Atma Prakash’ (Unfoldment).
The second half of the day witnessed celebrity sessions, including emcee Annyesha Thakker, movie promotions of ‘Raktabeej’ and ‘Badami Hyenar Kobole’ featuring Abir Chatterjee, as well as a tet-ə-ˈtet with Trina Saha and Abir Chatterjee about their music album launch. Another celebrity promotion was done by Ritabhari Chakraborty for the web series ‘Nandini’. The evening also witnessed a musical rendition by singer Akriti Kakar followed by DJ Nilashree taking to the stage.
About the MBA Programme
The Edugraph also enquired about the management education and opportunities that the institute has to offer. “In India, we have curriculums which focus on Finance, Marketing, Human Resource, Strategy, International Business, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, and also Family businesses. Apart from these, they are also learning how to start and run a business.
“Companies are now starting to capture news business. Recently, we had a tie-up with Toyota as well. Our students did market research and found out that EVs (electric vehicles) have a good market in West Bengal. The level of acceptability is high and the price range is catered to the upper and middle class segments.
“We were unable to accommodate a large number of students in our curriculum. We have various PG and UG courses along with MBA in different streams. One of the highlights of our business programmes is the MBA in Business Analytics and Data Science. This is a premium programme, which we have launched this year and has garnered a huge response”, said Prof (Dr) R P Banerjee, Chairman & Director, EIILM- Kolkata, India.
“Placements have never been a concern for us, but quality placements are. By 2026, I am targeting an annual package of 1 crore for my students. Meanwhile, this year the placement range has reached around 20 lacs. Additionally, we have also focused on product building at our incubation centre for the students.”
The institute has also been focusing towards several international collaborations with countries like Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines and Australia.
“We have also witnessed a surge of interest among students wishing to start their own business, and in order to accommodate that, we have been giving investment support. A specialisation in Data Science is also giving a technological edge on managerial know-how”, Dr Banerjee concluded.