When action speaks volumes

When action speaks volumes  Society for Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture amongst Youth (SPICMACAY), XIMB, organised a mime show on the Xavier University Bhubaneswar campus. 

By Sandip Bal
  • Published 19.03.15

Society for Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture amongst Youth (SPICMACAY), XIMB, organised a mime show on the Xavier University Bhubaneswar campus. It was the first of its kind organised by a SPICMACAY chapter across the country. It had the honour of hosting Arusam Madhusudan who is the founder of Indian Mime Academy. Madhusudan enthralled the audience with his performance as he showcased various pieces of miming, depicting events from our daily lives and narrating stories through the language of expression. He is the first Indian to be awarded a mime scholarship and also an honorary membership by the Mime Academy, USA. 


Artistes stage a mime show at the SPICMACAY event on XIMB Bhubaneswar campus 
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Back-to-back events

Wipro Technologies has chosen the Siksha O Anusandhan (SOA) University to conduct a project readiness programme for engineering students recruited by the company through campus selection this year. The three-month course was launched at the Institute of Technical Education and Research (ITER), the varsity’s engineering wing, on Monday. Experts spoke on various training modules and online tests. Sources said it was for the first time in the country that the programme was organised at an engineering college instead of the company's own campus. Almost 90 per cent of the 145 selected students were from the ITER. It may be noted here that the company recruited 381 students from BTech and MCA departments of ITER via campus recruitment drive in September 2014. 

Besides, on Friday, Institute of Business and Computer Studies held Convergence-2015, its annual function, on the SOA University campus. Students representing various B-schools from across the state took part in the two-day event. Lambodar Nial, a management student, was awarded a medal and a certificate for winning a quiz contest organised here. Subhasis Behera and Ankita Srivastav, who finished second and third respectively, were also presented with medals and certificates.


ITER students at the Wipro Technologies recruitment programme on SOA University campus
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Quiz contest

Over 300 teams, each having two students, from various engineering and management institutes across the country took part in the fifth edition of the Debasish Das Memorial IT Quiz or DDM-IT Quiz that provided an excellent platform to the quiz enthusiasts to compete with some of the sharpest minds in their fraternity. The quiz was organised last week by Mindfire Solutions at a hotel in Bhubaneswar. The event was based on the theme of Information Technology and was named after Late Debasish Das who was one of the brightest minds to have worked with Mindfire Solutions.

Teams came from Andhra Pradesh, Jharkhand, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, New Delhi, Bengal, Uttaranchal and Odisha.

Management meet

The MBA department of the Ravenshaw University Business School last week organised a national conference called Novelty and Challenges in Management. 

The meet was held to discuss the challenges faced in different fields such as finance, marketing, human resources, operation and so on. 

Lecturers and professors from different colleges and universities took part in the two-day meet that aimed at helping students take up career options. 

One of the organisers said the programme would help teachers understand the problems students face while choosing their career. 


Dignitaries at Novelty and Challenges, the national conference of Ravenshaw University Business School. Telegraph picture

Star-studded event

The annual function of the North Odisha University’s cultural council was held in Baripada last week. The students showcased their skills in extracurricular activities and took part in various events. MLA Badsahi Ganeswar Patra and postgraduate council chairman Jagannath Lenka were among the dignitaries to encourage the students. Odia movie star Pupinder and several other artistes performed at the event. Banani, a department souvenir, was also released at the 


Students and faculty members of the North Odisha University launch a souvenir at their annual event. Telegraph picture

Cultural programme

Sambalpur University Institute of Information Technology students organised several cultural programmes during their annual festival Aavahan-2k15. The university vice-chancellor C.R. Tripathy inaugurated the two-day festival on March 12. 

The students also performed at several cultural events held during the festival. Cultural competitions such as singing, essay writing, robotics, and dancing were also held. Students of several departments of the university also took part in the festival. A fashion show was also organised. The performers were given certificates and prizes during the concluding ceremony.

Annual festival

Roland Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Berhampur, started its two-day annual festival on March 13. Berhampur superintendent of police Sarthak Sarangi inaugurated the event. The students and faculty members of the institute presented several cultural programmes at the festival. The event was organised by the final-year students. At the end of the event, the management felicitated Jyoti Prasad Pattnaik and Jnyanaranjan Panda who were the convener and co-convener of the programme respectively.

Campus buzz

Utkal University is beaming with enthusiasm with annual functions of various departments being organised every week. From dance recitals to musical performances, the students are showcasing their skills with enthusiasm. Last week, the MCA department held their annual event. While some departments are inviting singers to perform, others have requested dance groups to grace the occasion. The annual Utkal Premiere League is also under way at the varsity stadium.