Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Kashipur is participating in the 31 st edition of the New Delhi World Book Fair (NDWBF) began on February 25 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. The literary event, which is scheduled to go on till March 5, has been organised by the National Book Trust (NBT) in collaboration with the India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO).
As usual, there’s something for everybody across nearly 2,000 stalls, where over a thousand publishers from 40-plus nations are exhibiting their wares. These events have become a meeting place for not only book lovers but also those who are involved in the teaching and education sphere.
IIM Kashipur has set-up its stall at Hall No. 4 (FF) at the NEP Pavilion of the mega fair, for the nine day long-event. People from all walks of life are thronging up at IIM Stall to learn about the key offerings by the Institute including its flagship MBA and MBA (Analytics) programmes. The institute is also exhibiting its strength and success in start-ups and innovation in teaching by organizing panel discussions and seminars at the NEP Event Corner set-up by the organizers.
IIM Kashipur team organized a Panel Discussion on ‘Emerging Trends in Startup Ecosystem’ on 28 Feb o discuss about the innovative practices adopted by startups prospective investor and recent trend in this field. Mr. Sameer Rastogi, Managing Partner of India Juris; Mr. Praveen Sinha, Managing Director, Pin Cap; Mr. S. Mustafa, Founder Corporate Venture Hub; Mr. Varun Kumar, IKAYU Foods; Mr. Rajiv Sikka, Ex CEO of Indian Oil-Adani Gas Pvt Ltd; and Dr. Sneha Dohar, Asst Professor, G.B. Pant University were key panellists of the program. The discussion
was moderated by Prof. Kunal of IIM Kashipur.
Praveen Sinha, MD, PinCap highlighted that entrepreneurs should adopt “Cockroach Strategy” which is focused on perseverance and persuasion. Now a days investors are looking for the same while evaluating a start-up for funding. Another fact highlighted in the panel discussion were “purpose or passion”. The one flaw associated with passion is possibility of uncontrolled strategy followed by promoter which may happen to be suicidal.
Prof. Kunal, Principal Investigator, Start-up India Seed Fund Scheme (SISFS) highlighted advantage of being incubated at IIM Kashipur which provides seed fund, mentorship, physical space (if required) along with support for next round of funding by established VCs, Angel Investors and Companies with dedicated fund.
The team also organized a Seminar on ‘Changing Face of Executive Education’ moderated by Prof. Kunal Ganguli of the Institute, on 02 March, 2023. The discussion was centered around the significant transition taking place in executive education to suit the strategic needs of the industry and business. IIM Kashipur will organize another Panel discussion on ‘Innovation in Teaching Management: Emerging Role of Book’ on 05 March 2023.
The physical edition of NDWBF is being held after two years after the outbreak of the coronavirus. NDWBF was first held in 1972 after it was inaugurated by the then-President of India VV Giri. Its success inspired the launch of book fairs in several other parts of the country. Today, it’s one of the biggest literary events in the world with a total footfall of over two million people and the most sought-after literary event in the modern era.