XISS – Embark is a student powered initiative to create a platform for showcasing talent, honing business skills and exhibiting creativity by hosting pan-India ONLINE competitions. These range from business case studies to poster designing competitions, relating to advertising and strategizing, and all else that emerges out of the dynamics of the corporate world, the economy and the tricks of the management trade. These events are hosted on available popular competition hosting websites. With students spearheading the Team and faculty members as mentors, our objectives are:
To increase student-industry interface by involving with industry leaders and managers into the events, and come out with the best solutions to big and small business problems through such events
To build ourselves as able and potential candidates who are industry-ready, with good organizational and management skills
To foster a culture of practical learning through teamwork, coordination and integration, and grow in terms of our knowledge and skill set with the scale of these events
XISS-Embark is the result of the hard work and dedication by the students of XISS Ranchi. An intra-departmental and inter-college competition platform it was started by Mr. Priyo Ranjan (PGDM-Finance) and Ms. Nivedita Singh (PGD-HRM) of the Batch 2013-15. Currently it is managed by the students of the Batch 2014-16. The managing committee consist of Ms. Vishakha Choudhary (PGDM-Finance), Mr. Jasdeep Singh Wasu (PGDM-Finance). Mr. Deepak Kumar (PGD-HRM), Mr. Jijo Abraham (PGD-HRM), Ms. Swati Singh (PGDM-Marketing), Mr. Shivam Bhardwaj (PGDM-Marketing), Mr. Roderick Foster John (PGDM-RM), Ms. Malavika Rao (PGDM-RM) and Ms. Mayuri Thakur (PGDM-IT)
Events launched by XISS-Embark in 2015 are as follows:
A Poster making Competition on "Surrogate Advertisement" of an expensive Premium Vodka Bottle where the participants were required to create a Brand name, Logo / Original product picture, Surrogate product and Tagline. It was judged by Ms. Rupa Gulab, a columnist and a novelist.
The winners of the competition are: Team Phoenix, IMT Nagpur (1st), Team MarkAddicts, DMS- IIT Delhi (2nd), Team Stallion Lights, XIME Kochi (3rd) Team Praarambh, IFMR (4th) and Team High Definition, XISS, Ranchi (5th). To view all the posters for the competition please click the Pinterest Button. The event was sponsored by Capitol Hotels, Ranchi.
An article writing competition on core financial topics like Prime Minister Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY), Shadow Banking, Tax Terrorism, Smart Cities, Impact of Falling Crude Oil prices etc. It was judged by Mr. Ravi Srinivasan, Senior Associate Editor, The Hindu Business Line.An article writing competition which included challenging topics which required creativity and brings out the marketer in you. Some of the topics of the competition were Branding strategies of Hockey in India, Digital India, Make in India, Marketing marijuana etc.
An article writing competition which brings out the People’s Champion in you. Topics included Land acquisition Bill and Green India, CSR inclusion or exclusion, Key Talent Mapping etc.
Many more events like Quiz Competition, Business Plans, Case Studies are lined up. Stay tuned for more information. Follow us on Facebook