All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Well, the same is true for the budding future managers at the prestigious Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida where a week has been planned away from the occupying daily schedules of management education and rather venture into the arena of fun through mutual learning and healthy competition and special focus on evoking entrepreneurship capabilities. The E week will be on from the coming Saturday, 11th of February till the corresponding Saturday, 18th of February where around 120 events and 304 pledges have been planned for the participants.
The E week campaign, led by the National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN) and supported by the prestigious Wadhwani Foundation, has been designed to build public awareness and support for entrepreneurship in the country. The faculty in- charge for the E week this year is Dr. Poonam Sharma from the Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida. The special E week at Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida will focus on creating a public awareness on today’s biggest business opportunities and encouraging participants to imbibe skills and attributes that will reflect on their role as leaders and innovators of tomorrow.
A rather hurried look at the long list of schedules and events planned and up for the E week at Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida reveals eye grappling activities spread across all the 7 days with a dominant theme. A mix and flurry of events planned include guest speaks by eminent personalities from the industry. The E speak will be the most grappling guest speak-up for participants to attend that will kick off the very first day with the outlined theme of ‘Education’. An interesting role playing event will also be among the events planned on Saturday. Another E week event will be focused on good governance of the political scenario of India. The 11th of February will also see the commencement of Unicus- a competition to showcase the best business plan. Other activities include quiz events, movie screening, writing activities, documentaries, book fairs and discourse on the future of marketing.
The second day is dedicated to the theme ‘Sports Arena and CSR’ that apart from generating interest towards CSR activities in an organization, will also challenge the physical fitness of the participants. Some of the events planned include Cricket for charity, self defense lessons for girls, a rock show, and a tree plantation drive. The third day that is Monday, 13th of February will be the special day for all talented participants with artistic inclination. Under the theme ‘Artistic Platform’, creative activities like tribal art, Mr. and Ms. Entrepreneur, My Story, Master of creation- business ideas workshop, poster presentation and waste is wealth events are lined up.
Similarly for the rest of the week, the per day themes include E week @ School on the 14th of February, Tuesday, Rural Day on Wednesday, Design and innovation on Thursday, Science and Technology and Abstract on the Friday, 17th and Saturday, 18th of February respectively. Under the various absorbing themes, an even more exciting array of events will include skit on environmental awareness, mock parliament, write up on water harvesting, sales pitch, extempore, micro technology, patents, E-treasure hunt, chess championship, and a special focus on waste management with the broader theme of developing entrepreneurial skills and endeavours from participants.
This year too, the E week is slated for an active participation from people across all industries and educational institutes much in accordance with its past of dramatic results of the largest entrepreneurship activity in the country. The E week has built support for the entrepreneurs while encouraging them to launch a start up. As is anticipated for the coveted E Week this year, it is set to engage over 6,00,000 participants as the campaign will see active involvement from more than 30 organizations that support entrepreneurship; corporate entities; industry captains, experts, non-profits, and faculty leaders to inspire, encourage, and guide students.