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Apeejay School of Management hosts ‘Think-O-Vate’ event

Students from different colleges come up with solutions which are beneficial to society



Human beings often undergo an ethical dilemma in their day-to-day lives and therefore, it becomes imperative to figure out a solution when such a situation arises. Emphasising on the importance of honing decision-making, communication and many other important skills to deal with an ethical situation, the Apeejay School of Management (ASM) recently organised a virtual intercollege competition called ‘Think-O-Vate’ or Share Your Thoughts. 

A total of 25 students from 15 colleges registered for the competition. The idea was to trigger decision-making in students by giving them an ethical dilemma situation to solve. Students had to analyse the situation and find out a solution while weighing the consequences of their solution.

Talking about the competition, Aditya Anand Jha, a first-year PGDM student with ASM and one of the coordinators said, “This event gave us an opportunity to assess different situations. For instance, we find 2000 rupees and what are we going to do with that. And it was amazing to see how students came up with ethical solutions. It was a great learning experience, giving me a chance to further develop my personality along with my communication skills.”

The first and the second prizes were won by Shruti Panday and Vikram Prasad Singh of Patna Science College respectively. The third prize was shared between Saniya Dagar from Bharti College, New Delhi and Kuljot Singh from Institute of Information Technology and Management, New Delhi. 

Saniya said, “I had a unique experience in participating in this competition. We were given situations and we had to find a solution. The situation given to me was one of my friends is in need of blood and I have the same blood group. But to reach the hospital, I will have to cross the railway barricading. So, how will I proceed? All the situations given were really interesting and every participant came up with great solutions. I would love to participate in many such events in the future.”   

Another Think-O-Vate winner, Kuljot, echoed his co-winner, Saniya’s thoughts. He said, “The event was really interesting. It encouraged students to think out of the box.”

The event was judged by Dr. Shweta Jha, Associate Professor, ASM and Dr. Preeti Suryawanshi, Assistant Professor, ASM. Dr. Jha said, “Competitions like Think-O-Vate are required, especially for the young minds, to think of solutions which are beneficial to the society at large. Such competitions not only enhance decision making capacity in students but also trigger the empathy aspect in their personality. We at the Apeejay School of Management have been organising multiple events to help sculpt the various facets of an individual’s personality.”

Harshita is Assistant Editor at Apeejay Newsroom. With experience in both the Media and Public Relations (PR) world, she has worked with Careers360, India Today and Value360 Communications. A learner by nature, she is a foodie, traveller and believes in having a healthy work-life balance.