“It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen.” - Scott Belsky, Behance.
CEC - The Consulting and Entrepreneurship Club of IIM Raipur is a student-run initiative that aims to cultivate the spirit of entrepreneurship among students and to provide them a platform with ample learning opportunities & industry exposure in the domain of Consulting.
The Club intends to:
- Provide students opportunities to work on Short Term projects with Corporates.
- Create a forum of information exchange among students and the industry.
- Motivate aspiring entrepreneurs and promoting their business initiatives through interactive sessions with successful entrepreneurs and mentors.
- Provide learning opportunities through various Corporate events/Summits, Projects, Guest lectures, National level competitions, Games/Workshops and Networking engagements.
Apart from the well-known Annual event “Mudit Vriddhi -Sell for a Cause” and “Paramarsh- National level Case study competition”, CEC, in the last few years has stepped ahead and now, is proud to collaborate with 36INC-the startup hub of Raipur and Headstart -India's oldest and largest startup ecosystem development organizations.
We also conduct regular sessions where experts from the industry come together to imbibe students with the knowledge of consulting and guide them on making an impact in this domain.
For regular updates, please follow CEC social media handle.
Events conducted by CEC include
i-Talks: i-Talks is a knowledge-sharing event and is conducted on different subject matters by distinguished experts. This year speakers delivered a lecture on how to approach case study competitions, focusing on different domains such as finance, operations, marketing, etc. Participants were guided about the framework to be followed by solving a few corporate cases for them.
Mudit Vriddhi – Sell for a cause: This event takes participants from the Top B-schools across India to the streets of Raipur and engages them in selling artifacts crafted by the people from tribal regions of Chhattisgarh. The event aims to maximize the profit earned by selling these artifacts. All the profit earned is donated to the needy through the NGOs. Mudit Vriddhi provides a unique opportunity to implement the classroom concepts learned by students in real-time scenarios.
Paramarsh: Paramarsh is a case study competition organized by CEC to test the mettle of budding strategists to think through cases and real business scenarios. This year’s Paramarsh was sponsored by Pratibha, an Edutech startup. Teams came up with very innovative ideas to solve the real-time business problems that the Pratibha ltd was facing.
Industry Interactions: Throughout the year CEC had organized multiple interactive sessions with industry stalwarts. Some of these include ‘Idea to startup’ where the founder of StrategyAZ guided the students of IIM Raipur about the path of entrepreneurship. A session by Headstart Raipur was conducted to create awareness among students about the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards 2020 (GSEA) by Entrepreneurs' Organisation (EO).
36 INC & Headstart: CEC has a collaboration with 36INC-the startup hub of Raipur and Headstart -India's oldest and largest startup ecosystem development organizations. Students get an opportunity to attend many startup events like Startup Conclave, Start-up Saturday meets, etc. to gain insights and build a professional network with entrepreneurs.