Fostering excellence in Analytics domain at IIM Kashipur -Titan, The IT and Analytics Club

IIM Kashipur started its first batch of MBA Analytics in 2020 to keep pace with the blooming prominence of Analytics in the modern world. The course aims to groom the budding managers with the competencies of analyzing the data – knowing the ins and outs of ever-increasing information and filtering it to carve out the best possible decisions for a business. This domain holds immense possibilities for a future manager and IIM Kashipur facilitates unlocking this discipline of management with an explicitly designed course mentored by one of the best faculties in the field. In this two-year residential programme, we aim to give a 360-degree exposure to the students in terms of building a foundation in the Analytics field and equipping them with an exploring mindset.

 IIM Kashipur is a student-run campus and students are entrusted with the responsibility to realize the mission and vision of the institute. With this culture, the students paint the canvas of institutional reputation with the hues of excellence in various academic and extracurricular activities. There are domain-specific clubs to foster specialized attention towards a domain. To cultivate and nurture the interest in the field of analytics, we have Titan – the IT and Analytics club of IIM Kashipur.

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Titan’s primary objective is to assist the students in developing an understanding of IT and Analytics. The club aims to motivate students to pursue a career in analytics by introducing them to this domain’s opportunities and scope. It exposes the students to the possibilities in the field and guides them towards choosing the specific roles. Titan conducts various activities and knowledge sharing sessions throughout the academic year to stimulate the interest and promote learning in this sphere. The club conducts events and activities in various formats to allocate equal opportunity to every student to showcase their skills and talent to ace the IT and Analytics domain. Some of the colourful pages from Titan’s book are shared below:

Competitions-BrainDare: TITAN organizes BrainDare, an intra-college competition intended to bring acquaintance of analytical tools like MS Excel, Visualizations tools, etc. as well as to give a flavour of dynamics of analytics in terms of statistics and its applications in the real world. BrainDare facilitates students to brainstorm to solve real-time data-based problems and derive inference and further insights. This event is conducted every year to bring the best out of people, making them apply their basic understanding of analytics and awareness of it. Annually the competition witnesses participation of around 40-60 teams and the top 3 three teams are awarded prizes on overall cumulative performance throughout the event.

Guest Lectures: TITAN organizes guest lectures by inviting industry stalwarts in the IT & Analytics domain to deliver lectures on themes delving deep into various concepts and trends prevailing in this context. The sessions are mainly aimed at bridging the gap between academician and practitioner approaches. The club has maintained the excellence via hosting professionals from reputed organizations like Flipkart, ZS Associates, STAR India, FabHotels etc. to serve the best interest of students.

Regular engagement through social media: TITAN fosters analytics culture in MBA and makes students aware of the analytics concepts, latest tech news, and brand stories using analytics in their business processes. Team TITAN shares short articles regularly and tech news on their social media handles- Instagram, LinkedIn, and Facebook. Lesser known facts regarding brands leveraging analytics are also shared. Short quizzes are held on Instagram stories for a quick and engaging learning experience. All these social media handles are used for official communication with IIM Kashipur fraternity and analytics enthusiasts regarding the events organized by TITAN and informative content related to IT and analytics.

Certifications courses: TITAN organizes certification courses with the help of industry experts to share knowledge encompassing different tools and languages which will be useful in the academics and the career ahead. CPBA- Certified Python Business Analyst program was conducted, and Annual Advance Excel Workshop along with Microsoft Office Specialist Certification was organized last year where 30 students got certified through this course.

Peer Learning Session: TITAN organizes peer learning sessions on softwares like Python and R to make the students well-versed. Considering the rising need for Analytics and Big Data, Titan also conducted peer learning sessions on SQL this year. The session provided a basic overview of SQL, How Managers can leverage SQL’s power, Hands-on experience using MySQL Workbench, and prospective interview questions on the same. Along with this, the club also conducts sessions on various tools for visualization, machine learning.

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Flagship events: TITAN organizes two PAN INDIA case study competition to foster the interest in analytics and improve the institute’s visibility across the country. They are:

  • Datasights It is one of the most anticipated events of the year. Organized around February, the event plays a significant role in providing the real pinch of analytics where participants across various B-Schools participate enthusiastically
  • Coherence– TITAN organizes its flagship event “Coherence”- a PAN India case study competition in association with various training centres like Excel Prodigy and Havish M Consulting every year as a part of “Agnitraya”, the annual cultural fest of IIM Kashipur. The event provides an excellent opportunity to flaunt one’s analytical skills. The event anticipates huge participation from top B-schools across the country with 700+ participants as of 2019.

In a nutshell, club Titan offers students a plethora of opportunities to explore the length and breadth of IT and Analytics as a domain. They strive to serve the students with the best resources and provide constant support to enhance their understanding of the domain.

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