Posted on: February 27, 2012
Team Memebers of the Finance Club
Second Row (L-R) Prashanth Dar, Srikant Boddu, Arjun GM,Sohom Roy, Amit Gajera, Antriksh Khandelwal, Ashish Gutgutia, Gopal Agarwal, Prinsu Jain, Maheepal Kalal, Vinod Daryani, Umesh Soni, Ashwini Kumar, Amit Jain, Ankur Arora, Harish, Shyam Sundar, Gaurav Chaudhary
Third Row (L-R) Sakshi Malik, Vithika Gupta, Roma Kumari, Nidhi, Pooja Tharad, Manisha Bansal, Kamini Sharma, Divya Sharma, Rajni, Pratibha Saxena, Anupama Pandey, Vijeta Deuskar, Debapriya Waddar, Sethulaxmi Gopalan, Kriti Wadhwa, Kusha Bagga.
Exploring, understanding and teaching the intricacies of the financial world
are the aims of Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies’ Finance Club.
The club’s vision is to make finance easy for those who think it is difficult as well as promoting financial theory and practicing it so it becomes a part of one’s life. It aims to give students a chance to improve their understanding of the intricacies of the world of finance, foster an environment where they can learn, share, participate, organize and network with industry and KIAMS alumni, thereby helping them achieve their career goals.
Toward those ends, the Finance Club organized QUID PRO QUO in Operacy, the management fest organized by KIAMS. It holds fortnightly meetings to discuss current events in the sector and related theories and terminologies and is organizing a mutual fund game on an intra-college level. The club also organizes documentary screenings relating current events to course content along with guest lectures, case study discussions, finance quizzes and other games related to finance.
Running such a club is not an easy task. One of the toughest challenges it faces is the busy schedule of students. With courses running full-swing, projects, assignments, tests and quizzes, it is still important to keep activities of the club happening at a steady pace and make sure there is healthy participation.
The activities of the club have therefore been organized so sessions are not only a great learning experience, but also a stress-buster. After a week of courses which have been seriously demanding, the club ensures it has a documentary viewing, or some finance-related game, to keep up the enthusiasm, have some fun and learn at the same time.
As most students are not conversant with the basic terms used in finance, the club plans to organize quizzes on these terms and sessions to make it easier for people to work on Excel. The club hopes to attract more industry participants to share their views and experiences. Other plans call for starting a monthly newsletter for the institute and organizing visits to leading financial institutions so students can have first- hand experience of their operations.
While it’s a student club, the student coordinators don’t hesitate to pay tribute to the role faculty has played in helping with activities, saying faculty has provided a lot of guidance, support and assistance. The faculty has always been forthcoming and with their rich experience in both academics and industry have helped immensely in developing interesting as well asinsightful approaches toward complex finance topics, said the coordinators, noting in particular the efforts of Prof. T. Vishwanathan and Prof. Atul Kulkarni (visiting faculty).
Rather that have a president or one leader, the club is headed by four coordinators: Anish Wadhwa, Laxmi Gupta, Md. Taslim Arif and Sakshi Vatsa. There are around 30 members, but club meetings and events are open
for all to attend.