IMT Ghaziabad boasts of excellent student run committees that cater to the various needs of its students. FinNiche, started in 2006, is the Finance wing which aims to make IMT Ghaziabad the perfect spot for finance enthusiasts.
In addition to organizing intra college events throughout the year to keep the Finance committee engaged, we also take care of the needs of students who have doubts regarding any financial classroom concept by organizing FinGyaan sessions. These sessions are conducted by students themselves and exemplify how peer to peer learning can take the student community forward. It’s imperative to be updated in the fast changing financial world and to this end we release FinXpress- A fortnightly magazine that covers all things finance.
Realizing the importance of interacting with students of other reputed B Schools, we organize various inter B-School events and conclaves throughout the year.
Finally, FinNiche provides its members the liberating experience of exchanging ideas, deliberating on the various pressing issues facing the world and simply enhancing our knowledge.
List of events conducted by the committee with summary of each event
Finance Sessions: The club conducts a support/tutorial or revision sessions called “FinGyaan”, which helps the students in the finance subjects that are covered in first year of PGDM.
Finance Events: Intra-B School event – “Survivor” is conducted in the college. This comprises of three rounds of quiz that all the 1st Year PGDM students can participate to enhance their knowledge of Finance and Economics.
National Finance Conclaves: FinNiche also organizes national level risk management conclave – “Riscon”, in which participants from many reputed colleges across India, that include IIMs, ISB and many more, participate. This is a 3-round quiz-cum case study competition.
Guest Lecture Sessions: We facilitate guest lectures that will give us the real time exposure of the industries and economies. Our guest lectures included the lecture from Dr. Tulasi Gopinath – Director of Economy and Policy Research, RBI.
STPs: FinNiche club provides an opportunity of Short Term projects to the students that gives them a pre-work experience of handling the projects of Finance. It has collaborations with many firms like – Finacue, Awign etc, to provide the projects.
FinXpress: FinNiche Club prepares a bi-weekly magazine FinXpress, that covers articles on national, international, stock market, news, personalities, start-ups, finance jargons and the ongoing topics. This magazine is circulated in IMT, every second Sunday, in e-book pdf format to all the students of IMT. It’s the oldest magazine that is circulated in IMT.
Workshops: FinNiche club has conducted a workshop on “Pillars of Equity Investments” by ICICI Securities. This session was taken by eminent personality in stock market analyses – Dr. Sanjiv Bhasin. It is a graded workshop with a proctored exam in the end to evaluate the performance of the participants of the workshop. This workshop is also planned in 2nd Year with advanced topics
Virtual Stock Trading: In collaboration with ICICI, FinNiche Club has organized the virtual trading event where the stock market interface was provided by ICICI Bank. Over 250+ students took part in this event and there were 2 national finalists from IMT in the year 2016.
FinNiche Club prepares a bi-weekly magazine FinXpress, that covers articles on national, international, stock market, news, personalities, start-ups, finance jargons and the ongoing topics. This magazine is circulated in IMT, every second Sunday, in e-book pdf format to all the students of IMT. It’s the oldest magazine that is circulated in IMT.
Contact details (official email id of committee)
Email ID: firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/FinNiche/
Coordinators: Nishant Rathi, Bhagiradh Sista
Co-coordinator: Shilpa Kumari
Treasurer: Abhineet Augustine
This year, Club FinNiche celebrates 10th anniversary. Started in 2006, it takes the pride of 10 years of excellence.
Details of Club Activities in detail
SURVIVOR 7.0 (August 2015):
This ice-breaking event required participants to exhibit their analytical and creative skills through an online round, ‘KRYPTEX’ and the final round, ‘RADIANCE’. Events included deciphering clues, solving puzzles and a marketing treasure hunt. The event was a huge success that saw around 50 teams from IMT Ghaziabad.
RISCON ’15 (November 2015):
RISCON ‘15 was a national risk management conclave. Adhering to the title RISCON, the conclave’s theme was based on “Anant: The infinitely finite possibilities”. The speakers who graced the occasion were:
- Mr. Tulasi Gopinath, Director, Economy and Policy Research, Reserve Bank of India
The various technical discussions were followed by a panel discussion on “Anant: The infinitely finite possibilities”. The discussion saw a whole gamut of views expressed by the following experienced dignitaries:
- Moderator: Dr. Vinodh Madhavan, Professor, Finance, IMT Ghaziabad
- Dr. V J Sebastian, Professor, Economic Environment and Policy, IMT Ghaziabad
An Inter B-School event “Encephalon” (Online Quiz) was also conducted as part of RISCON’15 that saw participation from more than 40 teams from across the B-school fraternity including IIM-L, IIM-Rohtak, IIFT Delhi, MDI, and ISB Hyderabad among others.
FinGyan (August and December 2015):
The FinGyan sessions were conducted to help IMT students prepare for their Financial Accounting and Corporate Finance courses. Members of the club who had sufficient mastery in these subjects guided the prep sessions by revising the syllabus and solving doubts of the students.
FinXpress is a bi-weekly financial magazine published by FinNiche. The magazine has an “In Focus” section which extensively covers a burning issue affecting the financial sector. The “Opinion” section gives the writer’s view on new policies, financial regulations and changes in financial set up. Apart from these, the magazine also includes news, stock market information and key financial terms. This year we have also included a new section – StartUp Tracker which gives a glimpse on the startups budding around.
“Pillars of Equity Investment” Workshop (Jan 2016)
A two day certification course, in association with ICICI Direct, is to be conducted on the pillars of equity investment. It was aimed providing an insight into the practical knowledge required on stock investment and trading. The workshop will be delivered by Mr. Sanjiv Bhasin, Ex-Capital Market Advisor, Deutsche Bank. The workshop will have the participation of 50+ members of the student fraternity.
FinoMena (February 2016)
It’s an annual article writing competition organized by FinNiche. The club is still contemplating the structure of the event, which is planned to be organized during January end or early February.
The names are in the following order:
Front row: (Left to Right) Bhagiradh Sista, Rishav Siddharth, Alankrita Pandey, Shilpa Agarwal, Abhina Panda, Tulika Gumber, Harsh Jhunjhunwalla, Abhineet Kumar Augustine.
Back row: (Left to Right) Abhishek Gupta, Vikas Gupta, Nishant Rathi, Aravind Nagarajan, Arnab Jana, Hersh Bhanut).
The names are in the following order:
Front Row (Left to Right): Yogesh Pandey, Ankit Surana, Nidhi Mendiratta, Adya Jha, Shubham Arora, Rishi Saxena, Samarth Agarwal.
Back Row (Left to Right): Afroz, Hrishikesh, Utkarsh, Srikant, Shubham Arora, Krishant, Anshuman