The Best Summer Project Contest (BSPC 2011) is a popular and prestigious annual management event organized by the Mumbai Chapter of the Institute of Management Consultants of India (IMCI). It is the most important event in the calendar of B-Schools in Mumbai and is widely attended by MBA students, industry and consultants alike.
IMCI is a non-profit making body of professional management consultancy firms and individual consultants and is the only registered institution of its kind in India. In 1989, IMCI became the first Asian member of the global apex body, the International Council of Management Consulting Institutes. The Bombay Chapter of IMCI is the largest among the nine chapters spread across the country.
The roots of this event go back to 1992 and it acts as a catalyst between the industry and the B-School fraternity. Business School students across the globe undergo a summer internship in the industry. During this period, the students act as “In-house Consultants” and are expected to provide solutions to complex business problems. BSPC gives a platform where the best and the most effective Summer Projects are honored and appreciated.
Over the years, BSPC has evolved from being just a Summer Project Contest to a full-fledged Business Event, which plays host to luminaries from both the corporate world and Academia. In a sense, BSPC is a window to the issues and opportunities encountered by the businesses/industries in the coming year or two.
After an internal evaluation by member consultants for this year’s event .The names of the institute of the five finalists are listed below:
|Sr. No.||Institute Name|
Sydenham Institute of Management Studies,
Research & Entrepreneurship Education - Mumbai
|2||L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management Research & studies - Mumbai|
|3||Bharathidasan Institute of Management - Tiruchirappalli|
|4||T. A. Pai Management Institute - Manipal|
|5||School of Petrolium Management - Ahmedabad|
BSPC 2011 was held on 24th September, 2011 at Y. B. Chavan Auditorium, Sachivalaya, Mumbai. It was a close race with Mr.Mukund Upadhyay from School of Petroleum Management, Ahmadabad emerging as the winner. His project was on “New Application of Natural Gas; CNG as fuel marine application in Mumbai” for Mahanagar Gas Limited (MGL) Mumbai.
The runner-up was Mr. Himanshu Kapadia from Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research Mumbai. His Project was on Developing Effective HR Business Partnering Initiative for Consumer Banking- SME Segment workforce for Standard chartered Bank.
This year’s event was sponsored by Tata Consultancy Services.
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