The Consortium.

Posted: April 1, 2012 by Rambo in AIESEC
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What a week it was, 4 days of music, dance and fine arts. It feels good to see each and every person of the college in a festive mood… Truly, MIT is never inactive.

So what’s next for all you out there… Well, as you all know that we love participation and being involved in something or the other, here comes another opportunity for Manipal University students to get involved in something meaningful, something that will help them know what really lies ahead in the world after college.
Bringing together professionals from a variety of fields, from the organizers of 2010’s largest corporate forum of Mangalore-Udupi region, here comes yet another event which not only has a value-add factor for all of you, but provides you a platform to interact, network, socialize with the ones who want to and who have made it big.

The Consortium ’12….

4th April, 6-9 PM, New Amphitheatre (Near Syndicate bank, opposite Sirocco Coffee Valley)

  •  Formal/ Semi-formal wear only
  •  Tickets- Rs 80 for all students of Manipal University
  •  To book/buy a ticket, contact us on our FB page or on the following numbers
    • Shobit: 8095128602
    • Pulkit : 9535680079
    • Antara: 9535680095

“Hey AIESEC! WASSUP” bellowed as the frenzy picked up at AIESEC Global Village Pre-Event. A tent was set up next to Kamat Circle, for this event which was a sneak peek into the actual Global Village which would be held on a much larger scale in the next month. AIESEC’s core essence is global awareness, exchange and internationalism; what better way to showcase these values, than to create a medium of interaction between Indian students and the foreign interns?

Interns from other countries and last vacation’s exchange participants from Manipal had set up stalls and oriented visitors on their internship experiences and general facts about the country.  Some of the interns even prepared indigenous food items and distributed samples to the visitors! The typical AIESEC jive songs to the hottest tracks were plentiful, and at regular intervals. The event witnessed a massive turnout, as students flocked to the stalls to meet the interns and to arouse their taste buds! Here are some of the countries represented at the event:


Global Village 058 (500x375)Shashank, an ICAS student went on an internship to Egypt, where he taught children English, maths, general science and even sports at an orphanage. He visited the Pyramids, Sphinx, the boats used to carry stone for the construction of Pyramids, the Mohammad Ali Mosque and even a 4000 year-old mummy. He also blended in with the Egyptian culture and society – be it the Belly Dance, Sufi Dance or the Egyptian Revolution or sheesha.  The traditional cuisine included wine leaves, koshari, falafeland fool and shavarma.


Global Village 070 (500x375)China was represented by two interns, Jane and Leo, working for a Project Umang, under an NGO Akshay Patra whereby they teach students in Mangalore and surrounding areas about general culture, hygiene, and nutrition. They brought a range of food items including cabbage, egg, beans and capsicum which visitors relished. They also taught the visitors how to use chopsticks, and also displayed calligraphy – both integral parts of Chinese culture.

Leo also had two notebooks with him. One had questions from his Chinese friends for the Indians. One was for his friends in India, to ask questions to the Chinese. The books were offered to the visitors, to either ask or answer. It was a very simple exercise, but a well-thought one with a lot of depth and a long term prognosis.


Global Village 109 (500x375) Ukraine, by far the largest country in Europe in terms of area, made its presence felt at the event. The Borcht soup prepared by the Ukraine interns was a delight to indulge in. A brief presentation was shown on the EURO football 2012 tournament signifying the tradition of football in Ukraine. Besides that, the presentation also showcased the culture and heritage of Ukraine.


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Some of the students, including Nikita Shiv from MIT, who had been to Russia last year for internship on “Project International New Year “discussed their experiences with us. They taught school children English language, learnt Russian numerical system and the experience was instrumental in improving their overall personality.


Simone Siegenthale briefed us about the experiences she has had while doing her internship here, describing it as a “pleasant experience”. She prepared chocolates on her own for everyone, not Lindt, but definitely very close in terms of taste.

Abhishek Kochhar, Vice President for Communications and Marketing,AIESEC Manipal University said “The whole idea of Global Village is to break the stereotypes between different cultures and to promote Internationalism, and Exchange”.

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I suggest it really is worth it to experience the wonderful concept of exchange at least once in your student life and to be part of the World’s largest youth-run organization.

This was just a preview. However, after observing this trailer, one just can’t wait for the main event to start.



If you want to register to go on exchange this summer, log on to:

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On the 28th January, AIESEC Manipal University held a formal gathering in order to felicitate the outgoing executive body and discuss the future initiatives which will be instrumental in taking their organization forward. The attendees of the gathering were the elites of the organization including Dr. Vinod Bhatt, the Pro Vice Chancellor of Manipal University and other dignitaries who are a part of the board of advisors of AIESEC Manipal University.

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The event started at 7 pm with the traditional lamp lighting ceremony, in the Akaash hall of the Valley View hotel.

Dr Bhatt spoke on how AIESEC Manipal University hasn’t turned back since the past three years, with each passing year turning out to be a stepping stone. He also stressed on the fact that the whole purpose of AIESEC’s student exchange program was to give the students a taste of a different culture, take up socially conscious projects and get to know the world better and this learning concept will go a long way in providing the right kind of learning in today’s generation. It was indeed an honor to see him share his experiences with us.


Anna Rego, president AIESEC Manipal University for the year 2011, then took the podium elaborating on the year that just went by. Exchange delivery through effective stakeholder management, a staggering 157 per cent increase in student exchange programs and the successful tie ups with 8 new NGOs were some of the prominent points put forward.

Vishant Kothari, the president-elect for 2012, then shared the year plan for 2012 with the audience which was followed by a vote of thanks to several officials of the University apart from the board of advisors.

The year 2011 has indeed been a notable year for AIESEC Manipal University. It was awarded ‘the most progressive Talent Management award’ for the year 2011, in the national AIESEC plenary. It’s now been ranked no 3 in Financial Management sector and no 5 in Outgoing Exchange in the AIESEC India network comprising of 20 local offices.


Furthermore, it has been successful in building international collaborations with countries like Russia, Germany, China, among many others. Six social projects successfully concluded in the year that went by and several successful events delivered, the most prominent being Global Village, Impact Week and Balakalakaar.DSC00782

Post this was the special moment for the outgoing leadership body, which were handed over Letters of Recommendation from the university based on their performance as leaders in one of the most premiere student organization of the world.

The scrumptious dinner that followed was just the perfect icing on the cake to conclude what had been an eventful evening.

Looking back at how successfully it has been able to expand its wings with each passing year, we really feel proud to be associated with AIESEC Manipal University and wish them all continued success for their future endeavors.

And for all those who aspire to have such experiences in life, I must suggest you to join AIESEC and take as much learning as you can from this organization which I would like to call a platter full of opportunities.

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By Anubhav Shrivastava
Photos by : Divyam Hansaria

AIESEC Manipal University is now recruiting!

Posted: January 19, 2012 by Gaurav Prakash in AIESEC
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A child has a right to be happy and loved, clip_image002
Be safe and protected from harm,
Be cradled in arms that will sacrifice all,
Be free from all stress and alarm.
Deserving of food when he’s hungry and cold,
To live in a world without fear,
To spend happy moments in effortless play,
To know that his parents are near.
So many today never know this to be,
They live like a bird on a wire,
For love and protection has vanished from them,
They live on the edge of a fire.
And millions of others, before they are born,
Snuffed out in the blink of an eye,
When women who say they have rights of their own,
Decide if they live or they die.
All children are precious, a gift from above,
Those with us and those yet unborn,
And how they are treated is all up to us,
Protect them, for we have been warned.

"Offend one small child", the scripture has said,
"And it would be better for thee,
That you have a millstone be placed on your neck,
And drowned in the depths of the sea".
Strong words you may say, but they come from our God,
A serious matter with Him,
For every small child has God-given rights,
Denying them would be a sin.
He said, "Let the children all come unto Me,
And hinder them not in their way,
For all of the kingdom of Heaven is theirs,"
Let’s guide them so they will not stray.

Balakalakaar 2011-
AIESEC Manipal University Initiative


AIESEC organizes IMPACT Week 2011

Posted: October 2, 2011 by Gaurav Prakash in AIESEC
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IMPACT WEEK is an initiative undertaken by AIESEC Manipal University to increase awareness about various social issues
pivotal to our society

AIESEC is the world largest youth-run organization present in over 112 countries across the world, platform enables young people to explore and develop their potential to provide leadership for a positive impact on society.

AIESEC achieves the same by providing its stakeholders with an integrated development experience comprised of leadership and entrepreneurial opportunities, international internships and participating in a global learning environment.

Impact Week 2011 is a unique platform created by AIESEC Manipal University which aims at creating awareness amongst the people living in and around Manipal. The event is being held with the vision of creating an impact amongst the youth audience in Manipal University and the surrounding areas and educational centres.

Everyone believes in something, it’s only when we truly stand by our cause and the reasons we support it that we are able to satisfy the soul.

At AIESEC we believe that an event like IMPACT WEEK is very relevant today as even though the majority of the youth knows what they want to fight for, they seldom find the right platform to express solidarity and commitment. The various events that will take place during IMPACT Week aim to provide the youth, a path to their goal of reaching out to the masses regarding the causes they believe in.

These are the issues that were taken up on the 4 days:

Day 1:

‘Are you ready to change the world?’ A Campaign spread across colleges in Manipal University providing the students a chance to come out and express themselves through written messages about causes and social issues they are passionate about. This 12 hour long campaign was a start to Impact Week to give the youth a platform to express themselves and make a positive impact in society.

Day 2:

‘Environment Day’. The cause associated with Day 2 revolved around issues concerned with the environment. A recycling drive, tree-plantation drive and clean-up drive were conducted as part of the day’s activities in Manipal. A 10 day long recycling drive was conducted in Manipal in association with MSFM starting on the 13th of September and ending on the 23rd of September (Day2). 52.5 kgs of glass, 2.5 kgs of plastic, recyclable paper- 13.5 kgs were collected as part of the recycling drive in an attempt to make Manipal a more eco-friendly place.

In addition to this, 20 trees were planted in the Manipal University campus in association with the University to keep Manipal a clean and green environment and restore it to its former green glory.

Towards the close of the day, 100 students of Manipal University hit the streets of Manipal clearing litter of the roads and collecting the garbage to safely dispose of it from the streets. In total 20 kgs of garbage was collected from the roads in an attempt to make students more aware of maintaining a cleaner and greener Manipal.

Day 3:

‘Senior Citizen’s Day’ over a 100 students of Manipal University spent Saturday with Senior Citizens in Mangalore, Udupi & Kundapur. St.Anne’s Home for the Aged-Mangalore, Ozanam-Kalyanpur, Udupi, Chaitanya Old Age Home – Kundapur. Activities and games were organized for these senior citizens including Origami, Bingo/Housie, and Clay modelling along with a singing session. The day
was aimed at creating a strong awareness of the value of senior citizens in our society and giving them the love and respect they truly deserve.

Day 4:

‘Impact Marathon’ a mini-marathon was conducted by AIESEC Manipal University along with Leo Club Manipal’s ‘Save the earth campaign’ with over 200 students participating in the marathon. The Marathon was conducted to raise awareness on causes addressed by AIESEC Manipal University including child  rights, women’s empowerment, environmental awareness & HIV/AIDS awareness.

The 4 day event closed with a closing ceremony felicitating those associated with the 4 day event and AIESEC Manipal University’s Board of Advisors including:

Dr. K. Ramnarayan, Vice Chancellor, Manipal University
Dr. H. Vinod Bhat, Pro Vice Chancellor, Manipal University
Dr. G.K Prabhu, Registrar, Manipal University
Dr. Kumkum Karg, Director, Manipal Institute of Technology
Mr. Varadesh Hiregange, Director I/C, Manipal Institute of Communications
Dr. Raghunandan Bhat, Associate Director, Manipal Institute of Technology
Ms. Shubha, Faculty, Manipal Institute of Communications
Mr. Sandeep Shenoy, Head, Dept. of Commerce
Dr. Neeta Inamdar, Head, Manipal Centre of European Studies


As I rushed back to my hostel after an awfully long day and quickly slipped into formals I wondered if this Youth to Business Forum would be just as insightful as the last one.Well, for starters it was not in Mangalore this time. It happened right here in Manipal at Chaitya Hall, Hotel Valley View. For those who do not know what Y2B is, Youth to Business is an event that is hosted by AIESEC. In their words it is a forum which aims at bridging the divide between campus life and the corporate world and today’s event happened to be a demonstration of just that.

So now that I have done the official reporting of the what and the where let me tell you what all happened.The evening started off with an inaugural speech by Dr. M.V. Kamath. Now for those who do not know him seriously!! Its high time you do! Even at 90,he is quite the charmer. Having interacted with people from all over the world this man sure has stories to tell. In his (nearly an hour) long speech he talked about his one on one interaction with the big names of corporate world and his own perception of Entrepreneurship that he saw through them. It was an absolute pleasure to hear his experiences for experiences are exactly the things that teach you something.  Having him give the inaugural speech was the perfect way to start the event.

The panelists for the evening were as follows:

  1. Mr Prabhakar Shastry- Director, Isa Technologies
  2. Dr. Kripa Alva- President, Lions Club and Chairperson,Mangalore Business School.
  3. Mr Rahul Shetty-Senior Project Manager, Robosoft Technologies.
  4. Mr. Ronald Gomes-Past President of Rachana Group,a forum of Entrepreneurs,Businessmen and Professionals in Mangalore.

Each one of them had a different take on the topic with their opinions meeting at a common point from time to time. I, personally,  felt that it was a well chosen panel. Since each one of them belongs to a different sector the discussion gave a clear and concise overview for somebody who wanted to consider the pros and cons and wanted to get a holistic overview on the subject. Right from getting an ethical perspective on how far should one go to bending the rules while one ventures into the world of risk taking to talking about the qualities that an entrepreneur should possess.

On the whole, I could relate to the speakers much more this time. Even though the turn up wasnt as huge as last time, I would still say that it was a success. I enjoyed the session since it was very easy to have a one on one interaction with the panelists. The event was organised well and I must say that AIESEC  does it again. I feel that they are one of the very few organisations here in Manipal who have an aesthetic appeal to their events which run smoothly with hardly any glitches. However, this time round it wasnt as meticulous. Given the fact that it wasnt as big as last time,  few things were a little shabby  but other than that it was  well organised.

To give my final concluding words after listening to the panelists and looking at the world from their point of view  here is what I think- If you have a Dream, go ahead and make it happen! And if you don’t know how to go about it all I would say is that go out there and experiment!  Opportunities are all around you. Go grab them. See what works and what does not. If you are passionate about it and if you have the commitment, confidence and the courage to follow it through. Trust me it will happen!

There are posters all over the place about this Youth to Business Forum from AIESEC 

But what exactly is it and what should we expect?

Here is a little inside story about the event!

AIESEC Manipal brings to you Youth to Business Forum 2011 .Its  a great opportunity to bridge the gap between the campus life and corporate life and get a glimpse of the other side of the world!

Youth to Business (Y2B) aims at uniting the smartest minds from both the worlds under one roof! The event will provide a platform for the youth leaders of Manipal to associate themselves with successful entrepreneurs. It will provide the youth a chance to share different perspectives , ideas and outlook on topics of global relevance.

This event is being hosted at the Chaitya Hall , Hotel Valley View on the 21st April 2011

Entrepreneurship  and its impact on the youth will be addressed by a panel of well renowned speakers. Y2B 2011 also provides business greats from the region the opportunity to associate and position themselves with the youth.

This event is also an opportunity to register and get a glimpse of what the students might experience at AIESEC India Youth to Business Forum 2011 to be held in Mumbai on the 30th of April 2011

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