Speaking on the occasion Ms Rajita Chaudhari, Dean, IIPM, Centre for Higher Education "Every year the theme of Amaze is different. The theme is selected keeping in mind the area that interest the youth. Last year the theme was SACK - Students Against Corruption and Kick Backs. This year we thought we should focus on the abilities of the youth to go beyond boundaries and think unconventionally so the theme was ‘Free Your Mind’, which has many interpretations and originates from IIPM's ideology ‘Dare to Think Beyond’. The theme was followed in all the competitions, like the debate topic was "Man does not have the ability to exercise free will’, the topic of creative writing competition was’ If the Mind is Blind, the Eyes Cannot See’ etc. Prices worth Rs 1, 00,000 were awarded to Fashion Show & Debate competition winners & a Trip to Leh Ladakh for case study winners.
To support the theme we thought of doing unconventional activities which includes Pool Party, In House Karaoke Evening, Bull Riding, Paint Ball, DJ Night, Wall Climbing etc. The hospitality we extend not only to our judges but to our participants and sponsors also. IIPM's fest is getting bigger and better every year like this year 188 colleges participated as compare to 100 colleges last year. Next year Amaze will be more bigger and livelier with may be even International participants."
Having kicked off on December 10th, the festival was integrated with various competitions like 360 degree - The Best Manager, Debate Competition, Ad Guru, Ad zap competition & case study competition titled Nutcracker. The other cultural events include singing & dancing competition and Street plays amongst others. The added attraction was Fashion show judged by International Fashion choreographer Vinay Gupta, and Mr. & Ms Amaze 2012. There was a special DJ night & a pool party was organized to conclude the fest.
Winners: Debate Winners: Jamia Milia Maisara Khan
Fashion Show Winners: Institute of Home Economics
Ad Zap Winners: Sri Venkateshwara Shivangi, Shreya
IIPM Star Winners: IIPM Ashish
Treasure Hunt Winners: IIPM Noida Team
Best Manager Winner: Amity University Vishnu
Street Play Winners: Hansraj College
Mr. & Mrs. Amaze Winner: Kirti (Bhagat Singh College) & Monica (IIPM)
Case Study Winner: SRCC
ABOUT IIPM: Indian Institute of Planning and Management (IIPM) is a business school headquartered in New Delhi, with many branches across India. Founded in 1973, the institute offers undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes in National economic planning and Entrepreneurship, as well as international and fellowship programmes.