TWO DAY CULTURAL FEST SAMAARAMMBH 3.0 IN INDIAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT (IIM) : Indian Institute of Management-Visakhapatnam will celebrate its two-day management fest, ''Samaarambh 3.0'', on December 15 and 16. A series of programmes have been lined up, including group dance event ''tip toes'', solo dance event ''beats and steps'', fashion show ''panache'', battle of bands, Mr &Mrs Samaarambh, etc. An EDM Night will be conducted on December 15, where artists Julia Bliss and Johnnie Ernest will perform in the event. A ''Bollywood night'' will be held on December 16. Bollywood singer Gaiendra Verma is going to be the major attraction of the night. Cultural secretary students'' affairs council. Subrat Sarkar said the planned events and will provide a others platform to the management students. "Samaarambh 3.0 is an attempt, which will witness a congregation of students from colleges in and around Visakhapatnam, with a special focus on the IIM community to compete on a big platform and showcas their talents. The fest is expected to witnes exciting performances to make it the biggest college cultural fest in Visakhapatnam in 2018. The launch video is available on the official Facebook page of Samaarambh.
ANDHRA UNIVERSITY ANNUAL ALUMNI MEET : Andhra University (AU) is set for its fourth Alumni Day on Monday (10-12-2018). The university team has made preparations for the reception and hospitality of the guests. About 5,000 alumni are expected to participate in the event. Industrialist Ratan Tata will be the chief guest of the programme being held at AU Convention Center on Beach Road at 4.30 pm. HRD minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao and other local people''s representatives and IAS and IPS officers will participate in the programme. AU vice chancellor Prof G Nageswara Rao said arrangements have been completed to make the grand day more special. The university officials has arranged bus and boarding facilities for the alumni. AU has invited executive council and academic senate members, affiliated colleges'' principals, ex vice chancellors and several VIPs and stars from across the state. "With the assistance of the alumni, we are going to enlighten the current generation of students and use their expertise and knowledge in directing them in the right way," Prof Rao said. The alumni will visit their respective departments in the morning. The university will ply several buses to take the alumni to all parts of the university in the afternoon.