Pune 9 October 2018 : An inter-collegiate festival, “Athang 2018” at IndSearch, Law College Road Campus on 6th and 7th October 2018 was a contribution to the co-operation and partnership process between the colleges of Pune, where more than 250 students from around 30 colleges participated in different competitions. The primary goal was to provide a fun and educational platform for students to showcase their creativity and skills.

The Chief Guests for the prize distribution function on 7th Oct 2018 were Dr. Santosh BhaveDirector (HR & IR), Bharat Forge Ltd., Pune and Mrs. Nandini Bhave, Manager, Union Bank of India. Other dignitaries present were IndSearch Director Dr. Aparna Tembulkar, Director General Dr. Ashok Joshi, Dean Dr. Sunita Joshi and BMS Coordinator Prof. Manjari Lal. Dr. Bhave spoke about the importance of volunteering for events and its importance in the life of students. He also emphasised on the learning from the experiences of others, through continuous reading. The students who won the different competitions were felicitated by Dr. Bhave and Mrs. Bhave.

The Business Plan Competition was won by Manasi Gupta and Nikhil Tripathi from BIMM. The Photography Competition was won by Utkarsh Shastrakar from I2ITMad Ads competition by Ashwani Verma, Ankit Kumar, Aditi Dixit, Gufran Khan of IMEDstand up comedy by Yash Kadekar from IndSearch MBAPoster-Making Competition winners were Sounik Das, Nimesh Pal from BIMM.  The LAN Games team that won the competition was a mixed team comprising of Pratik Kadam and Sahil Gore from MIT, Prathamesh Shete from Sinhagad, Vibhav Pitambare fromFergusson and Atharva Bhat from IndSearch BMS. Varad Mane, Pushkaraj Agashe, Parth Ganbote of IndSearch BMS won the  Superheroes quiz; Hitesh Pupreja, Saket Deshpande, Akshay Deshpande of IndSearch MBA won the F.R.I.E.N.D.S. quiz; and Aastha Shrivastava, Pratik Kakade ofSIOM won the Harry Potter Quiz.

For Business Plan the judges were Dr. Madhuvanti Sathe, Dr. Sharad Joshi, Prof. Sudhakar Kulkarni and Mr. Rohan Ursal. For Poster Making the judges were Mrs. Jayoo Patwardhan and Dr. Jayant Panse. For Mad Ads the judges were Prof. Anand Chidanand and Ms. Ashwini Shah. For Standup Comedy the judges were Mr. Anish Joag and Mr. Vedant Pimparkhede. For Photography the judges were Mr. Vinay Jinralkar and Mr. Prakash Ghodke.

These activities and the fest were managed by students of IndSearch- BMS (Bachelor of Management Studies) under the guidance of Dr. Sunita Joshi and Prof. Manjari Lal.