Finomenon – The Mecca Of Finance – NMIMS Mumbai

Finomenon, shortly known as “Fino”, is the one and only Finance cell of NMIMS, Mumbai. It is one of the most coveted cells for the students intending to specialize in finance. Students eagerly wait for the google forms to be rolled out for the selection process to become a part of the Junior Fino committee, but only the best fit, get the golden opportunity.

Once in the committee, juniors are welcomed to the family of Finomenon. A warm hand of support is extended by the senior members and all the expectations of the juniors are met. They are given the liberty to experiment with new management techniques and make informed decisions. Junior committee members are then bifurcated into respective verticals – events, corporate relations, sponsorship, editorial and Samriddhi. A monthly rotation is made to ensure every committee member gets a chance to work in all the verticals.

Finomenon journey includes from conducting events to writing editorials, organizing educational events to arranging corporate connect for students.

To get geared up on the finance path, the senior committee members organize Finshodhan, conducted among the junior committee members that gives insights on the upcoming financial issues. Summerthan, Winterthon are some of the prep drives organized by Fino. Finomenon is also headstrong on pouring projects for its junior committee members to bridge the gap between classroom learning and hands-on experience.

Sessions and B’Talks on the upcoming finance news are organized for the students to be up-to-date on the current happenings across the globe. Certification programs and workshops are arranged for the students at subsidized rates to build their resume. Finomenon is also in charge of organizing campus level finance competitions to send out the best team from NMIMS to compete among the others.

Samriddhi, a student managed investment fund, is only the third of its kind across the country’s business schools. To update the batch with industry performance, Samriddhi connect conducts competitions and investors’ meet. Competitions include quiz and auction round that challenge the analytical ability of participants. Investor meets gives a platform for investors to debate recent upheavals in Indian and world economy and their impact on stocks.

Moving to the fun stride, Finomenon arranges one of its most awaited events – Bean Counters as a part of the fest, Parichay. It includes a whole new range of exciting games like taboo, Pictionary and treasure hunts using finance jargons. Brainstorming events like Walk the Stock, a mock stock trading competition to give an experience of real world stock trading is conducted as a part of Augustus.

A truck load of experience is also extended to colleges all over the country through Paragana fest that includes case study competitions and Moolyankan – an Equity Research competition for the Finance wizards. Towards the later part of the year, Financial week arranges games such as business simulation and online trading. Illuminar, the flagship financial conclave, amalgamate speakers from various walks of life to bridge the gap between industry and the student community. Article writing competition gives students a platform to publish the best ones in the quarterly magazine – The Financials. Finomenon launches its very own year book.

Finomenon is not just about getting into the finance universe, it is also about how well one can make strong networks. The cell, in turn becomes the brand ambassador for their promotion aimed at a mutually benefitting relationship.

With a sea of opportunities that the cell offers, Finomenon strengthens the knot with the corporate world by grooming future leaders, giving them the opportunity to work with business leaders, alumni and faculties, and strives to provide students the stage to showcase their talent.

Soumya Shree

Soumyashree Priyadarshani is a First year student at SBM, NMIMS Mumbai. She completed her B.Tech from NITK, Surathkal, post which she worked with HSBC. She describes herself as a determined and highly motivated person who has a zeal to explore life. Be it passion for music or expertise in Karate, she has it all.