The Data Analytics club at IFMR GSB, founded in 2019, endeavors to engage students in business through data tools and analytical techniques. In line with its mission, the club conducted a three-day event-cum-fun business activity (from 18-21 January 2021) titled “Kompatibility”. The event focused on giving students a detailed exposure to various aspects of data analysis such as statistics, logical reasoning, using excel for creating infographics, etc.
The first round – “Finding Nemo” – required all participants to solve a password-protected excel sheet based on a dataset of 5-6 questions. Upon successfully cracking the password, they would get to know the name of their partner and would progress to the next round with him/ her. This mystery element kept the participants hooked to the game, eager for the next round.
In the second round – “Serendipity” – teams had to answer a quiz of 25 questions based on data analytics, logical reasoning and statistics. The round had a weightage of 80% of the total scores of the event. This particular round tested their quantitative aptitude and improved team coordination.
In the final round – “The Last Ride” – teams were given the task of creating infographics inspired from one or more incidents from the year 2020. The infographic entries were then posted on the Analytics Club’s official Instagram handle. Eventually, the scores were given based on the number of likes received on each post and they held an overall weightage of 20%.
The cumulative scores for both the second and third rounds were considered to determine the winner and runners up of the event. While participants did not essentially receive a tangible prize, the thrill behind each round made up for everything.
This mind-stimulating event truly helped students understand the importance and inevitability of data analytic tools in business functions. The Club aims to organize more of these interactive events that deep-dives and explores the different facets of data analytics.
Analytics Club of IFMR GSB, Krea University