Institute of Management Technology, Hyderabad, a premier B-school of Southern India, where fitness is a life mantra, unveiled the fourth version of its Annual Sports Festival: PERIODOS, on the 20th January, 2017. PERIODOS is an event where teams from top Indian business schools compete in various sports namely: Football, Cricket, Volleyball, Table Tennis, Basketball, Throwball and Counter-strike. Living up to a four-year-old legacy, PERIODOS’17 was a power packed package of a plethora of aggrandizing, refreshing and enthralling moments.
PERIODOS 4.0 witnessed an overwhelming and enthusiastic participation from several B-schools: IBS Hyderabad, SIBM Hyderabad, NMIMS Hyderabad, NICMAR Hyderabad, Guru Nanak Business School Hyderabad, IMT Nagpur, Alliance Business School and VVSM Hyderabad. Day 1 of the Sports Fest concluded on an euphoric and jubilant note, with The Blue Soul Band performing on peppy and groovy Bollywood songs. The second day of IMT Hyderabad’s PERIODOS 4.0 started with the same charisma as that of Day 1. The Comprehensive final matches of all the diverse genres of PERIODOS sports events were played on day 2, which kept the participants gratified and captivated.
FOOTBALL: The final football match was played between IBS Hyderabad and Alliance Business School, which was won by IBS in the penalty shoot-out by a score of 4-3.
CRICKET: The final cricket match was played between IMT Hyderabad and IBS Hyderabad. It turned out to be one of the most exciting contests, with the host team winning by 17 runs.
TABLE-TENNIS: The finals of table tennis were played between IMT Nagpur and NMIMS Hyderabad. IMT Nagpur won the contest with a score of 3-0.
THROWBALL: The final match of Throwball was played between IMT Hyderabad and SIBM Hyderabad, which IMT Hyderabad won convincingly.
COUNTER-STRIKE: In the final face off of Counter-strike, IBS Hyderabad locked horns with IMT Hyderabad. The closely contested match was finally won by IBS Hyderabad with a score of 16-6.
VOLLEYBALL: The finals were played between NICMAR Hyderabad and IBS Hyderabad. It turned out to be a very competitive encounter which IBS Hyderabad won by 2-1.
BASKETBALL: The final match of basketball was played between IBS Hyderabad and SIBM Hyderabad, which IBS Hyderabad won by a convincing score of 70-50.
“It was a great experience playing for my team. Periodos gave me wings. There was a great amount of sporting spirit shown by both the teams. We played with a lot of team spirit.” -Ayush Nayyar, a player from IMT-Hyderabad
“The organising committee has indeed played an exceptional role in making this event a great experience for every sportsperson and spectator. I really appreciate their efforts. I really enjoyed playing the cricket match, the ground was excellent.” -Rudra Shekhawant, a player from IBS Hyderabad
The two-day extravaganza ended with a vivacious closing ceremony that comprised of a prize distribution ceremony followed by a vote of thanks by Mr. Adarsh Tripathi, a member of Altius: The Sports Club of IMT Hyderabad. Moreover, a spectacular dance performance, a very well-executed play and a soulful musical performance by the students of IMT Hyderabad left the audience awestruck.
IMT Hyderabad is a state-of-the-art modern B-School established in Hyderabad, Telangana. It is the fourth and the youngest IMT to be established. This premier B-School was established in the year 2011. It offers programs in Management which are up to industry standards. The campus is situated near Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Shamshabad. This 30-acre campus has a built-up area of more than 2 lakh sq. ft . The PGDM program has an innovative and industry relevant curriculum with integrative courses that provide a holistic picture and learning about real life business situations and problems. The pedagogic approach followed by the institute is a student-centric, participative, experiential and team-based. More details about the institute are available at www.imthyderabad.edu.in. As part of its efforts to prepare the students for industry, 15% of the sessions in the regular courses are conducted by practitioners from different sectors of business. This two-week program involves a series of lectures by corporate leaders. The Industry-centric approach is also reflected its extended internship program, which a student undertakes during the intervening period between first and second year. The internship extends over a period of 14 weeks. IMT Hyderabad has been a champion of holistic development of its students. The various clubs kindle the creative talents in students by conducting thought provoking activities that prepare students for the real world.