The annual flagship Inter-collegiate fest “Verve 2k23 - BizARENA” was held on March 17th and 18th, 2023 by St. Joseph’s Institute of Management in an offline mode. This year marked the silverjubilee of the event. The competition was first held in the year 1998. The event was open toparticipants across the country and online visibility of thousands was reached with the use ofonline platform - Unstop. The fest saw registrations from colleges across the region. The competition was designed to test the business acumen and skills of the participants whichincluded stress management, time management, presentation, financial planning, problem-solving, analytical skills, creativity among others during the two-day event. The rounds had atouch of the real-world and an added edge of entrepreneurship. The Total number of participantsfor the competition was 60 across various institutes.

The Judges for the rounds across 2 days were established alumni of the institute who brought intheir expertise to the event and the faculties were also involved in the rounds. The Chief Guestfor the inauguration ceremony was Mr. SaumilSheth, Chief Operating Officer, Drishya AI Labs.He is an alumnus of IIM Bengaluru and Pennsylvania State University with an internationalexperience of over 24 years. The guest for the valedictory ceremony was one of the alumnus ofSJIM, Mr. Nelson Jacob Gladson, Regional Training Manager – Sales and Operations at Swiggy.Verve aims at bringing the opportunity and talent together to enable success. The event saw participants bringing innovative solutions to the problems handed to them which was the hallmark of the event.