Udaan 2018, Conference Kick-off Meeting
PMI PUNE-DECCAN INDIA CHAPTER

Udaan 2018, an annual inter-college project and business competition, was held on 9 and 10 February. The chapter hosted the competition along with the Institute of Industrial and Computer Management and Research (IICMR), Nigdi, Pune. The competition provides students an opportunity to showcase innovative ideas.

Some of the events like “Kaun Banega Management Guru” and “Project Management Champion,” revolved around project and business planning.

Rajaram Rao, chapter president; Makarand Hardas, vice president – academic; Milind Mutalik, vice president, HR, DBL Food Limited (Mothers); and Dr. Abhay Kulkarni, director, IICMR, jointly inaugurated Udaan 2018. Rao and Hardas, along with the following chapter board members and volunteers, judged the competitions – Jay Dholakia, Girish Kelkar, Sangeeta Kanse, Atik Shah, Kunjan Mehta, Sudhanshu Panse, Pradnya Paithankar, Arati Dahiya, and Anuradha Jain.

The chapter organized a meeting to kick off preparations for the PMI India Regional Conference that was held in Pune on 11 March. In this meeting, chapter leaders briefed volunteers on the conference objectives, agenda, and the roles and responsibilities of volunteers to make it a success. More than 15 volunteers attended the meeting.

(Chapter news contributors: Jayakishore S R, PMP; Akhila Gowri Shankar, PMP; Sivaram Athmakuri, PMP, Narauttam Das and Pradnya Paithankar, Tanish Mathur and Balakrishna S Kasibatla)