ConQuest, the Consulting Club of IIM Shillong was founded in 2008 with a vision to be a Centre of Excellence in delivering sustainable solutions to society by acting as a forum for information sharing between the industry and students passionate about strategy and consulting. It strives to equip the students with knowledge and skills to help them assimilate classroom learning and solve real-life industry problems.
The club has activities round the year attracting student participants from over 65- B-schools pan India. ConQuest released its first ever bi-monthly sectoral magazine Strategist, focussing on the infrastructure industry. The club successfully completed live projects for The Red Pen, Sattva Rise, and Priya Communications, consulting through which the students imbibed tremendous learning. The tri-annual event Battleground received huge response with over 400 participants and more than 1300 likes on Facebook. Consulting Club’s flagship event “Strategist”, in the annual management festival of IIM Shillong, Khlur-thma, received participation from 350 teams. The club also helped the student community enrich the strategic and current affairs knowledge base through Weekopedia, the weekly dose of latest happenings in the business world.
In future, ConQuest aims to grow bigger with more reach and initiatives, facilitating greater interaction between corporate stalwarts and students building a long term symbiotic relationship.
Vision of ConQuest-Consulting Club of IIM Shillong
To be a Centre of Excellence in delivering innovative and sustainable solutions to the society; and act as a forum for information sharing between the industry and students.
Mission of ConQuest-Consulting Club of IIM Shillong
To equip students with the resources- which will help them make informed decisions in their pursuit of careers in the Consulting & Strategic Management domain. This is done by provide its domain enthusiasts with consulting projects, industry insights, competitions and challenges that will enable them to assimilate their classroom learning’s to solve real-life industry problems and prepare them to tackle future assignments confidently and competitively.
Collector’s Edition is a collection of the best of articles and expert talks published once in a year and aims to preserve and share the best of sector analysis, strategic insights and expert talks.
Live projects in the consulting domain with renowned firms like The Red Pen, Sattva Rise, and Priya Communications. These projects are symbiotic in nature, helping the students to learn and implement theories into real time solutions and also benefitting industries which are provided with innovative and feasible solutions.
Battle-Ground is an inter-college event of ConQuest which is organised on a quarterly basis. It provides a platform to participants from various B-schools to take on different challenges in the form of crossword quizzes; strategy based case studies etc. each month. This event has been successful in obtaining over 1000 likes on social sites like Facebook and has been very popular.
Strategist is the flagship annual event organized during Khlur-thma, B-School fest of IIM Shillong. In its latest edition, it saw participation of over 200 teams from all over the country.
Antra-Prerna is a strategy quiz, which was organised by the club in collaboration with i- Cube, the entrepreneurship cell of IIM Shillong, as part of its annual entrepreneurship summit Emerge.
Competitions in the form of case studies, strategy quizzes are conducted all year round by the club and also forums and events are organized which act as a platform for club members to interact and network with consultants and facilitates mutual knowledge sharing.
Strategist, is the official magazine of ConQuest with more than 1500 readers, helps students to enrich their knowledge and understand trends across diverse sectors, upcoming strategies and global developments.
The magazine features interviews with eminent Industry experts who share their views on issues related to the sector chosen for the issue. The magazine issue on the Infrastructure sector covered the interview of Mr. M.S. Nageshwar Rao, Sales Management, Head of the company Real eT Matric Pvt Ltd.
Amol Rattan Singh
Surya Kiran Sharma