The Indian Institute of Management, Shillong concluded the 10th edition of its annual flagship
event- The Golf Cup. The event saw about 150 golfers competing in different categories across 11 th and
12 th November. The participants included several eminent guests, from different walks, ranging from
Industry stalwarts, academicians and government officials to professional golfers across the country.
Golf Cup Season 10 was hosted at the “Gleneagles of the East” - the Shillong Golf Course, known to be
one of the few natural golf courses in Asia.
The event, which has been organised in association with the Official Title Partner- Meghalaya Tourism,
Official Banking Partner- State Bank of India and Silver Sponsors- Indian Oil and Oil India Limited was
officially teed off by Shri Sabyasachi Hajara, Former CMD Shipping Corporation of India and current
member of the Board of Governors of IIM Shillong in presence of the Director of the Institute, Prof.
Amitabha De on November 11 th . With an aim to connect top corporate professionals with the
management academia in a leisurely setting, the Golf Cup has been an annually held event seeing the
amalgamation of corporate and student interactions, knowledge sharing and experiences while
celebrating the spirit of Golf and Sport. Leaders from corporates such as Exide Life Insurance, Proman
Infrastructure Services Pvt Ltd, SM Electronic Technologies Pvt Ltd, Vistara Tata Airlines, Puranika and
Company, Johnson Controls India Pvt Ltd, Gensuite graced the lawns over the 2 days.
Expressing his pleasure while speaking of the event, Mr. Vishesh Khanna, Vice President, Sales of Vistara
Tata Airlines said, “This is an excellent initiative to interact with the corporate world. I am flattered with
the hospitality received here.” While crediting the smooth organizing, Mr. R. S. Raghavan, MD of
Proman Infrastructure Services Pvt Ltd said, “The students have put in extraordinary effort in organizing
the event. The hospitality is extremely pleasing, and I would like to invite my entrepreneur and
corporate friends to the future editions of the game.” On the significance of the event, Hemango
Kishore Dutta, Manager Corporate Affairs, Public Relations & Placement said, “IIM Shillong has taken a
fine initiative in the form of Golf Cup which acts as a platform for the industry leaders and law makers to
interact on issues of prime importance such as industrial policies. The event also serves as an
opportunity for students to gather leadership skills from these stalwarts.”
IIM Shillong is the first Indian B -School to host its own Golf Invitational Tournament with the first
edition convened in the year 2009. The game has been organized on a stroke play format with players
ranked on the basis of finishing the 18-hole course in the least number of strokes played along with
The institute also held the annual management fest, Khlurthma, over 10 th and 11 th November, organised
in association with the official title partner- Union Bank of India. The fest brought together the brightest
B-School minds of the country to compete across different disciplines in events such as quizzes, live case
study challenges and debates to showcase their management prowess. A series of plenary sessions with
various corporate leaders concluded the grand event with intellectual exchange of ideas.
The three-day Khlurthma and Golf Cup extravaganza concluded with a Valedictory Ceremony held at the
State Convention Centre in the presence of the Chairman of IIM Shillong Shri Shishir Bajoria. The
winners across the different categories were declared in the closing ceremony which was followed by a
cultural program. The players were categorised on the handicap grades of 0-12 and 13-18 for gents, and
separate categories for corporate representatives, ladies and juniors.
The winners from the categories were as follows: Mr. Prakash Pathaw (0-12: Gross), Mr. Daniel S. Jyrwa
(0-12: Nett), Mr. Col. Jagdish Singh (0-12: Stableford), Mr. C. P. Borkar Idse (13-18: Gross), Mr. Col.
Sanjay Bakshi (13-18: Net) and Mr. L. Sanghom (13-18: Stableford). Coming on the top in the category
for corporate players was Mr. P N Bhatta, from the ladies’ category was Ms. Pooja Goenka, Mr. Jeevan
Sharma in the Professional category and Mr. Lt Col C.Y. Meitei in the Outstation category. The Junior
category (B) was won by Master Animesh , Junior category (C) By Master Mohit Subramaniam and Junior
category (D) by Master Neo Bajpai