Events organized by Nivah

NIVAH, as a committee that collaborates with NGOs in providing students with a platform to contribute to society through the Social Sector Attachment (SSA) initiative. Since companies are moving more towards social responsibility and community engagement, we students being the future corporates, get a taste of that social engagement through SSA. Social Sector Attachment (SSA) is an initiative by DMS, IIT Delhi in which students work with various NGOs towards the empowerment and development of the society. It is a part of the course curriculum of our full-time MBA program and takes place after the first semester. The students have to dedicate at least 28 hours towards social service, and evaluation work is done by the department in the next semester.

As a part of their SSA, our students have contributed to various NGOs by doing activities like teaching, brochure and website designing, database updation, financial modelling, surveying, doing disaster-relief work, social-media campaign designing, organising events, giving strategic measures to improve the NGO functionality, etc. Doing groundwork with direct community involvement is a compulsory part of the SSA program. NIVAH committee is responsible for carrying out all the SSA related tasks for the whole batch.

Some of our NGO partners are Smile Foundation, YouWeCan, Lakshhya, Pratham, Vimukti, Udayan Care, Helpage India, Action Aid, Dreamgirl Foundation, Goonj etc. SSA aims to be able to ingrain a will in students to contribute for a good cause and synergise their talent, skill and will to make some tangible contribution towards the society.

“SAKSHAM” an annual CSR conclave is one of our steps to associate and connect us with the corporate world and understand the significance of the creation of a valued atmosphere in today’s organizations rather than just a responsibility-sharing model. It inspires us to take that extra step as future business leaders to organize business in a socially responsible manner, thus transpiring towards a better-shared future The panellists here discussed as to how the creation of a valued atmosphere is more important in today’s organizations rather than just a responsibility sharing model.

The panel members were:

  • Anuj Agarwal, Chief Operating Officer – ICICI Foundation, ICICI Bank
  • Kumar Anurag Pratap, Vice President I Digital Inclusion & Sustainability Leader, Capgemini
  • Kanika Pal, Lead -Sustainable Community Development, Unilever in South Asia
  • Kuldeep Tripathi, Head – Sustainable Development and CSR Partnership, PruVisor
  • Rachana Iyer, Head – CSR, IDFC First Bank
  • Sarvashish Roy, Head- CSR, Bandhan Bank
  • Rohit Saroj, DGM- CSR and Affirmative Action at Tata Motors, Tata Motors
  • Shalini Singh, Chief- Corporate Communications & Chief Sustainability Officer, Tata Power
  • Asmita Satyarthi, Executive Director, Global Sustainability Network (GSN)

Is the Annual Case Study competition which is held during PARIVARTAN – The Annual Management, Cultural and Sports Fest of DMS, IIT Delhi. As a part of the competition, a business case study will be floated and the participants will be expected to provide suitable solutions for the use case. The competition tests the knowledge of the individual teams in various business domains and analyses their ability to come up with practical case solutions.

Spend time with the NGOs as it will broaden your perspective. It will cause an impact on the way you pursue your objectives and make decisions. Working in an NGO can make a positive impact on your life. You will learn and experience working with people of different cultures. It will also increase your ability to adapt to different cultural demands and behavioural expectations and this will also impact your ability to handle sensitive situations. Your work will be making a significant contribution towards a better tomorrow and will bring a sense of job satisfaction and self-motivation to do more.

Nivah, the social sector committee of DMS, IIT Delhi hosted yet another initiative successfully. ‘Share Your Wardrobe’, the cloth donation drive of the committee held a lot of enthusiasm among the students and huge donations were collected not only from the students but also from other residents on campus. The drive was held on the motto ‘Give your wardrobe a little space and your clothes a second life’. The clothes were donated to SeeYahi Foundation- An NGO dedicated to educating students in the slum areas.

We appreciate the immense help and support of everyone who contributed to make this endeavour a huge success.

With these unprecedented times creating a separation of miles amongst the students, NIVAH endeavoured to bridge this gap with the Secret Santa Initiative. This collage clearly manifests the success of the anonymous gift exchange as the smile on their faces echoes the embracing of the joyous ethos of the festive season and the feeling of being close to one another. Team NIVAH extends its heartfelt gratitude to one and all for the success of this initiative and proving that distance cannot deter the spirit of bonding and togetherness.