At OnTarget 2012, students from various colleges and professionals from organizations across industries would be participating in research paper writing competition and in quiz competition. MBA students across institutes would be participating in the Project Competition Udaan 2012.

Important dates:
Submission of papers (Last date) January 30, 2012
Notification of selected papers January 31, 2012
Registration for Quiz competition (Last date) January 31, 2012
Udaan: Quiz competition - Initial rounds (IICMR Campus) February 11, 2012
Udaan: Quiz competition - Finals (Capgemini Campus) February 19, 2012
Awards for Quiz Competition and Paper Writing February 19, 2012

Paper Writing Competition

PMI Pune chapter invites articles for Paper presentation competition. The selected papers will be published in the OnTarget 2012 Conference Souvenir.
Benefits of participating:
  • 5 PDUs would be awarded for writing the paper under CCR Category D.
  • 2 papers would be selected for the award: Winner and Runner-up.
  • The award would be presented during OnTarget 2012 conference and winners would receive free registration for the conference. 
  • The selected papers would be published in "OnTarget" conference souvenir.
  • The rights of the papers stay with the authors, PMI Pune chapter does not hold any rights. Hence the authors can submit the papers elsewhere as well.
How to participate:
Submit your papers (in English) either as a PDF file or Word documented as an attachment by email to corporate@pmipunechapter.org by 20th Jan 2012.
Ensure that your email has subject line as : “PMI Paper Competition-” followed by the Topic of your paper.
There are no registration fees and no criteria for submitting the Paper.

What are the topics?
Topics for paper writing competition are:
  • Effective Project Management – A Critical Social Need.
  • Fostering progress through smarter Project Management.
  • How effective project management would help the society at large.
  • Smart & professional ways for NGO’s to manage Projects and Operations.
  • Improving effectiveness of Social organizations using PM methods.
  • Critical Success Factors for Socially Relevant Projects.
  • Case Studies in Social Project Management.
Along with the article, the paper should also include the following:
  • The Title of the Paper, Name of the author and Organizational affiliation of the author(s) on the Title Page
  • One page abstract
  • Write-up about the author in 50-80 words along with 1 photograph (150x150 pixels)
The article
  • Should be original work
  • Should not be less than 5000 words and should not exceed 8000 words
  • Text font should be Tahoma - 9
* Please note, there are marks for Aesthetics as well.

Notification of selected papers will be done by 31st Jan 2012.
The submitted papers would be evaluated by a panel chosen by the chapter. Evaluation would be based on the following criteria:
  1. Quality of hypothesis
  2. Data presentation
  3. Practical Implacability
  4. Use of figures/statistics
  5. Aesthetics
To download the brochure for Paper Writing Competition, click here!

Quiz Competition

Quiz competition would be conducted on two tracks
  • The Academic track - For students
  • The Professional track - For professionals

Rules:
    Academic Track
    • Each team would comprise of two members
    • Colleges can send multiple entries; One team per college would be get selected for the final based on the initial rounds in Feb 2012
    • The questions would be based on General Knowledge : Project Management in ratio 5 : 2
    Professional Track
    • Each team would comprise of two members
    • Organizations can send multiple entries; One team per organization would be get selected for the final based on the initial rounds in Feb 2012
    • The questions would be based on General Knowledge : Project Management in ratio 2 : 5
Registration details:
    To register, send an email to registrations@pmipunechapter.org with the following details:
    • Subject: Registration for Quiz - Academic/Professional Track
    • Name of the college/organization
    • Name of the participants
    • Email and Contact number of the participants
    • Discipline and Year (for Academic track)
    • Designation (for Professional track)

Registration Fee: Rs 100/- per participant [FREE, if subscribed for any one of the conferences]

To download the brochure for Quiz Competition (Academics) click here!
To download the brochure for Quiz Competition (Professionals) click here!

Udaan 2012

Udaan 2012 has the following themes
  • MBA - I year - Project Ideation Competition
  • MBA - II year - Project Execution Competition

Registration details:
    To register, send an email to registrations@pmipunechapter.org with the following details:
    • Subject: Registration for Udaan 2012
    • Name of the college/organization
    • Name of the participants
    • Email and Contact number of the participants
    • Discipline and Year (for Academic track)
    • Name of the Project
Prizes:
    Two prizes to be awarded for each group. The prize would be a trophy, certificate and a cash prize:
    • First Prize : Rs 5,000/-
    • Second Prize : Rs 3,000/-