IIM Shillong emerges winner of India’s largest Case Study Challenge – YES BANK Transformation Series

  • Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog challenged students with a unique case study on ‘Transforming India into a Smart Agri Nation’ for the Grand Finale
  • Winners & Finalists to receive cash rewards worth INR 16 lakhs & PPIs from YES BANK
  • Top 4 teams to present their solutions at NITI Aayog, New Delhi
  • 30,000 students from 700+ colleges in India participated in the 6th edition

 YES BANK Transformation Series, India’s largest case study challenge, crowned Team ‘Easy Company’ from IIM Shillong as the winner of the 6th edition of YES BANK Transformation Series – 2017 at the Grand Finale held at the Taj Mahal Hotel, Delhi, on November 9, 2017.

Winners – Team ‘Easy Company’ from IIM Shillong with Ramanathan Ramanan, Mission Director, Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog and Ashok Chawla, Non Executive Chairman, YES BANK

In addition to pre-placement interview opportunities with YES BANK and the privilege of working on a case set by the Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog; the winners from IIM Shillong will receive a prize money of INR 5 lakh, first runner up – IIM Bangalore will take home INR 3 lakh and the second runner up Indian School of Business, Hyderabad a prize of INR 2 lakh. An aggregate of INR 16 lakh in prize money was distributed across the 15 finalists of the challenge.

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The Grand Finale was attended by Ramanathan Ramanan, Mission Director, Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog and Shaurya Doval, Director, India Foundation.

Launched in 2010, YES BANK Transformation Series is a one-of-a-kind platform that offers students across the world an opportunity to work on real-life industry challenges faced by the financial sector. Over the years, the focus has been on various disruptive concepts such as digital financial inclusion and complete digitalization. So far, more than 75,000 students have participated in this challenge, making it India’s largest case study challenge.

This year, YES BANK partnered with 10 case partners for the 1st round, including IBM, Nasscom, CISCO, Microsoft, Morph.ai, Numberz, Redcarpet, Rupeeseed, Intellecap and Singapore International Foundation.

The Finalists of this year’s challenge were from IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, IIM Calcutta, XLRI Jamshedpur, IIM Lucknow, IIM Kozhikode, IIM Indore, IIFT Delhi, ISB Hyderabad, FMS Delhi, NITIE Mumbai, IIM Shillong, NMIMS Mumbai, IIM Ranchi and Goa Institute of Management.

The teams presented their ideas to an esteemed jury comprising policymakers, doyens of Indian Inc. and academia such as Ramanathan Ramanan, Mission Director, Atal Innovation Mission; Aditya Khanna, MD & CEO, ART Special Situations Finance (India) Pvt. Ltd.; Karan Bajwa, MD, IBM India; Varsha Tagare, MD, Qualcomm Ventures; Nikhil Rungta, MD, Intuit India; Nandita Mathur, Editor, Mint; Satyavati Berera, COO, PwC; Deepti Dutt, Director- Smart Cities, Microsoft India; Sanjeev Malhotra, CEO, Centre of Excellence- IoT, Nasscom.

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At the event, YES BANK also launched a case study authored by IIM-C on SIMsePAY, a unique innovation that allows any account holder to do money transfers, pay utility bills and other mobile banking services, without the need for smart phones or internet.


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