Bengaluru: Chanakya 2016, a management case contest for students across India, organized by the All India Management Association (AIMA) won by a four-member team of EPGP students from Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore. The team from IIMB comprises Adesh Midha, Mohit Chauhan, Kartik Aggarwal and Mohommad Saquib Ansari, students of the one year full-time residential Executive Post Graduate Programme (EPGP).
Chanakya is a computer-based simulated game that sensitizes and strengthens business acumen in students, where participants are handed a hypothetical company to run a business. A team of four participants from an organization form a company and run it in a virtual environment created by the organizers. Students of MBA, PGDM, Engineering, CFA and equivalent Professional programmes of any college or Institution can participate.
This year, more than 200 teams participated in the contest including teams from the prestigious IIML, Nirma Institute and XIME. The winning team received cash prize and gift hampers worth INR 35000.Winners in the competition were judged based on the strategies of their virtual company and cumulative profit earned by their company.
According to Mohit Chouhan, one of the members of IIMB’s winning team, it was a tough competition that tested their business acumen. “It was a great learning experience,” he adds.