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India School of Business Wins the Prestigious KPMG International Case Competition – National Finals 2015

Feb 26, 2015   10:41 IST 
New Delhi, Delhi, India
  • The KICC 2015 winners, India School of Business also bagged 2 special awards

  • SP Jain Institute of Management & Research Mumbai were the competition’s runner-up


India School of Business (ISB) were announced the winners of KPMG International Case Competition (KICC) national finals by Mr. Mritunjay Kapur, Head of Risk Consulting practice, KPMG in India. The world’s largest business case study competition, KICC witnessed 11 prominent B-school teams battle it out for the coveted ’KICC National Championship’ trophy, price money of Rs. 20,000 for each member of the winning and a chance to compete for the global finale in Dubai, UAE.


In a glittering ceremony held at Hotel Four Points by Sheraton in New Delhi on 21 February 2015, Mr. Mritunjay Kapur kept the audience captivated during his address to the participating students, and awarded each participant a memento. Faculty members from the participating B-Schools and many other professionals from KPMG’s advisory function were also present on this momentous occasion.


According to Mr. Mritunjay Kapur, Head of Risk Consulting practice, KPMG in India, ‘’In a short period of time KPMG in India’s Advisory practice has become one of the fastest growing providers of consulting services. One of our biggest strengths in Advisory is our people’s ability to understand our clients’ business challenges and develop cutting edge solutions to deliver value. Our people’s sector expertise, knowledge and skills coupled with their qualifications and training creates the winning formula each time that we work with our clients. KICC is an excellent platform for participating students to gain insights about our services, clients, people, work culture and exciting career opportunities. It is one of the many ways in which we engage with the country’s top quality student communities. I congratulate the team from, India School of Business for their splendid win in the KICC India national finals this year and wish them good luck for the global finals.”


The KPMG International Case Competition (KICC) is the world’s largest business case study competition organized by any Big 4 professional services firm. Globally the competition is a decade old and during this period, it has played a pivotal role in bringing the academia and KPMG professionals closer to one another. In the competition, KPMG member firms across the world select one team from their local markets as contestants for the KICC international final.


Shalini Pillay, Partner & Head of People, Performance and Culture (PPC) for KPMG in India said “My heartfelt congratulations to the, India School of Business team for their outstanding performance in the competition and I wish them the very best for representing the country at the KICC international finals. KPMG has focused on identifying and mentoring talent from the across the top B-schools in the country and our investment in the KICC program is yet another initiative towards this objective.  The challenging case studies and the format of the competition provide the students an exposure to the typical work that our consultants undertake across a wide range of industries through simulating a real business context for them. These real world business case studies represent recent global business challenges and are developed specially for KICC participants”.


The winners are now set to participate in the KICC International Finals in Dubai, UAE, this year in April, where they will compete globally with 28 teams from other countries. This is the penultimate competition in KICC in which the global winner would be announced KPMG will engage with them in practice sessions to equip them with the skills and attributes needed to collaborate and compete in a truly global business environment.


The evening’s prize distribution ceremony also recognized teams for their extraordinary performance under KICC’s special awards categories.


1. Synergy award for the “best team work” went to Indian Institute of Management Bangalore

2. The Ingenious award for the “most effective slides and presentation delivery” was given to Indian School of Business.

3. The Out of the box award for the “most innovative recommendations” was presented to SP Jain Institute of Management & Research Mumbai.

4. The Arbitrator award for the “most effective questions and answers session” was given to Indian School of Business

5. For the “best implementation and action plan”, the Visionary award went to Indian Institute of Management Lucknow.

6. The Facebook Stardom award for the “most popular team on Facebook” was presented to Faculty of Management Studies Delhi.

7. For the “most popular team on YouTube”, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta walked away with the YouTube Stardom award.

8. Indian Institute of Management Calcutta also received the Director's Cut award for the most popular self-created KICC video.

9. For the “Maximum KICC tweets” the Twitter Guru award went to ­ SP Jain Institute of Management & Research Mumbai.

10. Highest Registration award went to Management Development Institute Gurgaon.


About KPMG in India:

KPMG in India is the Indian member firm of KPMG International and was established in September 1993. It strives to provide rapid, performance-based, industry-focused and technology-enabled services, which reflect a shared knowledge of global and local industries and its experience of the Indian business environment. KPMG in India provides services to over 2,700 international and national clients in India and has offices in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune.


KPMG International is a global network of firms providing professional services. We have 153,000 outstanding professionals working together to deliver value in 156 countries worldwide. The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”), a Swiss entity.  Each KPMG member firm is a legally distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such.

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