To kick-off this event, KPMG in India had organized the KICC College Championships in 10 business schools across the country. Held in December 2010 and the early part of January this year, this was a significant effort made by KPMG to interact with the MBA student community in the country. Teams in each college were evaluated by senior KPMG professionals that formed members of the competition’s judging panels. With stiff competition amongst the teams in each college, it was not an easy task for the judging panels to select the best team. The winners at each college displayed the right balance of many qualities: including team work, problem solving and presentation skills.
During the penultimate stage of KICC, winners from each College Championship were invited to compete with each other at the KICC National Finals. The day-long case competition was conducted at Hotel ITC Grand Central in Mumbai on January 13, 2011, where the top 10 teams in the country were evaluated by a KPMG judging panel. Each team had approached the case study differently and the judges were impressed by their recommendations. With firm competition amongst all 10 teams, members of the judging panel needed a lot of deliberation to identify the top two.
The results of the National Finals were declared in a glittering ceremony in the evening at the KPMG office in Mumbai. Attended by the CEO and Head of Advisory of KPMG in India the students enjoyed their company during the evening ceremony. As the students got the unmatched opportunity to interact face-to-face with senior KPMG professionals, they cherished all their hard work to reach this distinct stage. Richard Rekhy distributed certificates and KICC gifts to all participants after which the results were announced. CEO of KPMG in India handed over the prizes to the winning team – Faculty of Management studies and the runners-up– Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta. A KICC networking event was also organized for the students to interact with senior professionals at KPMG. The students highly appreciated the event.
The winners are now set to participate in the KICC International Finals in Istanbul, Turkey this year in April, where they will compete with teams from 19 other countries. KPMG in India wishes them all the very best in this new endeavor and will be engaging them in sessions to build their strengths. We at KPMG are confident that the manner in which KICC has helped MBA students develop early connections with us, our other campus initiatives will continue to build strong relationships across all student communities in the country.