21 Jul 2018 17:05 IST

Second edition of BLoC’s Boardroom Challenge is here

Indian Terrain Fashions to be the title sponsor

BusinessLine on Campus is hosting the BLoC Boardroom Challenge for the second year, for which the preliminary round, an online test, is now open. Indian Terrain Fashions is the title sponsor this year as well, while Brand Vectors and FutureCaptains are the knowledge partners.

The semi-finals will be held in seven cities. The B-schools that will host the semi-finals are Amity Business School, New Delhi; SPJIMR, Mumbai; SIBM, Pune; ISB Hyderabad; St Joseph’s Institute of Management, Bengaluru; GRD School of Commerce and International Business, Coimbatore; and LIBA, Chennai.

The topic for the finals in Chennai in early September will be a live case that focusses on a business challenge faced by the Indian Terrain. The winners of the grand finale will get cash, gift vouchers and prizes worth a couple of lakh rupees.

Last year, the BLoC Boardroom Challenge saw intense competition, with wide participation for the online test.

A total of 42 teams made it to the semi-finals held in Bengaluru, Chennai, Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Mumbai and New Delhi.

Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA), Chennai, won the BusinessLine CXO of the Year title at the finals, held in Chennai. The other finalists were from IIM-Ahmedabad; ISB Hyderabad; SIBM Bengaluru; PSG Institute of Management, Coimbatore; and IIT-Delhi’s Department of Management Studies.

Participants in this year’s challenge are expected to display a sound understanding of case facts, clear thinking and analysis, ensure accuracy of the solution, backed by strong numbers, and raise the bar on presentation quality.