SPJIMR announced winner of the national final of the eighth edition of the KPMG International Case Competition 2018

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New Delhi: KPMG in India, announced that a team of students from S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR) are the India national champions of the KPMG International Case Competition (KICC) 2018 – a dynamic, fast-paced, and high-impact business case study competition for business students from leading educational institutions. The winners received a trophy, prize money of INR1 Lakh and will head out to compete against teams from 22 countries at the KICC finals in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Over 3400 students from 39 leading educational institutions of the country took part in the competition this year, with only six making it to the finals.

Arun M Kumar, Chairman and CEO, KPMG in India said, “KPMG in India understands that today’s business challenges require talent and leaders that are effective problem solvers and good decision makers who can think outside the box to create new solutions that improve our industries. We continue to be inspired by the excellent skills each team brings to the KPMG International Case Competition. I congratulate the team from SPJIMR for their impressive win in the KICC India national finals this year and wish them best for the global finals in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.”

After three intense rounds, the six strongest teams in the country were selected for the National finals.
Shalini Pillay, Office Managing Partner – Bengaluru and Head – People, Performance and Culture, KPMG in India said, “Our case study competition provides students with a unique opportunity to gain experience in addressing real-life business challenges. The KICC is a sign of our commitment to development and training, and our commitment to talent. The challenging case studies and the format of the competition are designed to provide the students exposure to the typical work that our consultants undertake across a wide range of industries by simulating a real business context for them.”

As the winning team head to compete at the global finale, KPMG in India will stay engaged with them throughout the run up to the finals, handholding and coaching them as they gear up to compete in a truly global business environment.