Kirloskar Institute of Management (KIM) Successfully Hosts the Fourth Edition of the National Level Case Analysis Competition

Kirloskar Institute of Management (KIM) Successfully Hosts the Fourth Edition of the National Level Case Analysis Competition

Kirloskar Institute

Pune: Kirloskar Institute of Management (KIM) proudly conducted the highly anticipated fourth edition of its national-level case analysis competition, KIRIT 4.0 – the ultimate corporate case-study challenge. The KIRIT 4.0 semi-finals were organized on February 19th in Harihar, Karnataka, and the grand finale took place on February 21st in Pune, Maharashtra. This event emerged as a premier platform for the convergence of young managerial talent, providing participants with a unique opportunity to showcase their critical thinking prowess in addressing real-world managerial challenges.

KIRIT 4.0 extended a warm invitation to aspiring minds from diverse academic backgrounds. Open to 4-year full-time B.Tech/BE, 2-year full-time regular PGDM/MBA, and 3-year full-time undergraduate students, the competition offered a level playing field for participants to showcase their ingenuity and problem-solving acumen. Teams comprised three members each, with members from the same institute, albeit not necessarily from the same academic year.

Teams from prestigious institutions such as Indian Institute of Technology (IITs), Indian Institute of Management (IIM), B-schools, and various universities across India participated. In total, 24,699 students from 29 states registered, with 550 teams shortlisted for case analysis. Finally, 12 teams were selected for the semi-finals, and 8 teams advanced to the grand finale.

The KIRIT 4.0 journey unfolded through a series of rigorous rounds:
– Round 1: Online Quiz
– Round 2: Online Case Study Submission
– Round 3: On-Ground Semi-Final at Harihar Campus – 12 Teams
– Round 4: On-Ground Finale at Pune Campus – 8 Teams

As participants progressed through each stage, they were evaluated on analytical prowess, strategic thinking, and the ability to devise innovative solutions to complex managerial dilemmas.

The proud winners of KIRIT 4.0 are Yash Parte, Gunjan Ghanwat, and Somesh Shinde from SCM HRD, Pune, who received a cash prize of Rs. 100,000. They will also have the opportunity to appear for an exclusive interview for an internship at the esteemed Kirloskar Group. Himaangi Gupta, Harshit, and Shitiz from Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies (SSCBS), University of Delhi (DU), Delhi, were the runner-up team who received a cash prize of Rs. 75,000/-

The Vice-President of the governing council and the Director of KIM congratulated the winning participants, commending their exceptional performance in this fiercely competitive event.

Ms. Aditi Kirloskar, Vice-President, Governing Council Kirloskar Institute of Management, expressed her thoughts on the occasion, stating, “At KIM, our commitment lies in nurturing the finest talent by providing a modern approach to education that is directly applicable to the ever-evolving business landscape.”

She added, “Through these initiatives, we strive to instil in our students a spirit of innovation, collaboration, and excellence that will serve them well throughout their professional journeys. I am proud of the dedication and passion demonstrated by our faculty and staff in delivering a world-class educational experience at KIMs.”

The event was supported by the Kirloskar Institute of Management (KIM), Kirloskar Industries Limited (KIL), Kirloskar Oil Engines Limited (KOEL), Kirloskar Pneumatic Company Limited (KPCL), Kirloskar Ferrous Industries Limited (KFIL), Kirloskar Chillers Private Limited (KCPL), and ARKA Fincap.