Prodigy is a management oriented event organized by Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies for school students, which aims to tap the energies and capture the attention of all creative, innovative and talented minds of the age group 16-18 years by the means of an intriguing order of events taking place. The intentions of the same are in consonance with the SSCBS philosophy of spotting and developing business talent of the youth in the country.
The all India prelim of Prodigy has witnessed enthusiastic participation from over a 100 schools from the entire nation, including the cities of Delhi, Amritsar, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Agra, Vadodara, Lucknow, Dehradun, Hissar, Jaipur, etc. This year, the theme of Prodigy ’14 is “KICKSTART” and will be held on the 15th of November. Prodigy’14 seeks to inspire students to take up new challenges and risks to fulfill their dreams and gives them an opportunity to fulfill their corporate aspirations.
The event is 3 tiered, with online prelims as the first level, where the schools were asked to submit a solution to the case studies provided to them. These case studies, based on the concept of mergers and acquisitions, provided a platform for introducing a new concept to the students. From these, 50 schools have been shortlisted for the second level, where 2 teams from each school will compete, with the first team taking part in ACUMEN-the Business quiz, which will test the knowledge and logical prowess of the students. At the same time, another team from the same school will take part in the Bullseye- the stock simulation game, where the students will be given a virtual amount of cash to invest after carefully analyzing the market news and rumors.
After these grueling competitions, the chosen few will proceed to the arena of gladiators, where only the strongest will survive, and so we come to the final round, Corporate Simulation. This event has been designed from the ground up and promises to give the students a sneak peek in an ever changing environment, risks and challenges of the world of business. The event aims at providing a wholesome learning experience that will leave the students with memories and skills that will stay with them forever.
The defining goal behind Prodigy is to challenge students, inspire them to take chances,
and to provide them with hands-on knowledge that goes above and beyond what is taught in schools. And keeping that in mind, Prodigy has and will enable students to ‘kickstart’ their dreams.
(Writing for Prodigy)
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