In a monumental win for India and Delhi University (DU), students of Shaheed Sukhdev Colllege of Business Studies (SSCBS) were declared winners at the Global Case Competition, Harvard University 2020.
Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies (SSCBS) brought laurels to Delhi University (DU) as well as the nation. In the first-ever win for India of this kind, SSCBS bagged the first position representing India at the Global Case Competition at Harvard University (GCCH) 2020. Competing with over 140 teams from universities such as Massachusetts Institute of Technology, John Hopkins University, HEC Paris and London Business School.
Prize money of 10,000 USD was awarded to the winning team. Mr Olivier Levyne, Managing Director, CACIB announced the glorious win to the team comprising of 2nd-year students from SSCBS- Sparsh Sehgal, Ojas Jhamb, Kunal Vats, Raghav Nath and Aanand Negi. They were mentored under the able guidance of the faculty members Mr Neeraj Sehrawat and Mr Amit Kumar.
Kunal Vats spoke to DU Beat, “I hope this win sets a precedent of Indian teams winning big at the global stage and inspires many business students to work towards their dreams,” The team members expressed their delight too, “It has been a dream come true for us! Winning it has been surreal. Competing against and beating the top universities from around the world will always have a special place in our lives. We’re happy that our hard work and quality of work was rewarded. This edition was online as compared to the other rounds held at Harvard, and we were able to adapt to the new format effectively. We’re really glad that this competition happened despite the ongoing pandemic!”
Congratulating the winners, Dr Poonam Verma, Principal, SSCBS says, “It was a great opportunity for our students to learn and interact with other international students. I am glad that our students are achieving international laurels and bringing positive news especially during such times,”
The GCCH is organized by the IFSA Network and Harvard GSAS Business Club. One of the most prestigious case competitions, it attracts the brightest economists, business-minds and finance-enthusiasts from around the world. With a mere three weeks in hand, students compete on a finance case involving strategic management, eventually, culminating at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Due to the pandemic, the event was organised through an online mode. School of Business and Economics, Brazil and John Hopkins University were declared the first and second runner-up, respectively.
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