The story of Mahindra War Room victory
Mahindra War Room (MWR) is one of India's most prestigious annual business school competitions; this year was the 8th Season of MWR.
MICA has over the years been a close contender in MWR, with us securing Runners Up position two years ago and making it to the CEO's round last year being among the top 23 in the country. This year, Team Zealots from MICA were national winners, an accomplishment I consider one of my most significant.
From picking the case among the list of 22 cases given, choosing something that seemed relevant, interesting and disruptive was what we as a team had in mind while making the initial selection.
After hours spent doing primary and secondary research, brainstorming with team members, poking holes in our idea, ironing out the creases, the day for the West Zone Regionals approached. MICA being a wild card entry was up against other prominent B-schools in the West Zone.
Our first hurdle was a pat on the back for us when we were announced the West Zone Finalists. The next step was to present to the CEOs of the Mahindra Group in Mumbai. The top 23 teams from an initial 10, 000 entries in this year's competition made us feel special and pushed us to work harder.
Refining our idea while retaining the nuances and story-telling was our strategy. With the spirit of disruptive innovation in the air, we were fuelled further to make sure we built a strong case, supported by numbers, rationale and the MICAn edge.
The CEO's round had us pegged against five other premier MBA institutions with the finest minds presenting on a range of cases: Agribusiness, Two Wheelers, Auto, Technology, Hospitality and Retail. Being a part of this process was tremendous learning and gave us a chance to interact with our contemporaries across the country enriching our experience.
Post the CEO's round results we were overwhelmed to know that we made it to the TOP 8. Up next was the opportunity to present to the Group Executive Board, Mahindra & Mahindra, industry stalwarts, heads of businesses that we admired and Anand Mahindra. With TV cameras, excitement, zeal and the desire to win we walked onto that stage and told our story. The rest is history, Team Zealots made history that day. We were the first MICAn team to ever win Mahindra War Room, with our case on Club Mahindra being a disruptive innovation in the vacation ownership space.
As for the myriad feelings that consumed us? Ecstatic wouldn't even begin to cover it. The feeling of accomplishment, the joy of winning, the sense of satisfaction was compounding. My teammates and I celebrated a victory we will all remember, as friends, colleagues and most importantly, as MICAns.
Opening a Whatspp group for MICA Aspirants, as time is less and preparation strategy is different.. please post or inbx me your nos.. Serious applicants only!
is 93%ile in CMAT is enough to get a call In GLIM gurgaon
Having 3.5 years of work ex. 90% in 10th and 12th
I want to know if I can apart from My HOD, Boss etc can also ask a Letter of recommendation from my mentor.
As per my knowledge while submitting my B School application I need 2 Letter of recommendation.
The person is
Senior Engineer Samsung SDI at Suwon, Gyeonggi-do, Korea.
He was earlier with
Tech Lead at Honeywell Technology Solutions, Bengaluru, India Development.
I ve worked with him at Honeywell for 6 months and he knows me more than my HOD.
Can I get a letter from him for my B-School application (US). [I mean is it acceptable]
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Deadline for Round 2 of Applications - 30th November, 2015
I have been visiting GMAT Institute in Pune but could not make a choice of which one to join. Can you please suggest from below:
2. Dilip Oaks
Thanks in advance!
I gave my GMAT today and secured 610 only(Q50 V23 IR 6).
Below is my profile:
Exp- 52 months(March 2016).
Exp in Infosys(2 years 3months)
Exp in cognizant (8 months).
Won two awards in office.Currently working in a product based company.
Should I hope for a call from GLIM ,Chennai if I apply.
@sunnyda59 Could you please comment.?
Also, AWA score is now madatory for submitting the application and I won't be getting my AWA score before round 1 deadline. Although its mentioned on the official site suggesting to take gmat on or before 30th Nov. So AWA should not be mandatory.....
Help please !!
my work experience as an 30 june 2016 will be 24 months 15 days as i started working on 15th june,2014. should i apply for pgdm or pgmp.. moreover while applying for for pgmp work experience should be atleast 24 months as on march "16 . so basically should i go for pgdm or pgmp?
guys, I heard the cut offf for odisha residents is less, around 80 percentile.
I'm a domicile of Odisha and my parents still stay there although I have been working in Mumbai and this is my temporary address. Should this be a problem in consideration for my state reservations?
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"A few words ..." is a series that allows Tuck faculty to talk about their area of research and current work. As I take a break for the next few days for Thanksgiving, here are a few words from Prof. Vijay Govindarajan, VG as we call him, on the things that he finds exciting. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
My profile is as follows:
Grads- B.tech Ece 8.52 cgpa
Work ex: 2 years
GMAT score 690.
What are my chances of receiving a call from IMT Ghaziabad?
To all those who were asking about the placement record
Does any one know the avg experience or avg age of the students in HKUST ?
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ASAS there is no giving cut off for category..do u even have a category system or do u only take according to cat score (genral)?
Hi guys, Other than IIM-B Which is a good B-school that accepts GMAT in Bangalore?
Please evaluate my profile for SMU Masters in Applied/Quantitative Finance.
BE in Biotechnology from DCE (DU)- 68%
GRE -317 ( Quant 163 , Verbal 154)
31 Months experience as a Senior Business Analyst ( Worked on SAS for international clients)
10 months experience as an Auditor in CAG for Central Government
Thanks in Advance!!
Hi guys, I am planning to apply for the EEO for round 2.
I have a 1-year experience in MNC as a relationship manager and now I am working with a
BBA - 3.25/4
I had applied earlier for YLP 2 years back but due to low GMAT i didn't make it through round2 .
I am going to be giving my GMAT in January.
I wanted to know
1) Can someone evaluate my profile
2) what GMAT score should be my target score, will 680 + be
3) under the application will I be eligible for the ' reapplicant fee'