CAFTA Case Championship 2021

CAFTA Case Championship is a national level case study competition organized for college students across India. The participants will be expected to get upskilled in the domain knowledge and then propose strategic corporate actions backed up with in-depth research of the organization and market conditions.

Case studies are a great way to enable better learning. They enhance the teaching and testing of practical knowledge.

CAFTA has launched an annual, national case study competition to engage with undergraduate and postgraduate students and provide them an outlet to explore this differentiated method of learning. Leading industry experts working with top organizations constantly face challenges and problem statements that require original, creative and innovative thinking. As the industry navigates their way around these challenges, CAFTA has identified unique, high priority problem statements that demand solution and insights and has brought them to the student space. 

During CAFTA Case Championship, the participants will be expected to propose strategic corporate actions backed up with in-depth research of the organization and the market conditions. 

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  • Eligibility

    Registered in an undergraduate or post graduate program (all year’s students are eligible to participate)

  • Registrations

    Step 1: Single participant or a team of two participants can register by clicking below: 

    Register here 

    Last date for registrations: 26 September 2021

  • Selecting stream

    Step 2: Participants are required to select a stream from the following list. This will be their participation stream and they will be expected to go through the learning material for it. Along with this, their case study will also be based on their selected stream.

    • Basic streams

      1. Basics of Risk Management
      2. Basics of Global Financial Market
      3. Managing risk and returns through financial instruments
    • Advanced streams

      1. Managing cash and investments 
      2. Mitigating financial risk
      3. Optimizing funding options

    (You can participate in more than one streams)

    Round 1: Training and learning 

    Step 3: Once the candidate registers for one or more streams, they will get access to reading material and recorded webinar sessions around those topics.

    Step 4: Study the material, go through the webinars and write a short quiz on 10 October for Basic streams and 17 October 2021 for Advanced streams.

    Round 2: This round will simultaneously begin on 1 September 2021 with case question release

    Step 5: Case study question will be sent to you via email 

    Step 6: Submit responses to the case study question by 17 October 2021 for Basic streams and 24 October 2021 for Advanced streams. The submission collaterals include:

    • Timeline for the competition

      Key dates  
        Basic Streams  Advanced Streams 
      Registrations – Open 23 August 2021  23 August 2021 
      Registrations – Close 26 September 2021  26 September 2021 
      Round 1  
      Eligibility All registered All registered 
      Training and learning period Date of registration till 26 September 2021 Date of registration till 26 September 2021 
      Short quiz 10 October 2021 17 October 2021 
      Round 2  
      Eligibility All registered All registered 
      Case release 26 September 2021  26 September 2021 
      Last date to submit response 17 October 2021  24 October 2021 
      Announcement of winners 31 October 2021 7 November 2021 
      National leadership conference and felicitation ceremony To be announced   
    1. Power point presentation with the solution
    2. Short video presenting the idea

    Result announcement

    Step 7: Winners announced by 31 October for Basic streams and 7 November for Advanced streams

  • Winners

    1. Certificate of participation will be given to everyone who participates and completes Round 1
    2. Top six teams (one from each streams)
      • 2 months unpaid internship (flexibility in the choice of months) and get a certificate
      • 100% scholarship for CAFTA course
    3. Next Top six teams (1 from each stream)
      • Opportunity to work on one-month live project (flexibility in the choice of months) and get a live project certificate
      • Get 75% scholarship for CAFTA course
    4. Next Top 3 teams from each stream
      • Opportunity to work on one-month live project (flexibility in the choice of months) and get a live project certificate
      • Get 50% scholarship for CAFTA course
  • Registration price

    • INR 2,000 (individual, per stream, For Basic Stream)
    • INR 3,000 (team of two, per stream, For Basic Stream)
    • INR 3,500 (individual, per stream, For Advanced Stream)
    • INR 5,000 (team of two, per stream, For Advanced Stream)
  • Evaluation criteria

    Evaluation is based on performance in Round 1 and Round 2.

    For case solution, marks will be allocated to each team on the following:

    1. Clarity of thought
    2. Content and writing style
    3. Depth of research
    4. Practical applicability and relevance of solution
    5. Presentation
      • PowerPoint presentation
      • Video submitted 

Contact us for upcoming sessions

Please email us to get updates on the latest batches.