CAFTA Case Championship 2020

CAFTA Case Championship is a national case study competition organized for undergraduate and postgraduate students.

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. 

It must be noted that the case championship has different subjects and case questions for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. Refer to respective sections below for details on the registration process, topics, dates and submission process.

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Postgraduate students

  • Eligibility

    Registered in an MBA/MMS/PGDM/MA or similar program (both first year and second year)

  • Registrations

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

    Register here 

    Last date for registrations: 25 August 2020

  • 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.

    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 30 August 2020

    Round 2: This round will begin on 1 September 2020 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 18 September 2020. The submission collaterals include:

    1. Power point presentation with the solution
    2. Short video presenting the idea

    Result announcement

    Step 7: Winners announced by 30 September 2020

  • Timeline for the competition

    All teams will have to complete Round 1 and Round 2 for final evaluation

    Key dates

    Registrations – Open

    1 August 2020

    Registrations – Close

    25 August 2020

    Round 1

    Eligibility

    All registered

    Training and learning period

    Date of registration till 30 August 2020

    Short quiz

    30 August 2020

    Round 2

    Eligibility

    All registered

    Case release

    1 September 2020

    Last date to submit response

    18 September 2020

    Announcement of winners

    30 September 2020

    National leadership conference and felicitation ceremony

    To be announced

  • Winners

    1. Certificate of participation will be given to everyone who participates and completes Round 1
    2. Top three teams (one from each streams)
      • Amazon Echo 3rd Gen smart voice activated speaker
      • Presentation of solution at EY CAFTA Leadership event to EY Professionals and industry experts 
      • Opportunity to work on one-month live project (flexibility in the choice of months) and get a live project certificate
    3. Next Top six teams
      • Opportunity to work on one-month live project (flexibility in the choice of months) and get a live project certificate
  • Registration price

    • INR 5,000 (individual, per stream)
    • INR 8,000 (team of two, per 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 

Undergraduate students

  • Eligibility

    Registered in an undergraduate program

  • Registrations

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

    Register here

    Last date for registrations: 25 September 2020

  • 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.

    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 give a short quiz on 3 October 2020

    Round 2: This round will begin with case question release on 5 October 2020

    Step 5: Case study question will be sent to you for round 2 via email

    Step 6: Submit responses to the case study question by 22 October 2020. The submission collaterals include:

    1. Power point presentation with the solution
    2. Short video presenting the idea

    Announcement of results

    Step 7: Winners announced by 5 November 2020

  • Timeline for the competition

    Key milestones

    Registrations - Open

    1 August 2020

    Registrations - Close

    25 September 2020

    Round 1

    Eligibility

    All registered

    Training and learning period

    Date of registration till 3 October 2020

    Short quiz

    3 October 2020

    Round 2

    Eligibility

    All registered

    Case release

    5 October 2020

    Last date to submit response

    22 October 2020

    Announcement of winners

    5 November 2020

    National Leadership conference and felicitation ceremony

    To be announced

  • Winners

    1. Certificate of participation for all participants who complete Round 1
    2. Top three teams (one from each streams)
      • Amazon Echo 3rd gen smart voice activated speaker
      • Presentation of solution at EY CAFTA Leadership event to EY Professionals and industry experts 
      • Opportunity to work on one month Live project (flexibility in the choice of months)
    3. Next Top six teams
      • Opportunity to work on one month live project (flexibility in the choice of months) 
  • Registration price

    • INR 2,500 (individual, per stream)
    • INR 4,500 (team of two, per 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.