Sardar Patel Institute of Technology wins
the Western Regional Finals of
the CIMA Global Business Challenge 2013
Winning and Runner-up teams will compete with the finalists from
South, North and East at the India finals on 6th April in Mumbai

Mumbai, March 18: Team Infinity Plus One from Sardar Patel Institute of Technology has emerged as a winner in the Western Regional Final of the CIMA Global Business Challenge (GBC) 2013 held in Mumbai. The Prodigies from Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics was the runner-up team. GBC 2013 also announced two awards - Best Business Report and Best Speaker. Team B3K, BITS Pilani, Goa received accolades for the Best Business Report and Umang Khaitan from team The Prodigies won the Best Speaker's award. The winners were declared after a close contest; Team Infinity Plus One and The Prodigies will now compete for the India finals on 6th April in Mumbai.

The 5th CIMA GBC 2013, a unique global case study competition for undergraduates, flagged off with a huge response from students across the country. After an unparalleled success for the last four years, the 5th edition of the CIMA GBC 2013, witnessed over 470 teams from various colleges of immense repute across India registering for the competition. This year's case challenge is based on the Toy industry. The selected teams analyse, report and present their cases to these eminent judges. The Indian winners of the GBC 2013 will compete at the global level in South Africa.

Arati Porwal, Chief Representative, CIMA India said, "We are pleased with the successful culmination of the GBC 2013 Western Regional round that has been underway over the past few months. The teams have exhibited solid financial analysis and research abilities in showcasing their case studies to the panel of judges. We congratulate Team Infinity plus One and The Prodigies for the India Finals."

The Western regional finalists came from varied academic backgrounds. The eight teams who participated in GBC 2013 Western regional finals were Team B3K and The B-team from BITS - Pilani, Goa Campus; Team Innovation and Infinity Plus One from Sardar Patel Institute Of Technology; Ctrl + Alt + Del, Narsee Monjee Institute Of Management Studies ASM; The Prodigies and Tailor Made Consulting from Narsee Monjee College Of Commerce And Economics; The Strategists, St. Andrews College;

The competition was assessed by a panel of judges, namely Mr. Sriram Kameshwar, Director, Finance & Corporate Facilities, Prudential Process Management Services India; Ms. Lata Daswani, Vice President, Finance, Barclays; Mr. Santanu Chakraborty, Head Global Restructuring Group, India, The Royal Bank of Scotland; Mr. Nitish Kirtikar, Head Transaction processing, Total Oil India Pvt. Ltd. and Mr. Allen Andrade, General Manager Finance, BG India.

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founded in 1919, is the world's leading and largest professional body of Management Accountants, with over 203,000 members and students operating in 173 countries, working at the heart of business. CIMA members and students work in industry, commerce, the public sector and not-for-profit organisations. CIMA works closely with employers and sponsors leading-edge research, constantly updating its qualification, professional experience requirements and continuing professional development to ensure it remains the employers' choice when recruiting financially-trained business leaders.

Professionalism and ethics are at the core of CIMA's activities with every member and student bound by rigorous standards so that integrity, expertise and vision are brought together.

CIMA has formed a joint venture with the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) to establish the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation. CGMA is the global quality standard that further elevates the profession of management accounting.

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Published on on March 19, 2013


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