The ceremony hosted by the Mahindra Group, Broadvision and covered by CNBC – TV18 was held at the Grand Hyatt, Mumbai and attended by some of the top industrialists in India including Mr. Anand Mahindra himself.
Mahindra War Room season 7 saw India’s best 36 B-schools fight it out to provide innovative solutions to different case studies covering various sectors. There were three rounds viz. Campus Round, CEO Round and President’s round. Each round was elimination round. The Team Garvit from TAPMI, Manipal comprising of Girish Hemnani, Shivam Sinha, Vineet Jain and Deepak Kumar shined into the competition as wild card entry from the South Zone. After becoming South Zonal Champions, the team entered the CEO round comprising of 22 teams. Since the team picked the Aftermarket business, they presented in front of CEOs of Aftermarket Business and Agri market business. The team successfully qualified for the Presidential round. The team then presented their ideas and solutions of the case to Group Executive Board of Mahindra Group which comprised of eminent leaders like Mr. Pawan Goenka(Executive Director & President), VS Parthasarathy (CFO, Mahindra Group), Mr. SP Shukla(President – Group Strategy), and Mr. Anish Shah(President – Group Special Projects).
After the presentation, Prakash Wakankar, CEO – Mahindra Retail praised the team for their outstanding performance during the final round. The team from TAPMI stood 5th and was inducted in Mahindra Hall of Fame.
It was a true vindication of the excellent pedagogy and industry readiness of TAPMI students as they were South Zonal Champions last year but couldn’tn’t make it to National finals.