Curious 2014


CURIOUS – A National Level Case Study Competition has proved it to be a platform par excellence for the aspiring managers to showcase and prove their problem-solving and analytical mettle.

‘CURIOUS 2014’ was organized by Indira Institute of Management for Post Graduate Management Students on Saturday, 15th February, 2014. The Grand Finale was attended by entrepreneurs Mr. S. M. Deo (Founder of Deoraj Enterprises and a pioneer in Pune on Industrial House Keeping Services business.) & Mr. R. C. Deo (CEO of Deoraj Enterprises.) who were on the panel of Industrial Judges including Mr. A. B. Chitnis (Ex-Vice President Operations, Bajaj Auto Ltd.) in presence of Director, Indira Institute of Management, Dr. Pandit Mali, Prof. Emeritus, Dr. D.M. Sarwate; Dr. S P Singh, Dr. Poornima Tapas, Faculty members and the students.

Curious 2014 witnessed a change in the format of the Competition. Unlike previous years, this time the competition was split in two phases. The 1st phase was an online round, wherein a live case was sent online and analyzed by the participants. Twenty top teams were shortlisted and the final round i.e the 2nd Phase was conducted at ‘Tapasya Campus’ on Saturday, 15th February 2014. A different live case study was given to the twenty shortlisted teams. Round 1 i.e. the written case analysis of the Grand Finale was evaluated by academic judges viz. Prof. Rajesh Mudholkar, Business and Socio Economic Analyst, Dr. Daniel Penkar, Dean, S. B. Patil Institute of Management, Dr. Ashutosh Misal, Director – Novel Institute of Management Studies, Dr. Manickraj, Associate Professor, NIBM – Kondhwa. Top 10 teams were then shortlisted. These teams then their presentation of the case analysis in the presence of the Industrial Judges. Finally the winners were declared by Mr. S. M. Deo, Founder of Deoraj Enterprises.
Participants from over 40 renowned Management Institutes from all over India participated in Round One.
The live case, written by renowned Consultant & Author Dr. D.M. Sarwate, inspired by the incredible true life experiences of entrepreneur, Mr. S. M. Deo & Mr. R. C. Deo and their enterprise ‘Deoraj Enterprises’ was given to participants for written analysis.


Winner Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies, Pune. Bhanu Pratap Singh Vinay Karthik Rolling Trophy & Cash Prize of Rs. 51,000.(Sponsored by Mission Apollo)
1st Runner Up Indian Institute of Management Raipur Abhishek Tinaikar Shaily Agarwal Cash Prize of Rs. 21,000 (Sponsored by Ozone Education Consultants Pvt. Ltd)
2nd Runner Up MES Institute of Management and Career Courses Ameya Potnis Arati Butkar Cash Prize of Rs.11, 000 (Sponsored by Rajesh Copiers Pune)
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