Harsha Bhogle (extreme right) and Pravin Rao, Chief Operating Officer, Infosys, with the winning team at Ingenious 2018
Bangalore, September 29, 2018: Infosys has successfully concluded the grand finale of the 11th edition of Ingenious, its pan India annual business school competition that was held at its headquarters in Bangalore. The competition was open to first and final year students from top b-schools in India.
Infosys enlarged the canvas and increased the number of participating colleges from 15 to 55 this year. Over 4,450 teams (13,353 students) from the top 55 business schools of India registered for this competition that was divided into four rounds. Following rigorous quizzing in the first two rounds, the top 30 shortlisted teams participated in an online case-study challenge where the participants were judged on unconventional interpretations and innovative approaches to problem-solving. Only five teams qualified for the grand finale.
The finalists were given hypothetical business themes related to potential problems in an era post digital transformation.
Renowned cricket commentator and journalist Harsha Bhogle, was the chief guest of the grand finale. The winners of Ingenious 2018 were also announced and felicitated by him. The winning team was Monks. Inc from Bharathidasan Institute of Management, Tiruchirappalli. The members of the winning team were Ashwin D, Hariharan K and Sri Krishna Prasanth B.
The runner-up team was Grey Matter from Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development, Pune. The team also won the Popular Choice award for best business plan presentation. The winning team of Ingenious 2018 was given a cash prize of Rs 1,00,000 and the runner up was awarded Rs 60,000. The final year students from the top two winning teams were also given an opportunity for a pre-placement interview (PPI) at Infosys.