Five students of Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies (SSCBS), University of Delhi, have won the Global Case Competition at Harvard (GCCH) 2020, beating more than 140 rival teams from universities such as Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), John Hopkins University, HEC Paris and London Business School. The prize includes an amount of $10,000. School of Business and Economics, Brazil and John Hopkins University were declared the first and second runner-up, respectively.
The GCCH is the world’s most prestigious case competition organized by the IFSA Network and Harvard GSAS Business Club.
The competition is a unique opportunity connecting the world’s smartest academics from finance, business and economics backgrounds from the U.S.A, Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa. The teams are given three weeks to prepare and submit a solution.
The competition brings together students from across the world to compete on a finance case involving strategic management at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA, followed by a closing ceremony. Taking part in this event the students get to interact with the invited companies, financial institutions, guests and partners. However, this year due to the pandemic situation, the competition was organised through video submissions and video conferencing.
Mr. Amir Rezvani, Doctoral Researcher at the Harvard Business School, while hosting the award ceremony online, observed, “the annual competition witnessed top talent of the planet, great material with participants having paid attention to detail and academic rigour.” SSCBS was announced as the winning team by Mr. Olivier Levyne, Managing Director, CACIB.
The winning team, comprised of 2nd year students from the BMS and BBA(FIA) courses of SSCBS- Sparsh Sehgal, Ojas Jhamb, Kunal Vats, Raghav Nath and Aanand Negi, under the able mentorship of well experienced faculty members Mr. Neeraj Sehrawat and Mr. Amit Kumar. The results were announced on April 26, through the official Facebook and LinkedIn handles of the competition.
“It was a great opportunity for our students to learn and interact with other international students. I am glad that our students are achieving international laurels and bringing positive news specially during such times”, said Dr. Poonam Verma, Principal, SSCBS.
Meanwhile, the team members said, “It has been a dream come true for us! Winning this has been surreal. We’re elated that our hard work and quality of work was rewarded and we’re really glad that this competition took place despite the ongoing pandemic.”
SSCBS is one of the top colleges of the University of Delhi, imparting education in the fields of management, finance and information technology. The college was established in 1987 by the Delhi Administration on the initiation of UGC and MHRD and is funded by the Government of NCT of Delhi. Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies has rapidly developed since its inception and has been consistently ranked as one of the best undergraduate colleges in the country.