Cummins India hosted the grand finale of ‘REDEFINE 2022’, its flagship B-school case study competition, today at their India Office Campus (IOC), Pune. Team Vision from Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI), Jamshedpur (Delhi Campus) was awarded the competition winner and received a trophy and cash prize. Team QuadrAngles from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), Mumbai bagged the first runner-up position. The winning teams will also be enrolled in a mentorship program with the Cummins India leadership.
Launched on October 21, the competition received a phenomenal response with over 1800 student registrations from 12 partner business schools. After multiple evaluation rounds, six teams were shortlisted and were flown to Pune to participate at the two-day grand finale, comprising leadership talks; visits to the Cummins Technical Centre India, and the Kothrud Engine Plant; and culminating with the jury evaluation round at IOC.
The REDEFINE 2022 jury included Anupama Kaul, Human Resources Leader, Cummins India; Subramanian Chidambaran, Strategy Leader, Cummins India, and Manoj R Nair, Director – Project Business, Cummins India. At the grand finale event, teams presented their case study solution to the jury in the presence of senior leadership and employees of Cummins India. All participating B-schools were also invited to attend the livestream of the event to cheer the finalists.
Excited about the successful culmination of the competition, Anupama Kaul, Human Resources Leader, Cummins India said, “I congratulate all winners, finalists, and participants for making REDEFINE a resounding success this year. I have always believed that participation is more important than winning or losing. At Cummins, we are devoted to unleash the energy, vision and potential of people to power the world. With REDEFINE, our endeavor is to cultivate and grow the next generation of talent; this generation will be responsible for solving the complex challenges of the future, and that’s what we do at Cummins. This year’s competition received an overwhelming response from India’s top business school students. Selecting the winners was a daunting task for the jury as all finalists presented phenomenal solutions. We are proud of all participants who demonstrated ingenuity and passion to redefine solutions for a better tomorrow.”
Prior to the grand finale, a leadership talks session was organized to apprise students about the company’s vision, business, and technology leadership. Cummins India also hosted a quiz competition where the participants were assessed on their knowledge of industry and business trends, technology developments and understanding of Cummins.
At the grand finale Subramanian Chidambaran, Strategy Leader, Cummins India added, “At Cummins, we pride ourselves for always staying ahead of the curve when it comes to innovation and environmental stewardship. REDEFINE has been designed keeping this philosophy in mind; to engage with and groom the next generation of innovative thinkers to build sustainable solutions that are future focused. The ground-breaking solutions presented by the finalists and most of the participants this year, are remarkably impressive. It was not easy for us to select the finalists or the winners. I applaud the winners and celebrate the hard work, innovation, and creativity of all participants, hoping that REDEFINE 2022 was an enriching learning experience for them.”
The six shortlisted teams participating at the grand finale included: Team Honey Badgers from Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resources Development, Pune; Team NeoteriX from Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar; Team QuadrAngles from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai; Team emPOWERED from Management Development Institute, Gurgaon; Team Vision from Xavier Labour Relations Institute, Jamshedpur (Delhi Campus); and Team 56 from Indian Institute of Management, Indore.
To further power this campus engagement, Cummins India will be organizing a leadership talk series for the students of the partnered business schools.