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XLRI takes home Deloitte's Maverick title  

| Updated on: Sep 30, 2014

The Xavier Institute of Labour Relations (XLRI), Jamshedpur, has won the third season of the Deloitte Campus Maverick programme held in Hyderabad. After gruelling debates, boardroom presentations and stringent evaluations, the XLRI team ‘Sounds Cool’ took away the prize money of Rs 3 lakh. Team ‘Three Wise Men’ from the Indian institute of Management, Ahmedabad, were the runners-up, winning prize money of Rs 1.5 lakh.

Conducted in a multi-stage elimination format, the programme saw a shortlist of 60 teams from across India participate in the four regional qualifiers held in the campuses of IIM Lucknow (Noida Campus), Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies – Mumbai, XIMB Bhubaneshwar, and the Great Lakes Institute of Management Chennai.

The final 12 teams travelled to Deloitte’s Hyderabad office to compete for the Maverick 2014 title. They included IIM-A, IIM-K, IIM Raipur, IIM Rohtak, Great Lakes Chennai, FMS Delhi, IMT Ghaziabad, XLRI, NMIMS Mumbai, SIBM Bangalore, and SCMHRD Pune.

“Through the Maverick programme we are innovating to expose management students to the challenges and opportunities of tomorrow’s business world, today," said Bruce Stewart, Principal, Deloitte LLP, according to a press statement. "The programme exposes students to a corporate environment, and challenges them to think of unconventional solutions that are sustainable, learn from Deloitte’s business leaders, and display an innovation mindset and competencies that differentiate a leader.”

Over 13,500 management students from 54 business schools in India participated in the eight-week long programme, and worked in teams to design, propose and defend innovative solutions to business issues across multiple industry sectors.

Published on March 12, 2018

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