Steel-a-thon 2014 witnesses a thrilling Grand Finale
~IIM Ahmedabad emerge as Champions~
~IIM Shillong secured the 1st Runners up position; a tie between SIBM Pune and MDI Gurgaon at the 2nd Runners Up slot~
Tata Steel today organised the grand finale of Steel-a-thon, the most gruelling intellectual marathon for B-school students at Centre for Excellence Auditorium, Jamshedpur. The finale was closely contested between teams from 14 different B-schools who presented their business caselets live to jury members - Mr Peeyush Gupta (VP, M&S, Tata Steel), Mr Suresh Dutt Tripathi (VP, HRM, Tata Steel), Ms. Deepa Verma (Chief, HRM Services, Tata Steel), Mr Debashish Chowdhury (Chief, Business Excellence & New Projects, Tata Steel), Mr Biren Bhuta (Chief, CSR, Tata Steel), Mr Ashish Anupam (EIC, Tubes, Tata Steel) and Ms Swastika Basu (Chief, Procurement, MRO & Services).
IIM Ahmedabad emerged as Champions of Steel-a-thon 2014. While IIM Shillong secured the 1st Runners up position, there was a tie between SIBM Pune and MDI Gurgaon at the 2nd Runners Up slot. The top four teams walked away with cash prizes of Rs. 100,000 each for the two teams for the 2nd runners up, Rs. 150,000 for the 1st runners up and Rs. 250,000 for the champions. Members of these teams also won the opportunity to interview for jobs at Tata Steel, thus commencing their ascent to positions of leadership.
Steel-a-thon was launched on 18th September, 2014, across premier business schools in India. Over 600 teams (each team comprising 2 to 4 students) from 15 B-schools participated in the exciting journey. The objective of Steel-a-thon, a talent hunt for B-schools, was to engage with future leaders, provide a platform for interaction with Tata Steel's top management, and supply real business challenges to students to identify and reward the smartest minds. These challenges covered subjects like Human Resource Management, Supply Chain Management, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Marketing & Sales.
Initial team registrations and project submissions were conducted online. Senior management of Tata Steel from various departments curated the submissions to identify the most promising entries. The selection criteria reflected Tata Steel's founding principles of innovation, responsibility, inclusiveness and integrity.
Champions of the Competition:
1st Runners up:
There was a tie between two teams for the 2nd Runners up position:
List of B-schools selected for finals:
About Tata Steel
Established in 1907 as Asia's first integrated private sector steel company, Tata Steel Group is among the top global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of nearly 30 million tonnes per annum (MnTPA). It is now the world's second-most geographically-diversified steel producer, with operations in 26 countries and a commercial presence in over 50 countries. The Tata Steel Group, with a turnover of US$ 24.81 billion in FY 14, has over 80,000 employees across five continents and is a Fortune 500 company. The Group's vision is to be the world's steel industry benchmark in "Value Creation" and "Corporate Citizenship" through the excellence of its people, its innovative approach and overall conduct. Underpinning this vision is a performance culture committed to aspiration targets, safety and social responsibility, continuous improvement, openness and transparency. In 2008, Tata Steel India became the first integrated steel plant in the world, outside Japan, to be awarded the Deming Application Prize 2008 for excellence in Total Quality Management. In 2012, Tata Steel became the first integrated steel company in the world, outside Japan, to win the Deming Grand Prize 2012 instituted by the Japanese Union of Scientists and Engineers.