FAQ

  • What is the eligibility for participating in Mahindra War Room (MWR) ?
    • Mahindra War Room (MWR) contest is open to bonafide students currently pursuing a two-year flagship PGP program, in select business schools mentioned in the Rules and Regulations page.

      Students from other streams such as the Part Time Program, Management Development Program, Executive MBA Program, FPM Program and not from the listed schools, are not eligible to participate.

      This policy is reviewed annually, based on several considerations, and may be modified on a yearly basis.

  • Am I eligible to participate in case I go for an International Exchange program?
    • Students, who are on an International Exchange program, are eligible to participate in MWR, but they must ensure that at least two, of the four members, will be available on campus to present their work, if their entry is shortlisted for the Evaluation Round.

  • What should be the team size and composition?
    • Participants are expected to form teams consisting of four members, from within their campus, and only from the programs cited above.

      Teams may be formed by students in the first year, or second year or a mix of both.

      There are no stipulations on the number of first year or second year students, or on teams of mixed composition of students from both the first and the second years.

  • How do I register for MWR?
    • Teams that are formed in adherence to the Team Constitution Rule, must duly register themselves by filling the online registration form and completing the authentication procedures at the contest site www.mahindrawarroom.com.

      Please note, that it is the team’s responsibility, to ensure that the members are eligible to partake in the contest. You can only register through your campus email ids.

      Violation of the Eligibility criteria will automatically disqualify a team and bar it from moving ahead in the contest.

      Registering yourself on the contest website (www.mahindrawarroom.com), joining the facebook page (www.facebook.com/mahindrawarroom), and following @mahindrawarroom twitter feed are three sure ways to ensure that you don’t miss out on a single detail pertaining to MWR.

  • Do I have to confirm my choice of business at the time of registration for MWR?
    • Teams that have registered as indicated by the Team Constitution Rule must choose ANY ONE of the Business Caselets, available on the website, from the choices offered .

      It is not essential for a team to confirm the business of their choice while initially registering their team. However, the business chosen by the team, must be updated on the website, before the registration feature turns off.

  • Can I work on more than one caselet, in case a business has more than one caselet?
    • In case a sector/business has given more than one caselet, as a team, you are required to attempt only one caselet of your choice. We are looking at the depth of issues covered rather than the width. It is recommended that each team takes up only a single caselet. Teams, who have addressed more than one caselet in a sector/business, will not get any extra weightage for doing so.

      However, participants are expected to treat all the issues in  a single caselet in adequate depth.

  • What should be the format for uploading the presentations?
    • Participating Teams are expected to upload their presentation entries in Microsoft PowerPoint, Apple Keynote or Adobe Flash formats, with due speaker-notes and supporting material, so as to enable the Jury to make full sense of the ideas and strategies presented.

      If the entries have a movie component that makes the presentation size too heavy, the movie may be uploaded separately with a clear comment mentioning the same, so that the Jury member knows that the movie is to be seen alongside the rest of the presentation

      Entries must be submitted before the deadline which will be communicated on the website and the Facebook page.

      These pages may receive high traffic around the deadline. Hence, we request the teams to take due care and to upload their entries a few hours before the stipulated time.

  • What is the deadline for submission of presentations?
    • The Evaluation Round is expected to be held in about 7 to 8 weeks (approximately) from the time of launch, based on a schedule that will be worked out in coordination with the Campus Placement Representatives.

      Due precaution will be taken, to ensure that the Evaluation Round does not clash with other student events such as tests, quizzes, submissions or other significant campus events.

      The deadline for uploading entries is usually a couple of days before the date of Evaluation on campus.

  • What is the criteria for shortlisting entries for the Campus Evaluation Round?
    • Every entry uploaded will be studied by a panel comprising of senior Business leaders from different businesses of the Mahindra Group. This panel will finalize whether the entry will be shortlisted for the campus Evaluation Round or not.

      There is no limit to the number of teams that may be shortlisted for the campus evaluation round - every team that has done a good job will be invited to present their ideas on campus. From past experience, we know that this is likely to be a Super 5 or a Super 7 or a Super 9 round on campus.

      The Jury will shortlist Teams for presenting at the Evaluation Round based on the quality of the uploaded presentation

  • What is the format for presenting at the Campus Evaluation Round?
    • Teams will be required to be present in full strength at the Evaluation Round, if they are invited to present to the Jury, unless their members are on the official International Exchange Program of the Institute, or have taken prior permission to be exempted from this round, due to emergency situations.

      Shortlisted teams are expected to make a 20-minute presentation, in a random sequence, followed by a maximum of 10 minutes of Questions & Answers.

  • Can the winning team revise its presentation after the Campus evaluation round ?
    • The War Room permits revision and comprehensive upgrade of the presentations after the Evaluation Round, if the participating team is deemed fit.

      All guidelines pertaining to the Grand Finale will be provided to the respective Campus Champions, around the second or third week of October.

  • How can I login?
    • You can login only through your official campus id. Once you have registered your team, a password link would be sent to your campus ids.  Each team member will have a unique login id and password.


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