– a unique path breaking initiative started by Business Today
in 2002, presented by Business Today and Aditya Birla
Group is a national Business School Challenge on Quiz and Debate.
India's best B-schools match their wits against each other - more than
the usual display of debating and quizzing skills. Over 150 institutes
participated in a nail biting competition last year. There are four regional
rounds in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Kolkata followed by the grand national
finals in New Delhi.
ACUMEN brings together the best talent from the country's
B-Schools. This is where one sees minds battle, strategies drawn and leaders
evolve. With electrifying debate rounds, exciting quiz questions and an
enthusiastic audience raring to take on the challenge as well, the event
provides for an intense battle of wits, strategy and reflex. The audience
too have a lot to gain - with gifts from various Acumen sponsors.
On campus after campus for the 7th consecutive year now, ACUMEN has acquired
the status of a national brand. Its own insta-recognition logo (the unmissable
double-end sharpened pencil), its own consistency of event attributes,
its own buzz-generating capacity and even its own set of devotees.
With Harsha Bhogle as our Quiz Master, ACUMEN is bigger, stronger and
sharper. "The event will be held within the months of August- December
followed by finals at New Delhi in December 2008.” To “This
year the regional rounds were held during August – November followed
by the finals to be held at New Delhi on 13th December 2008".
ACUMEN invites participation not only from the best of
B-School in India but also from the B-School alumni working in the corporate
sector. Acumen, it must be said, has already become something an aspiring
CEO puts on his curriculum vitae.