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“Strategy is a pattern in a stream of decisions” – Henry Mintzberg

What good is a dream without the backing of a solid strategy?

IIM Lucknow's Manfest-Varchasva in association with Azure Power brings to you Stratathon, a strategy competition with a live business problem from the solar power industry. One of the most promising and fast-growing sectors, it comes with numerous opportunities and challenges in a nation like ours.

With this backdrop, we'd like to invite you to be a part of one of the biggest strategy wars. Here is a golden opportunity for you to fight it out in the field of sustainable energy against some of the best minds in the country. With two rounds, the competition is designed to test your strategic thinking including planning and assessing a problem to its real-world implementation. So, brace yourself and get ready to be the problem solvers, the game changers of tomorrow.

Cash Prize worth: INR 85,000

Winner: INR 55,000 | Runner Up: INR 30,000

Participation and Registration Guidelines

  • Entries are open for all undergraduate and B-School students
  • Participating team must consists of 2 members from the same institute
  • A team may comprise of same year or inter year students

Round Details

  • All under graduate and B School- students of all years are eligible for participation
  • Participants need to register in teams of two at and search for IIM Lucknow
  • Registration on Manfest-Varchasva website is NOT required
  • Online Simulation will be the first round for event


  • Registrations open till: 1900 hours, Oct 31, 2017
  • Online Simulation: 2200 hours, Oct 31, 2017
  • Round I Top scoring teams Announcement: Nov 01, 2017
  • The top scoring teams will be sent the case after the result announcement of Round I
  • The case solution needs to be submitted within the timelines


  • Case Release: Nov 01, 2017
  • Case Solution Submission: 2300 hours Nov 5, 2017
  • Round II Winners Announcement (Top 8 teams): Nov 8, 2017
  • The Top 8 teams will be announced after Round 2
  • The selected teams will be invited to the campus to present their case solutions to the judging panel during Manfest-Varchasva 2017
  • In case any team fails to make it to the campus for final round, the waitlisted teams will be called


  • Final case presentation: Nov 17-19, 2017
Terms and Conditions
Registration closed

Prizes worth
Rs. 1,00,000

Team size

  •   Timelines
  • Registration deadline: 31st October 2017
  • Online Simulation: 31st October 2017
  • Case Submission: 5th November 2017
  •   Contacts
  • Prakrati Mittal: (+91) 898 901 1296
  • Surbhi Singhania: (+91) 776 008 5063
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