IFMR is known for its finance specialization of MBA; therefore, the Finance Committee at IFMR GSB believes in living up to this reputation. However, the path ahead had its fair share of challenges when members of the Arthasabha Committee - 2020-21 set foot into the committee. With virtual learning and working being the theme of 2020, the committee decided that irrespective of the medium, the show must go on. And thus, the first event took place at the end of December 2020. The primary aim of the event was to convey to the students of IFMR that even complex subjects like Finance could be fun to learn. This was brought out in the form of ‘FinCode 2020 – Decode to Unfold’ - an event designed in such a way that participants cannot help but have fun with numbers, in the backdrop of a treasure hunt using a map from the world of finance.
FinCode 2020 included five rounds, where participants unlocked an important clue at the end of each round. Participants were made to team up in twos, with the first three teams completing all the rounds ending up as the winners. Apart from the prize money, the knowledge that the participants gained by playing this game was the real treasure. Each round included an innovative way of introducing participants to various nuances in the finance world. The first round was a business quiz with interesting questions. The second round was a picture puzzle on bankruptcy. The third round was a crossword puzzle on investment. The fourth round was a puzzle around the Navaratna Companies. Finally, the last round was a jigsaw puzzle with a riddle to solve at the end.
40 teams actively participated in the event, wherein the winning team and the two runner-up teams were awarded cash prizes. Irrespective of who won and lost, all the participants had a thrilling ride throughout the event.
A virtual event such came with its set of twists and turns, capturing the spirit of the times. But it also displayed the committee’s commitment to stick through thick and thin and clock in an event that ensured everybody had a great learning experience.
Arthasabha Committee of IFMR GSB, Krea University