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Business Club, IIT Kharagpur
Activities Finance, Strategy, Analytics
Founded 2009 (2009)
  • Shailesh Gupta
  • Harsh Gupta
  • Sudipto Sannigrahi
  • Srichandana Sanjeev
  • Mayank Mundra
  • +91 89079 40000 (Bharat Uday)
  • +91 91223 72154 (Madiha Hanifa)
Under TSG Yes

Business Club, popularly known as BClub, is IIT Kharagpur’s in-campus society for all things business. It provides a platform for like-minded individuals who yearn to enrich their knowledge of business and apply their skills in various competitions like case studies and hackathons at the national and international levels. A family of around 70 student members, actively working under 3 wings: Strategy, Finance, and Analytics, BClub is constantly striving to bridge the gap between business and technology.

History[edit | edit source]

Founding[edit | edit source]

Business Club was founded in 2009 as Genese-de-Strategie by Shailesh Gupta, Harsh Gupta, Srichandana Sanjeev, Sudipto Sannigrahi, and Mayank Mundra. Genesie-de-Strategie was started with a primary objective to educate the students about the world of business strategies. The founders felt a need for students to be informed about the working of the business world for their growth. Over the course of a year, they realised the need to have a more wholesome approach to the world of business. They formed the Business Club in 2010 with a broader perspective toward business.

Growth[edit | edit source]

  • Indian Case Challenge, India’s largest case competition, is the flagship event of the Business Club. ICC now witnesses international participation as well.
  • Affiliation to Technology Students’ Gymkhana (during the academic session 2014-15) brought official recognition to the club.
  • The Business Club has started to reach out to the entire student population of the college by conducting Open House Sessions for their benefit.
  • Regular social media content and blogs in the domain of finance, strategy and analytics are uploaded on all major social media platforms to keep readers updated.

Functioning[edit | edit source]

Selections[edit | edit source]

Selections to the Business Club are held at the beginning of the first and the second academic year.

First-year selections[edit | edit source]

The selection procedure consists of a group-discussion round followed by a personal interview for the shortlisted candidates. Prospective members aren’t judged based on their business acumen, but on their ability to think clearly, present thoughts in a concise and structured manner, their dedication, and their zeal to learn.

Second-year selections[edit | edit source]

A training period called the summer program is conducted for the students selected in the second academic year to level their knowledge with the students selected in the first year. During this time, they are provided with the same resources to learn everything necessary.

After the summer program, every associate is evaluated on the same knowledge level and a final personal interview is conducted to select the students with the highest knowledge in the three domains. Other soft skills like communication are also kept in mind. Selected students are then assigned the position of sub-heads.

Structure[edit | edit source]

Business Club has a four-level organisational structure.

  • Advisors consist of fourth and fifth-year members and are the senior-most members whose experience helps in guiding the overall direction of the club.
  • The executive body comprises of Governors and Heads who are in the third year of their study. They are responsible for heading various wings of the club and its management.
  • The team of Sub-heads is responsible for the day-to-day functioning of the club and the execution of its plans. It consists of students in the second year of their studies.
  • Associates are the first years who have a passion to win and are generally business-oriented. These members are oriented towards gaining as much knowledge as they can from the pool of knowledge available to the seniors.

The functional structure of the Business Club consists of three wings – finance, analytics, and strategy. These wings include all that happens within the world of business.

Activities[edit | edit source]

Intra-Club activities

To prepare the associates for the sub-head tenure, they are encouraged to participate in various activities to lay a strong foundation in the three domains of Analytics, Finance, and Strategy. These activities include:

  • Intra-club case study Competition - The associate batch is divided into small groups and each team is allotted a sub-head as a mentor, who guides the associate batch in solving the problem statement. On the D-day, the executive batch judges the teams through their presentations, and valuable inputs are given.
  • Knowledge meets - Organising knowledge meetings is the way by which knowledge dissipation happens in the Club. These meetings are conducted by Club members, where they meet and brainstorm on various topics of interest. A strong network consisting of resourceful seniors and mentor professors clarifies any doubts the members may have and make the meetings fruitful.
  • Whitepaper - This event is organized so that the associates could choose and research the topic of their choice in the domain of the three wings of the B-club. During the event, Associates put around 20 days of research and at the end present their papers in front of the executive and sub-head Batch, where they give useful insights into the topic
  • Drafting modules and blogs -  Club members design modules and blogs in the three wings. These modules are released through the public handle.
  • Summer program

During the Summer holidays, many first-years apart from the Associate Batch are selected for the program as Summer Associates.

  1. Case study competition - This is the second intra-club case study competition. This time associates are made to solve the problem statement on their own without the mentorship of seniors, considering they have already done the courses in the three domains.
  2. Analytics competition - This competition concentrates on the core of machine learning. Associates are given a data set and this competition demands writing algorithms without using built-in libraries and maximizing the accuracy score on the given dataset.
  3. Trading Competition -  During this competition Associates and Summer Associates create a mock trading account. This competition lasts for 10 days and associates carry out intraday trading based on the technical and fundamental analysis they have learned in the program.

At the end of the summer program, based on the performance and participation in the summer program, associates are selected to be the part of sub-head batch.

Events organized by the Club

The club conducts a wide range of activities such as open house sessions and case studies enabling students to develop their business acumen by applying their skills and finding solutions to real-world problem statements.

  • Indian Case Challenge

Ever since its inception in 2012, the Indian Case Challenge provides the best platform for undergraduate and graduate students from all over India to compete against each other and prove their business and entrepreneurial mettle in a real-life business case scenario. Not only are the participants expected to have strong business skills and financial understanding, but also a feeling for entrepreneurship and a sense of realizing market opportunities.

ICC 2021, organized in association with Kshitij, was a huge success and received a whopping 3200+ unique registrations, including international participation.

  • Open House Sessions

Business Club strives to impart basic knowledge regarding the various facets of business, in an attempt to make the students of IIT Kharagpur more equipped to thrive in the ever-evolving global industry. Open house sessions on basic finance, analytics, and strategy that are conducted in conjunction with organizations such as Alphabeta, ZS Associates, and IIMC Consulting Club have gone a long way towards this.

  • Webinars

Informative webinars, presided by renowned speakers who excel in their respective business fields, are conducted by the club, to enrich the knowledge of the students even in online mode.

Governors and Heads[edit | edit source]

2014-15[edit | edit source]

  • Governors
    • Sarthak Badjatiya
    • Shramajit Gupta
    • Virendra Singh
  • Heads
    • Analytics: Pranay Yadav
    • Consultancy: Pratyush Devliyal
    • Finance: Umang Mavani
    • Technical: Ravikiran Shinde

2015-16[edit | edit source]

  • Governors
    • Ashutosh Dwivedi
    • Nishant Jayaswal
    • Shiladitya Saha
  • Heads
    • Analytics: Raunak Chitlangia, Shubhrit Agrawal
    • Consultancy: Manik Aggarwal
    • Finance: Dhruva Ratanpura
    • Technical: Murtaza Phalasiya, Rajat Bhavnani
    • Logistics: Rihen Chheda, Ritwik Bajaj

2016-17[edit | edit source]

  • Governors
    • Priya Mehta
    • Kumar Sparsh
    • Udit Sarin
  • Heads
    • Analytics: Charu Agarwal, Shwetha Krishnamurthy
    • Finance: Debjyoti Chakrabarti
    • Consultancy: Medha Asija
    • Technical: Shubham Singhal, Vaibhav Chauhan

2017-18[edit | edit source]

  • Governors
    • Harsh Agarwal
    • Hitendra Pratap
    • Shubhra Agrawal
  • Heads
    • Analytics: Ankit Agarwal, Subham Rajgaria
    • Finance: Ankit Agarwal, Rajat Ragha, Shubham Sharma
    • Strategy: Shubham Maheshwari
    • Blogs and Articles: Rahul Raj
    • Design: Anjali Bharti

2018-19[edit | edit source]

  • Governors
    • Aman Sharma
    • Nikita Kishore
  • Heads
    • Analytics: Yash Jain
    • Finance: Amandeep Singh, Puneet Pansari
    • Strategy: Amit Gunjan, Yogshree Choukse

2019-20[edit | edit source]

  • Governors
    • Aditya Parashar
    • Deepankar Sachdeva
  • Heads
    • Analytics: Amrit Goswami, Chinmay Singh, Karan Mahajan
    • Finance: Shreyansh Jain, Vikrant Gupta
    • Strategy: Tushar Mohandas, Tushar Singla
    • Technical: Aditya Singhania


  • Governors
    • Aryan Saxena
    • Lakshraj Doshi
    • Shashank Singh
  • Heads
    • Analytics: Arusarka Bose, Naman Paharia, Abhinav Bohra
    • Finance: Sayantan Das, Lakshiyata Chhajer, Amur Khandelwal
    • Strategy: Shivam, Gaurav Joshi, Inakshi Kar

2021-22[edit | edit source]

  • Governors
    • Arya Uttamchandani
    • Sankalp Bose
  • Heads
    • Analytics: Karan Uppal, Dikshant Pratap Singh
    • Finance: Arnav Bhutda, Suhas Jain, Aditya Saha
    • Strategy: Tejaswi Pagadala, Kashish Lundia
    • Web: Piyush Dhamane
    • Branding and Public Relations: Deepansh Agrawal

2022-2023[edit | edit source]

  • Governors
    • Madiha Hanifa
    • Bharat Uday
  • Heads
    • Analytics: Vaibhav Jalani
    • Strategy: Siddharth Madupathi, Pragya Choudhary
    • Finance: Ram Sundaram, Patel Yuti
    • Web and Design: Sai Kalyan Meghavath

2023-2024[edit | edit source]

  • Governors
    • Siddharth Dikshit
    • Shreeya Mishra
  • Heads
    • Analytics: Adyan Rizvi, Ishan Ray, Lokesh Tirthani
    • Finance: Suryaansh Jindal, Ojasvi R Singh
    • Strategy: Atmajyoti Ghosh, Arya Vardhan Singh, Jash Mody

Achievements[edit | edit source]

Year Competition Name Organisers Location Competition Type Team Achievement
2021 SmartIdeaThon GITAM University Online Innovation Tushar Singla Winners
2021 India Innovation Championship Chitkara University + SucSeed Online / Patiala Innovation Tushar Singla Winners
2021 KIRIT: Case Study KIAMS Online Case Study Arusarka Bose Winners
2021 AbInbev Maverick Hackathon AbInBev Online Case Hackathon Arusarka Bose, Naman paharia Finalists
2021 Sale-Able, 2021 E-Summit, E-Cell IIT Roorkee Roorkee Sales & Marketing Case Study Sankalp Bose Runners Up
2021 Hate speech detection European Chapter of the ACL Kyiv, Ukraine Data Science Competition Naman Paharia Winner
2020 Finopoly IIM Indore Indore Stock Pitch Pagadala Tejaswi, Aditya Saha, Arnav Bhutda Finalists
2020 Smart India Hackathon 2020 Government of India Delhi Case Hackathon Aditya Parashar, Amrit Goswami, Karan Mahajan Winners
2020 Empresario E-Cell, IIT Kharagpur Kharagpur B Plan Tushar Singla Runners Up
2020 Young Innovators Challenge Awards 3M-CII Online Innovation Tushar Singla Winners
2020 Local Startups Meet E-Cell, IIT Kharagpur Online/ Kharagpur Pitching Tushar Singla Winners
2020 SGH Business Game Students Consulting Club at SGH Warsaw School of Economics Online Business Game Inakshi Kar Overall 2nd
2020 Case Electo 2020 Enactus, BITS Pilani Pilani Case Study Sankalp Bose Runners Up
2020 Case Club League 2020 St. Stephens' College Delhi Financial Case Study Deepansh Agrawal, Sankalp Bose, Suhas Jain National Finalists
2020 Green Canvas 2020 IIT Kharagpur Kharagpur Environmental Case Study Sankalp Bose First Runners Up
2020 Creative Shock ISM University of Management and Economics Lithuania Social Business Case Study Aryansh Singh, Karan Uppal Top 1.2%
2019 CoreNet Global Academic Challenge CoreNet Global Atlanta Real Estate Case Challenge Amrit Goswami, Vikrant Gupta Finalists
2019 Techniche IIT Guwahati Guwahati Case Study Aryan Saxena, Shashank Singh, Simran Rajagopalan, Laksh Doshi Winners
2019 Techniche IIT Guwahati Guwahati Case Study Inakshi Kar, Abhinav Bohra, Gaurav Joshi Second
2016 Campus Beats ZS Associates Kharagpur Case Study Nishant Jayaswal,Shiladitya Saha,Rajat Bhavnani, Kumar Sparsh First Runners Up
2016 Smart City Challenge IIM Bangalore Bangalore Strategy Dhruva Ratanpura and Team Runners Up
2016 Techniche IIT Guwahati Guwahati Case Study Kumar Sparsh, Charu Agrawal,Udit Sarin, Harsh Agarwal, Hitendra Pratap Winners
2016 Solvay Business Game Solvay

Brussels School of Economics and Management

Brussels, Belgium Business Game Dhruva Ratanpura, Nishant Jayaswal, Manik Aggarwal, Rihen Chheda, Murtaza Phalasiya Finalists
2015 CIMA Global Business Challenge CIMA Mumbai Case Study Shramajit Gupta and team National finalists
2015 Global Investment Banking Valuation Olympiad Global Banking Training in association with Greensea Capital London Financial Valuation Umang Mavani, Sarthak Badjatiya, Dhruva Ratanpura, Ashutosh Dwivedi World top 10 finalists
2015 Techniche IIT Guwahati Guwahati Case Study Murtaza Phalasiya, Nishant Jayaswal, Rajat Bhavnani Winners
2015 9th GMBCC Universitas Gadjah Mada Indonesia Case Study Rounak Gulati, Dhruva Ratanpura, Murtaza Phalasiya Semi-finalists
2015 Inter IIT Tech Meet IIT Kharagpur Kharagpur Case Study Rounak Gulati, Shramajit Gupta, Umang Mavani Winners
2015 Paycheck Kshitij Kharagpur Personal Finance Nishant Jayaswal, Vasudha Todi, Kumar Sparsh 2nd runners up
2015 Le Play’s Marathon Kshitij Kharagpur Case Study Ashutosh Dwivedi, Souvik Bhattacharya, Priya Mehta 1st runners up
2015 Le Play’s Marathon Kshitij Kharagpur Case Study Nishant Jayaswal, Shaswat Datta, Charu Agrawal 3rd runners up
2014 National Students Space Challenge SPATS Kharagpur Case Study Nishant Jayaswal, Shaswat Datta, Shwetha Krishnamurthy, Kumar Sparsh Winners
2014 Petrocase SPE Kharagpur Case Study Virendra Singh and team Winners
2014 Techniche IIT Guwahati Guwahati Case Study Shramajit Gupta, Umang Mavani, Ashutosh Dwivedi Winners
2014 VJTI Consultant VJTI Mumbai Case Study Nishant Jayaswal, Shwetha Krishnamurthy, Priya Mehta 3rd runners up
2013 Petrocase SPE Kharagpur Case Study Shramajit Gupta, Umang Mavani and team 1st runners up
2013 Techniche IIT Guwahati Guwahati Case Study Rounak Gulati, Pratyush Devliyal, Ravikiran Shinde Winners
2013 B-Consigliere Kshitij Kharagpur Case Study Rounak Gulati Winners
2013 Speak out for Engineering Institute of Mechanical Engineers Paper Presentation Rishabh Kataruka Asia-Pacific finalist
2012 Ojass NIT Jamshedpur Jamshedpur Case Study Rounak Gulati 1st runners up
2012 E-bizz St. Joseph College Bangalore Economics Summit Rounak Gulati 1st runners up
2011 Business Masters KIT Germany Case Study Shailesh Gupta, Sudipto Sannigrahi, Srichandana Only Indian team selected
2011 Concipio E-Cell Kharagpur Business Plan Nalin Gupta Winners
2011 B-Plan Kshitij Kharagpur Business Plan Sudipto Sannigrahi 1st runners up
2011 Yukti NSIC - Business Plan Avigyan Karan Winners
2011 E-waste reuse event STC Illinois Case Study Shailesh Gupta, Nalin Gupta Winners
2010 Concipio E-Cell Kharagpur Business Plan Siddhartha Verma Winners
2010 Ecomagination GE Case Study Akhilesh Betanamudi Special Students Award
2009 Concipio E-Cell Powai Business Plan Shailesh Gupta Winners
2009 Srijan IIMC Calcultta Business Plan Shailesh Gupta Winners

References[edit | edit source]