Akhil Tandon, IIM Shillong Student Wins Flagship event at Symbiosis Pune

 | February 08,2012 03:34 pm IST

Akhil Tandon, a first year student of IIM Shillong brought accolades to the institute by being declared the ‘Last Man Standing’, at the flagship event of SIBM Pune .The formidable event puts every contestant through a series of rigour, judging their potential in every single aspect, to ensure that the winner is indeed the perfect student manager.


Akhil was one among the 510 candidates who cleared the initial screening rounds of quiz, video making and the likes to make it to the campus round. The Day 1 of the campus round began at a rooster-crowing 5:30 am. There were several events lined up such as group based activities, elevator pitch, technical interviews, treasure hunt etc. which lasted till 3:30 am of Day 2. With hardly 2 hours of sleep, the contestants were to face the challenges of Day 2 which saw a social case study, a b-plan preparation, stress interviews, company valuation and product sales in the streets of Pune etc. At the end of Day 2, on consolidated point’s basis, Akhil topped the list.


The final Day was to test the top 8 who were judged based on the performance of the first two Days. This again had a series of events which concluded with a quiz. Here, the top two qualified for the final round, an on-stage interview, where they had to tackle the questions fired by the jury. This was to test the mental acumen of the contestants after three Days of deprived sleep and brain-whacking activities. The questions in the final round were based on CV of the finalists, general knowledge and Logic & reasoning. Mr. Akhil, who is known for his poise and humour tackled the round with aplomb and emerged as the winner.


Besides being a recipient of Rs 1.5 Lakh, Akhil Tandon brought back laurels to IIM Shillong by enduring hassles with optimism, grit and fortitude and in winning The Last Man Standing.