Ankur Dubey, student of PGP 2010-12 at IIM Raipur, recently claimed All India Rank one in “Trade Finance” section of FLIP National Challenge 2011. FLIP National Challenge is an All-India Finance competition amongst the B-schools in India conducted by FLIP (a senior IIM alumni venture). More than 1100 students across IIMs and other top B-schools in India had participated in the event this year. The Challenge partners were Yes Bank, ICICI Bank and HDFC Bank. The challenge had four sections, three of which could only be competed by the second year students.
Ankur Dubey, who scored 92.2% marks in the trade finance section, had started preparing for various certifications in the first year itself. He emphasizes the value of certifications by saying that it gives the much required edge in the competitive markets. Ankur, who is also CFA level 1 certified, goes on adding that an early start with a regular preparation is the key to success so that one may not have to compromise on the regular studies of PGP course. One has to find a balance between the two as both of them are important in shaping up the career.
Ankur got 3 PPIs from Yes Bank, ICICI Bank and HDFC Bank. Along with this he was given a cash prize of Rs. 30000, free pizza coupons from Dominoes, T-shirt and certificates. He attended 3 PPIs from HDFC Bank, Yes Bank and ICICI Bank. He converted all the 3 PPIs and was offered a final role of Product manager (Transaction Banking) in Yes Bank. Ankur was also included in FLIP’s Hall of Fame (http://www.learnwithflip.com/flipchallenge2011/halloffame.html).