Vista 2017 - Milestone


Event Date : From September 05,2017 - To - September 05,2017

Event Description

In Milestone, contestants will play the role of Operational Manager and would be facing a live issue of a firm. The contestants will be provided with a challenging and stimulating case, which requires them to analyze the scenario, formulate operations related strategic decisions on the real-time problems being faced by the firms in their business. The solutions need to be creative, disruptive and sustainable.

Total Prize Money : Winner – 35k + PPI , Runner Up – 20k + PPI

Top 2 teams will have an opportunity to grab the additional prize money of INR 1,00,000 and PPI

Team Size : 2-3 Members

Round 1 Deadline : 5 September

Event Format

Round 1 (Pre Vista Prelims)

  • Teams need to answer the questions addressed in the caselet and submit an analysis of the case in the form of a Powerpoint presentation.
  • Case Information is at :
  • The Powerpoint presentation should not exceed 5 slides (excluding the cover page, table of content, references and Exhibits, if any). Exhibits, if any, should not exceed 3 slides and should be present at the end of the presentations.
  • Submission to be sent to
  • Submissions to be sent before 23:59:59hours, 5th September 2017
  • Subject line of the email: Milestone_‹Team Registration ID›_‹Institute Name›_Round 1
  • Body of Email: Name, Contact Number, Email Id, Team Registration Id, Institute name of each team member
  • Filename: Milestone_‹Team Registration ID›_‹Institute Name›_Round 1
  • Round 1 results will be announced by  8th Sept 2017
  • Top 8 teams will be shortlisted for Round 2.

Round 2 (On Campus Finals)

  • Shortlisted teams have to explain the solution of the case solved in Round 1 and present to a panel of judges followed by Q&A during Vista at IIMB campus.
  • Further details will be communicated to shortlisted candidates once the results are out.

Post Vista

  • The Top 2 teams will then be asked to work on the Full data of Ninjacart using their solver
  • Shortlisted teams have to work to optimise the costs for 3-4 days
  • The team which succeeds in providing a better solution than the one used by Ninjacart currently (feasible and economical), would be awarded with 1 Lakh prize money. (This is in addition to the 35K+20K awarded to the top 2 teams)


  • This event is open for both corporate and students (undergraduate & postgraduate).
  • Each team can have minimum 2 and maximum 3 members.
  • All the participants must belong to the same institute.
  • A student cannot be part of more than one team.
  • Multiple teams from the same college are allowed.
  • Teams with students going on exchange are welcome to participate as long as there are 2 team members available during Vista
  • The participants must carefully read through and agree to the following Terms & Conditions before registering:
    • All decisions in matters of eligibility, authenticity, and final judgments will be with organizing committee of VISTA, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore.
    • The format and structure of events is subject to change before the actual beginning of the event.

Event Details/Highlights

Total Prize Money : Winner – 35k + PPI , Runner Up – 20k + PPI

Top 2 teams will have an opportunity to grab the additional prize money of INR 1,00,000 and PPI

Accomodation Details

Accommodation will be provided if needed for on campus finalists. Details at :

Registration Details

Register at :

Last date for registration :

05 Sep 2017

Eligible Students

Attending user:

Makesh Mahendrakumar