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YES BANK Transformation Series Case Study Challenge

Do you think you have the next best innovative idea that can transform the financial services industry?

YES BANK Transformation Series Case Study Challenge

YES BANK Transformation Series has been providing a launch pad for some of the brightest minds in the world to come up with path breaking ideas since 2010. This year, we are back with a stiffer and more intriguing challenge.
Digitization is rapidly transforming the world and this is your opportunity to discover the next best innovative idea which will transform the global financial services industry.

This is a global case-study challenge where world’s brightest young minds would compete against one another. The finalists get to present their solutions to a jury comprising captains of the Industry, thought leaders, academicians, leading journalists and emerging entrepreneurs from across the world.

How to Participate

To participate, follow these simple steps:

Advisory Council

We are pleased to introduce you to the advisory council of the YES BANK Transformation Series edition 3. This jury of experts which includes leading economists, senior bankers, journalists, emerging entrepreneurs and industry captains comprised :

  • Padma Shri Dr. Bibek Debroy-Economist, Member- NITI Ayog

  • Mr. Chaitanya Kamat-MD & CEO , Oracle Financial Services

  • Dr. Bhaskar Das-Group CEO, Zee News

  • Mr. Sundeep Khanna-Executive Editor, LiveMint

  • Mr. Ajai Kumar-Former CMD, Corporation Bank

  • Mr. Ashish Hemrajani-Founder,

  • Dr. Gita Piramal- Former Director, BP Ergo & VIP Industries Limited

  • Ms. Chitra Ramkrishna- MD&CEO, National Stock Exchange (NSE)

The experts brought in their significant knowledge in picking India’s brightest Innovation catalysts and nurturing them into professional entrepreneurs of tomorrow at the YES BANK Transformation Series.

Rules & Regulations

  • Each member of the team must be a full-time student with a recognised university

  • Students can form a team of upto three members

  • All members of the team must be from the same university

  • Registrations can only be done online. Click here to register

  • YES BANK reserves the right to check the validity of the registration information submitted at any point of time

  • Once you have registered your team, no changes will be accepted

  • Any deviation from the above will result in immediate disqualification of the entire team

  • Students, who are on an International Exchange program from Indian Universities, are eligible to participate in Transformation Series, but they must ensure that at least one of the three members, will be available to present their work, if their entry is shortlisted

  • Any number of teams from each college can participate


  • Competition Opens: September 9, 2015

  • Last Date of Submission : October 12, 2015

  • Campus Rounds: October, 2015

  • Shortlist of Finalists: November 9, 2015

  • Finals: November 20, 2015

Selection Process

Students are required to upload their analysis and recommendations in the form of a write up (upto 1000 words, Font: Book Antiqua, Font Size: 12) along with the following details –

  • Subject: “Submission – Transformation Series”

  • Team name

  • Name and email addresses of all team members

  • Name of the University and the programme of study

Evaluation would be based on:

  • Quality of analysis and originality of thought process

  • Innovation and feasibility of the recommendations

  • Consideration of perspective of multiple stakeholders

  • The top 10 teams will be invited to present their analysis to an esteemed jury.

  • The decision of the jury will be final and binding


Winners to be rewarded as below:

  • 1st Prize: Rs. 1,50,000 

  • 2nd Prize: Rs. 1,00,00

  • 3rd Prize: Rs. 50,000 

  • Top 10 teams will be invited to the Grand Finale for final presentation and award ceremony

Application Procedure:

Eligible students can fill in their details in the application form available with the heads of their institutions

Selection Procedure:

The Scholarships entail the following process:

  • The 250 applicants from India’s top 25 B-schools will be evaluated on the basis of their academic, co-curricular and extra-curricular achievements and other details filled in application form along with an online assessment test.

  • The top 100 students basis the application form and online assessment test will be requested to share a 1000 word essay on “My YES ASPIRE ations”

  • The essay could be in text or video format. Innovations in format of essay would be encouraged
  • The essays would be reviewed by our esteemed jury

  • The top 50 candidates basis a combination of the application and the essay would be allotted a YES Mentor – a key member of YES BANK's Senior Management

  • Each of the top 50 students would be invited for an interview with our jury in Mumbai which will determine the 30 YES ASPIRE Scholars

  • The interviews will be held in Mumbai for which the shortlisted candidates will be provided accommodation and travel reimbursement

Track Transformation

National Finalists – edition 3

We are pleased to announce the Top 10 National Finalists of the 3rd edition of the YES BANK Transformation Series.

  • High Impact- IIM Ahmedabad

  • Prodigees-IIM Lucknow

  • Finatics-IIFT Delhi

  • Lakeland Ventures-IIM Calcutta

  • Mavericks-IIM Calcutta

  • Business Unusual- IIM Kozhikode

  • Good Bad & The Ugly- IIM Indore

  • Vazeer-XLRI

  • OpportuNITTIE- NITIE

  • Mandevian Transformers-MDI Gurgaon


  • Winning team : Team opportuNITIE ( NITIE)

  • First Runner Up : Team Finatics (IIFT Delhi)

  • Second Runner Up : Team Prodigees (IIM Lucknow)

Congratulations to the teams!

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