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Call of Data

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 9:00AM - Sun, 24 Sep 2017 11:30AM
Indian Institute Of Management - Bangalore , south bangalore
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There is no part of the world not yet pervaded by analytics. Data and impactful insights are what run international businesses, trades, elections, science, space and even welfare today. Do not miss out on the opportunity to show the world who are the next lords of data!

Solve a unique data based business problem and win exciting prizes.

Prizes worth Rs. 25,000 /-

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Event Format

Event Format

Round 1, Phase 1 (Pre-Vista Prelims):

  1. Participants are required register on Vista website for the contest. Registrations open on the 18th August, 2017
  2. Round 1 is an online elimination round conducted as an MCQ quiz. The questions will cover analytics and data science
  3. The details of this round will be mailed to the registered participants.
  4. Participants must login to the quiz link shared upon registration on the specified date and time.
  5. Participants must hit save before the end time to make sure their answers are recorded.
  6. The top 20 teams will progress to the next round based on top 20 scores.

Round 1, Phase 2 (Pre-Vista Prelims):

  1. This round will be held from 31st August 201700:00:01 till 23:59:59 hours, on 6th September 2017.
  2. PDF containing the case, hold-out / Training dataset will be provided to the teams upon short-list to this round.
  3. Participants can use Excel/R/SPSS or any other tool for modelling on the hold-out data set.
  4. Participants will be given another training data set by the 4th They must submit their models by the 6th September.
  5. Solution will be evaluated on 3 parameters EQUALLY (PPT)

All insights gleaned from the data (from data exploration)

Solution Methodology and reasoning for the approach

AUC score of the answers submitted

  1. Top 10 teams from this evaluation will be invited to the campus for the final round of CoD

Round 2 (On-Campus Finals):

  1. 3 days prior to the date of the event, an updated data file of the initial problem will be shared with the finalists.
  2. Participants will be expected to bring to the finals a cumulative solution of the problems shared with them

Participants will be expected to explore the new data variables and compare with the earlier ones in order to draw relations

  1. Finalists will present in front of our panelists during Vista and explain the rationale and benefits of their model
  2. One winner and one runner-up to be declared among the teams


  1. This is a team event, with each team consisting of 2-3 participants. Members of the team can be from colleges and corporates.
  2. Teams are required to first register for the event on the IIMB Vista website.
  3. Multiple teams from the same college or corporate are allowed.
  4. The submissions are to be attempted as a team, not individually. Only the first submissions made by teams before the deadlines will be used.
  5. 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.


Available documents:

  1. Detailed Rules Document with the Case
  2. Training dataset (To be used for building the model)
  3. Test dataset (To be used by “CoD” team to shortlist the teams)
  4. Data dictionary

All these documents will be available for participants from 30th August 2017.


Teams getting the maximum correct predictions on the Test dataset will be shortlisted for the next round.


Submission Details

Submission Details

Round 1 (Pre-Vista Prelims):

  1. Team must first register on Vista website. Registrations are open from 18th August 2017 and close on 29th August2017
  2. Shortlist for Round 1, Phase 2 will be announced on 1st September 2017. Submissions for this round must be sent before: 11:59:59 hours,6th September 2017
  3. Submissions for Round 1, Phase 2 must be sent to:  vista.cod[@]
  4. Subject line of Email: VISTA_COD_<TeamName>
  5. Body of Email: Name, Contact Number, Email Id, Team Name, Institute Name of each team member
  6. File 1: PPT containing predictions, methodology, output which must be named as VISTA_COD_<TeamName>.pptx
  7. File 2: Document with code and explanation used for modelling named as VISTA_COD_<TeamName>.docx
  8. Results and round 2 shortlist to be announced on 9th September, 2017


Round 2 (On-Campus Finals)

  1. Data and problem for the final round will be shared by 18th September, 2017
  2. Submissions to be sent before: 23:59:59 hours,21st September 2017
  3. Submissions to be sent to: vista.cod[@]
  4. Subject line of Email: VISTA_COD_<TeamName>
  5. Body of Email: Name, Contact Number, Email Id, Team Registration Id, Institute Name of each team member
  6. Submission format: .ppt/.pptx
  7. Elaborate instructions would about the presentation would be sent to the shortlisted teams


Judging Criteria:

  1. Round 1 shortlist would be made on accuracy of the predictions (More details will be provided along with the case)
  2. Round 2 judging criteria would be communicated to the shortlisted teams later



  1. The data used is purely fictional and any resemblance to any company is purely coincidental
  2. Teams to limit themselves to the data provided in the case and any assumptions are to be clearly stated in the slides
  3. Teams to present their cases on campus (Further details to be communicated after first round)

Map & Directions

Map & Directions
Indian Institute of Management - Bangalore Bannerghatta Road, Sundar Ram Shetty Nagar, Bilekahalli, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560076, India
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