FAQs

1. What is "Daan Utsav"?
2.
What is Shadow a CEO?
3. Can I participate?
4. How can I register?
5. What is the minimum and the maximum amount I can bid on a CEO?
6. Who are the CEO's participating in the event?
7. How many CEOs can I bid for at a time?
8. How many CEOs can I shadow?
9. If I win, when will I get to shadow the CEO?
10. What if I am unable to attend shadowing session? Will I get a refund of my bid amount?
11. Who will bear travel, lodging expenses for the day when I shadow the CEO?

1. What is 'Daan Utsav'?

Daan Utsav, (formerly known as Joy of Giving Week) is a "festival of giving" that aims to bring together Indians all across the country and abroad through different acts of giving- money, time, skills or resources. The Week was launched in 2009 and will be held every year starting on a Sunday and ending on a Saturday, containing October 2 within.

2. What is Shadow a CEO?

Shadow a CEO is a unique program organized by Indian School of Business (ISB) as part of Daan Utsav (earlier known as the Joy of Giving Week) to inculcate the habit of giving among the youth of India and provide them with an opportunity to interact up close with the country’s most successful managerial talent. The program has been a great success since its launch in 2009. 
The objective of Shadow a CEO is two-fold:

•        Engage the youth in the act of giving
•        Provide them with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to observe and learn lessons by spending a day with some of the biggest CEOs in India
 
The students bid for the CEO of their choice in a live auction. The CEO then contributes an equal amount, if not more and the collective corpus goes to a charity of the CEO’s choice.

3. Can I participate?

The event is open to current students of Post Graduate Program of the following B-Schools:

•        Indian School of Business
•        Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
•        Indian Institute of Management, Banglore
•        Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta
•        Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow
•        XLRI, Jamshedpur

4. How can I register?

The registration link will be activated shortly. Please note that you can register using your official institute email ID only. Personal email IDs will not be accepted by the system.

 
5. What is the minimum and the maximum amount I can bid on a CEO?

The bid starts at Rs 5000 and can go up to a maximum value of Rs. 5 lakhs.

6. Who are the CEO's participating in the event?

Please check 
CEOs On-Board for the list and profiles of CEOs who are part of Shadow a CEO this year. We are constantly working on getting more CEOs and so this list will be constantly updated until the actual bidding takes place.

7. How many CEOs can I bid for at a time?

You can keep adding/ dropping the CEOs during the entire bidding window. However, at most you can bid for only three CEOs at a time.

 

This year, for most CEOs, the winning candidate will be selected on the basis of two factors: the bidding amount & an essay submission. The bids of the top 3 bidders will be sent to the CEOs office, and they will select the winner. For some CEOs though, the winning candidate will be selected on the basis of the bidding amount ONLY.

More details on exact process for each CEO will be shared closer to the bidding dates.

8. How many CEOs can I shadow?

You can shadow only one CEO in the final event.

9. If I win, when will I get to shadow the CEO?

At the time of registration, you will be asked to enter your top three preferred dates, between December 2016 to March 2017, when you will be available for shadowing the CEO. You will also get information on the tentative dates of CEO's availability on the bidding portal. Final date will be decided based on the mutual convenience of the CEO and the bid winning student. 

In case of a conflict, CEO's preferred date will be given priority and the student with the next highest bid and matched preference will get the chance to shadow that particular CEO.

 

10. What if I am unable to attend shadowing session? Will I get a refund of my bid amount?

If you win a bid but are unable to attend shadowing session, you will not be refunded any amount. You will still need to pay the bid amount. Non-payment shall result in an administrative action against you.

11. Who will bear travel, lodging expenses for the day when I shadow the CEO?

All travel and lodging expenses for shadowing the CEO shall be borne by you.