About Us

The Credit Research Challenge (CRC) is an annual, international competition that assesses post-graduate students on their knowledge in the credit research and analysis domain. We encourage students from across disciplines to use their analytical and creative thinking skills to analyse companies with a credit portfolio management focus. The CRC develops and strengthens professional and social relationships across students, faculty, employers and credit professionals. The competition is open to Business School students and other Post-Graduate Program students from around the world.

This annual educational initiative intends to bridge the knowledge gap on Fixed Income and Credit markets and promote the best practices in credit analysis and appraisals through hands-on training and intensive learning in credit research and financial analysis with presentation skills.

The CRC 2017-18 has provided a unique platform for brightest minds from business schools across the country to come up with credit research analysis.

Eligibility Criteria

Who can participate: Students pursuing MBA, PGDM, MMS, MA, M.Com, MCA or any equivalent post graduation courses.

Age: Under 30 years (as on 15th March 2019).

Duration/Type of course: Part-Time/ Full- Time/ Distance Learning* (please refer to point 7 under FAQs)

Benefits: (Students)


National Recognition.

Cash Prize.

Networking opportunities during 5th annual Credit Summit India 2019.

Challenge yourself and get help to realize your dream.

Experience what it is like to be a Credit Analyst.

Participation Certificate.

Complimentary AIWMI Student Membership.

Scholarships from AIWMI.

Exposure to Careers in Credit Research and Banking.

Knowledge Workshops on credit research, markets and careers.

Benefits: (B-schools & Post Graduate Colleges)


Opportunity to win and showcase your student talent.

Develop Credit analytical and Decision-making skills of future leaders.

Create opportunities for students interested in Credit careers.

Networking with Industry professionals.

Promote understanding of both Credit research and presentation skills.

Special Sponsorship Opportunities in 5th annual Credit Summit India 2019.

Special Editorial contribution in AIWMI's Knowledge Ex magazine.

Exclusive Scholarships and Professional Membership opportunities to Faculty Members.

Access to Executive Education programs and Workshops.