India National Competition Highlights

India National Competition Highlights
July 11, 2013 National Competitions 0 comments

Impactful projects and numerous business participants mark a successful competition

Quick Facts

  • National Champion:
    Delhi Technological
    University
  • 2nd Place
    Shri Ram College
    of Commerce (SRCC)
  • 3rd Place
    K.J. Somaiya Institute of
    Management Studies and
    Research (SIMSR)
  • Competing Teams: 27
  • Total Attendees: 700
    Students: 400
    Faculty: 7
    Executives: 170

Mumbai, India – Delhi Technological University was named the Enactus India 2013 National Champion during the two-day event held at Taj Lands End in Mumbai.

This is the first time the team will represent the India at the Enactus World Cup. Delhi Technological University Enactus was selected from 27 competing teams. Among their winning efforts was Project Chaap that taught screen printing to the women in Chattarpur community. The women screen-print on paper and cloth bags at a retirement home where residents help to care for their children while they work.

This year’s competition saw a variety of impactful projects presented, including efforts that helped villagers combat water scarcity, empowered women through a handbag venture and even created a detergent business as an alternative means of income for individuals who were relying on scavenging trash.

“We are proud to have so many talented teams in India,” said Farhan Pettiwala, Enactus India president. “These students are working hard every day to make a difference in their communities and that was evident in this year’s presentations.”

Also making this year’s event a success was the more than 100 businesses that participated in the Career Fair, the nearly 200 executives in attendance and event sponsors KPMG, Syntel, Cargill, Tata Chemicals, Unilever and Walmart.

Richard Rekhy, CEO of KPMG India, provided the keynote address where he lauded the skills Enactus students were gaining with each project and how their creativity and entrepreneurial approaches to social problems will help them navigate an ever-changing world.

Special forums rounded out the event with discussions focusing on the need for collaboration between academia and industry to bridge the gap between job needs and available talent, and food security issues in India.