IIM NAGPUR PLANETEERS TEAM WON VIA KNOWLEDGE QUEST 2017
ON “RENEWABLE ENERGY”
Vidarbha Industries Association organised “Knowledge Quest 2017”. Students from management and engineering institutions from Nagpur and presented their analysis of the industrial spectrum in Vidarbha and brought to light the untapped potential in the region during the final presentation round of KNOWLEDGE QUEST 2017 organized by Vidarbha Industries Association at VIA Auditorium. Eight teams consisting 23 students from six business and engineering colleges participated in the quest.
The panel of juries for the competition consisted of Patron Member of VIA Hargovindji Bajaj; Co-founder of Nagpur Angels, Shashikant Chaudhary; Director of Shilpa Steel & Power Ltd, Karan Bagaria and Managing Director of RSA Industries Pvt ltd, Sanjay Ranka.
Each participating team was given 10 minutes to give a presentation on their chosen topic followed by a five minute question and answer round conducted by the panelists.
Team Planeteers, also from IIM, presented the Scope for Renewable Energy in the region focusing largely on Solar Energy. Despite the high cost of solar panels the team opined that industries will save significant revenue on electricity costs. As far as the domestic users are concerned, the players suggested creating awareness among the public which will address the lack of trust in the technology.
The presentations on Renewable Energy, Logistics & Warehousing, Entrepreneurship & Startups, Automotive Industries, Skill Gaps & Developments, Industry Institute Interface, Labour Reforms were presented by teams.
Maruti Ladde, Vikarma Naidu, Saket Chourasia, Rajesh Yadav, Hitesh Parekh, Prabhakar Koltewar & Dr. M K Tiwari supported each team as Industry Mentor for improving their presentations according to chosen topics on various sectors focusing on Vidarbha region.
Hargovind Bajaj, Patron Member – VIA appreciated the work of VIA towards the Industry Institute interface and also appreciated the efforts made by all students for submitting their presentations.
Jury members evaluated teams and the top three winners. Team PLANETEERS – Sourabh Patil, Sameer Bhajni & Prasanna from IIM Nagpur made presentation on “Renewable Energy” won the Knowledge Quest and got cash prize of Rs.15000 at the hands of Hargovind Bajaj. Team CREST CATCHERS – Dhruv Sharma, Akshat Sharma & Pratik Agarwala from IIM Nagpur made presentation on “Logistics & Warehousing” got 1st Runner Prize of Rs.10,000 given by Shashikant Choudhary. From team CONCEPT – Shubojit Roy, Swati Jindal & Dhruv Sonagara from IIM Nagpur made presentation on “Skill Gap and Development” got 2nd runner up Cash prize of Rs.5000 given by Capt. Randhir, President of MIA. VIA also given Consolation Prize of Rs.5000 to team E-Cell of SSGMCE, Shegaon.
Earlier, Suresh Rathi, Vice President – VIA made an opening remark and informed about organizing this event and also welcomed the jury members, faculties and students from various management & technical institutions.
Atul Pande President – VIA, in his welcome address said the knowledge quest is an initiative to provide a platform to students to work in the various dimensions of industries, where students could acquaint themselves with the industrial working culture.
Dr. Suhas Buddhe, Hon. Secretary – VIA and Faiz Wahid from pManifold joined conducted the event.
Faiz Wahid also offered internship opportunity in his firm to winning team.
Dr.Suhas Buddhe summed up the event and proposed a vote of thanks and congratulated al winning teams members.
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