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3rd National Social Enterprise Idea Challenge

In over 200 submissions from across colleges/ Universities in India, 14 finalists presented their ideas to tackle specific social problems.

Jitendra Singh Choudhary from M.I.T. Group of Institutes, Ujjain won the first prize for their idea named “Shuddham”. The idea is proposing to address the crucial issue of water crisis in the world by developing a device which can filter waste water and make it reusable for secondary purposes like washing and cleaning.

The 2nd Prize went to Kongu Engineering College, Erode -- The idea is to recycle and reuse construction waste obtained from demolition of old concrete structures to produce sustainable building materials for the construction industries.

IIT Delhi/ Azim Premji University Jointly shared 3rd Prize. The IIT Delhi team presented “Project Titli” which sought to transform the way of imparting awareness on Menstruation with a fun – filled and engaging set of games. Azim Premji University team members were: Sanjeet Prakash Rao and Brihas Tiwari. The Idea “Less is Good: a sustainable alterative to paper and plastic cutlery” is to develop a sustainable business approach to reduce the usage of plastic, paper and styrofoam cutlery by providing clean steel cutlery to food vendors.

In 2017, Gobinath P, Shreeram R and Santosh G V from IIT Madras emerged the first prize winner for their idea on ‘Modular Housing’ - An Idea of foldable housing’ to address the need of temporary shelter to rehabilitate the disaster affected victims and refugees. Earlier in 2016, Shashanka Sekhar from KJSIMSR, Mumbai, bagged the first prize for his idea for a social healthcare based venture to bring about ecofriendly and commercially viable solutions for biomedical waste disposal, by transforming the unorganized field into an organised one.


Azim Premji University Social Startup Expo is looking forward to host start-ups in operation for the past 6 months to 3 years working towards creating a social impact.

We are pleased to announce the 12 Social Enterprises participating in the Expo.

Names of Organizations Domain
Augmented Understanding Education
Rozgar Dhaba & Girls2schools Livelihood
PeriFerry Livelihood
Young Gene for change Foundation Women Empowerment and Youth Development
Credence Learning Foundation Education
Dviti Foundation Education
Tranzeon Online Services LLP Human Rights
Math Love Education
Nexteck services Education
Dreams and Goals Education
Enjoy Public Welfare Society Livelihood

Date: 13th October 2018 (Saturday), 09:00 am to 05:00 pm

Venue: Azim Premji University, Hosur Road, Electronics City Bengaluru

We are hosting our 3rd National Social Enterprise 'Idea' Challenge event on the same day, making interactions more engaging with the like-minded community.

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