Best Picks of E Week 2011

Best Picks of E Week 2011

BY: RADHIKA SAXENA

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IPS Academy, Indore, our [email protected] Champion, rocked this E Week! In a remarkable achievement, they reached over 25,000 school students in nearly 75 schools in Indore.  As we counted the tally of students they reached, we almost gave up after we crossed the 6000 mark! The E Cell team went to private, government and municipal schools, and even panchayat level schools and played the unique Rs. 50 Exercise. They also helped set up little ‘marketplaces’ at every school.

 

E Cells Rally

Day 1 of E Week saw a wave of camaraderie among Mysore E Cells. 10 E Cells from Mysore came together on Feb 4 to usher in E Week 2011. “All our rivalry for the E Week Championship will start tomorrow,” grinned one E Cell member. Over 200 E Cell members walked together, from the Mysore Palace through the commercial areas of Mysore, shouting slogans on entrepreneurship and attracting lots of attention wherever they marched.

 

Water out of Waste

Armed with a Sintex tank, sand and reeds, the E Cell team at D Y Patil College of Engineering, Akurdi, is making a difference in the lives of villagers of Ravet village, Pune, for whom even basic sanitation remains a huge challenge. The team has constructed a waste water treatment plant that filters and cleans waste water using ‘Root Zone Treatment Technology’. This treated water can be used for growing crops, gardening and washing purposes.

 

 

32 Hour Start-up

Fantastic ideas for India came out of the ’32 Hour Start-up’ - a 2 day marathon start-up event conducted by SSN College of Engineering, Chennai. The event saw teams come together to create business plans and basic product prototypes of their ideas over 32 hours. Some of the projects they designed included a book builder tool to help authors build electronic books, an Android-enabled location-based application to calculate auto and taxi fares and a field log application that helps managers track sales/field people and their daily progress. Cool stuff, eh?