BANGALORE: The Entrepreneurship Week India concluded in the city with over five lakh people being engaged in over 5,000 events.
The E Week culminated with an award ceremony where innovative ideas were honoured and recognised.
The week long campaign sought public support for entrepreneurship and ideas to inspire young people to ‘Invent the Future’ through innovation.
Around 80,000 students and 1,200 faculty members from 540 academic institutions participated in the event and exhibited extraordinary initiative and leadership in engaging various segments of the community.
“Challenges faced by micro entrepreneurs and rural women, water scarcity and traffic congestion are some of the issues addressed by E Week,” said K Srikrishna, Executive Director, National Entrepreneurship Network.
The Nilima Rovshen Creativity and Innovation Award was given to Atharva College of Engineering, Mumbai for resourceful design and implementation of the E Week programme.
The special award for the Most Effective Public Awareness Campaign was awarded to Muffakham Jah College of Engineering and Technology, Hyderabad, for taking the E Week campaign to a cross section of society.
The IPS Academy, Indore and Muffakham Jah College of Engineering and Technology, Hyderabad received the E Week@School Award for engaging the highest number of school students.
The National Institute of Engineering (NIE), Mysore, Vivekananda Institute of Technology, Jaipur, Muffakham Jah College of Engineering and Technology, Hyderabad, IPS Academy, Indore, Velammal Engineering College, Chennai and Bangalore’s Jyoti Nivas College received the Championship Awards for their leadership for increasing awareness for entrepreneurship.