TATA Social Enterprise Challenge, is a joint initiative by the TATA group and the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIM Calcutta), a National Level challenge to find India’s most promising social enterprises. Also aimed at raising awareness about Social Entrepreneurship, TATA Social Enterprise Challenge aims to encourage the youth to step up to be the next generation of social entrepreneurs.
Two ventures from Odisha have been shortlisted for TATA Social Entrepreneurship Challenge, jointly organised by IIM Calcutta and TATA group to find the country’s most promising and early stage social enterprises. The Smart Kisan project, one of the ventures, is an agri-tech social enterprise for promoting technology-enabled rural collectives to address the problems of small […]Read More
Tata Social Enterprise Challenge 2016-17, a joint initiative of the Tata group and the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIM-C), entered its 5th year. This programme celebrated India’s most promising early-stage social enterprises, which could bring about long-term solutions to India’s social needs. This year’s edition received over 600 registrations from across India, out of which […]Read More
A city-based med-tech start-up has won the fifth edition of Tata Social Enterprise Challenge 2016-17, held at Kolkata on January 14. Pentavalent Bio Sciences Private Limited, which bagged the winning amount of Rs 2.5 lakh, is currently developing an innovative diagnostic tool using a novel in-house FlapCut technology that detects TB in patients, and helps doctors […]Read More
The second Thinking Social roundtable for the year 2016-17 was organised under the aegis of Tata Social Enterprise Challenge (TSEC), by IIM Calcutta Innovation Park (IIMCIP) in association with the Tata group in Delhi. The theme of the roundtable was Sustainable Community through Women Empowerment. The speakers for the day comprised of eminent entrepreneurs, investors, […]Read More
At Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode, every student mandatorily takes up a social project as part of the core curriculum. The objective is to make the students understand the society at large and sensitise them to the challenges faced by various sections of the society.
However, there has recently been a shift in the focus of such projects at India’s top business schools. These programmes now increasingly seek to link business goals with social objectives.Read More
Startups will now be able to get themselves registered online in a day to avail of all the incentives through a dedicated portal and a mobile application for the same to be launched this week.
The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) has developed the portal to provide all information about tax benefits and incubation facilities to be provided by the government. It would enable the companies to get registered and thereafter be validated by the DIPP as eligible startup entities.
The third “Thinking Social” roundtable was organized under the aegis of Tata Social Enterprise Challenge (TSEC) 2015-16, by IIM Calcutta Innovation Park (IIMCIP) in association with the Tata group. The theme of the Roundtable was on “Healthcare” and this event was supported by Coaching Foundation India Limited (CFI). This thematic Roundtable included two interactive panel discussions – one focusing on Quality, Access and Affordability and the other focusing on Leadership in the Healthcare domain.Read More
How do you dispose off flowers and garlands that are used for worship in your home? Perhaps, you wrap it up in paper or in a plastic bag and throw it into your bin or worse, throw it into a water body.
It is a common sight in India to see heaps of garlands and flowers that adorned a deity lying dumped outside many places of worship, trampled by humans, animals and swamped with flies. Some throw the flowers in rivers and stagnant water bodies contaminating and choking them.
When two friends and temple goers, Ankit Agarwal and Karan Rastogi, saw this ugly sight in and around many places in Kanpur, they wondered what they could do to transform these flowers that were considered holy for a little while before they were cast off in rubbish heaps.