Monday, 9 March 2015

ITM University, Gurgaon Student Competes in Entrepreneurship Expedition

Understanding the growing significance of entrepreneurship in employment generation and capital creation, ITM University, Gurgaon provides ample opportunities to its students to become entrepreneurs. 

Pulkit Garg, student of BTech final year (ECE), was selected for ‘Jagriti Yatra: Building India through Enterprise 2014’. Jagriti Yatra was a fifteen days long odyssey that took budding entrepreneurs and other distinguished achievers across India, introducing them to like-minded peers, and helping them explore much wider horizons. The Yatra started in the last week of December 2014 from Mumbai and completed a voyage touching different cities on the way.

During the Yatra, Pulkit got an opportunity to study the social and business models of organizations like SELCO (Hubli), Infosys (Bangalore), Gram Vikas (Berhampur), Nalanda University (Rajgir), Goonj (New Delhi), Barefoot College (Tilonia) and many more. Along with role model visits, the Yatris also held panel discussions covering a variety of topics ranging from IT to education, with a common foundation of how entrepreneurship can bring a change. The University has played an instrumental role in its student, Pulkit’s grooming as a budding entrepreneur by supporting him for his participation in the Jagriti Yatra.

Pulkit Garg presenting his Business Plan during the Yatra

At Deoria, Pulkit participated in a competition to present a social business plan under BGT – Biz Gyan Tree. The participants created their business model after thorough area survey and plans. In the role of CEO of the model on Community Radio, Pulkit enthralled the audience with his impeccable skills and presentation. The model’s objective was to present the voice of the region. Competing with 50 teams in 7 different verticals, Pulkit, with strenuous efforts, could lead his team to top 20, and made its way to the final round of competition. The final round will be held soon at Deoria where the top four teams will be awarded Rs. 1 Lakh from Google for Entrepreneurs, to execute their ideas.

Entrepreneurs and professionals from different organizations are associated with the Jagriti Yatra, like Google for Entrepreneurs, PwC, In50hrs, Let’sStartUp, The Indian Express and many more. With the Yatra’s motto of ‘We are India, We are Change’, Pulkit is all set to achieve what he believes in as an entrepreneur.

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