Deadline for VIT's Social Transformers nearing fast!

11th Aug 2010
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VIT University is set to organize “graVITas 2010”- a tech fest involving paper presentation and workshops in various fields of engineering and technology – from September 17 to September 19, 2010.

As part of this “International Knowledge Carnival”, VIT University’s Center for Social Entrepreneurship and Development (CSED) organizes an an event called ‘Social Transformers’ annually “to encourage projects with socio-environmental” returns”.

Deadline to submit project ideas for this year’s even it nearing fast! August 15, 2010. Project ideas with positive impact in 

  • Waste Management.
  • Poverty Alleviation.
  • Renewable Energy.
  • Water for all.

are invited. After multiple rounds of screening, four finalists will be chosen to present their ideas during graVITas’10.

So, what do the winning teams get? The official webpage for the event says

  • Each of the four winning teams will be awarded INR 50,000 which should be used
  • towards the implementation of the idea.
  • Social Transformers of each grant have the right to monitor the project progress and
  • guide the team.
  • Social Transformers may help the winning teams with media coverage
  • Resources, mentorship and technical expertise will also be provided.

If you are interested in participating in this event rush in your entries as per suggested guidelines before August 15, 2010. For enquiries contact event coordinators, Abhishek Jain – 9092049382 [abhishekjain.2008@vit.ac.in] or Hemant Sahal – 9952282747 [sahalhemant@gmail.com]

UPDATE (August 16,2010): This is an update to the earlier post titled Deadline for VIT’s Social Transformers nearing fast! The deadline for the submission of entries for this competion is extended to September 1, 2010. More information about the competition can be found here

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