Proposing business models to provide education to the underprivileged in the country is not what we would expect from management students.
But, on Saturday, students from IIM, XLRI and FMS did exactly that at the Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), Delhi University.
More than 45 teams from 15 colleges entered the annual competition, Uththaan 2010 that aims to address social issues and suggest pragmatic solutions to them.
This year, the competition was based on the movie, I Am Kalam, by the Smile Foundation.
"Students were shown the trailer of the movie and were asked to identify issues and suggest models to solve those problems," said Samia Naqvi, member, Vihaan, the college's Social Service Cell.
The model presented by XLRI School of Business and Human Relations, Jamshedpur, was adjudged the best.