The University of Mumbai is encouraging student Gandhigiri. They have started the Mumbai University New Initiatives for Joint Action Now and the first task of the initiative is a competition for management schools affiliated to the university.
They have to come up with their own versions of Gandhigiri with sustainable ideas ranging from natural resource conservation to helping the poor. The idea should be feasible across all the 600-odd colleges affiliated to the university and engage students and create an impact on the society. It has to be backed by an implementation plan.
“There is a buzz among students on campus. If their idea is selected and then implemented, it will be a great boost for their CV,” said Stephen D’Silva. There are about 60 management colleges affiliated to the university. This is a brainchild of vice-chancellor Rajan Welukar. Shortlisted entries will be invited to present their ideas on October 2, at the Convocation Hall.