A newsflash, a jump in stock value and a rush of blood to the head – Jay Motani, 20 has lived through the pulsating emotions of trading on the stock market: a virtual one.
Motani, a third year student at the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IIT-B) won the virtual stock market game organised in the run up to the institute’s entrepreneurship cell (E-Cell) summit two years ago. The game was open to all the institute’s students and was so popular the server kept crashing.
This year, the E-cell will open the portals of virtual trading to participants from across the country for the first time with prizes worth Rs 1 lakh. “We saw that people from the institute really enjoyed it so we wanted to open it to everyone,” said Radhika Goel, media manager of the E-Cell. “We never formally learn about the stock market so this is a fun way for people to understand how it works.”
This year, the game will be open for an hour every night between January 23 and 25.
There is no registration fee and participants can sign up on the E-Cell website: www.ecell.in