Shiv Nadar Institution of Eminence today announced the conclusion of the second edition of InQube, a national-level business quiz, business case and simulation competition organised by its School of Management and Entrepreneurship. A multifaceted competition to discover, challenge, unite and reward India’s undergraduate young minds, InQube brought together more than 3,000 teams spread across more than 50 cities across India.
The competition finale was held from 9-11 September 2022. The winning teams walked away with cash prizes amounting to INR 5 lakh.
The winners, Anvit Reddy and Anand R from IIT-Madras, said, “We are extremely happy that we participated in InQube, and the competition was tough right to the last round. We are truly thankful for the hospitality shown to us by the Shiv Nadar Institution of Eminence, and we will urge others to participate and gain the learning experience that InQube has provided us.”
Ms. Roshni Nadar Malhotra, Trustee, Shiv Nadar Foundation and Chairperson, HCL Technologies was the chief guest at the Grand Finale. She congratulated the winners and applauded the entrepreneurial zeal demonstrated by the participating teams.
Dr. Ananya Mukherjee, Vice-Chancellor, Shiv Nadar Institution of Eminence, said, “Fostering an innovative and entrepreneurial culture and nurturing leadership is at the very core of our Institution’s philosophy. The spirit of entrepreneurship aligns closely with India’s young demographic – a dynamic segment that is always questioning the status quo, is not risk averse and is always open to challenges. As an institution of eminence, our endeavour was to bring together this group of young minds who share these values and this led to us launching InQube – an initiative to help students transform into promising entrepreneurs.”
A multifaceted competition, InQube was first held in 2021 and has been specially curated for undergraduate students, to help discover and ignite their entrepreneurship zeal. It began with a preliminary round held online for all registered participants to participate in. Following this, the top 100 teams moved on to the cluster round – an online quiz, post which the top two teams per cluster got selected for the national-level quarter-finals’ quiz (held in-person).
The top three teams from each of the 12 zones were selected for the national semi-finals and participated in the business case and simulation on campus. Finally, the top six teams from the semi-finals competed in the grand finale, hosted by Mr. Venky Srinivasan, CEO and Co-founder, Nexus Consulting.
About Shiv Nadar (Institution of Eminence Deemed to be University)
Shiv Nadar Institution of Eminence, is a student-centric, multidisciplinary and research university offering a wide range of academic programs at the Undergraduate, Masters and Doctoral levels. The Institution was set up in 2011 by the Shiv Nadar Foundation, a philanthropic foundation established by Mr. Shiv Nadar, founder of HCL. The Institute is in the quest to become a globally acclaimed center for learning and innovation in the fields of Engineering, Natural Sciences, Humanities & Social Sciences, and Management. The core of the Institute consists of a select, world-class faculty with doctoral and postdoctoral experiences from ranked universities all over the world.
In the NIRF (Government’s National Institutional Ranking Framework), Shiv Nadar IoE has been the youngest institution in the ‘top 100’ Overall list. In NIRF-2022, it ranked 61 in the ‘University’ category. Shiv Nadar IoE has been accredited with Grade ‘A’ by NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council), valid for a period of five years from 26 November 2019. It is also among a select group of green-field institutions in the country which were awarded the prestigious Atal Incubation Center grant by the NITI Aayog, Government of India, in the very first round in 2017.
About Shiv Nadar Foundation
Established in 1994, by Shiv Nadar, Founder, HCL – a US $11.8 billion leading global technology enterprise, the Foundation is committed to the creation of a more equitable, merit-based society by empowering individuals through transformational education, and to bridge the socio-economic divide. Over the last 27 years the Foundation, has directly touched the lives of over 36,000 alumni and students through its marquee institutions in literacy, K12 and higher education. Today, the Foundation has a community of over 100,000 constituents, which includes not only globally dispersed alumni and students but also faculty members, corporate executives, and extended families.
The Foundation has invested over US $1.1 billion in its seven landmark institutions and initiatives across education and art. Currently close to 14,000 students and over 2,000 faculty are part of the Foundation along with more than 22,000 strong globally dispersed alumni community.
The Foundation’s students have gone to study at some of the best institutions globally including the Ivy League in the US and top universities in other countries including Australia, Singapore, China and UK. Students are also working in major corporations, including Goldman Sachs, Honda, HP, Schindler, and several others both in India and across other geographies. Faculty across the Foundation institutions are drawn from the best Indian and international universities, with a strong focus on research and innovation.
The Shiv Nadar Foundation pursues the philosophy of ‘Creative Philanthropy’. It is a powerful model which envisages creation of institutions that are built to last and continue to impact future generations. It is an approach that allows sustained institutionalized philanthropy for long-term, high impact, socio-economic transformation.