Department of Higher Education, Government of Karnataka, under the E-Sahayog project, organized the All Karnataka Online Social Entrepreneurship Challenge 2017, in collaboration with Fourthambit. Second year MBA students of Kristu Jayanti College won the All Karnataka Online Social Entrepreneurship challenge-2017. The team comprised of 5 students namely, Jeena Francis, Deepa A, Alphonse Rani, Ebin Thomas and Melvin Fernandez of batch 2015-17 mentored by Dr. Joseph Charles Tamilmaran D, faculty of Kristu Jayanti College. The video editing and support was given by the second year student Kiran Babu.
The competition was all about finding out a solution for a social issue which is prevailing in Karnataka. The solution was to be presented in the form of a video project. The video project once uploaded in the portal of fourthambit, a voting slot was open for a short period. Students were asked to share their videos and get likes online. Based on the number of likes received on the portal, the top 10 videos were shortlisted for the final round.
The video titled, “Grey Water Management”, by the students of Kristu Jayanti College went viral online and claimed the second spot in the round one with more than 1800 likes and qualified for the finals. There were around 49 teams who had uploaded their video projects. A jury of judge scrutinized the top 10 video projects and the winner was announced. Finally, students of Kristu Jayanti College won the first prize and received a citation and 1 lakh cash prize. The relevance of the issue and the practicality of the solution helped the team to secure the first position.