Raghav Shaw, a second year B.Com. (Hons.) student of Jindal School of Banking & Finance (JSBF), recently competed and won the first prize in the case study competition Consigliere conducted by the Entrepreneurship Cell of Netaji Subhas University of Technology (NSUT), Delhi. There were over 200 participants from other prestigious institutions like IIM and NIT. After three rounds of group discussions, case study interviews and pitch presentations, Raghav and his team-mate came out victorious. The competition was held in early November 2021.
Raghav and his team had pitched an idea of building and specialising in electric two wheelers (E2W) and electric three wheelers (E3W) for commercial and non-commercial purposes. Their idea was to target the economically weaker sections of society at the same time bringing technologically advanced features to promote sustainable environmental practices. Their pitch included addressing the policy and infrastructure issues for expanding charging stations, establishing battery subscription plans, developing Lithium-Sulphur batteries to address Lithium-Ion shortages. The Government of India is promoting incentives and encouragement under the FAME II for producers and consumers of EVs. Technological innovations in the form of using IoT based sensors and artificial intelligence techniques in their E2W and E3Ws. Their pitch provided practical collaborations with the Government of Telangana and other business establishments to integrate these EV vehicles in the Telangana public transport system.
In preparing for the competition, Raghav drew heavily from the courses “Emerging Technology: Impact on Future of Business” taught by Prof. Ram B. Ramachandran, “Business Law” by Prof. Shohini Sengupta and “Advanced Corporate Finance” by Prof. Pulkit Taluja. These courses helped hone his critical thinking, interdisciplinary and experiential learning and application of meaningful technologies to solve local problems.
After a spirited pitching session, Raghav and his team member were adjudged the winners. For their unique idea and presentation, they have won fully paid air trip and scholarship to Singapore.