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Leadership Team
Program Heads
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GOA
EDITION 3
LEADERSHIP TEAM
for YEB at BITS Pilani Goa Campus
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Prof. V. Ramgopal Rao

Vice Chancellor

BITS Pilani

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Prof. Suman Kundu

Director - BITS Pilani

K K Birla Goa Campus

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PROGRAM HEADS
for YEB at BITS Pilani Goa Campus
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Prof. D M Kulkarni

Dean Administration

BITS Pilani, KK Birla Goa Campus

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Prof. Mridula Goel

Professor

BITS Pilani, KK Birla Goa Campus

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Dr. Manish Dave

Head, Institutional Knowledge Analysis CellBITS Pilani

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CORE TEAM
for YEB at BITS Pilani Goa Campus
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Kunal Korgaonkar

Assistant Professor,

BITS Pilani, KK Birla Goa Campus

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Sudeep Baudha

Assistant Professor,

BITS Pilani, KK Birla Goa Campus

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Bidisha Banerjee

Assistant Professor,

BITS Pilani, KK Birla Goa Campus

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Saroj Sundar Baral

Professor,

BITS Pilani, KK Birla Goa Campus

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Shalini Upadhyay

Associate Professor,

BITS Pilani, KK Birla Goa Campus

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Iniyan Thiruselvam

Assistant Professor,

BITS Pilani, KK Birla Goa Campus

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Arjun C Halarnkar

Senior Manager, Public Relations

BITS Pilani, KK Birla Goa Campus

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Ganesh Bapat

Assistant Professor,

BITS Pilani, KK Birla Goa Campus

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Naveen Gupta

Assistant Professor,

BITS Pilani, KK Birla Goa Campus

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Rajorshi Sen Gupta

Assistant Professor,

BITS Pilani, KK Birla Goa Campus

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Ch. V. V. S. N. V. Prasad

Associate Professor,

BITS Pilani, KK Birla Goa Campus

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Raviprasad Aduri

Assistant Professor,

BITS Pilani, KK Birla Goa Campus

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Srikanth Mutnuri

Professor,

BITS Pilani, KK Birla Goa Campus

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Anjali Dixit

Assistant Registrar, Gen. Admin.

BITS Pilani, KK Birla Goa Campus

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Speakers
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Karan Bajaj

Founder of WhiteHat Jr

Founder of WhiteHat Jr, acquired by BYJU’s. Author of the bestselling novels: The Freedom Manifesto (2022), The Yoga of Max’s Discontent (2016), The Seeker (2015), Johnny Gone Down (2010), and Keep off the Grass (2008), published by HarperCollins and Penguin Random House. A graduate of IIM-Bangalore & BITS Mesra, Karan has earlier served as the CEO for Discovery Inc. South Asia and held progressive leadership positions for P&G, BCG, and Kraft Foods Group in India and the US.

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Farheen Sayed

Director at Vanillakart

State award winning entrepreneur. Farheen Sayed is the Founder and CEO of vanillakart, Marketplace for unconventional Marketing services. Vanillakart caters to the needs of its wide range of clientele through its several automation and SaaS based products .Founded two award winning startups (brushflicks, 2015 and boxifer, 2017) with million dollar valuations. She has been a Blockchain enthusiast and experienced forex and cryptocurrency trader skilled in technical analysis and formulating trading strategies with over 4 years of trading experience. She is the author of the book trading with Japanese candlesticks.

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Harish Uthayakumar

Co-Founder at BlueLearn

Building BlueLearn and helping tier-2, 3 college students get benefits of top colleges. BlueLearn has more than 60k members and every 10mins, a new member joins in. Make BITS Pilani vlogs on Youtube. Run a channel called 'Curious Harish' which has garnered over 150,000 subscribers. Always open for synergies and collaborations

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Akhil Singh

Co-Founder and CEO at Questt.com

Akhil Singh, Co-Founder and CEO at Questt.com is an alumnus of Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani. As an ed-tech start-up, Questt.com is making education data driven by simplifying homework. While in college, Akhil also co-founded Cubito.in  for which he was awarded as 'One of the most inspiring start-up’ of 2013 from India (by yourstory). Cubito.in aimed to change the way people travel in India by providing best comfort to cost ratio possible. He is also a co-founder of Invol.in  that works with many leading news channels of India like, TimesNow, MirroNow, Etnow, ETV and provides them a platform to engage their users.

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Lohit Sahu

CEO at Edzok

Lohit is the Founder & CEO at Edzok. Lohit graduated from BITS Pilani in 2009, and started his company from the business incubator at BITS Pilani. Since then Lohit has worked with governments, chain of schools and higher ed institutions to better different aspects of education. Lohit was also instrumental in executing UDAAN by CBSE to empower underprivileged girl children write JEE. Lohit's was ranked globally among top 25 by the Alan Alda Centre for Communicating Science at the Stony Brooke University. Lohit has also been named the "Star Entrepreneur of the Year" at IIIS and has been the recipient of BITSAA Global 30 Under 30 Award. Lohit has been a speaker at TEDx, Harvard's HUII and others.

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Akarsh Shroff

Founder & CEO at YuvaSpark

A 22 year old BITS Pilani alumnus. In 2018, he founded a child-welfare and education-focused nonprofit, YuvaSpark. Yuvaspark is digitizing learning at Anganwadi centres and improving infrastructure at orphanages. Over the last 5 years,they have engaged 700+ volunteers and impacted 346,000+ beneficiaries in 10 states of India. Funded by companies like Amazon and BCG. 

In 2020, he founded Grey Night, a conservation tech company. Akarsh believes every young person has the power to become a Changemaker!

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Cdr. T.R.Ananthanarayanan

Publisher & Owned Vasco Watch

Cdr. Ananthanarayanan graduated from the University of Bombay in 1973. He was thereafter selected as a Postgraduate Research Scholar by the Tata Memorial Cancer Research Centre, Mumbai for research in Cancer. He then continued his postgraduate research in the Bio-Medical sciences field at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai. Love for an outdoor career prompted him to join the Indian Navy as a Commissioned Officer in 1977. After voluntary retirement, he launched Goa’s FIRST Free to Reader Neighbourhood Newspaper – Vasco Watch in August 1999. This neighbourhood newspaper has now been in print for 23 years and reaches 17000 homes every fortnight.

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Amit Vasistha

Founder Get A Life Pvt Limited (MyGALF)

Founder Get A Life Pvt Limited (MyGALF), Set up in 2022 it is valued at ~5 million dollars .MyGALF s a fast growing wellness aggregator firm. Based in Mumbai, it has a PAN India presence and global aspirations. GALF Wellness App  creates support for several health concerns faced by todays youth, including both physical and mental health. 
An  advocate of mentoring women leaders and Amit is part of the UN He-for-She campaign. A doting father of 2 teenage girls, Amit is passionate about endurance sports and completed Ironman70.3 at Kazakhstan in August 2022.

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Swostik Dash

Co-founder of NeoMotion

Swostik Sourav Dash is an alumnus of IIT Madras from 2013. He is passionate about design and innovation - to use his energy, time and skills to solve problems that bring a positive change in the society. He is the co-founder of NeoMotion which creates life transformative solutions for the physically challenged and the elderly. Recently, Swostik and his team raised investment of 1 crore in the Shark Tank India season-2.

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Akash Singh

Founder & CEO of Energinee Innovations

Energinee Innovations is solving the problem of Waste management by using it for making eco-friendly products by Jail Inmates. They have upcycled 12,650 metric tonnes of waste, preventing it from getting into the water Bodies, Offsetted 320 metric tonnes of chemical pesticides in the waste management journey. 
He is recipient of awards like by Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), Chief Minister of Haryana, Young Entrepreneur award by Great Noida Authority, Udyam Veer Award by MSME and Appreciated by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, Young Changemaker of the Year Award by the Finance Minister of India Nirmala Sitaraman and many more. His story has been featured as a Documentary on Amazon Prime by the name "Ashes to Idols."

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Yashveer Singh

Executive Director, Ashoka Young Changemakers

Yashveer leads the “Ashoka Young Changemakers” program at Ashoka. Ashoka Young Changemakers program was launched in the year 2018 to identify, select and build a global community of Teen Changemakers. Yashveer has co-authored a book #ChangeStartsYoung featuring inspiring stories of young changemakers from across India. For his work, Yashveer has been recognized in "Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia" list in the year 2016. He was also awarded Youth Action Net 2012.
Yashveer earned his MBA at University of Oxford, where he was the only MBA student to receive Vice-Chancellor Social Impact Award 2014 for his initiatives as Co-Chair Social Impact, Oxford Business Network (OBN). As the President of Student’s Union BITS Pilani 2006-07, Yashveer co-founded the University VISION 2020 Plan.

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What you will get in
YEB Edition 3
  • Knowledge
    Foundation of Science and basics of Engineering in developing a technology Entrepreneurship and its role in Indian Economy Skills required to be an Entrepreneur Success stories of BITSian Entrepreneurs Foundations of Computers and Programming Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) and their Impacts on Society Internet of things (IoT) and its applications Design Thinking Tools Innovations in Biotechnology Financial Concepts and Demonstration of Bloomberg Terminal Team ideation for defining and solving problems from the customer perspective Business Plan Preparation
  • Hands-on Experience/Demonstration
    Learning Factory 3D printer CNC – (Computerized Numerical Control) Machine AI/ML-based software/ Applications by CS/IS faculty members Solar PV/Thermal Equipment Prototype Development of an IoT-based weather monitoring system using NodeMCU High Performance Computing (HPC) Facilities
  • Interaction with BITS Students’ Technical Team (STT)
    1. 100% Ethanol based Car 2. Inspired Karters – Human Exploration Rover 3. CRISS – All-terrain Autonomous Mars Rover 4. Team Anant – Design, Build & Launch of Nano Satellite
  • Interaction with BITS Students’ Team making Social Impact
    1. Students Union 2. National Service Scheme (NSS) 3. Nirmaan 4. Pilani Atma Nirbhar Resource Centre (PARC)
  • Visits
    1. Engineering Workshop 2. Central Library 3. Birla Science Centre 4. Pilani Gallery 5. Aditya Birla Memorial 6. Animal House
  • Fun/Sports/Entertainment activity - Daily Evening (1 to 1½ hrs)
    1. Campus Tour (Sarasvati Temple, Sports Facilities, etc.) 2. Playground activities: Matches of Basketball, Volleyball & Football 3. Fun Quiz 4. Night Sky Session: STT – Astro Club 5. Musical Programme 6. Session on Yoga / Aerobic / Dance
  • Network
    1. Interacting with the best young minds of India 2. Mentoring by Founders of startups incubated at BITS Pilani 3. Internship (½ day) at Startups incubated at Pilani
  • Certificates & Awards
    1. Participation certificate to every student 2. Awards to the winners of Innovation Pitching Competition
  • Transport, Accommodation & Meals
    1. Transport via Bus from Delhi/Jaipur to Pilani (both ways) 2. Accommodation at BITS Campus 3. All meals (breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinner)
Who can participate in
YEB 2023

YEB is designed for school students who are excited about innovations and entrepreneurship. To participate in YEB 2023, you must be a student in any Grade between 9th to 12th (or equivalent). You need to submit your application before February 05th, 2023. It is advised to submit applications as early as possible, and not wait for the deadline.

Application fee is Rs. 500 per student.
Subsidized Fee for YEB 2023 (6-day programme) is Rs.15,000 per student.

This fee is inclusive of both way transfer (at specified time slots) to BITS-Pilani Goa campus from Airport/Railway station, Accommodation, Meals, access to campus facilities (like gym, sports etc), access to YEB Lecture Sessions, access to YEB Hands-On Sessions.

Selection Process

Round 1

Essay (in 100-150 words)

  1. Who is your favorite Indian Start-up founder? Why?

  2. Goa, being a small state yet one of the most popular tourist destinations in India, is facing problems due to over-tourism. Identify one such problem (either existing or predicted for future) for Goa due to over-tourism. Suggest a simple solution for solving the problem that you have identified.

Essay to be evaluated according to an assessment rubric:

  1. Content

  2. Creativity

  3. Clarity

Round 2

Group Discussion : 25% of applicants will be shortlisted for an online GD round. Students will be able to select a GD slot as per their schedule to avoid clash with exams.

Schedule

15th

January

2023

Applications Open

16th

February

2023

Results of Round 1

25th

February

2023

Final Shortlist

05th

February

2023

Application Deadline Extended

20th - 21st

February

2023

GD Slots

28th - 02nd

March to April

2023

YEB at K K Birla Goa Campus

How to
Contact YEB Team

Best way to reach out to the team is to email at yeb@goa.bits-pilani.ac.in; and you will get a response within one working day.

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