Wednesday, June 29, 2011

BWI: Top Eight Colleges from Mumbai Regional Competition, qualify for SIFE India National Competition 2011

Press release from Business Wire India
Source: Students in Free Enterprise India (SIFE India)
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 07:26 PM IST (01:56 PM GMT)
Editors: General: Consumer interest, WNS; Business: Advertising, PR & marketing, Business services, Education & training, Telecommunications; Technology
Top Eight Colleges from Mumbai Regional Competition, qualify for SIFE India National Competition 2011

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, Wednesday, June 29, 2011 -- (Business Wire India) -- Students in Free Enterprise India (SIFE India), a part of SIFE International, a non-profit organisation operating in 39 countries globally, today announced the names of top eight qualifying colleges from SIFE India Mumbai Regional Competition, held at Hotel Intercontinental, The Lalit, Mumbai. The eight colleges, namely, Army Institute of Management - Kolkata, D.Y. Patil University - Dept. of Business Management- Mumbai, GITAM Institute of Management- Vishakhapattanam, H.R. College of Commerce and Economics- Mumbai, M.M.K. College of Commerce and Economics- Mumbai, National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE)- Mumbai, Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management (SIOM)- Nashik and Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research- Mumbai, were selected by the eminent jury panel comprising of industry leaders from distinguished organizations including- WNS Global Services, KPMG, PWC and HSBC.

"SIFE India offers these college students an opportunity to apply their academic knowledge to solve real problems in communities around them by creating economically sustainable business models. In the process, they learn to compete in a global environment, understand business ethics, develop leadership qualities and communication skills," said Keshav R. Murugesh, Chairman, SIFE India and Group CEO, WNS Global Services. "All the competing teams have displayed a great sense of responsibility towards communities around them, through their projects. We are proud to say that our students are making a difference to the society, by applying classroom learning in the real world," he added.

The top eight qualifying colleges of the SIFE India Mumbai Regional Competition will compete with other regional finalists, at the SIFE India National Competition to be held at Hotel Intercontinental, The Lalit, in Mumbai on July 1, 2011, where noted Banker and Chairman of HDFC Ltd, Deepak Parekh will be present at the event as the Chief Guest. The selected National Champion of SIFE India team will participate in the SIFE World Cup to be held in October, 2011, in Malaysia, where, 39 countries will compete at the SIFE World Cup for the SIFE global title.

About SIFE

SIFE is an international non-profit organization that works with leaders in business and higher education to mobilize university students to make a difference in their communities while developing the skills to become socially responsible business leaders. Participating students form teams on their university campuses and apply business concepts to develop outreach projects that improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need. An annual series of regional and national competitions provides a forum for teams to present the results of their projects, and to be evaluated by business leaders serving as judges. National champion teams advance to the prestigious SIFE World Cup. In addition to the community aspect of the program, SIFE's leadership and career initiatives create meaningful opportunities for learning and exchange among the participants as well as the placement of students and alumni with companies in search of emerging talent.

About SIFE India

Launched in 2003, SIFE India has expanded to nearly 50 universities in more than 12 cities and has touched the lives of thousands of people, across the country. SIFE India has established itself as one of the premier student-based organizations in India supporting free enterprise and entrepreneurship. SIFE projects are guided by distinguished faculty advisors who help students apply their classroom experiences to develop and implement real-world educational outreach programmes.

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