Coimbatore, Nov 14: The national level business plan contest for business school students, organised by the Sri Krishna College of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore, culminated in an avalanche of innovative plans that could compete with any of those made by seasoned entrepreneurs. 'Pinnacle 2008' received over 50 proposals from 35 business schools from various parts of India. "Six were short-listed based on concept feasibility, novelty implementation plan, impact on socio-economic environment and scalability," A G V Narayanan, Director, School of Management of Sri Krishna College of Engineering and Technology, said.
The final two from the short-listed six were selected here on Thursday by a jury. The team had to present the business plan. The presentation was followed by a question-answer session. The jury, consisting of K Kumar, Chairperson, NSRCEL, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, Raghu Rajagopal, Programme Co-ordinator, Angel Investor, Chennai, and K Sureshkumar, Manager, PSG STEP, Coimbatore, heard the presentations and chose the top two plans. Thiagarajar School of Management, Madurai Kamarajar University, bagged the first place, while Saveetha School of Management, Chennai, claimed the second.
Handing over the prizes, Kumar addressed the students on "Entrepreneurship in Emerging India - Challenges and Opportunities". He urged them to take up entrepreneurial activities.