The start-up eco-system is flourishing in India with the Government of India and state governments nurturing lakhs of dreams. Students of Engineering, Management and other disciplines are becoming bold to take risks and chart their own course. The aim of Samarth is to promote and develop the entrepreneurial creativity of University spin-offs, awarding the most deserving projects.
We at JNU call such students Samarth (समर्थ) the enablers, the skillful, and the innovators. This competition will allow these students to showcase their ideas to the world and they will also get a chance to get their ideas incubated and mentored at Incubation Cell at JNU. Here at the Incubation Cell the students will learn about how to commercialize and globalize it.
Applicant shall be an Individual or a Team comprising maximum of 4 members. A special prize for an all-women team is also up for grabs.
A team can have students from engineering, management, or any other discipline from the same Institution.
A team can submit only one business plan/idea at the time of registration or using a URL to be provided later.
All plans, pitches, and presentations must be accurate and represent the venture in a realistic and honest manner. Misrepresentation will result in disqualification.
Team needs to submit a Report (MS WORD/PDF document of maximum 20 pages) and make use of Pictures, Charts/Graphs, Info-graphics, Video in their presentation. All information/data sourced from external agencies must be referenced properly.
The business plan must be organized in the following manner
Market analysis summary
The judges are professionals who come from various business related backgrounds and include experienced investors, experienced Incubation managers, successful entrepreneurs and senior business people and service professionals, who regularly interact with early stage companies. The judges consider specific criteria when evaluating the Applications and later, the business plans. Judges usually prefer teams those are innovative with promising team, having good potential for market success and hence are fundable.
Factors that influence the judges may include:
Clarity, completeness, and persuasiveness of the written business plan and oral presentation.
The usefulness and quality of the business plan concept and model (e.g., product, technology, service).
The market potential of the proposed venture (does demand of concept exist).
Traction and milestones expressed in the business plan.
The capacity and strength of the management team (experience and expertise).
The quality of the team members’ responses to questions from the judges.
The decisions of the judges will be final and all prizes awarded are at the discretion of the panel.
Explore the Excellence
In the poster presentation, the teams will be required to display their creativity& ingenuity through Poster on various topics. Participation is open for all disciplines including Medical Students but excluding engineering students.
Maximum number of teams: Two per College
Number of participants: Two per team
Requirements: The poster should be carried to the venue on the day of the event. The teams should register their topic with the student coordinators, at the time of the registration. Size of the poster should be 1m x 1m. Essentials required for display of the poster should be brought by the teams.
Display space will be provided to the teams, for half-a-day.
Originality, creativity, working and technical discussion.
The teams will present a Skit (Short Play) pertaining to processes related to Life Sciences, Pharmacy, Education, Food & Chemical Engineering, Medical. Participation is open to all branches of Life Sciences (B.Sc./M.Sc.).
Maximum number of teams: One team, each of U.G & P.G. per college.
Number of participants:10 participants per team.
Requirements: The teams should arrange the props/costumes as required.
Theme, Dramatization, Dialogue delivery and Impact.
The event is open for B.Tech./M.Tech./B.C.A/M.C.A students. A Microprocessor Programming Competition for 8085 Simulator IDE, wherein the contestants have to make a code of the given problem.
Maximum number of teams: Three teams per college.
Number of participants: Maximum 2 participants per team.
Duration: 1 hour.
Requirements: All teams are required to demonstrate their program at the time of competition.
The Software (8085 Simulator IDE, Gaonkar Book), Op-code sheet will be available at the time of competition.
Desired output, code & flowchart, T-States calculations and technical discussion.
The event is open for Engineering Diploma /B.Tech. /M.Tech./MCA students.
Maximum number of teams: Three teams per college.
Number of participants: Four students per team.
Requirements: Display space will be provided to each team with 220 Volts/50Hz power supply.
Accessories and other essentials will not be provided by the university.
Exclusively software based projects will not be entertained.
Software supported hardware projects would be allowed for participation
Originality, creativity, working and technical discussion
‘C’ Debugging Competition
Programming & Debugging through C Language
The participation in this competition is open to all , who have proficiency in ‘C’ Programming.
Number of participants: Maximum 2 Participants per team
First round will be one hour of objective type questions for testing basic programming skills. Top 25 teams will be selected for second round.
In second round each team will be given a set of problem which they have to solve using C.
The number and nature of the problems and the evaluation criteria will be revealed along with the problem statements, at the venue.
Teams competing in the second round will be provided one computer loaded with Turbo C.
Problem understanding, approach followed, concept and coding ethics.