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IIT Bombay students win the Transform Maharashtra Award

We are proud to announce that team 'DRONA' from our Institute has won First Prize in the Judge’s Choice category of 'Transform Maharashtra' initiative led by Hon'ble Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.

The team comprises of the following students:

Rishu Bagla, Mtech Civil

Pratiksha Jain, PhD Civil

Shivam Pundir, Mtech Civil

Parvathi S, Mtech Civil

Nithin PP, Mtech Civil

'Transform Maharashtra' is a unique initiative led by Hon'ble Chief Minister Shri Devendra Fadnavis as a part of his efforts to engage the youth of the state in governance and create a road-map for developed Maharashtra by 2025. It is a competition that invited solutions from college students across state to the 11 gravest challenges faced by Maharashtra. The Competition was launched by the Chief Minister in December 2016 in IIT Bombay's Mood Indigo festival. The competition has touched around 4,00,000 people (including 15,000 participants) so far. 

The solutions received from the students were judged for two exclusive categories of prizes – ‘Judges’ Choice’ and ‘Popular Choice’. To select entries for Judge’s Choice prizes (specific for each theme), industry experts in relation to different themes were brought on board. The Popular Choice Prizes  (specific for each theme) were selected on the basis of the online voting that created quite a buzz on the internet with more than 6 lakhs votes cast.

More details about the event are included in the attached document and are on the

website www.transformmaharashtra.com

The Finale event of the competition will be held on May 1, 2017. Hon. Chief Minister will preside over the function in Worli to be attended by 6,000 students from top teams across Maharashtra. Congratulations to our students!