A League Apart
MUNIJAN - Mumbai University New Initiative for Joint Action Now, is a social initiative of the University of Mumbai held every year on Gandhi Jayanti. This year, the theme was 'Upliftment of the Urban Poor'. The objective was to bring positive changes to the society by involving students in a series of constructive and socially responsible activities.
Many management institutes including some of the best B-Schools from Mumbai participated. Their challenge was to come up with a sustainable idea that can be implemented by the University of Mumbai with the help of its 650000 students. Out of many entries, 8 teams were shortlisted, over which one team made it in through the wild card entry. Total 9 finalist teams namely from MET Institute of Management, JBIMS, SIMSREE and WE School contended for the winning position as they presented their ideas before eminent Jury.
MET Institute of Management team – Quickvitt, comprising of Sayali Prabhu, Akash Soni and Karan defied all contestants and bagged the coveted First Prize. Team Quickvitt presented the idea of 'Upliftment of Urban Poor through various segments of Literacy, Skill Set and Health'. It proposed to use Doordarshan's On-The-Go (OTG) device to 'bring education to the doorsteps of the urban poor'. It was well received by the jury and was appreciated for the innovative approach of integrating technology with social cause. They were felicitated by Dr. Sanjay V. Deshmukh, Hon. Vice Chancellor of University of Mumbai and esteemed international delegates.