“san-kranti”, the first edition of the National Student Challenge was successfully concluded in November 2011. The challenge was conducted over a period of 6 months and witnessed the participation of over 170 teams from 55 major educational institutions all over India.

The finals of the event were held at the Infosys Leadership Institute in Mysore as a component of the India Urban Conference 2011. The event saw the participation of 21 Finalists from various regions and educational institutions. The winner of the National Student Challenge 2011 was Team ChaloBEST from the city of Mumbai for their proposal to install an online Public Information System for Mumbai’s Bus Transportation Network.

This year’s challenge looks to build on the momentum of engaging the youth on India in its Urbanisation challenges.

NSC has been a great platform for application, communication and entrepreneurial learning. We have shared, refined, and implemented our ideas while learning about various issues facing other Indian cities. There are a lot of similarities in terms of the nature of challenges in various Indian cities.

- Team Deep Blue


ChaloBEST would never have been possible without support from IIHS (Indian Institute for Human Settlements).

- Team ChaloBEST