Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies


To celebrate the spirit of social entrepreneurship during the Enactus India festival week, Enactus Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies, hosted The Social Startup Fest in collaboration with SSCBS Innovation and Incubation Foundation on February 6, 2018. Enactus is an international not-for-profit organization which aims to take entrepreneurial action for social empowerment with its chapters across 36 countries.

One such chapter of Enactus works in Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies and has two existing projects that work towards providing digital literacy and eradicating open defecation across the country. The fest aimed at providing a platform that brought amass acclaimed investors, incubators, industry experts, CSR Heads and NGOs to interact with a multitude of social startups and Enactus projects that have proliferated recently. It represented an opportunity for Social enterprises from across the nation to demonstrate their intervention in various spheres like those of education, health, sanitation, nutrition and more. Mindpiper, Arogya, Chakr Innovation, Enactus LSR, and Enactus Hindu are only a few of the many participants who turned up.

The event commenced with a welcome address by Ms Poonam Verma, the principal of the college. The chief guest of the event, Mr Satvinder Singh, senior general manager at NSIC, enlightened the audience with his profound words about the need of social leaders and the manner in which each one of us can induce social change. This was followed by a panel discussion on the agenda, ‘Challenge to Change’. It was moderated by Mr Ashish Beergi, a youth activist and a social entrepreneur based out of New Delhi, India. He is the co-founder and CEO of MASH Project which is a youth-led non-profit organisation, building a global ecosystem for young social entrepreneurs. The esteemed panel also included Ms Prarthna Gupta, Mr Shwetabh Verma, Mr Gaurav Singh and Ms Ishita Verma. Ms Gupta is the Chief Operating Officer and the Head of Campaigns at BitGiving, a crowdfunding platform that enables artists, engineers, and creators from all the walks of life to come together in a bid to raise funds online and share their stories. Mr Verma, on the other hand, is the Design Strategist and Chief Innovation Officer at Adisyam who works at the intersection of business, technology, marketing and education along with startups, budding entrepreneurs and young leaders with ideas to solve pressing real-world problems. Ms Ishita Verma, a founder-partner of Nova Growth Partners, also strives to unveil the true potential of individuals who approach her. Her company brings together a panel of high-calibre experts in diverse fields – ranging from social impact to investment banking – to deliver actionable insights and implementation support that further the mission of their clients. Mr Gaurav Singh drives growth and marketing at SocialCops, a data intelligence company that thrives to confront the world’s most critical problems through data. The company seeks to empower leaders by enabling them to make their toughest decisions faster, smarter and more data-driven. By reminiscing the struggles of their own experiences as amateurs, the social leaders deciphered the obstacles that startups tend to encounter and provided prospective solutions against the problems that prevent them from excelling. Post the discussion, the teams dispersed to network and interact with those present, with the aim to collaborate.

A marked success, the fest represented young entrepreneurs who endeavour to change the world and transform lives, thus imbibing the true spirit of Enactus. We look forward to seeing these dreams turn into reality, and transform the world.

With yet another academic session almost coming to an end at the University of Delhi, it is time to look back at the year that has gone by, before all of us get busy with semester examination preparation. Going by the thought, DU Beat brings to you its exclusive series ‘Colleges’ Round Up (2015-16)’, where we present the highlighting incidents of numerous DU colleges that took place over 2015 and 2016.  

So, go with the flow and view all what activities highlighted the near to end session at Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies (SSCBS).

From hosting India’s largest street play festival, Manthan to getting a NAAC ‘A’ Grade, SSCBS, University of Delhi has had quite an eventful year.

Here’s an overview of all what happened at SSCBS, this session:


India’s largest street play festival, Manthan, organised by Verve, the street play society of Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies, University of Delhi, has finally completed its 9th edition successfully. The festival reached 35 cities of India which includes Pune, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Shimla, Dehradun, etc, spanning across 19 states of India, with around 125 theatre teams performing for Manthan. This year, Manthan introduced it’s novel concept of Manthan Mahotsav, which encompassed performances by 35+ teams of Delhi University performing at 15 locations of Delhi at the same time, ie between 3-6 PM, February 28, 2016.

Running after ultimate excellence in theatre, Manthan reached out to international locations of Kathmandu, Nepal and Tomsk, Russia. Manthan’16 concluded with over 2000 artists performing for Manthan within the public, on the streets.

The closing ceremony of the event was a huge success, chaired by prominent playwright Atul Satya Kaushik and theatre personality Tanay Yadav, with all the Delhi teams gathered to celebrate the essence of street theatre. The event started with a discussion with the panelists and the teams talking about the essence of street theatre and the importance of public performances.

The teams participated in sharing their personal experiences of public performances and thanked Manthan for giving them an opportunity to perform for the public. The discussion was followed by a qawwali by Sultani Brothers, a popular qawwali Union of Delhi, who engaged the teams and everybody present in beautiful sufi music and set the stage on fire. The qawwaals said, ” We’ve never performed in college for students as audience. This was a new opportunity, and we would thank Verve for this chance. We loved performing for students, and we would look forward to further prosperous editions of Manthan. “

“We live in a world of clichés. More often than not, we settle into the comfortable lives provided to us by the virtue of heredity and seldom care about thinking and doing something outside the circle of self-profit. Only some exhibit the propensity to see a change and work towards it.”
The theme for this TEDxSSCBS was Spectral Hues.

Aditya Bal
Aditya Bal

The literal meaning of Spectral Hues pertains to the various colours one sees when white light passes through a prism. Metaphorically, this phrase symbolises renewal, rejuvenation and optimism. The white light represents the prevalent obsoleteness of ideas and thoughts in any sector of life; which can be eliminated only by the endeavours of those people who can think differently yet positively, who can work calmly yet intensely, who can be self-motivated yet achieve goals in a team, who bear the ability of being the risk-takers and change-makers and hence turn the world from black-and-white to a spectral hued one.

Smriti Nagpal
Smriti Nagpal


TEDx was created in the spirit of TED’s mission, “Ideas worth Spreading”. It supports independent organizers who want to create a TED-like event in their own community. Keeping in mind the vision of such an event, students of Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies, University of Delhi organised their very first TEDx conference, TEDxSSCBS, on 8th February, 2016 at the India International Centre, New Delhi. The theme for the event was ‘Spectral Hues’. This theme was initiated with the aim of sharing ideas, philosophies and stories of the people who were able to see a beam of light in the dark, who had the courage and pluck to fight the odds of the society and contribute in their own unique way.

Naved Khan
Naved Khan


TEDxSSCBS had 10 speakers from almost all walks of life. The speaker lineup consisted of:

  1. Aditya Bal (celebrity chef)
    2. Ayaz Memon (sports journalist)
    3. Chiragh Dewan (COO, AiroCorp)
    4. Geet (entertainer)
    5. Naved Khan (radio jockey)
    6. Sai Prasanth, (mountaineer, entrepreneur)
    7. Smriti Nagpal, (Founder, Atulyakala)
    8. Vasu Primlani (green comedian)
    9. Vikramjit Singh (comedian, writer)
    10. Tom Thomas (CEO, Praxis India)

The event started with the distribution of the gift bags and complementary cupcakes from the team, followed by the host Bhavita Singh (former Miss India runner-up) introducing the theme and the concept of TED and TEDx to the attendees.

Apart from the fabulous speakers, the event also had two filler events lined up: a 20-minute-session by Aditi Singhal (mathematician) and beatboxing.

The event supported by EdCamp and media partner DU Beat was appreciated by the attendees and speakers alike. The Steering Committee also plans to organise the second TEDxSSCBS and they promise to be back soon with a grander TEDx experience.

All good things come to a great end. The same is true for Mark-It, SSCBS’ 2-day annual flagship event- Excelsior 2016. The marketing cum management fest, which gave away prizes worth Rs. 7 Lacs, saw participation from all major colleges across the DU Circuit. The Chief guests were Ms. Vani Bajaj, Chief Mentor at International College of Financial Planning and DR. Poonam Verma, Principal of SSCBS.

The event, which was held on 1st and 2nd February at the VP Chest Institute, consisted of 3 sub-events including Best Manager, Best Marketer and The Strategists. Following are the winners for each of the competitions:

Best Manager

First Position- Jashan Gupta

Second Position- Ankita Sethi

Special Mention- Sarthak Kalra

Best Marketer

First Position- Shreyaa Kapoor

Second Position- Nishant Grover

Special Mention- Bhavna Guliani and Tavishi Agarwal

The Strategists

First Position- Manas Dimri and Ravneet Singh

Second Position- Aditya Kohli and Viraj Gupta

Special Mention- Ananya Chopra and Ananya Agarwal

The highlights of the event were the barter round and bidding quiz which were equally unique and innovative. One of the regular highlights was the Stress Interview round which saw the 5 finalists of Best Manager being grilled by 3 of the most experienced and wise judges.

Guest post by Mark-it team, SSCBS

The TEDx Program is designed to help communities, organizations and individuals to spark conversation and connection through local TED-like experiences. At TEDx events, a screening of TED Talks videos — or a combination of live presenters and TED Talks videos — sparks deep conversation and connections at the local level. TEDx events are planned and coordinated independently, under a free license granted by TED.
The students of Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies (SSCBS), University of Delhi are organising an independently-held TED event, TEDxSSCBS on 8th February, 2016 at India International Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi. The theme chosen for this event is ‘Spectral Hues’.

The literal meaning of Spectral Hues pertains to the various colours one sees when white light passes through a prism. Metaphorically, this phrase symbolises renewal, rejuvenation and optimism. The white light represents the prevalent obsoleteness of ideas and thoughts in any sector of life; which can be eliminated only by the endeavours of those people who can think differently yet positively, who can work calmly yet intensely, who can be self-motivated yet achieve goals in a team, who bear the ability of being the risk-takers and change-makers and hence turn the world from black-and-white to a spectral hued one.
The aim of this TEDx is to propagate this thought for change.

This 100-attendee event will have speakers of the likes of Aditya Bal (chef, journalist, model), Chiragh Dewan (COO, AiroCorp), Vasu Primlani (green comedian, social entrepreneur), Vikramjit Singh (comedian, writer), Sai Prasanth (mountaineer, entrepreneur), Smriti Nagpal (Founder, Atulyakala), Naved Khan (radio jockey), Rohit Soni (artist), Tom Thomas (CEO, Praxis India) and a few more. All the speakers for this event have championed the spirit of change and rejuvenation in whichever fields they have worked in.

Register for this TEDx at: www.tedxsscbs.com/register
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They say life is a game and the chances we take are a gamble. No matter what the situation, we play our moves and try to win. Mark-It, the Marketing Society of Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies brings to you the fourth edition of their event Excelsior’16- VOUS DÉMARCHE.

Excelsior is an event incepted in 2011 which will expose you to challenges you never faced before. Be ready to catch your first glimpse of the dynamic world that will ransack your brain a little and test your acumen for creativity, skill and the ability to think different.

It offers the following choices of competitions:

BEST MANAGERThis competition consists of rounds that test your presence of mind, power to take decisions, initiative and guts.

BEST MARKETER:  Best Marketer incorporates fun and imagination coupled with stressful and perplexing situations. These vary from advertisements and marketing strategies to product design and development.

THE STRATEGISTS: Scheme, plot, plan and defend and master the art of strategizing. Two minds always work better than one. Pair of two is necessary.

You can join them on any of the following dates and experience trill, fun and an adrenaline rush like never before

18th January 2016 Delhi Technological College (West)

19th January 2016 Gargi College (South)

20th January 2016 SSCBS (East)

21ST January 2016 College of Vocational Studies (South)

22ND January 2016 Hindu College (North)


Stay posted at:

Facebook: http://facebook.com/excelsior.markit

Instgaram: sscbs.markit


Register at : Bit.ly/Excelsior16


“By many metrics, India is the fastest growing startup nation in the world.” – Sundar Pichai, CEO, Google

In recent years, the Indian startup ecosystem has really taken off and come into its own—driven by factors such as massive funding, evolving technology, consolidation activities and a burgeoning domestic market.

The numbers are evident, from 3,100 startups in 2014 to a projection of more than 11,500 by 2020, this is certainly not a passing trend. One such startup from Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies, one of the premier institutes of Delhi University, has come up to change the way we vote and share opinions.

Opinzo is a social polling and opinion sharing platform where a user can post their question in the form of a poll and seek votes and opinions from other users. Other users can vote on these polls and write their opinions as per their own fields of interest. Out of the written opinions, the good ones can be upvoted to find out the one best opinion for every question. Also the questions can be tagged with topics to reach out to the best audience.


There can be an unlimited number of topics that can be created which can be broad as well as very specific, from sports to Virat Kohli, politics to Bihar elections, education to travel. Users can subscribe to the topics of their interest to see the content of their choice. So you can gather more about opinzo by visiting its site at www.opinzo.com or by downloading its app from the play store.

So, the next time when you are in a dilemma of choices, just post a question on opinzo along with the choices and wait for the other users to vote and write opinions.


You can download the app from Play Store here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.opinzo

Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies is back with the ninth edition of its annual flagship event, Prodigy. Prodigy is a management oriented event organized for school students which aims to tap their managerial potential and provide them corporate exposure. The underlying motive of the event is in sync with the motive of the college of spotting and developing business talent of the youth in the country. This year, it is being organized at VP Chest Auditorium, North Campus on Friday, November 6, 2015.

The all-India prelim of Prodigy witnessed enthusiastic participation from schools all over India from over 15 cities including Delhi and NCR, Amritsar, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Hisar, Jaipur and Dehradun.

The event has three rounds, the first round being the online prelims, where the students are required to submit a solution to the case study provided to them. This case study, based on the concept of Rural Marketing, encouraged students to use their creative side while exposing them to a new concept of management. A total of 55 schools have qualified from the online prelims round for the Prodigy Mains to be held at November 6, where another two rounds will be conducted. From the team contingent of 4 members, two students go into Acumen: the Brainstorming Quiz, which tests the logical ability of the students, and the other two go for Bull’s Eye: The Stock Simulation, which is a simulation of the real world stock market. The students are given a virtual amount of cash to be invested after analysing the market and the rumours. On the basis of the cumulative scores of both the rounds, the team as one contingent will qualify for the grand finale, the Corporate Simulation.

The Corporate Simulation is a theme-based round which is designed from the ground up and promises to give the students an insight into the dynamic business world, where they are required to adapt to the ever-changing external environment, and gain an edge over the competitors with exceptional strategies. The event aims to provide students a learning experience beyond what is taught in books, and gives them a sneak peek into what awaits them in the real world, while giving them unforgettable memories and experiences.

Apart from the main event, Prodigy ’15 and Fabindia are also conducting an online event, FabItUp 2015, which is open to all school students, which starts from November 3.

The goal behind Prodigy is to challenge the students, inspire them to take chances, and apply their theoretical knowledge to the practical world, and seeks to motivate them to fulfill their corporate aspirations.

Guest Post by Prerna Bhatia

One of the most sought after Enactus teams in the country, Enactus SSCBS is back with its awaited College Leaders Program (CLP).

Earning the spotlight by winning Enactus Nationals and representing India in the Enactus World Cup 2014 in Beijing, China, Enactus SSCBS works on various social entrepreneurial projects like Sanitation Solutions, Gramodhar and Project Akshar.

The Project Akshar Initiative would be the focus of this year’s College Leader’s program. Akshar’s larger motive lies in making the disabled and underprivileged socially and emotionally independent, it seeks to empower them with book binding skills.

To help reach the goals of Akshar, CLP was initiated where students from various colleges in Delhi are chosen to be the representatives of Project Akshar within their college. The students chosen then form a team to undertake waste paper collection, promotion and selling of The Akshar Notebooks. To sum up, it is an opportunity for university students to gain valuable startup experience while creating and implementing action plans for their campuses.

College Leaders Program

The CLP has expanded its horizon by also involving people in e waste collection. Selected people will also be involved in corporate partnerships and social media marketing.

This is the 6th phase of the CLP, which through its previous phases has worked successfully with more than 50 colleges each year.

For an overview of the tasks and responsibilities to be assigned visit: bit.ly/CLPDocument

For registration, apply here: bit.ly/CLP-VI

Last date to apply for College Leader’s Programme is 11th October 2015

For Further information, contact Akash Mundeja (+91 9873569151) and Jai Nalwa (+91 8860507373)

Kartikeya Bhatotia

[email protected]