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Inviting Entries for Business Plan Competition-2024 from learners and alumni

13 April, 2024

Dear learner/alumni,

Greetings from IGNOU Regional Centre Kolkata!

You are aware that the Institution’s Innovation Council (IIC), Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) aligned with the Govt. of India’s vision of Viksit Bharat@2047 is actively engaged in fostering its students
and alumni towards Atmanirbhar Bharat through promoting, supporting and nurturing the innovator students and alumni of IGNOU interested in setting up their own startups.

We are glad to inform you that the IIC-IGNOU is organising a Business Plan Competition-2024 for IGNOU Students
and Alumni. This exciting opportunity aims at empowering students and alumni to translate their innovative ideas into successful business that propel India towards a developed country.

The top three Business Plans will be given the Best Business Plan Award-2O24. The
winner of First, Second and Third Prizes will be awarded Certificates, mementos and Cash
Prize of Rs. 7000/-, Rs, 5000/- and Rs. 3000/- respectively along with incubation
opportunities and mentoring support.

Interested Students and Alumni of IGNOU having an Innovative Business Idea or Plan for Startup
or Entrepreneurship can submit their Business Plan by downloading the template
available at


and submit it via email to: ncide@ignou.ac.in.

This is a chance to contribute to the Viksit Bharat@2047 vision.Last Date for submitting the Business Plan of the Business Plan Competition-2024 is April 30,2024.

The necessary Guidelines regarding the same is also attached herewith for your reference. For any further clarification, the interested Students and Alumni may contact at email :

We look forward and encourage you to take part in this competition and avail yourself of this unique opportunity.

Wishing you all the best.

Dr Sujata Dutta Hazarika
Senior Regional Director