Engineering and Entrepreneurship

15th September is celebrated as Engineers Day reconciling the spirit and enthusiasm of Engineering across the whole country in the memory of pre-eminent engineer Sir M. Visvesvaraya.

There are a total of 3500 Engineering colleges in India and 140000+ engineers graduating every year making India to be the largest producers of Engineers in the world.The beginning of Engineering colleges was marked long back before Independence at the College of Engineering, Guindy in 1859 which was initially started as the School of Survey followed by a lot of institues including Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute founded in 1887 producing engineers taking Technology to the Society making the Institue one of the very best.

Entrepreneurs are important in any economy because of their creative ideas and innovation prove to be standard of living by providing employment.
Engineering and Entrepreneurship is a perfect blend and combo as seen and proved by Tycoons and Magnates like Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director of Reliance Industries who graduated from the Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai. or the foodies Deepinder Goyal and Pankaj Chaddah, Founders-Zomato who graduated from IITDelhi , Bhavish Aggarwal- Cofounder, Ola Cabs B.Tech in Computer Science from IITBombay and the list goes on..

Technological innovation has been an important driver of this society and nation, as Innovation and design progresses, engineers play an important roles to use their briliant skulls for efficient solutions and the same skulls become the entrepreneurs who give employment and economy to the country making it a global power. This is not the end this is just the beginning and theres a lot to be achieved since the idea of the Engineer has to be implemented by the Entrepreneur.

– Yash Bhor

SAAVN- It’s raining music!

 

Our music destination Saavn, which is now one of the largest distributors of Bollywood and other Indian entertainment in the world, was born back in 2007 and now has a family of 22 million unique-active monthly users!

Here’s how Vinodh Bhat, CEO and Co-founder of Saavn puts forth Indian Spotify’s birth, “We started Saavn in 2006 under the banner of BODVOD networks and had partnered with a couple of media houses, such as Hungama. We initially had a B2B offering and till about 2009, where we partnered with several premier distribution platforms, including Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, YouTube, Time Warner Cable, Cablevision, and Verizon FiOS. We did different things during this time. For example, we tried our hand at streaming legal movies when we distributed Bollywood films on Hulu, for online viewers in the USA. Saavn also partnered with YouTube to offer free, legal Bollywood films online for a global audience.

Come 2009, we had shifted our focus to being a destination for Bollywood music. We launched Saavn.com, which was a free music streaming service, with features like playlists. This was a shift from our initial B2B approach to a B2C approach. We re-launched Saavn.com as an independent entity in 2010, with a revamped site and with better features and that is the Saavn that you see today. Saavn.com has over 2 million songs in 77 languages”.

Saavn was introduced to us by an RK starred advertisement and has definitely come a long way. It is not only an app but also a companion in the moods of life. Like Amazon surprised us by it’s new payment feature, we never know what our musical Saavn might come up with!

-Gunai Tarde