Aspiring DU entrepreneurs look to usher in change
NEW DELHI: College students, who earlier would kept themselves busy by joining college societies, are now running their own business after classes. Many young, innovative minds are coming up with start-ups new working ideas aimed at a better society.
Some of these include a teaching through 3D printing, recycling plants, economical meals and trips to offbeat locations.
One such enterprise is 3Dexter, a start-up targeted to teach 3-D printing technology to school children. It aims to introduce 3D printing into school curriculum like any other subject, such as computer or art. 3D printing or additive manufacturing is the printing of three dimensional objects from a digital file. The project is run by a group of Delhi Univeristy students, headed by three directors.
Another ambitious project is , 'We Convert', which aims to promote the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, through easy and automatic segregation of waste and subsequent recycling.
A start-up running for two years now, 'We Convert' is an initiative by a duo from DU's Bhaskaracharya College of Applied Sciences. The start-up has installed machines to segregate and recycle waste at five locations in Delhi-NCR — IIT-Delhi, an American coffee-house chain in CP, New Delhi railway station, a metro station and in Pritampura. People can register to use the machines at the start-up's website.
Another start-up 'Hello Meal' is an attempt to cater to students who crave home-cooked food. Tushar Kantidas, the start-up's founder, is a graduate of DU's Swami Shraddhanand College.