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IIM-Shillong students bag Wipro Earthian prize

Press Trust of India  |  Shillong 

A waste management project for Shillong city, conceived by two IIM-Shillong students and their faculty mentor, bagged the "Earthian" prize recently, an official of the institution said here today.

Chairman Azim Premzi handed the awards, consisting of a plaque and prize of Rs 15 lakh, to Tanmay Kasliwal and Jahnvi Jethanandani, both second year PGP students, and faculty mentor Prof Sanjeeb Kakoty, the official said.

Shillong had in the past won the Earthian prize twice under the mentorship of Prof Kakoty, the official said.

Kakoty himself was also conferred the coveted T N Khoshoo award for sustainability education instituted by the Ashoka for Research in Ecology and the Environment.

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First Published: Wed, February 08 2017. 18:28 IST