Women shine bright at NIE

Women shine bright at NIE

hurry up: Participants at the cooking competition organised on the occasion of Entrepreneurship Week at National Institute of Engineering in Mysore on Monday.

A panel comprising members from Women in Small Enterprise (WISE) began the day providing their inputs on the various sectors in which women could make their mark.

Speaking to Deccan Herald, Onyx E-leader Anarghya M Urs said that the panel observed that trading, services and manufacturing were the three sectors that women could do exceedingly well. The panel stressed on women engineers to venture into manufacturing, because they have the technical expertise  that could help them succeed. Also the discussion included the problems faced by women in terms of family and professional life. The panel pointed out that it is necessary to prioritise things and there is a need to balance time for both family and profession.

‘Don’t lose opportunity’

Also it was recommended that women should never lose and opportunity to attend seminar’s and workshops. The participants were also familiarised with the different programmes offered by RUDSET and Awake for women entrepreneurs.


The panelists included RiiiT Director Urmeela Venkatesh, Business Development Manager, Lotus Forex, Malini Srinivasan, Rukmini Chandran and Gayathri Keshavarao.

Later, VWS Chairman B R Pai addressed participants about the characteristics of a successful entrepreneur.


He said that it was necessary to have the drive, creativity and innovation and the spirit to deal wtih failure in order to succeed.

Furthermore, he said that while money is meant to be used, finance is to be controlled. However wealth can be created, he added. Later cooking and rangoli competitions were held at the NIE Indoor Sports Complex.

The cooking competition made a bit more tough for the participants as they were not allowed to use fire. They were judged  based on nutritional value, presentation, taste and cleanliness. In the rangoli competition, the competitors were told to use only rangoli powder and refrained from using crystals and petals.

Cooking competition

Leelavathi Indresh bagged the first place in cooking, while NIE second semester students Shilpa R and Roopa Devi grabbed the second place.  Asha S from Stree Deepa secured the third place.

Rangoli competition

Leelavathi Indresh clinched the first place in rangoli. NIE second semester student Shilpa R and Madhushri of Stree Deepa shared the second place. Asha S and Archana M G both from Stree Deepa shared the third place.

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