Winners recieving the prize from Dr Rajeev Vaidya, president - south Asia & Asean, DuPont (extreme left)..
The winners on December 16, 2013 recieved the cash prize of Rs 10 Lakhs and a paid-trip to DuPont headquarters in the USA. The team of Maumita Bhattacharjee from IIT in a competition spanning 10 weeks, this team beat twenty three other teams of students from India's premier science & technology institutes and B-schools to win the grand prize of a cash award or INR 1,000,000 (Rupees Ten Lakhs only) and a paid experience to the global DuPont headquarters and the Experimental Station at Wilmington, Delaware, USA.
The winners were announced at the grand finale of the show that aired last weekend (Saturday, Dec 14 and Sunday, Dec 15) on ET Now and the prize money was given away by Dr Rajeev Vaidya, President - south Asia & Asean, DuPont.
Three other teams who finished in the top 4 also won cash awards, they are
- First runners-up team of Vaibhav Tidke from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and Ankit Singh from Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi won INR 500,000 and a paid experience to DuPont India.
- Second runners-up team of Abitha R from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and Vikas Gujral from Indian School of Business, Hyderabad won
INR 250,000 and a paid experience to DuPont India.