The Amazing Champions of Energy
(ACE) by Cairn India, one of the largest oil & gas exploration and production companies in India, made a return to Mumbai on 20th
November with its third edition, to engage the local youth in energy concerns of the nation.
As part of the preliminary round, the company conducted a case study
competition at NITIE Mumbai on the theme 'Oil and Gas policy Framework in India'. The case study competition, a flagship campus engagement programme by the company will be a unique opportunity for the students of NITIE Mumbai to
make a mark on the national level.
Highlights of ACE III
ACE III will see wide spread participation from top management, engineering & technical institutes across 4 geographical zones of India. The
on-campus rounds for the competition will take place in 17 prestigious campuses, including the IITs, IIMs and other leading business, engineering and liberal arts campuses to reach out to more than 10,000 students. The engagement
has been extensively supported by social media engagement on Facebook and Twitter through contests, updates, etc.
Success of ACE-I & II
The two previous seasons of ACE had received enormous support and
response from the participating institutes. The inaugural season of ACE brought together nearly 5000 students from 11 campuses in India to brainstorm on the critical issue of 'Energy Security'. ACE-II expanded the reach by engaging
nearly 10,000 students from across 21 premier campuses to discuss 'Oil Subsidy' with multiple facets – economic, political and social. The Title winner for the Season II was ISB Mohali followed by runner-ups MNIT Jaipur and IIM
Kolkata. Cairn India believes that by championing and driving various issues pertaining to the energy sector, the nation stands to benefit from a more vibrant, enriched and active oil & gas sector.
Need for ACE
There is immense potential in the energy sector in India and educational institutes play a critical role in grooming young talent to harness this potential. Through ACE, Cairn India aims to engage some of the brightest
minds in India through case study competitions, on-campus talks and presentations to find out innovative solutions for sustainable environmental growth. Adequate availability of energy is one of the basic requirements for faster
economic growth. India would be the third-largest crude oil consumer by 2035 after China and the United States. India's dependency on oil & gas imports in particular exposes it to greater geopolitical risks, fluctuating world
market prices and intensifying international competition.
Cairn India, the largest private sector crude oil producer in India, had initiated the ACE contest to collaborate with leading educational institutes across the
country in an endeavour to groom young talent for the energy sector.
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