Last Date for Registration: 5th March 2023

Last Date for Submitting the Synopsis: 7th March 2023

FKCCI conducts Industry-specific events and programs for the benefit of the society at large. One of the flagship events of FKCCI is MANTHAN, the annual Business Plan Presentation Award Program, which motivates the students to initiate the start-ups.


FKCCI is organizing “MANTHAN” a business plan presentation Competition for the Under Graduate/Graduate/Post- Graduate and Diploma students in Karnataka to evaluate, recognize and reward the best original, commercially viable and implementable business proposals. Instituted in 2009 and now in its 15th edition, MANTHAN-2023 is aimed at encouraging young minds to develop the entrepreneurial spirit and motivate them to initiate the start-ups.


FKCCI’s earlier MANTHAN Grand Finale have been graced by personalities including His Excellency the late Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam, Former President of India, Ms. Kiran Majumdar, Shah, CMD, Biocon India Limited, Dr. S A Patil, Chairman, Karnataka Krishi Mission, Sri. Anil Kumble, Former Captain of Indian Cricket Team, Dr. M Veerappa Moily, the then Union Minister for Corporate Affairs, Prof. C N R Rao, National Research Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advance Scientific Research, Dr. Sam Pitroda, Former Advisor to Hon’ble Prime Minister on Public Information, Infrastructure & Innovations, Government of India, Mr. S R Patil, the then Minister for IT & BT, Government of Karnataka Dr. A. S kiran kumar then chairman ISRO, Padma Vibhushana Dr. Veerendra Heggade, Dharmadhikarigalu, Sri Kshethra Dharmasthala, Sri G.T Devegowda, then Minister for Higher Education Government of Karnataka, Sri. Sri. Sri. Dr. Nirmalananda Maha Swamiji Adichunchanagiri Math, Sri. J Madhu Swamy, Hon’ble Minister for Law, Parliamentary Affairs & Minor Irrigation, Government of Karnataka, Sri. Guru Kiran, Renowned Music Director and Playback Singer, Mr. Tejasvi Surya, Hon’ble Member of parliament Mr. Prashant Prakash, Chairman Vision Group for Startups, Government of Karnataka and many other personalities of repute known Nationally & Internationally.


Through this award program, MANTHAN reaches out to the Under Graduate, Graduate, post-Graduate and diploma students from Institutions across Karnataka. Once we receive the entries, the students are assisted to prepare business module. Then the proposals are evaluated in order to choose the best innovative, technically feasible, commercially viable and implementable Business Plans. The winners are awarded a total cash prize of Rs.10,00,000/-



Office Bearers 2022-23

B V Gopal Reddy

President, FKCCI

Ramesh Chandra Lahoti

Sr. Vice President, FKCCI

M G Balakrishna

Vice President, FKCCI

Flt. Lt. K P Nagesh

Chairman, MANTHAN

Manthan Promo


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