About Manthan

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 award 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 13th edition, MANTHAN-2021 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 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 all over 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.6,00,000/-

Office Bearers

Shri Dr Perikal M Sundar

President , FKCCI


President Elect, FKCCI


Sr Vice President , FKCCI

Shri C R Janardhana

Imm. Past President , FKCCI

Manthan Promo


Bharath Rajanna
Founder & CEO Edupinnacle Alumni IISC & IIM K

“We were honored to participate in Manthan, 2014, and bagged the 2nd runners up position. The competition helped us lay a strong foundation on how to draft Business plans, and what key factors are to be considered while planning for the same. The Judges helped us get more clarity with regards to our BP, by asking relevant questions, which in turn helped us plan better. Just how a strong foundation is important for a building, Manthan was the first step for us to strengthen our foundation for a startup. Thank You Manthan and Team FKCCI”

Yallappa D
II PhD Research Scholar at AEC&RI, TNAU Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

“Being the son of a farmer, I was interested in working on innovative ideas/technologies in Agriculture, improving farming practices, and reduce the cost of cultivation. It was an honor to participate in the 9th Edition of Manthan. This event was a great learning experience and had helped me prepare Financial Business plans for Agricultural machinery for commercial application and making technology available to farmers. I take this opportunity to sincerely thank Manthan, FKCCI Bengaluru and other jury members”

Pramodh Chandrashekar
Founder CEO of Last Ripple
“I was just 19 when I participated in the FKCCI’s Manthan Program; just as I launched my startup, a few months before the program. Manthan 2019 was the biggest game changer in my entrepreneurial life, to rethink upon many priorities and visualize a business entity. I loved the whole 3 month program. Eventually, the jury choose me to be the winner of the year”.
I always cherish those moments.
Thank you FKCCI Manthan ❤️