India SDG Business Case Team Competition

Showcase your creativity and innovative ideas around solving sustainable development challenges and you could win some exciting prizes! Plus earn your institution a University of Auckland Plaque of Recognition.

About the competition

This business case team competition is based on the theme of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It is a national level, multidisciplinary intercollegiate team competition open to all undergraduate students in India who are currently enrolled in their pre-final or final year of their bachelor’s degree. Students from all majors and different faculties are welcome to participate and showcase their ideas around the SDGs.

Entries to the competition will open on Friday 10 June in support of World Environment Day. The final submission date is Sunday 31 July at 11.59pm IST.

How to enter

  1. Form a team of two to three members maximum who may be from the same or different majors, academic programmes or faculties, but must all be from the same university/college.
  2. Register your team for the competition
  3. Attend the University of Auckland webinar for an introduction to the competition, theme, rules, judging criteria, and other important information.
  4. Submit a business case in English (1000 words ±10%, 12-point standard style font in Word or PowerPoint but final copy in PDF format) addressing one of the 17 SDGs in your local area and identifying creative, innovative and feasible solutions to bring about transformative change in the lives of people and the world. Submit your SDG business case as a PDF attachment to: Vinita Desai, Senior Recruitment Advisor, South Asia:

Your submission will be evaluated by an expert panel from the University of Auckland. The work you submit must be your own as plagiarism rules will apply.

Download the business case brief for a complete guide on the submission details and judging criteria.


All participants will receive a certificate of participation from the University of Auckland.

The top three teams will receive a plaque, which will be sent to their college or university. Each member of the top three teams will be awarded a spot in the University of Auckland virtual microinternships with a New Zealand business.

For the winning team (first place), each member will receive a NZ$5,500 grant towards a programme of study at the University of Auckland. The grant is conditional upon meeting the minimum entry requirements for a postgraduate degree at the University of Auckland. The NZ$5,500 grant will expire after three years of the award date.

Winners will be notified through their student email addresses and will be announced across all the University of Auckland’s social media channels.

Competition timeline

Activity Date
Registrations open Friday 10 June 2022
University of Auckland webinar
Thursday 30 June 9:00am-10:00am IST (4:30-5:30pm NZT)
Final submission of business case
Sunday 31 July at 11.59pm IST
Announcement of winners To be confirmed

Sustainability at the University of Auckland

The University of Auckland is committed to pursuing sustainability via research, teaching and learning, operating practices, partnerships and capacity building.

After ranking number 1 in the Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings for 2019 and 2020, the University of Auckland retained a position in the top ten of the rankings moving to sixth globally in 2022 from ninth equal in 2021.

The rankings measure how universities worldwide are performing against the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs came into force in 2016 and set a 15-year agenda for all countries to end poverty, fight inequalities and build peaceful, just and sustainable societies.

We are organising this business case team competition for undergraduate students in India to promote the development of the knowledge, skills, understanding, values, and actions required to create a sustainable world.

Learn more about sustainability at the University of Auckland.

Terms and conditions

Before registering for the competition and making your submission, please read the competition terms and conditions.


For more information about the competition, please contact:

Ms Vinita Desai, Senior Recruitment Adviser
The University of Auckland