SDP (General)


Vortex 8.0 has introduced a brand-new event this year- SDP to help NGOs across the country. So, let the creativity commence and bring us your best solutions in the form of a report and a power point presentation.



  • You can make a team of 1, 2 or 3 participants.
  • The team members should be able to communicate effectively and work cooperatively with each other and also with the event organizers, since the event will be taking place online.

Round 1: Screening Round

  • For this round, participants are expected to send a typed pdf document as a report to explain their solution to any one of the problem statements been allotted.
  • All entries must be sent to: [email protected]
  • The selection will be based on the creativity and the practical feasibility of the solution. The selected candidates will be informed via mail or personal contact.
  • Problem statements would be given to choose after participation.

Round 2: Volunteers’ decision

  • In this round, the selected participants will be expected to present their solution in the form of a ppt to the volunteers who have worked with the NGOs for many years.
  • The participants will have to select any one out of the new problem statements which will be given before this round.
  • The volunteers will serve as judges for this round. Finalists will be selected for the final round.

Round 3: Finale

  • The finalists will be allotted same or different problem statements and are expected to present a power point presentation to the panel of judges who will be the key personnel of the NGOs.
  • 3 finalists will be awarded based on the judges’ decision.

Problem Statements released at:



  1. Minimum 2 maximum 5 pages, highlighting your solution.
  2. It can include tables and graphs but not any type of pictures.
  3. Font: Arial, Font size: 12.
  4. The problem statement number and title given by the event heads should be the solution report title. The document should be named in the same way.
  5. The problem statement must be stated at the start, before the solution.
  6. The problem statement will be different for the next 2 rounds and hence your report will be used only for the screening round.
  7. The report must be submitted on or before 11:59 PM, 27th February 2021.


  1. The participants are expected to make power point presentations for rounds 2 and 3. The problem statements for both these rounds shall remain the same.
  2. The presentation should not exceed 20 slides, including the title slide.
  3. The duration of presentation should be a maximum of 10 minutes. No group will be allowed to exceed this.
  4. You should be able to explain your solution clearly in the span of 10 minutes.
  5. There may be follow up questions by the judges and hence the participants are expected to be prepared for the same.
  6. The presentation can include graphs, pictures and tables. However, the participants are expected to explain the graphs and tables if any.
  7. All team members are expected to take part in the presentation and explain the solution verbally. The slides cannot be skipped.
  8. Use of Foul and NSFW language, content or reference is strictly not permitted and will lead to disqualification.


  • Ruchira Iyer: +919699664164
  • Hazel Dhruve: +919920311739
  • Rucha Rane (OEH General): +917045748910

For any other queries or information, mail to:- [email protected]