IIT Kanpur PhD student features in Forbes 30 Under 30 Class of 2020 India
New Delhi : A PhD student from IIT Kanpur has made it to the 'Forbes 30 Under 30 Class of 2020 India' in February edition.
29-year-old Eshan Sadasivan owns a company which has made the lightweight Deskit bag, which has a foldable study table attached for rural students.
“It feels great to be recognised for our work by Forbes. This recognition brings in a sense of moral responsibility to take things to a larger level and make India better and stronger through design and development of many more products of social importance,” said Eshan Sadasivan.
His innovative school bag with an inbuilt table became popular and is being used by over 1 lakh students from economically weaker sections across India.
“It offers a unique solution to check the problem of bad posture among students.”
CEO, PROSOC Innovators, Eshan said Forbes had called for nominations. “I got to know about it through INVENT Social Incubation Program at IIT-K. Then I applied online. In the past many old pupil of IIT-K made it to this magazine. Happy that I have joined ranks with them as student,” he said.
“We are trying to reach many more students in remote areas across India and thereby create a larger impact,” he said.
“Many state governments across India and many more CSR initiatives of companies have started discussions with us for helping us serve more students. On an operations side we are working on streamlining the manufacturing by automating the entire system and considering easy replicability to enable expansion of production capabilities,” he said.
PROSOC, on the other hand, as a product innovation company has completed the final trials of its second social innovation, KaagaZ: A Compact, Low Cost Paper Carry Bag Making Machine.