Four years ago-in our final year at IIT, believing ourselves to be free thinkers, brought up in an open IIT culture, deeply transformed by our work in poverty ridden villages around IIT and with our passion for science and technology, we were a inspired lot. Not ready for lucrative job offers, offers of studying abroad, entry through front gates of IIMs. We opted for seeing a dream and with sublime self-belief said, we want freedom of thought, we want to practice free science, we want equal opportunities for all, we want the pride of living in a developed India. We believed that the time has come to seed the culture of innovation along the likes of corporations such as Corning, 3M, GE, Toyota, Kyocera and similar. Companies such as these have not only generated value for themselves but for the society and nation as a whole and have positively impacted lives of each and every citizen.
That is how the story of ANTS began.
Read the story unfold in Friday’s (13th June) national edition of The Economic Times.
Ashwini Kumar Jain (2005 GG NH).