Siddhartha Group of Institutions was runner up

Vignan University won the regional round of the Hindu-Education Plus ‘Intercollegiate E Plus Challenge-2013’ scoring 370 points. The third Inter-collegiate E Plus Challenge was held at the P.B.Siddhartha Arts and Science College here on Monday. The Siddhartha Group of Institutions came second with 285 points and the Guntur Medical College came third with 220 points.

Last year too Vignan University won the regional round of the E Plus Challenge and the Siddhartha Group of Institutions came runner up. While Vignan University defeated Siddhartha Group, with a narrow margin of just five points last year, there was a margin of 85 points between the winner and runner-up this year.

Small groups of students, either engrossed in discussions or in serious practising, speckled the P.B.Siddhartha Arts and Science College campus until the inter-collegiate competition began at 9 a.m.

Over 1,000 students from different institutions in Krishna, Guntur, Khammam and adjoining districts began arriving at the Siddhartha Arts and Science College from Sunday night itself. The contesting teams were provided accommodation by the Siddhartha Group if Institutions.

The Siddhartha Academy president Nalluri Venkateswarlu declaring the E Plus Challenge open, said that every student should thoroughly read The Hindu Education Plus which provided a lot of information to students who wanted to choose a career and develop quickly. “I read the Education Plus thoroughly,” he said, giving it his personal endorsement.

Siddhartha Academy secretary P.Lakshmana Rao, The Hindu Education Plus Editor Shalini Arun, Senior Associate Editor S. Nagesh Kumar, E Plus Challenge knowledge partner Grafx IT Solutions Pvt Ltd (GIT) co-chairman Kiran Babu spoke.

After a brief inauguration students participating in the group discussion, paper presentation and elocution went to the rooms designated to them in the different blocks of the Siddhartha Arts and Science College degree and post-graduate colleges.


  • Break dance, skits and dance ballets with a message were well received

  • Tattoo sleeves and other costumes helped participants express themselves well