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The Maha-Intrapreneur Award 2009 is instituted by
Praj - global leaders in biofuels plants, in association with SIBM, Pune. The Maha-Intrapreneur Award endeavors to recognize individuals with intrapreneurial skills within companies, NGOs and government organisations, who undertake the responsibility of converting ideas into profitable

ventures. The motivation of launching the award came from Mr. Pramod Chaudhari who envisioned the concept of Maha-intrapreneur. Through the Maha-Intrapreneur awards, Praj wishes to promote the 'culture of intrapreneurship' within organizations, thereby building a strong support for the intraprneur.

WHO IS AN INTRAPRENEUR? • The term 'intrapreneur' was coined almost two decades ago. In simple terms Entrepreneurship within existing organizations can be called as 'Corporate Entrepreneurship' or 'Intrapreneurship'. • Intrapreneurs are those managers who are resultoriented, ambitious, rational, competitive, with high risk taking ability and questioning. They are challenged by innovation at the same time have an understanding of their organization and a belief in their colleagues. • Intrapreneurs are comfortable with change, have clarity of direction, thoroughness, a participative management style and an understanding that they need to work with others to achieve their goals. • 'Intrapreneurship' is an entrepreneurial way of thinking, acting and feeling of a work community. Intrapreneurs are students of circumstances and look for ways to increase business or improve the business they have. They have a stake in shaping the organization and know how to present it to customers with confidence, pride and assurance.

Intrapreneurs have the motivations and execution skills to make “the big idea” come true, thereby fostering transformation and growth within the organization they are associated with. INVITATION Praj Industries Limited in association with SIBM invites nominations (through the organizations) for the “Praj Maha-Intrapreneur Award” for the year 2009. TAKEAWAYS FOR THE WINNERS • •

Recognition on a larger platform for the awardees as well as their organization. Awardees can be invited to share their success story on various Employers' Associations and forums. Enhanced brand value for attracting and retaining talent for the award winner's organization. Organizations can propagate “Culture of Intrapreneurship” within. Success stories of the awardees can be published in trade journals, magazines, company website etc.

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AWARD CATEGORY 'A' Category - For Industry and Business : Sr. no 1. 2. Type of Organization Small and Medium Scale Organizations Large Scale Organization Sales Turnover for 2008-09 Rs. 50 crores upto Rs.500 crores Above Rs.500 crores Awards 2 awards 2 awards


'B' Category - For NGOs, Semi-Government Organizations, Societies and Trusts : Sr. no 1 Type of Organization NGO, Semi-Government, Society, Trusts Awards 2 awards

Maha Intrapreneur Award 2009
'C' Category - Organizers will announce following awards: 1. 2. Appreciation of the Intrapreneurial qualities exhibited by a Government Official Life Time achievement award to felicitate an eminent individual who has exhibited Intrapreneurial traits during his/her overall professional journey

WHO CAN APPLY? 'A' Category - Nomination Criteria for Industry and Business : • Nominees' total work experience should be more than 10 years. He / she should be associated with the current organization for at least 3 years. • The nomination will be accepted through the organization and not as individual entry. • An Organization can nominate more than one Nominee. • Nominee's achievement references should be provided for last three years i.e. 06-07, 07-08 and 08-09 for specific parameters mentioned in application form. 'B' Category - Nomination Criteria For NGOs, SemiGovernment Organizations, Societies and Trusts : • Nominees' overall experience should be more than 10 years. He / she should be associated with the current assignment for at least 2 years. • An organization can nominate more than one nominee. • Nominee must be holding responsible rank & position with significant contribution in Financial Years 07-08 and 08-09 . EVALUATION CRITERION (Category A and B) Applications will be scrutinized and evaluated by an independent Panel of Judges appointed for this purpose. The evaluation process will be in two Phases Phase 1: • Nominees will have to submit an application along with a write-up covering the parameters of Leadership, Innovation & Risk taking, People management, Strategy formulating & implementing, Business Process and Results (refer questionnaire). • Applications will be scrutinized, evaluated and short listed based on the highest overall score on the predetermined parameters by the Panel of independent Judges.

• Short listed nominees will qualify for Phase 2 evaluation. Phase 2 : • The nominees would be invited to Pune to share their achievements and experiences in an interactive session with Panel of Judges. • Based on this, the Panel of Judges will give their recommendation to the organizers. AWARD CEREMONY Award winners will be felicitated with a trophy of “Praj Maha-Intrapreneur Award” and “Certificate of Appreciation” at the hands of distinguished guests in a gala function in the first week of December 2009. HOW TO APPLY • Log on to the web site (URL) for online application. • The web site provides necessary details about the award process and important dates to be remembered along with the Application Form. • Considering the busy schedule and work pressures, organizers can provide assistance to the nominees to compile and complete the application form to meet the schedule date of submission. Assistance and help can be provided on request as follows: – SIBM students shall assist the nominees to complete the application form. – SIBM students will audio record the narration of achievements of the nominee based on the evaluation parameters.

Maha Intrapreneur Award 2009
RULES AND REGULATIONS • Praj Maha-Intrapreneur Award steering Committee reserves the right to alter or make any changes in the “Award Scheme”. • The application form and any other documents, supplementary material submitted by the nominee will be retained by the organizers. • The organizers will take all reasonable steps to protect confidentiality of the applications forms and information therein. LAST DATE FOR SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION FORM (PHASE 1) Applicant-organization should forward the duly completed “Application Form” on or before 15th September, 2009.

IMPORTANT DATES TO BE REMEMBERED Events Launch of Praj Maha-Intrapreneur Award Last date for submission of Application Forms (Phase 1) Preliminary Scrutiny & Evaluation of Forms (Phase 1) Final list of Short-listed nominees in Phase 1 and communication to short listed nominees for Phase 2 Interaction of nominees with Panel of Judges (Phase 2) Declaration of winners Award presentation ceremony Dates 13th July 2009 15th September 2009 30th September 2009 1st October 2009 5st October 2009 to 20th October 2009 15th November 2009 1st week of December 2009

About Praj Industries Limited Praj is a global Indian company that offers innovative solutions to significantly add value in bio-ethanol, biodiesel, brewery plants and process equipment & systems for customers, worldwide. Praj is a knowledge based company with expertise and experience in Bioprocesses and engineering. It has one of the largest resource bases in the industry with over 450 references across all five continents. Led by an accomplished and caring leadership, Praj is a socially responsible corporate citizen. Praj, which has been a founding member of Global Growth Companies (part of World Economic Forum), is listed on the Bombay and National Stock Exchanges of India.

About SIBM, Pune Established in 1978, Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune is in its 30th year of service to the student community. The flagship brand of Symbiosis, it is recognized as one of the best B-schools in the country. SIBM, Pune is also ranked fourth among Indian business schools consistently for 3rd year by Business Today magazine. SIBM, Pune provides Corporate Education through its diploma programs to various corporates. Combining theory with practical business, classroom teaching with Management Development Programmes, SIBM, Pune offers its students a classic mix of academic and business knowledge.

Contact for Queries

Ms. Nilima Bhope, Sr. HR Facilitator, Praj Industries Limited, Praj House, Bavdhan, Pune - 411 021. Tel. : 9890300349, 91-20-22951511 / 22952214 , 39806666 / 22905000 Fax : 91-20-22951718 / 22951515 Email:

Mr. Rajesh Panda, Associate Professor
Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune Symbiosis Knowledge Village, Gram: Lavale via Sus Road, Tal: Mulshi, Pune - 411042 Tel. : 9890372462, 91-20-39116021 / 39116000 / 39116007 / 39116008 / 39116009 / 39116010 Fax : 91-20-39116060 Email: