SKUAST-Jammu Startups awarded

SKUAST Jammu Startups being awarded during prize distribution ceremony at IIT Jammu.
SKUAST Jammu Startups being awarded during prize distribution ceremony at IIT Jammu.

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Feb 20: Startups incubated at SKUAST-Jammu, won 1st and 3rd position at the ‘Startup Competition for Enterprising Teams with Million Dollar Ideas”, organized by IIT Jammu’s Institute Innovation & Entrepreneurship Development Centre (I2EDC).
Ahmer Bashir Shah has won the first prize along-with a cash award of Rs one lakh among 130 contestants from various higher educational institutes of J&K. His innovative business idea revolves around the focus area of waste to wealth conversion which involves converting human hair waste to a natural, nutrient rich agri-input fertilizer which can be easily used by the farmers.
Another incubate Mansi Sharma, won the third prize in the same event having a cash prize of Rs 25000 for her innovative business idea revolving around the concept of animal nutrition, health and well-being. Three batches of incubates, comprising a total of 32 start-ups have already been trained by the incubator at SKUAST-Jammu whereas the training of 4th batch is under progress.
Prof J P Sharma, Vice Chancellor SKUAST-Jammu, in his message said that SKUAST-Jammu will turn up into innovation and entrepreneurship hub in near future. He congratulated Ahmer Bashir Shah and Mansi Sharma; incubates of Agri Business incubator, SKUAST-J for bringing laurels to the institute.
Development of agri entrepreneurship has been one of the core goals of Prof J P Sharma, Vice Chancellor and he has been working tirelessly for achieving this goal. The Agri Business Incubator powered by RKVY-RAFTAAR Project of Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare, Govt of India has been set up at SKUAST-J under his able guidance and support with an aim to promote agri-entrepreneurship.