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Entrepreneurship in agriculture is a wide, less explored yet challenging area having a flavor of a large societal impact that can transform the future of Indian agriculture. It beholds an ocean of opportunities with a pioneers’ advantage in terms of business motives. If you have any such innovative idea/product, you are most welcome at our facility for an initial discussion in the line of setting an enterprise around it. The unit empowers young agripreneurs with all the support and facilities, they need to take their venture high. This includes

  • Technical mentoring
  • Business and strategic guidance
  • Professional assistance for regulatory compliance
  • Networking with industry specific key individuals
  • Marketing support
  • Assistance for raising external funding (government and private both)

Focus areas

Mechanization of Farming & Allied Activities
Precision Agriculture including applications of sensors, WSN, ICT, Artificial Intelligence, IoT & drone
Supply Chain & Agriculture Logistics
Post-Harvest, Food Technology & Value addition
Waste to Wealth & Green Energy in Agriculture
Agriculture Allied Sectors (Animal Husbandry & Dairying, Fisheries, Sericulture,Forestry, etc.)
Agri Fintech
Agricultural Inputs & Biotechnology
Natural Resource Management
Agriculture Extension & Education


ZTM & BPD Unit provides state of art facilities to help young minds innovate, test and validate their ideas. The unit has well planned office space for entrepreneurs with high end amenities and utilities including high speed internet, reception facility and power back-up. The facilities include:

  • Office rooms
  • Conference room
  • Meeting rooms
  • Video conferencing
  • Biotechnology lab having high end apparatuses like PCR, Gel electrophoresis, facility for DNA isolation, ice-flaking machine, centrifuges and different supporting equipment.
  • Tissue culture lab comprising of growth chamber, media preparation room, green house for hardening etc.
  • Food Technology Lab suitable for production of different kinds of extruded products and packaging.

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