Agriculture has remained as a centrepiece of Indian economy. Though it is a main source of livelihood for a majority of Indian population, it still stands as a technologically backward sector. Despite its importance to the economy, little has been done to revive the sector. From production challenges to financing inefficiencies, Indian agriculture is plagued by several issues. Inadequate farm equipment, lack of access to fairly priced credit, distribution challenges due to intermediaries between farm to fork are some of the challenges facing the Indian farmer. Farmers are the sole risk bearers of all these challenges that arise in the farming cycle. Be it lack of quality tools, erratic monsoons or pest outbreaks, farmers have to face it all without any risk mitigation among other stakeholders. We live in a world where technology is at the heart of our everyday lives. Similar to the transformations in other sectors, technology is sure to shape farming practices. Technology can transform Indian agriculture by addressing challenges related to quality, quantity, distribution and storage. Last mile logistics, to get agri products, into the hands of farmers, is still a big challenge, and very often needs to rely on cash-based traditional distribution channels, which are not nimble enough.
The scope for improvement in India energy system is vast. Renewable energy currently makes up a negligible share (0.36%) of total primary commercial energy supply while 96.9% of such supplies come from fossil fuels and 2.76% from hydro and nuclear resources. The non-commercial combustible biomass and wastes which contributes to the extent of 24.5% of the total energy supplies are excluded in this balance. The most important application for new alternative energy resources, such as wind, solar, micro-hydel, biomass and waste, is in the area of electric power generation. Wind energy, solar thermal as well as solar photovoltaic electric energy (that which comes from solar radiation) have substantial potential in India.
The Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector is one of the most exciting areas to work, which involves a broad number of areas from programming, business consulting, and development and sales and marketing roles. Additionally, graduates can not only find jobs in the core domains like IT & Telecom. But they are also sought-after in the Financial Services, Real Estate, Manufacturing and other industries. The Indian Information & Communications Technology (ICT) sector accounts for 5.9% of the country GDP and export earnings as of 2009 (AICTE) and employs more than 3 million of graduates.
Welcome to AIC-SKU
AIC-SKU Confederation is an Atal Incubation Centre (AIC) at Sri Krishnadevaraya University (SKU) supported by Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog, Govt. of India and AP Innovation Society, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh. It is a Special Purpose Vehicle registered as a Not for Profit Section-8 Company (as per the Govt. of India Companies Act 2013).
Visionary team, excellent execution very useful to promote creativity among the students, and was thy of replication the model by other institutions. I wish the team a grand success.
Prof. H. Purushotham
DPIIT-IPR Chair Professor, Andhra University
A fabulous space for innovators to bootstrap their idea and leverage the support services offered by the AIC-SKU. This incubator provides 360° support to all the startups and has a holistic approach to offer inculcation services.
Prithvi Sai Penumadu
Young Professional AIM - NITI Aayog
Excellent serine provided by AIC-SKU Centre to the innovators by mentoring them, translating their ideas into reality. Very committed team wish to see more and more startups, enterprises and patents.
J. SYAMALA RAO, IAS
Special Chief Secretary to Govt. of Andhra Pradesh, Higher Education Department.
I am very much impressed with the services offered by AIC-SKU to the students, Startups & Innovators. I appreciate the team for their commitment towards the cause of building start-up and entrepreneurship culture in the state of Andhra Pradesh.
Prof. K. Rama Mohan Rao
Vice - chairman, APSCHE
An excellent ecosystem and incubation centre in the country. You can be an excellent leader for other universities including JNU, New Delhi.
Prof. Santhishree Dhulipudi Pandit,
Vice Chancellor, JNU, New Delhi,
Wonderful facility contributing immensely to
innovation ecosystem. Appreciation to the Directors of this Centre that they
are encouraging academic partnerships leading to training of young