Banasthali Vidyapith was established way back in 1935 when the concept of girl’s education virtually did not exist. It stands as the ‘world’s largest residential university for women’ having more than 17000 students on campus.
The university features among top 3-4% universities in the world as per Times Higher Education ranking, Ministry of Education has re-accredited Banasthali with highest possible NAAC A++ Grade. Banasthali is also the second highest ranked women’s university across the globe.
Banasthali Vidyapith has partnered with Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog to set up a world class Atal Incubation Centre (AIC) at Banasthali. AIC is India’s first and now the largest women centric Business Incubator solely supporting women-led startups.
AIC is well supported by the Ministry of MSME, Ministry of Electronics & IT (MeitY), Department of Science and Technology and DPIIT Startup India through which it offers seed funding support to Startups across all stages. AIC has recently partnered with the US Embassy, New Delhi for implementing the unique AWESpiring Program for supporting women entrepreneurs across 10 North-Indian states.
AIC envisions fostering an entrepreneur-friendly culture around academics & research through its state-of-the-art Incubation Center and a customized ‘Hybrid’ Incubation Program especially designed keeping in mind the unique challenges of women entrepreneurs.
Banasthali University Atal Incubation Centre, Banasthali Vidyapith,
P.O. Banasthali Vidyapith, Rajasthan – 304022
Orientation of Women on Entrepreneurship : India stands among top 3 startup ecosystems in the world, still women entrepreneurs constitute 20% of total entrepreneurs in India and one of the major reasons is lack of awareness at the right age. AIC Banasthali puts a lot of emphasis on the orientation of women towards entrepreneurship so that they can opt entrepreneurship as a career opportunity. In the last 5+ years AIC has oriented more than 15000 students on entrepreneurship.
WE Ideate Pre- Incubation Program : A 12 Week Program for the Scholars, students, and faculty members to empower them with an entrepreneurial mind-set and provide them with necessary technical support & mentoring support to transform their idea into a proof of concept or a minimum viable product.
Entrepreneurship across all UG & PG programs : Banasthali understanding the importance of Entrepreneurship education to women has taken a revolutionary step by offering Entrepreneurship as a mandatory course across all UG & PG programs. Today more than 3000 students learn about entrepreneurship each year. Similarly, MBA in Entrepreneurship is also proposed starting from AY 2021-22.
Entrepreneur-in-Residence Grant Support : AIC Banasthali offers E-i-R support of Rs. 4.00 lakhs each to students/entrepreneurs working in ICT for developing their PoC. The support is provided under MietY TIDE 2.0 Scheme.
AWE Program : A 12 Month Program supported by US Embassy, New Delhi to empower, nurture and hand hold early-stage women entrepreneurs who are running small businesses in selected 7 states of North India. Under the program, AIC has supported 70 women enterprises.
WOMENPreneur Incubation Program for aspiring Women Entrepreneurs of all stages from Idea to Market Validation to early Revenue. The program aims to nurture innovative and scalable solutions which have the capacity to solve pressing issues making them sustainable and investable. Five cohorts have been supported.
WE Invest Accelerator Program for revenue stage startups looking for raising funds, mentoring and structural resources to scale up. Four Cohorts have been successfully completed; two of those were supported by GIZ India.
WE Corp Corporate Innovation Program : for innovative startups to scale up through active corporate strategic partnerships.
ENPRENDIA (Co-funded by the ERASMUS+ Program of the European Union) : Banasthali is working on a 3-year project of ERASMUS+ for nurturing women entrepreneurship in Higher Education.
Ministry of Electronics & IT MeitY) TIDE 2.0 Seed Support : AIC Banasthali offers Seed Support of upto Rs. 7.00 lakhs to ICT based startups for developing PoC, MVP and commercially viable models. Under the Scheme, 8 Startups have been supported
Ministry of MSME : AIC Banasthali offers Seed Support of upto Rs. 1500 lakhs to Product Startups for developing PoC, MVP and commercially viable models. Under the Scheme, 3 Startups have been supported
Startup India Seed Fund Scheme : AIC Banasthali is one of the implementing partners of the Startup India Seed Fund Scheme through which it offers Grants & Seed Fund upto Rs. 50.00 Lakhs to women startups all across India. Under the Scheme, 18 Startups have been supported
DST NIDHI PRAYAS : AIC Banasthali is the only DST supported NIDHI PRAYAS Centre in Rajasthan. Under the initiative AIC Banasthali offers grants of Rs. 10.00 Lakhs to women startups in deep-tech product domains. Under the Scheme, 10 Startups have been supported.
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