New Age Incubation Network - Mangaluru

The Government of Karnataka, Department of IT, BT and S&T has sanctioned NAIN centre to Sahyadri college of Engineering & Management, based on the Infrastructure facilities available and other Research and Innovation activities conducted by the college.

The New Age Incubation Centre at Sahyadri, was inaugurated by Shri Gaurav Gupta, IAS, Principal Secretary to Government, Dept. of IT, BT and Science & Technology, Govt. of Karnataka in the August presence of Nobel laureates; Ada E. Yonath and Serge Haroche , who are in the college to attend the Science, Technology and Management Conclave and Mr. Manjunath Bhandary, Chairman, Sahyadri College. The inauguration was presided by Prof. K.U.M Rao, Director – NITK Surathkal, Prof. Byrappa, Honorable VC of Mangalore University.

Dr. D.L. Prabhakar, Director, SCEM, Mr. Umesh Bhushi, Principal, Dr. Manjappa Sarathi, Director R&D ,Mr. Prasanna Kumar - college co-ordinator and Mr. Rajesh Naidu - Regional Co-ordinator for NAIN were present.

The center shall focus on igniting the young minds and provide the necessary infrastructure and mentoring to take the concepts of the students from idea to POC stage and then give them the necessary guidance and provide the platform to become successful entrepreneurs.

Under the New Age Incubation Network, students are encouraged to identify local problems and address those using concepts of frugal innovation, and to develop appropriate technology-based solutions and working prototypes. Sahyadri NAIN centre shall provide mentors assigned to the students to help them to formulate a business model based on this new technology and encourage them to think like entrepreneurs. The presence of start-ups and other industries like RDL, Caliper, Aptra Technologies, DTZ, Dreamers and many more are helpful in molding the innovative ideas of students at Sahyadri Campus.

An exclusive office space with 15 work stations, 24/7 internet connectivity and power has been set-up for NAIN. The projects which get shortlisted shall receive a funding of Rs.3 lakhs for the development of the POC. For each of the project, there shall be a faculty from the concerned department and an industry expert to guide the students in developing the prototype and making the product commercially viable. This support is provided by the Government of Karnataka upto 3 years in the beginning and extendable for another 2 years based on performance, later the center should function on its own.

Apart from the above projects, many more projects have been proposed. The Management is thankful to the Govt. of Karnataka for extending the support provided to the institute. Students are advised to make use of the best opportunity and infrastructure provided to them in the NAIN centre in particular and also in the college in general to become engineers to provide products to the mankind to improve the quality of life. Hope that students of SCEM and Alumni of the institute will do their best and become the leaders of tomorrow.


Empowering and Transforming student ideas and concepts to become successful business enterprises.


We continuously strive to encourage new innovative ideas from students and provide a strong platform, mentorship, infrastructure and transform innovative concepts to become successful products

The following are the activities performed by NAIN:

  • PRE-IDEATION WORKSHOPS: In the month of November, 2017, as part of SSTH program at Sahyadri, various colleges and schools were invited to showcase their innovative ideas. The focus was to recognize the projects which have a social impact or add value to the society. The participation was tremendous and based on the outlines and scoring standards as per NAIN policy, final 10 projects have been shortlisted for proposing to NAIN out of total of 22 projects.

  • MENTORING: Mentoring helps the incubators and students with innovative ideas in finding the right path. Mentors with experience of working in different companies take part in this initiative where they help the young entrepreneurs in growing their start-up.

  • INCUBATION: The Incubation center will provide, office space, infrastructure, resources, guidance on intellectual property rights, mentoring assistance and other resources to the start-ups.

  • START-UP: Start-up at Sahyadri will focus on the holistic approach of building a complete understanding about startups and entrepreneurship journey through various perspectives and connects all relevant and related resources and tools for further self-learning and to turn theory into action.


Name Designation
Dr. Umesh M Bhushi Principal
Mr. Prasanna Kumar C (Member Secretary) N – CC
Mr. Rajesh (Convener) N – ICM
Mr. Raghav – (RDL Technologies) Local successful entrepreneurs
Mr. Sunder – (Caliper) Local successful entrepreneurs
Mr. Raghupathi Siddoji– (Aptra Technologies) Local successful entrepreneurs
Mr. Prakash (Shridevi Institute of Technology) Academia principals of local colleges
Prof. Karanam Uma Maheshwar Rao (NITK) Academia principals of local colleges
Ms. Mamatha Head / convener of alumni cell
Dr. Dasharatha P Angadi Local representative of the collegiate education dept
Mr. Johnson Tellis Local mentors in specific areas of technology / specialization
Mr. Kanwal Local mentors in specific areas of technology / specialization
Mr. Prajwal Local mentors in specific areas of technology / specialization
Invited Members All Head of Departments
Dr. Manjappa Sarathy Director R & D Sahyadri


Regional Co-ordinator

Mr. Rajesh Naidu
TEL: 9845479434

College Co-ordinator

Mr. Prasanna Kumar C
TEL: 9901959908