MoSDE National Entrepreneurship Awards 2016 to be presented  on 30th Jan 2017

MoSDE National Entrepreneurship Awards 2016 to be presented on 30th Jan 2017

Posted by P. Charitha on January 27th 2017

The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MoSDE) has instituted the “National Entrepreneurship Awards” to encourage a culture of entrepreneurship across the country. These premier awards seek to recognise and honour young entrepreneurs and their entrepreneurship ecosystem builders for their outstanding efforts in the field of entrepreneurship development. The Awards also seek to highlight models of excellence for youth of India and encourage them to take entrepreneurship as a preferred career option.
The first Award Ceremony will take place on 30th January 2017  in New Delhi where awards in 11 categories will be given. Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh will be the chief guest.Minister of State (I/C) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy will preside over the function.
The Ministry has partnered with premier institutes of higher learning across the country, including IIT Delhi, IIM Ahmedabad, IIT Mumbai, TISS Mumbai, IIT Chennai, XLRI Jamshedpur and IIT Kanpur, to implement the scheme. 
The applicants have undergone two levels of rigorous assessment, followed by selection of winners by a National Level Jury. Top three entries under each category were recommended to the National Jury for the final selection of the winners. The National Jury comprised of eminent persons drawn from academia/research, industry, social sector, banking etc.
Tiruchirapalli Regional Engineering College Science and Technology Entrepreneurs Park (TREC-STEP), has been selected as winner of the National Entrepreneurship Award 2016 under the category of Institutions/organisations providing incubation, mentorship and support to startups. Each winner will get prize money of Rs. 10 lakh (organisations) and Rs. five lakh (enterprises or individuals), a trophy and a certificate.


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