AMU Has Been Bagged The Top Incubator Award in India By ISGF
Aligarh Muslim University: CARET, AMU has been recognized and bagged the top award in the country as the Smart Incubator of the Year by ISGF.
Centre of Advanced Research in Electrified Transportation (CARET), Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) received the India Smart Grid Forum (ISGF) Diamond Award for the ‘Smart Incubator of the Year-2019’ at the Le Meridien Hotel, New Delhi. The award is given by the Ministry of Power, Government of India and six other ministries.
Prof Jamil Asghar, Dr M Saad Alam (Coordinator, CARET) and Dr Yasir Rafat collected the award, which has been given to CARET for setting benchmarks in smart grid and smart city domains and for making substantial innovations in growing smart ecosystem.
CARET is one of the 18 institutions to receive an award out of 133 nominations at the ISGF Innovation Awards.
Mr P Uma Shankar (Former Secretary, Ministry of Power), Mr V Subramanian (Former Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy), Mr Pankaj Batra (Former Chairman, Central Electricity Authority), Mr BP Singh (Former Member, Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission) and Mrs Padmaja Ruparel (President, Indian Angel Network) were the jury members.
In the recent years, CARET has incubated various start ups in emerging areas of latest technology and has upped the ante in engineering research and development by conducting researches in collaboration with premier national and international industries. CARET has secured an approximate Rs 10 crore funding from the Government of India under various schemes.
The innovations at CARET led to the establishment of ZauRays (Aligarh), IndoSolar (Kanpur), Ozone bikes (Shahjahanpur and Aligarh) and LastCampus.com (Aligarh).