Augmenting Quality and Relevance of Higher Agricultural Education through Enhanced Learning Outcome and Entrepreneurship Development 

IDEATHON: A platform for students to pitch in their idea to develop innovation


The main objective of conducting ideathon is to facilitate students to generate promising idea (s) that can solve the problems faced by farmers/ other stake holders in agriculture and allied areas. Any such idea(s) would be mentored by experts in the area and nurtured to develop promising product (s). IDEATHON is a two days event where students present their ideas in a group before the team of experts. Schedule of IDEATHON workshops in different campuses

Campus UASD campus CoFSirsi ACH ACV
Dates 30-31 Jan 2020 16-17 Jan 2020 6-7 Feb 2020 18-19 Feb 2020
No of students to participate 140 50 40 70
Nodal officer name


Dr.R.Vasudev Dr.M.V.Manjunath Dr.M.D.Patil

Report on completed workshop
The Ideathon workshop was organized at the College of Forestry, Sirsi on 16th and 17th January, 2020. The workshop was inaugurated by Dr. I. S. Katageri, Dean (Forestry). Sharing his experience he stressed on identifying a good problem in the field of forestry. Dr. S. S. Dolli, Professor and nodal officer (SS)IDP-UASD explained the procedure for evaluation of the business ideas. The nodal officers of the IDP-College of Forestrty, Sirsi, vz. Dr. R. Vasudeva, and Dr.HShivanna introduced the workshop theme and the resource persons to the students. First stage Mrs.Rohini shared her start up success story following by discussion and second day two resource person discussed on the student presentation. Fifty Undergraduate students had participated and  benefitted by this intensively worskshop. Resource persons fromDespande Sandbox Startups from Hubli interacted with the students and provided tips to students on pitch the business ideas apart from sharing their success stories.  A total of seven ideas were considered for mentoring and guidance.  Student teams ranging from 3 to 6 presented the business pitches.

Sl.No. Team and Team Leader Topic
1 Team 1
Fayaz Mulla
Heliciculture: Increasing farm income through snail farming.
5 Team 2
Purushottam. S. Patil
Leak Detect: Detecting leakage in Pipeline trough sensors and an early warning system
2 Team 3
Shriram S. Hegde
A day in rural life: AgroEco tourism:
3 Team 4
Jayachandra T.R.
KrishiKarmika: Designing  an app connects labours,agri-related equipment and famers
4 Team 5
Raghu Angadi
RaithaSarathi:Procuring farm produce from the farmers and marketing.
6 Team 6
Kavyashree A. K.
M-Berry: Value addition to Mulberry fruits
7 Team 7
Biowares: alternatives to Plastic