National Institute of Agriculture Marketing

CCS NIAM Agri Innovation & Incubation Centre launches “Student Orientation Programme” under Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana- Remunerative Approaches for Agriculture and Allied sector Rejuvenation (RKVY-RAFTAAR).

The programme will be promoting students’ driven innovations & startups and to engage the students in innovation and start up activities to encourage the potential creativity of students in problem solving and entrepreneurial mind-set, and connecting with different stakeholders at regional, national and international level.


Promotion to students’ driven innovation

Grant-in-aid upto INR 4,00,000*

1 Month incubation training & business mentoring

Pilot Opportunity

Our Focus Area



Supply Chain & Agriculture Logistics

Post-Harvest, Food Technology & Value addition

Waste to Wealth & Green Energy

Allied Sectors


Agricultural Inputs & Biotechnology

Natural Resource Management

Agriculture Extension & Education


  • Registrations Open

  • Application Deadline

  • Application Round Result Announcement

  • Cohort Announcement

  • 1 Month Online Mentoring Program Starts

How It Works

Phase 1

1-Month Incubation Program

What Happens: Once selected, our startups & innovators receive transformational support. The selected individuals & groups participate in mentoring & coaching with our technical experts, business & thought leaders. They also get access to our powerful network of startups & founders. This is one of the strongest networks of change makers who are transforming agriculture & allied sectors.

The Result: The participants’ prototype is passed through multiple technical validations, business assessments, IP and other checks to create a feasible, viable, and scalable product ready for the market. Finally, the participants get to pitch their product to our panel of experts and the selected startups have the opportunity to get incubation with a Grant-in-Aid of up to INR 4,00,000.

Phase 2

1-Year Incubation Program

What Happens: The selected startups receive mentoring and grant-in-aid of up to INR 4,00,000 to work upon their prototype. They are mentored to run & sustain their business, grow their market linkages & connections, and develop a plan for scaling up. The start-ups also get field trials and pilot opportunities along side.

The Result: In the program, our startups develop a better product & business acumen, their professional network grows in quantity as well as quality, and they have more options of raising money.

Apply for Student Orientation Programme