Monthly Archives: December 2015

T-Hub becomes a case study for other states

Hyderabad :

Having roped in 130 companies and 40 top mentors from the Tech world, T-hub now has students in state governments from Karnataka, Delhi, Uttarakhand, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, Orissa and Assam.

These state governments have visited Hyderabad over the last one month to study the largest start up ecosystem of the country, aiming at catching up on the innovation scene and has asked the IT department to help replicate the model. Apart from the ecosystem, even the green building have been studied by these states. Representatives from four more states will visit the hub soon, officials said.

Despite a beeline of states wanting to replicate the largest incubator, T-hub is expected to remain on the top of the incubation scene, as it will reap the benefit of beginning early in the race, as per insiders. “Apart from states, Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) from Bhubaneshwar, Delhi and Bangalore have visited the incubator to study the set-up,” said K Srinivas, CEO T-hub.

The T-hub, meanwhile, is signing up more accelerators in the near future. Under the launch pad, seeding funding, mentorship, incubation space, industry hand-holding, partners and investors have been brought under one platform for better access for start-ups.

A previous T-hub concept was planned by Kerala few years back, but it did not translate into success due to lack of good mentors. The project did not take off, despite being the first state to recognize the power of innovations and start-ups in case of Kerala.

“There is so much of hunger in the innovation community for this kind of an initiative that within five days of launching T-hub, the entire 70,000 sft space was full. Start-ups and innovations are going to be the biggest growth drivers in future and the national government is now waking up to the power of start-ups. Having started early and having created T-hub as the largest and organized ecosystem, we are bound to remain on the top,” said Jayesh Ranjan, Secretary IT, Telangana.

source: / The Times of India / News Home> City> Hyderabad / TNN / December 30th, 2015

KITS Warangal students bag award

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) award for the best student-project of the 2014-15 batch was given to KITS Warangal students – V. Sri Raga Madhuri, V. Shiva Prasad, K. Srikanth Reddy and T. Pratheek Reddy –for their project titled ‘Design and Development of Vertical Rotary Parking System’.

V. Rajanna, TCS vice-president and regional head, gave away the award to students. The project was done by students from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kakatiya Institute of Technology & Science, Warangal. The award comprises a gold medal, a certificate and a cash price of Rs. 20,000.

TCS Best Student-Project Award is presented to one project each nominated by colleges with which the TCS has signed an MoU. The award aims at promoting creativity and socially useful projects. Management members and secretary Capt. V. Lakshmikantha Rao congratulated the winners.

source: / The Hindu / Home> National> Telangana / by Special Correspondent / Warangal – December 30th, 2015

Nostalgic Reunion for Kakatiya Alumni

An alumnus of Kakatiya Institute of Technology & Science Warangal speaking during the ‘Alumni Meet and Silver Jubilee Batch Reunion’ in Warangal on Saturday | EXPRESS PHOTO
An alumnus of Kakatiya Institute of Technology & Science Warangal speaking during the ‘Alumni Meet and Silver Jubilee Batch Reunion’ in Warangal on Saturday | EXPRESS PHOTO

Warangal :

Alumni association of Kakatiya Institute of Technology & Science, Warangal, organised an Alumni Meet and Silver Jubilee Batch (1986-90) Reunion’ here on Saturday on the varsity campus.

KITSWAA president J Bheem Rao inaugurated the programme. KITSW director Y Manohar launched the website for connecting with alumni. Bheem Rao, who is the chief consultant at Cruithi Consultants, was the chief guest at the event.

Speaking on the occasion, Bheem Rao said that around 35,000 KITSW students have settled as engineers and industrialists in India and abroad.

Ex-president of the Alumni Association Emmadi Raja Rathnam said that the alumni would meet every year on Sunday falling the nearest to Christmas.

“Around 10 per cent of the KITSW alumni have established and running their own industries successfully. We proudly say that the 25 to 30 per cent of the alumni have been working as CEOs, Vice presidents, managers etc,” he said.

KITSWAA founder president and industrialist A Dayananda Reddy reminisced his college days and said, “We have an emotional attachment with our teachers. Due to the foundation imparted by them we have achieved these positions. The young budding engineers are ready to take on the world.”

Along with the alumni, faculty in-charges, heads of the department, deans, faculty and students of the college also participated.

source: / The New Indian Express / Home> States> Telangana / by Express News Service / December 27th, 2015