Sharad Institute of Technology College of Engineering, Ichalkaranji (SITCOE)(Kolhapur, Maharashtra) has taken a initiative through “ Sharad Startup Incubation Center”  which is ,  " well equipped  infrastructure to offer plug-and-play facility to the entrepreneurs, with common facilities for conferences, etc". Plug-n-play offices provide desk space with internet connectivity, power supply, and conference areas for meetings. In doing this, they fulfil an essential need for startups during their initial phases, when funding is scarce.

Head Startup Centre

Name: Mr. Digvijay D. Shinde

Designation: Assistant Professor, Head Startup Centre

Qualification: B.E(Mech), M.E (Heat Power) Ph.D(Pursuing)

E mail:

Contact Number: +91 9970896298


Name: Mr. Sumit G Bardiya

Designation: Assistant Professor, Head Startup Centre

Qualification: B.E(Mech), M.E (Heat Power) Ph.D(Pursuing)

E mail:

Contact Number: +91 9975727222

Department Coordinators

DepartmentCo-ordinatorContact NoEmail
MechanicalMr. S G Bardiya
Mr D D
CivilMr. B B
ElectricalMr P R
Electronics & Tele CommMr Sharan
Computer Sci & EnggMr Atul
The Objectives of Sharad Startup Centre are:
  • To inculcate a culture of innovation driven entrepreneurship.

  • To promote new technology/ knowledge/ innovation based startups.

  • To provide a platform for speedy commercialization of technology developed by new entrepreneurs.

  • To build a vibrant startup ecosystem, by establishing a network between academia, financial institutions, industries, and other institutes.

Executive Director’s Message

“What we look for is a scalable business, business idea and a credible investable team. Or an individual who is capable of building the team, As well as the advice from those who have been in business for some time is the emotional support provided by other companies working side by side. Being an entrepreneur has highs and lows, when you are having a low, it is always great to talk to people around you who know that … you are going through a low now but that all entrepreneurs go through a low and there will be a high next week. That empathy comes from people in the hub all understanding and having had the same experience in one way or another.  It is the perfect place to meet likeminded innovators. ”
The following facilities may be provided to register startup entity:
  • Furnished/Semi-furnished/Unfurnished space as per the requirement of the entity

  • Internet, electricity, and water facility

  • Laboratory and Workshop facilities

  • Library facility

  • Support for legal and financial advice by empanelled experts

  • Mentoring support by faculty members

  • Students are available as interns in the vacations period

  • Facilitation of bank loan

  • Canteen Facility

Startup Centre in Press

List of Selected Startups in Sharad Startup Centre

Sr.NoTitle of ProjectName of Team Leader/Company
1Software SolutionOS3 Infotech
2Efficient LED LightsBrighten Electronics
3Medical equipments LighteningEklavya Techno Solutions
4FEA in medical FieldIDAC
53D Printing3D Infotech
6IT Software and Website Development A View Software Solution pvt. Ltd.

Activities @ Startup Centre

  • Sharad Startup Centre organizes Startup Project Exhibition on 3rd April 2017 in Collaboration with SIT, Polytechnic
  • Sharad Startup Centre organizes seminar on “ Financial Facilities for budding Entrepreneurs” on 30th Sept., 2017 by Mr. Bhagat Sir, Regional Manager and Head, Bank of India(Treasury), Kolhapu
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