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Posted: March 16, 2011 by Gaurav Prakash in ADD on GYAN

ADD-on-GYAN Educational Services (AOGES, in short), is Manipal University’s first ‘Student Start-Up Company’. The company began its operations on 24th December, 2010 with an objective to setupInnovative ICT Labs in Schools, to encourage practice-based learning. The company is being incubatedat Manipal University Technology Business Incubator (MUTBI), Innovation Centre, MIT. The idea hasbeen developed by four highly motivated individuals, Priyadeep Sinha, Abhash Kumar, Reetika Anandand Mikhil Mahore, of 2007-11 batch of MIT
AOGES, as an idea, was developed in September, 2010. It participated in The Venture at Techtatva 2010and secured the 1st Position, along with INR 60,000 as the Prize Money. Next, the idea was presented atProvenance, the Intra-Manipal University Business Plan Competition, where it finished at the 5th Place,winning an opportunity to incubate at MUTBI. AOGES was the first to grab this opportunity, ahead of the7 other teams, who were also given the same opportunity. Apart from this, AOGES finished among thetop 10 ideas from all over the world, at’s BIG BANG CHALLENGE 2nd edition, Spain andrecently it finished 3rd at IDEAS B-Plan Competition at IIT Kanpur where they won INR 75,000 as cashprize and a lot of accolade from the Judging Panel comprising of Venture Capitalists. Currently, AOGESis one of the 36 semi-finalists at NEXT BIG IDEA (India’s Largest Business Plan Competition) organizedby DST, Intel and IIM Bangalore.
AOGES is currently setting up its first Lab (known as Gyan Labs) at Madhava Kripa School, Manipalwhich would cater to students from Grade 6 – Grade 12 through 30 innovative practical project kits. Inthe initial stage, projects would mostly cater to the Science topics but phase II of development would bededicated to other subjects as well. Team AOGES has, till date, generated 90 of the 150 ideas that areto be setup at Madhava Kripa School and is currently developing the kits for the first set of ideas for theschool.
AOGES has a 30 member working team, with Priyadeep Sinha and Abhash Kumar as the Directors andProprietors, and a support team of six final Year, seven 3rd Year, ten 2nd Year and five 1st Year Studentsof MIT, Manipal. MUTBI is extending all possible guidance to the team through its Secretary, In-Charge,Dr. Manohara Pai M. M. The team also has expert guidance and mentorship from Dr. Kusum (Principal& Academic Coordinator, Madhava Kripa School), Mr. M. Chandrasekaran (Board Member, ManipalGroup), Mrs Vidya Kini (CA & Director, Vidya Kini & Co.), Mr. Pulak Kumar Sinha (Deputy GeneralManager, State Bank of India) and Mr. Dilip Kumar Mishra (Officer, Central Bank of India).