Correct Answer : Option (C) - Indian Bank
Indian Bank Inks MoU with SRM University-AP to Lend up to 50 Crores for Start-ups Andhra Pradesh, India (NewsVoir) Indian Bank has collaborated with Hatchlab Research Centre, TBI of SRM University-AP to launch 'IND Spring Board', an initiative for financing start-ups and MSMEs.
The bank will extend loans of up to Rs. 50 crore to start-ups incubated at SRM Hatchlab for their working capital requirements or purchase of machinery and equipment.
This collaboration is one of its kind in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Introducing the ventures at Hatchlab Research Centre, which will be availing of the Ind Spring Board scheme, Mr. Udayan Bakshi, Associate Director - Entrepreneurship, Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, highlighted the successful student ventures from SRM University-AP that has crossed 1Cr turnover.
SRM AP actively engage in business through the local community.
This collaboration will further strengthen the MSME sector, stated University Registrar Dr. R Premkumar, signing the MoU.
Speaking on the occasion, Sri N K Sharma GM - MSME Indian Bank expressed his delight in collaborating with SRM University-AP along with other premier institutes like IITs and IIMs across the country.
Sri C D Ramarao - Zonal Manager, Indian Bank, Guntur, described the genesis of the Ind Spring Board project and said Andhra Pradesh has a start-up-friendly ecosystem to nurture innovations.
Hatchlab Research Centre - the technology and livelihood business incubator of SRM University-AP facilitates the incubation of student startups. 10,000+ sq. ft., state-of-the-art incubator space and Seed Funding are provided to eligible student ventures.
40+ student startups, 200+ industry mentors
, and $120,000 angel investment
are peculiar to the conducive entrepreneurial environment of SRM University-AP
.Source : Business Standard