About Us

Anand Agricultural University has established an Incubation Centre on Food Processing in the campus. The Agri. & Food Business Incubator, AAU has eight different pilot plants fully equipped with latest agro and food processing machinery along with a State-of-Art NABL accredited Food quality Testing Laboratory. The Agri. & Food Business Incubator, AAU has been inaugurated by the Honourable Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi on September, 30, 2018. The university has all the required expertise through a pool of scientists in all the sub sectors of agriculture and agri & food business.


The Agri. & Food Business Incubator, AAU of the university is equipped with necessary technical items required for operating the incubation centre. The main strength being the availability of modern pilot plants. The Incubation Centre has already obtained FSSAI licence for manufacturing, retailing and relabelling of different food products.

The physical infrastructure in the form of seminar rooms, class rooms, auditorium, hostels, guest house, workshop, etc with all the necessary facilities is fully functional and available with the Agri. & Food Business Incubator, AAU.

The incubator centre is being funded and caters the for various state and national projects such as RAFTAAR Agri Business Incubator (R-ABI), State Nodal Institute for Startup, Student Start-up and Innovation Program and Agri Clinic and Agri Business Clinic (ACABC) on Food Processing.

Project Incharge of the Schemes operating at the College of FPTBE

Dr. R. F. Sutar

Project In-charge

Officer on Special Duty, College of Food Processing Technology & Bio-energy, AAU, Anand

Dr. H. Pandey

Co- Project In-charge

RAFTAAR Agri Business Incubator (R-ABI)

Associate Prof & Head, Dept of FPT

Dr. A. K. Sharma

Co- Project In-charge

Agri Clinic and Agri Business Clinic (ACABC) on Food Processing

Associate Prof & Head, Dept of Food Engg.

Dr. Samit Dutta

Co- Project In-charge

State Nodal Institute for Startup

Associate Prof & Head, Dept of FBM

Dr. Anurag Nema

Co- Project In-charge

Student Start-up and Innovation Program (SSIP)

Assistant Prof , Dept of PHE

Nikunj Soni

Assistant Manager

RAFTAAR Agri Business Incubator (R-ABI)

Harsh Zalavadiya

Business Executive

RAFTAAR Agri Business Incubator (R-ABI)

Gayatri Vasava

Office Assistant

RAFTAAR Agri Business Incubator (R-ABI)

Vipul Mahida

Supporting Staff

RAFTAAR Agri Business Incubator (R-ABI)

Inaugration of AAU's Agri. & Food Business Incubator Unit, Anand Agricultural University ,Anand, Gujarat.-388110