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Wadhwani Center of Excellence

Wf-Nen Center Of Excellence


To catalyses and develop the inherent quest for innovation and entrepreneurship.


To encourage students to come up with innovative ideas and channelize their efforts with required support to establish new sustainable business ventures.


  • Creating awareness about Entrepreneurship within and outside the campus.
  • Creating an environment for innovation.
  • Procuring support for commercialization of R&D output.
  • Motivating students to become job providers.

Salient Features

  • Mentoring, guidance and networking to the prospective entrepreneurs.
  • Assistance in filing patents.
  • Help in writing project proposals and project reports.
  • Guide prospective entrepreneurs in obtaining project approvals, loans and facilities from various funding agencies.
  • Arrange visits to small scale industries and large scale industries for the exposure.


In the Year 2015, Wadhwani Centre of Excellence for Innovation has been set up at the University in partnership with National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN) and Wadhwani Foundation to promote entrepreneurship and innovations among students of several dozen management and engineering schools located in various parts of Rajasthan.

The MoU was signed by Mr. Shashi Shimala, Executive VP, NEN Wadhwani Foundation, and Er. Gaurav Bagaria, Director, VGU in gracious presence of Shri Atma Ram Ji, Chairman, ARG and Mr. Ajay Data, MD, Data Infosys Ltd and many more.

CoE at VGU is helping in bringing the much needed ecosystem of Mentors, Angel Investors, Venture Capitalists and Support Services needed by budding entrepreneurs to test ideas, tweak business plans and to move pilot projects into scalable businesses.

The Wadhwani Center of Excellence at the University is aiming to accelerate the creation of entrepreneurs from a large pool of budding entrepreneurs from engineering and business schools as well as small and growing businesses all over North India. Through partnership with NEN and Wadhwani Foundation, the existing Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University gets closer to its ambition of creating and implementing entrepreneurship capacity building programs for students, alumni and early stage start-ups.

The Centre aims to empower job seekers with ideas, passion and entrepreneurial skills with knowledge and experience of its network to become job creators as they sow the seeds of successful businesses. The CoE is serving as a link between industry, successful entrepreneurs and the mentees which is the main focus of this collaboration.

The following are on the advisory board of Wadhwani Centre of Excellence:

Sl. No.

Name of the member


1 Er. Gaurav Bagaria Director, VGU
2 Prof.( Dr.) M. Raisinghani Vice Chairperson, VGU
3 Prof. Arya Kumar Chief, ED & IPR Unit, BITS, Pilani
4 R. Sriram Founder, Next Retail
5 Mr. Ramesh Loganathan VP - Products, Progress Software
6 Mr. Amit Singh Founder, WoW Labz
7 Prof. Rajeev Roy Serial Entrepreneur
8 Prof. Arya Kumar Director, LBSIM
9 Prof. Rakesh Basant Head, CIIE, IIM-A
10 Dr. Sheenu Jain Associate Professor, Jaipuria, Jaipur
11 Mr. Rohith Veerajappa Co-Founder, WoW Labz
12 Dr. Praveen Choudhary Registrar, VGU
13 Ms. Manisha Choudhary Asst. Professor, VGU
14 Ms. Radhika Meenakshi Shankar NEN Educator
15 Prof. Kaustubh Dhargalkar Head - InnoWe at Welingkar Institute, Mumbai
16 Prof. Anupam Singh LNMIIT, Jaipur
17 Prof. M.L. Bhargava Advisor, SKIT
18 Prof. Mithleshwar Jha IIM-B
19 Mr. Onkar Bagaria Innovation Manager
20 Dr. Latika Dhuria Head, DECOLLER
21 Nominee of IIM - Udaipur
22 Nominee of CII
23 Nominee of NEN