Institution’s Innovation Council (IIC)

Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Govt. of India has established ‘MHRD’s Innovation Cell (MIC) to systematically foster the culture of Innovation amongst all Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). The primary mandate of MIC is to encourage, inspire and nurture young students by supporting them to work with new ideas and transform them into prototypes while they are informative years.

MIC has envisioned encouraging creation of ‘Institution’s Innovation Council (IICs)’ across selected HEIs. A network of these IICs will be established to promote innovation in the Institution through multitudinous modes leading to an innovation promotion eco-system in the campuses.

Major Focus of IIC

  • To create a vibrant local innovation ecosystem.
  • Start-up supporting Mechanism in HEIs.
  • Prepare institute for Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements Framework.
  • Establish Function Ecosystem for Scouting Ideas and Pre-incubation of Ideas.
  • Develop better Cognitive Ability for Technology Students.

Functions of IICs

  • To conduct various innovation and entrepreneurship-related activities prescribed by Central MIC in time bound fashion.
  • Identify and reward innovations and share success stories.
  • Organize periodic workshops/ seminars/ interactions with entrepreneurs, investors, professionals and create a mentor pool for student innovators.
  • Network with peers and national entrepreneurship development organizations.
  • Create an Institution’s Innovation portal to highlight innovative projects carried out by institution’s faculty and students.
  • Organize Hackathons, idea competition, mini-challenges etc. with the involvement of industries.

IIC’s Advantages to Institute, Faculty and Students

  • No major capital investment required for establishing IIC as it will make use of existing local ecosystem.
  • Students/Faculty associated with IIC will get exclusive opportunity to participate in various Innovation related initiatives and competitions organized by MHRD.
  • Win exciting Prizes/Certificates every month.
  • Meet/Interact with renowned Business Leaders and top-notch academicians.
  • Opportunity to nurture and prototype new ideas.
  • Mentoring by Industry Professionals.
  • Experimentation with new/latest technologies.
  • Visit new places and learn a new culture.

IIC Calendar 2020-2021

Activity Type/Quarter Date Activity
IIC Activity- Q1 29th October,2020 Workshop on “Entrepreneurship and Innovation as Career Opportunity”
6th November, 2020 My Story – Motivational Session by Successful Entrepreneur/Start-up founder.
11th November, 2020 My Story – Motivational Session by Successful Innovators
SELF Driven Activity-Q1 2nd November, 2020 Clash of Mind- Debate competition on IPR( Intellectual Property Must be Protected), Innovation (Does Indian Culture Bring Innovation) and Start-up( Is Indian Atmosphere Conducive for Start-up or not)
2nd November, 2020 Spell BEE Wizard
10th November,2020 IT Quiz on Innovation and IPR
IIC Activity- Q2 20th November,2020 Session on identifying Intellectual Property component at the early stage of Innovation
20th November,2020 INNOVIZ- where innovation starts with you
3rd December,2020 Session on Process of Innovation Development
14th December,2020 Workshop on Entrepreneurship Development Phases
SELF Driven Activity-Q2 27th November,2020 Workshop on Innovation in digital marketing
18th December,2020 Motivational Talk by Successful Entrepreneurs
18th December,2020 Advert to Innovate : Give wings to your imagination
18th December,2020 Workshop on Python
IIC Activity- Q3 5th February, 2021 Session on “How to plan for Start-up and legal & Ethical Steps”.
13th February, 2021 Workshop on Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) and IP management for start up.
25th February, 2021 Interactive Session/Mentoring Session with “Successful Start-up founders” (Entrepreneurs in Campus).
01st May, 2021 Business Plan/Prototype Competition to Invite Innovative Business Models from Students
SELF -Driven Activity Q3 12th February, 20211 Session on “Role of intellectual property Rights in Strengthening Innovations.
19th February, 20211 Expert Talk on latest Cloud Technologies
2nd March,2021 Session on Entrepreneurship
MIC- Quarter 3 11th to 19th Jan 2021 Toycathon 2021
23-Apr-21 Talk on “From your Ph.D./ Masters Thesis to a start-up
26-Apr-21 Session on “ Why IP is important in academia? “
IIC Activity/Quarter 4 3/16/2021 IIC Council Meeting- Review of Q3 progress and Planning of Q4
19th April, 2021 Session on Accelerators/Incubation – Opportunities for Students & Faculties – Early Stage Entrepreneurs
5th May, 2021 Session on Building an Innovation/ product fit for market
17th April, 2021 Session on Prototype Validation – Converting Prototype into a Start-up
SELF -Driven Activity Q4
20th March,2021 Webinar on Innovation in web development technology
1st April, 2021 Online Webinar on Implementation of National Education Policy (NEP)
16th April, 2021 Workshop on Android Mobile Applications
17th April,2021 Session on Indian Business Environment
5th June, 2021 Best out of waste
05 July 21- 09July 21 Faculty Development Program on “Innovative Trends in Teaching Learning Process and Research Methods in Accordance with Industry Requirements”
26th July-30th July2021 International E-Workshop on ” Insights of Qualitative and Qunatitative Research

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