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Institution’s Innovation Council (IIC)

Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Govt. of India has established MHRD’s Innovation Cell (MIC) to systematically promote the culture of Innovation amongst all Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) from ideas generation to pre-incubation, incubation and graduating from the incubator as successful start-ups.

The primary consent of MIC is to encourage, inspire and nurture young students by supporting them to work with new ideas while they are in formative years.

MIC will actively engage various central and state agencies to ensure that a dedicated budget is allocated for innovation related activities.

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

Functions of IIC

  • To conduct various innovation and entrepreneurship-related activities prescribed by Central MIC in time bound fashion.
  • Opportunity to nurture and prototype new ideas.
  • Mentoring by industry Professionals.
  • 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.