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 while they are in formative years.

MIC has envisioned 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 these campuses.

Major Focus of IIC
  • • To create a vibrant local innovation ecosystem
  • • Start-up/ entrepreneurship supporting Mechanism in HEIs
  • • Prepare institute for Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements Framework (ARRIA)
  • • Establish Function Ecosystem for Scouting Ideas and Pre-incubation of Ideas
  • • Develop better Cognitive Ability amongst Technology Students
Promote innovation in the Institution through multitudinous modes leading to an innovation promotion eco-system in the campus
  • • To conduct various innovation and entrepreneurship-related activities prescribed by Central MIC in time bounded 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.
  • • 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.
S.No Activity date Activities
1 11th November 2018 Launch of Institution’s Innovation Council by Hon’ble Minister Shri. Prakash Javadekar, Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India Presentation by students on 15 grassroots Innovators
2 12th – 30th November 2018 Half day workshop on Cognitive Skills, Design Thinking and Critical thinking using local resource persons.
3 1st – 15th December 2018 Half day workshop on IPR for Students and Faculty Members
4 15th – 31st December 2018 Exams – No Major Activities
5 8th January 2019 India First Leadership Talk (Webinar Organized by MHRD’s Innovation Cell)
6 15th January -30th January 2019 Idea Competition Field trips to nearby Incubation centre (TBIs, IEDC, MSME – Business Incubator centre etc.)
7 1st – 27th February 2019 Design Competition Proof of Concept development (for shortlisted ideas from Idea Competition) Smart India Hackathon 2019 – Software Edition
8 28th February 2019 Exhibition / Presentation of Proof of Concept and Innovative Ideas (Science Day)
9 1st -30th March 2019 Workshop on “Business plan Development” India First Leadership Talk (Webinar Organized by MHRD’s Innovation Cell) Smart India Hackathon 2019 – Hardware
10 01st -15th April 2019 Boot Camp for Entrepreneurship Development.
11 15th April – 31st May 2019 Exams – No Major Activities
12 01st – 29th June 2019 Innovation Competition Theme – i. Health Care ii. Agriculture & Rural Development 3 Short Team Project (One Month) 3 Long Term Project ( 2-6 Months) Activities: Visit Local Hospital / Village and Observe for two days Identify problem statement in Hospital / Village Create POC Implementation Minimum 3 students per Team
13 01st – 31st July 2019   Innovation Competition Theme – i. Energy ii. Environment 3 Short Team Project (One Month) 3 Long Term Project ( 2-6 Months) Activities: Visit Local field and Observe for two days Identify problem statement Create POC Implementation Minimum 3 students per Team
14 01st – 31st August 2019 Technical Expos (Health Care, Agriculture, Energy and Environment)
15 02nd – 14th September 2019 Business Plan Competitions
16 14th – 30th September 2019 Hackathons  
17 15th October 2019 (Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Birth Anniversary) Exhibitions of all Success stories of all IICs in New Delhi  
18 11th November 2019 Selected Best Projects will be Funded
Experts Designation Names
Senior Faculty Member of the Institution President Dr. Mallikarjun S Aradhya  
Faculty Member Convener Dr.  B S Harish  
Faculty Member Member Dr. P Nanjundaswamy  
IICs Coordinator (Student) Coordinator Mr. Murugendra Bandrad  
Representative from nearby incubation Centre Member Mr. Krishna Kardle  
Representatives of SIDBI / NABARD / Lead Bank / Investor Member Mr. G  P Sathish  
Technical Experts from nearby Industry Member Dr. R Mukhopadhyay  
Alumni Entrepreneurs  from the Host Institutions Member Mr. Adarsh Ramesh  
Patent Expert Special Invitee Prof. Bheemesh  
Students from the host Institution Member Dept. of CSE 1.    Ms.Anagha P 2.    Ms.Samanvitha S  
Dept. of E & I 3.    Mr.Pratheek 4.    Ms.Sahana
Dept. of CSE 5.    Mr.Deshik Patel 6.    Mr. Harsh Patel
Dept. of E&CE 7.    Mr.Abhiram G 8.    Mr.Adarsh
Dept. of E & I 9.    Mr.Nachiketh 10.  Mr.Srinidhi
Dept. of Env. Engg., 11.  Mr.Chinmay K B
Dept. of E & I 12.  Mr.Sriranga 13.  Ms.AnushreeHegde
Dept. of Env. Engg., 14.  Ms. Tulasi V H 15.  Ms. RashiMod

Ideathon 2019 Glimpses

IIC Certificate