Institution’s Innovation Council

Innovation in educational institutions encourages teachers and students to explore, research, and use all the tools to uncover something new. 
The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government  of India has established MHRD’s Innovation Cell (MIC) at AICTE with a purpose to systematically foster the culture of innovation in all Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). In the year 2018, the Ministry of Education (MoE) through MoE’s Innovation Cell (MIC) launched the Institution’s Innovation Council (IIC) program in collaboration with AICTE for Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs) to systematically foster the culture of innovation and start-up ecosystem in education institutions. Primarily, IIC’s role is to engage large number of faculty, students and staff in various innovation and entrepreneurship related activities such as ideation, Problem solving, Proof of Concept development, Design Thinking, IPR, project handling and management at Pre-incubation/Incubation stage, etc., so that innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem gets established and stabilized in 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.
Bundelkhand University, Jhansi established it’s IIC on 19th August 2021 to promote innovation among its students by encouraging, inspiring, and nurturing them through periodic activities. (IIC ID: IC 20215905)
Vision
  • To encourage, inspire and nurture young students, to develop and entrepreneurship ecosystem in the University amongst Students and Faculties alike, providing support to work with new ideas and transform them into prototypes
Mission
  • To create a conducive entrepreneurship culture and encourage innovation by providing mentoring support.
Objectives
  • Students/Faculty associated with IIC will have exclusive opportunity to participate in various Innovation related initiatives and competitions organized from institution level to international level.
  • Win prizes/Certificates for various events
  • Meet/Interact with renowned Business Leaders and top-notch academicians.
  • Opportunity to nurture and prototype new ideas.
  • Mentoring by industry Professionals.
  • Experiment with new technologies.
  • Visit new places and see new culture.
 
Major Focus of IIC
  • To create a vibrant local innovation ecosystem
  • Start-up/ entrepreneurship supporting Mechanism in HEIs
  • Establish Functional Ecosystem for Scouting Ideas and Pre- incubation of Ideas
  • Develop better Cognitive Ability amongst Technology Students
 
Functions of IIC
  • 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.

Benefits
  • 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 MoE
  • 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.
MY COUNCIL

1

Dr. Aparna Raj

President

2

Dr. M.M.Singh

Convener

3

Dr. Saurabh Shrivastava

Innovation Activity Coordinator

4

Er  Awadhesh Gaur

Start-up Activity Coordinator

5

Dr.Mahendra Singh

Member

6

Dr.Ritu Singh

IPR Activity Coordinator

7

Dr.Era Tiwari

Social Media Coordinator

8

Dr. Yashodhara Sharma

NIRF Coordinator

9

Dr. Sandeep Agarwal

ARIIA Coordinator

10

Dr.D.K.Bhatt

Member

11

Dr. Munna Tiwari

Member

12

Mr. Pranav Bhargava

Member

13

Ms. Anjali Jha

Member

14

Er. Rahul Shukla

Internship Coordinator

15

Er. Anurag Kumar

Member

16

Dr. Shilpa Mishra

Member

17

Dr.Vinit Dhaka

Member

18

Mr. Harpal Singh

Member

19

Er. Priyanka Pandey

Member

20

Dr. Neha Mishra

Member

21

Dr. Kavya Dubey

Member

22

Medha Jaiswal

Member

23

Mr. Dheeraj Khullar

External Expert from Nearby Industry/Industry Association/Ecosystem Enablers

24

Mr. Tejinder Singh

External FI/Bank/Investor/Angel Investor/ Venture Capitalist

25

Prof Shahnaz Ayub

External Expert Incubation Centre

26

Rajeshwari Hariharan

External Patent Expert

27

 

Various Student Representatives

 
Activities of IIC
The activities of IIC are of three major types as follows:
  1. IIC Calendar Activities: MoE’s Innovation Cell (MIC) prescribes an annual activity calendar for IICs. In each quarter a minimum 3 activities out of scheduled activities are to be completed by an IIC to receive full score.
  2. MIC Driven Activities: MIC schedules various activities from time to time on its own or in collaboration with partner organization and government departments. All MIC Driven Activities are mandatory.  
  3. Self-Driven Activities: IICs are encouraged to plan their own activities apart from IIC calendar for promoting entrepreneurship and innovation in their campuses.
Activities Carried Out Between September 2021 and December 2021

SN

Activity

Date

1

Atma Nirbhar Bharat – Panel Discussion on Vocal for Local

2 September 2021

2

My Story : Motivational Session by successful innovators

9 September 2021

3

Online Streaming – Intellectual Property (IP) Management – At Early Stage of Innovation and Start up

6 September 2021

4

Interactive Session/Mentoring Session with successful Start Up

Founders (Entrepreneurs in Campus)

7 September 2021

5

Online Video Streaming – Legal and Ethical Steps – Productive Entrepreneurship and Startup

6 September 2021

6

Workshop on Prototype/Process Design and Development –Prototyping

3 September 2021

7

Mentorship Session for Innovators (or) Student Entrepreneurs through experts and (or) Innovation Ambassadors/Innovation Agent (“Why Entrepreneurship”- Entrepreneurship as career opportunity)

10 September 2021

8

Field/Exposure Visit to Incubation Unit/Patent Facilitation Center – (in

Collaboration with STRIDE Project of UGC)

27 August 2021

      9

Workshop on Entrepreneurship and Innovation as Career Opportunity

29 Nov, 2021

      10

My Story – Motivational session by Successful Innovators

26 Nov, 2021

      11

My Story – Motivational Session by Successful Entrepreneurs/StartUp Founder

25 Nov, 2021

      12

Session on Problem solving and Ideation Workshop

29 Nov, 2021

      13

Exposure and field visit for problem identification

27 Nov, 2021

      14

Exposure and field visit for problem identification

27 Nov, 2021

      15

Webinar on World Tourism Day, ‘ The need of innovative approach to revive tourism for inclusive growth’

26 Sep 2021

16

National Education Day

23 Nov, 2021

17

India Start Up Day

29 Nov, 2021

18

National Innovation Day

29 Nov, 2021

19

National Pollution Control Day

December 2, 2021

20

National Energy Conservation day

December 14, 2021

21

Idea Competition

December 14, 2021

22

A Guidance Programme on Career Opportunities after B.Tech

December 16, 2021

 
Output of the activities
The various activities of the IIC have already, in this short duration, inculcated a spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation. Students participation in all activities have been increasing and we hope that more and more students and faculty will participate in IIC activities and we are able to generate ideas, innovations and start ups from amongst the students and faculty members.
 
 
 
IIC’s Social Media Pages

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7NleHjsMANX6PJVUr0tF1w

 

https://www.instagram.com/innovationcouncil4bu/

 

https://www.facebook.com/Institution-Innovation-Council-105798771837590

https://twitter.com/InnovationCoun4