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.
MoE's Innovation Cell (MIC)' - Institution's Innovation Council (IIC) has established to innovation in the institution and to encourage, inspire and nurture young students by supporting them to work with new ideas and transform them into prototypes.
IIC Council Members
|Dr. M. Jagapathi Raju||President|
|Chigurupati Ravi Swaroop||Social Media Coordinator|
|Venkata Durga Kiran V||Innovation Activity Coordinator|
|B.L.V.Siva Rama Krishna||Internship Activity Coordinator|
|Dr.M.Suresh Babu||Start up Activity Coordinator|
|Dr.N.Kameswara Rao||NIRF Coordinator|
|K D V Pavan Kumar Varma||Member|
|Md Azahar Ahmed||Member|
|G D K Prasad||Member|
|K Pavan Kumar||Member|
|Dr V Chandra Sekhar||Member|
|Dr K V Murali Krishnam Raju||Member|
|K M N V S A Sivaram||Member|
|Dr. R N V Jagan Mohan||IPR Activity Coordinator|
|Padma Balaji Sunkara||Member|
The above responsibilities are also applicable to the President, Vice-President, Convener and Social Media Coordinator apart from their main responsibilities.IIC 2021-2022 (IIC 4.0)
About IIC 4.0:
IICs is a faculty-experts-student council which takes on multiple activities to promote Innovation and Entrepreneurship round the year. IIC’s objective is to prepare the students with skills like critical thinking, Design Thinking, Innovative thought process and Entrepreneurial mindset.
IIC 4.0 is an upgraded version of IIC 1.0, 2.0 & 3.0. Many features regarding monitoring & submission of reports, assessment criteria, star scheme, type of activities etc. have been added on IIC portal. IIC 3.0 is more comprehensive and will be able to establish a strong ecosystem of innovation, IPR and entrepreneurship in HEIs.Featuers:
IIC 1.0 ( 2018-19 ) - 3 Star Rating.
IIC 2.0 ( 2019-20 ) – 4.5 Star Rating.
IIC 3.0 ( 2020-21 ) - 2 Star Rating.
IIC 4.0 ( 2021-22 ) – 3 Star Rating
Innovation could be defined as converting ideas into new or improved products, processes and services. Undoubtedly, Innovation is about taking inventions to marketplace by translating scientific knowledge into products, services and offerings for economic growth and social development. Even, Hon’ble Prime Minister of India has declared decade 2010-20 as the ‘Decade of Innovation’, to unleash the creative potential of every Indian. India has already been improving on global stage in terms of Innovation ranking from 86th place, 5 years ago, to 57th place this year.
For India to emerge as a global innovation hub, the youth of our country, especially in higher education institutions (HEIs) need to play a crucial role to create a sustainable innovation ecosystem. Hence, ideally all HEIs should have a comprehensive and functional mechanism to convert research into innovations. This ecosystem will encourage, inspire and nurture young students by exposing them to new ideas and processes resulting in innovative activities in their formative years.
Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) is an initiative of Ministry of Education (MoE), Govt. of India to systematically rank all major higher educational institutions and universities in India on indicators related to “Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development” amongst students and faculties.Major Indicators for consideration:
ARIIA ranking will certainly inspire Indian institutions to reorient their mind-set and build ecosystems to encourage high quality research, innovation and entrepreneurship. More than quantity, ARIIA will focus on quality of innovations and will try to measure the real impact created by these innovations nationally and internationally. Moreover, ARIIA will set tone and direction for institutions for future development for making them globally competitive and in forefront of innovation .