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’s

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 (ARIIA).

Establish Function Ecosystem for Scouting Ideas and Pre-incubation of Ideas.

Develop better Cognitive Ability amongst Technology Students.

Functions of IIC’s

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 of joining IIC’s Network

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.

Establishment Certificate:
IIC Cell Members:
Sl.No Name of Member Key Role
1 Dr. Bimal Sarangi(Principal) HOI
2 Suren Kumar Sahu President, NIRF Coordinator
3 Damburudhar Das Vice President, Social Media Coordinator
4 Tarini Prasad Satapathy ARIIA Coordinator
5 Dr.P.N.Das Convenor
6 Durga Prasad Mohanty Startup Activity Coordinator
7 Pradumna Mallick Innovation Activity Coordinator
8 Sheetal Behura Member
Sl.No Description Event Date
1 Orientation Session on National Innovation and Startup Policy (NISP) 31.12.2020
2 Orientation Session on National Education Policy 05.09.2020
3 IIC Council formation or upgradation (of existing council) at Institute level 04.09.2020
4 Panel Discussion on Atmanirbhar Bharat- Vocal for Local, Make In India for the world 26.09.2020
5 Workshop on Design Thinking, Critical thinking and Innovation Desig 10.10.2020
6 Session on Problem Solving and Ideation Workshop 27.09.2021-28.09.2021
7 Idea/ PoC pitching & validation and Institute level PoC competition. Submission of Idea/PoC on IIC Portal 07.01.2021-13.01-2021
8 Session on Process of Innovation Development 11/13/2020
9 Impact Lecture on Intellectual Property and Patenting System in India 26.11.2021
10 Impact Lecture on Entrepreneurships Innovation and startup 27.11.2021
11 Workshop on Entrepreneurship Skill, Attitude and Behavior Development 16.02.2022
12 Celebration of Energy conservation day-2021 14.12.2021
13 My Story - Motivational Session by Successful Entrepreneur/Start-up founder 14.02.2022
14 Workshop on “Entrepreneurship and Innovation as Career Opportunity 11.02.2022
15 Orientation Session on IIC4.0 & Features 24.02.2022
16 Industrial Visit to Shree Cement Ltd., Odisha 03.03.2022
17 Celebration of National Science Day-2022 28.02.2022