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Institution's Innovation Council (IIC)
Updated on 25 May, 2024


IGNOU Institution’s Innovation Council (IIC)
The University established the Institution’s Innovation Cell (IIC) to systematically foster the culture of innovation within the institution on the recommendations of the Ministry of Education. The primary mandate of IIC is to encourage, inspire and nurture young students by supporting them to work on new ideas.
 
The Ministry of Education (MoE, erstwhile MHRD) has established the MHRD’s Innovation Cell (MIC) to systematically foster the culture of innovation within all Higher Education Institutes. The primary mandate of MIC is to encourage, inspire and nurture young students by supporting them to work on new ideas. The MIC has envisioned the creation of the Institution’s Innovation Council (IIC) across select Higher Education Institutes. A network of the IICs will be established to systematically promote innovation in the institutions. In view of the above, the IIC at IGNOU was established on October 15, 2018 and after that it is being reconstituted every year. IIC council has representation from faculty, students, alumni and external experts.
 
Objective
▪   To build and streamline innovation and start-up ecosystem at the institutional level.
 
Major Activities
1.      To conduct various innovation and entrepreneurship-related activities prescribed by MIC in time bound fashion.
2.      Identify and reward innovations and share success stories.
3.      Organize periodic Workshops/Seminars/Interactions with Entrepreneurs, Investors, Professionals and create a mentor pool for Student Innovators.
4.      Organize Hackathons, Idea Competition, Mini-Challenges, etc. with the involvement of industries.
 
Benefits
Students/Faculty associated with IIC will get exclusive opportunity to participate in various Innovation related initiatives and competitions organized by MOE.
 
1.      Opportunity to nurture and prototype new ideas.
2.      Mentoring by Industry Professionals.
 
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[Updated on 29-Feb-2024]