Institution’s Innovation Council – BVCoE, New Delhi

About IIC

Ministry of Education has established Innovation Cell (MIC) to nurture novelty at Higher Educational Institutes. In the year 2018, MIC launched the Institution’s Innovation Council (IIC) program in association with AICTE for Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs) to stimulate innovation. Each of the participating institutes were tasked to set up IIC and carry out the recommended activities.

The main directive of the MIC is to embolden, motivate and foster young students by supporting them to work with original notions and transform them into prototypes while they are in their formative years. We are pleased to declare that IIC-BVCoE was established in 2018.

Aim

  • Involve teachers and scholars in various innovation and entrepreneurship linked undertakings such as Ideation, Problem Solving, Proof of Concept Development, Design Thinking, IPR, Project Handling and Management.
  • Organize regular workshops or seminars or collaborations with entrepreneurs, investors, specialists to generate a mentor pool for students interested in innovations.
  • Identify and reward innovations and share success stories.
  • Network with peers and national entrepreneurship development organizations.
  • Create an Institution’s Innovation portal to highlight pioneering projects carried out by institution’s faculty and students.

Major emphasis of IIC

  • To build an effervescent home-grown innovation ecosystem.
  • Start-up supporting mechanism in HEIs.
  • Prepare institute for Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements Framework.
  • Establish practical ecosystem for seeking ideas.
  • Cultivate superior perceptive aptitude for scholars.

For more information of IIC and current calendar activities, visit https://iic.mic.gov.in/

Council Members

The council comprises of faculty from various departments. IIC at BVCoE consists of the following members:

Initiatives at IIC-BVCoE

The Smart India Hackathon is a nationwide initiative to provide students with a platform to solve some of the pressing problems we face in our daily lives, and thus inculcate a culture of product innovation and a mindset of problem-solving. The first four editions SIH2017, SIH2018, SIH2019, SIH2020 and SIH2022 proved to be extremely successful in promoting innovation out-of-the-box thinking in young minds, especially engineering students from across India.

 

 

The participation data of BVCoE IIC scholars is mentioned in the table below:

S. No. Year Registered Count Finalist Count Winner Count
1 2019 100 19 6
2 2022 100 8 0
3 2023 65 4 0

 

The winning team details are as follows:

 

With a vision to ‘Cultivate one Million children in India as Neoteric Innovators’, Atal Innovation Mission is establishing Atal Tinkering Laboratories (ATLs) in schools across India. The objective of this scheme is to foster curiosity, creativity, and imagination in young minds; and inculcate skills such as design mindset, computational thinking, adaptive learning, physical computing etc.

An Atal Tinkering Lab provides activity based learning in the identified schools across the country where young minds can give shape to their ideas for societal problems.

For providing technical assistance to ATL, IIC BVCoE, New Delhi has collaborated with the following school:

School Code School Name School Address
523933 GOVT SARVODAYA BAL VIDYALAYA NIHAL VIHAR GOVT SARVODAYA BAL VIDYALAYA NIHAL VIHAR, NANGLOI , WEST DELHI,  DELHI-41
DELHI

YUKTI 2.0 is an initiative of MoE’s innovation cell and All India Council for Technical Education. It is focused on creating a national database of technologies and innovations along with their commercialization potential and also the startups from our academic institutes. Under this initiative, students, faculty members, startups and other stakeholders of higher education institutions can register on the YUKTI Portal and share their innovations and technologies

This initiative is in line with the Government’s Atmanirbhar Bharat Campaign, as it will help in fostering the culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in the Indian academic institutions.

In 2024, the total individuals from BVCoE, New Delhi registered in YUKTI is 17. The details of the ideas submitted are as follows:

S. No. ID Title TRL
1 IR2024-898346 SkillSphere 2
2 IR2024-897584 Prakruti Detection using a chatbot 1
3 IR2024-895938 PharmUpaay 2
4 IR2024-895928 Development Of A Digital Platform For Multi-Modal Visibility Of Coal Transportation 1
5 IR2024-895921 ZapX 2
6 IR2024-895913 Mukti 1
7 IR2024-898378 Low Cost Arduino Drone For Industrial Use 6
8 IR2024-897553 Pantograph Charging: A Game-Changer for Electric Mobility 4

IIC Regional Meet serves as a networking platform for educational institutions to network, showcase their innovation achievements, share their best practices, exchange knowledge, and transfer ideas towards better innovation and start-up ecosystem development in HEIs.

IICs at institutes are envisioned an instrumental role to drive innovation and startup ecosystem at campus while connecting with ecosystem enablers at regional and national level. For this, the role of faculty being a member of IIC is very important to play as a mentor or guide young minds in their pursuit of Innovation and entrepreneurship and equally crucial for mentors to have the adequate mentoring skills. Considering the fact that Indian HEIs are lacking in innovation and start-up mentor capacity to guide students on IPR, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Institutions Innovation council of MoE’s Innovation Cell aims to build mentorship capacity of IIC members through a series of training programs and designate the trained IIC members as “IIC – Innovation Ambassador”.

The beneficiaries of these training programs will join the network as “IIC-Innovation Ambassador” and perform the role of mentor in their respective IICs, will provide support to other IICs as resource person in organising various programs related to innovation and startup and spread the message of innovation & start-up among the students and faculties. Further, there will be some incentive opportunities for Innovation ambassadors for the services offered during post training period and to connect directly with MoE’s Innovation cell and also reward points for IICs to take part in this process.

Currently, 9 faculty members of BVCoE are undergoing certification in the innovation ambassador program.