Institution’s Innovation Council Introduction

Institution’s Innovation Council Introduction

Ministry of Education (MoE), Govt. of India has established ‘MoE’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.

As per the guidelines of Ministry of Education, SURANA COLLEGE had established Institutions Innovation Council (IIC) in the year 2023 with a vision of nurturing the culture of Innovation and Entrepreneurship among the students and faculty.

Major focus of IIC

To create a vibrant local innovation ecosystem. Start-up supporting Mechanism in HEIs. Prepare institute for Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements Framework. Establish Function Ecosystem for Scouting Ideas and Pre-incubation of Ideas. Develop better Cognitive Ability for Technology Students.

Functions of IICs

To conduct various innovation and entrepreneurship-related activities prescribed  by Central MIC in time bound 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.


  • 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.
  • Mentoring by Industry Professionals.
  • Visit new places and learn a new culture.

Activities of IIC

The activities of IIC are of three major types as follows:

    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Self-Driven Activities: IICs are encouraged to plan their own activities apart from IIC calendar for promoting entrepreneurship and innovation in their campuses.
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