About Entrepreneurship Development Cell (EDC)

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.

EDC is also a step in the direction of encouraging entrepreneurship among students from all fields. Experts from academia and Industry will address the students during EDP programmes, and guide them to turn their entrepreneurship ideas into reality.

Entrepreneurship Development Cell (EDC) is working since last 4 years and Institution Innovation Council (IIC) was formed on 28th May, 2021 with the following strategic intent:

Major Focus

1. To create a conducive environment in the State leveraging its strengths which lies in its natural resources and human resources particularly the tribal areas.
2. To create a conducive environment for the best utilization of domestic strengths; natural and human resources.
3. To enable the citizens of the state to be associated directly or indirectly with the startups to have a higher quality of life
4. To establish a synergized collaboration with the local population for mutual benefits from innovations created in the University.
5. To promoting gender equality by encouraging women in entrepreneurship.
6. To promote Gender Equality; Training and Encouraging women for entrepreneurship.
7. To enable the citizens of the State to be associated directly or indirectly with the startups to have a higher quality of life.

Function of IIC

1. To conduct various Innovation, IPR and entrepreneurship-related activities prescribed by MIC in time bound fashion.
2. To promote innovations, creation of IPRs and all entrepreneurship development activities advised by MIC.
3. To identify and reward innovations and share success stories.
4. To recognize and reward innovations.
5. To organize periodic workshops/ seminars/ interactions with entrepreneurs, investors, professionals and create a mentor pool for student innovators.
6. To organize FDPs, Workshops, Seminars and Conferences on relevant knowledge domains.
7. To create a pool of Mentors for training and encouraging students for research and innovations.
8. To network with peers and national entrepreneurship development organizations.
9. To collaborate with Entrepreneurship Development Organizations of national repute.
10. To create an Institution’s Innovation portal to highlight innovative projects carried out by institution’s faculty and students.
11. To maintain and update all the informations related to research, innovations and ongoing projects of the University.
12. To organize Hackathons, idea competition, mini-challenges etc. with the involvement of industries.
13. To organize activities promoting research and innovations in collaboration with the relevant industry.

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