Institution Innovation Council

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 while they are in formative years.

MIC has envisioned 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 these campuses.

Major Focus of IIC

  • 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 (ARRIA)
  • Establish Function Ecosystem for Scouting Ideas and Pre-incubation of Ideas
  • Develop better Cognitive Ability amongst Technology Students

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.
  •  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.
  • Visit new places and learn a new culture.
S.No Activity date Activities
1 11th November 2018 Launch of Institution’s Innovation Council by Hon’ble Minister Shri. Prakash Javadekar, Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India Presentation by students on 15 grassroots Innovators
2 12th – 30th November 2018 Half day workshop on Cognitive Skills, Design Thinking and Critical thinking using local resource persons.
3 1st – 15th December 2018 Half day workshop on IPR for Students and Faculty Members
4 15th – 31st December 2018 Exams – No Major Activities
5 8th January 2019 India First Leadership Talk (Webinar Organized by MHRD’s Innovation Cell)
6 15th January -30th January 2019 Idea Competition Field trips to nearby Incubation centre (TBIs, IEDC, MSME – Business Incubator centre etc.)
7 1st – 27th February 2019 Design Competition Proof of Concept development (for shortlisted ideas from Idea Competition) Smart India Hackathon 2019 – Software Edition
8 28th February 2019 Exhibition / Presentation of Proof of Concept and Innovative Ideas (Science Day)
9 1st -30th March 2019 Workshop on “Business plan Development” India First Leadership Talk (Webinar Organized by MHRD’s Innovation Cell) Smart India Hackathon 2019 – Hardware
10 01st -15th April 2019 Boot Camp for Entrepreneurship Development.
11 15th April – 31st May 2019 Exams – No Major Activities
12 01st – 29th June 2019 Innovation Competition Theme – i. Health Care ii. Agriculture & Rural Development 3 Short Team Project (One Month) 3 Long Term Project ( 2-6 Months) Activities: Visit Local Hospital / Village and Observe for two days Identify problem statement in Hospital / Village Create POC Implementation Minimum 3 students per Team
13 01st – 31st July 2019 Innovation Competition Theme – i. Energy ii. Environment 3 Short Team Project (One Month) 3 Long Term Project ( 2-6 Months) Activities: Visit Local field and Observe for two days Identify problem statement Create POC Implementation Minimum 3 students per Team
14 01st – 31st August 2019 Technical Expos (Health Care, Agriculture, Energy and Environment)
15 02nd – 14th September 2019 Business Plan Competitions
16 14th – 30th September 2019 Hackathons
17 15th October 2019 (Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Birth Anniversary) Exhibitions of all Success stories of all IICs in New Delhi
18 11th November 2019 Selected Best Projects will be Funded


Name Email id Position

Dean (Research)

JSS Science &

Technology University President
2. Dr. S.Roopa

Associate Professor

Dept of PST, JSSSTU Convenor
3. Dr. N Haraprasad


Dept. of Bio

Technology, JSSSTU Innovation activity coordinator
4. Sri. Shivashankar

Chief Executive, SJCE-


Start-up Technology

Business Incubation


JSS Technical

Institutions Campus,

Mysuru Start-up activity
5. Dr. M.S. Maheshan

Assistant Professor/

Assistant Registrar (Administration), Dept of Information Science and Engg., JSSSTU Social media coordinator
6. Dr. M.Pradeep

Training & Placement

Officer, Placement cell,

JSSSTU Internship coordinator
7. Dr Anil Kumar K M

Associate Professor,

Dept. of Computer

Science and Engg.,

JSSSTU ARIIA coordinator
8. Dr.Manjunath Aradhya

Associate Professor &

Head, Dept of Computer

Applications, JSSSTU NIRF coordinator
9. Dr.Hema B P

Associate Professor

Dept. of Bio Technology,

10. Dr. Sridevi Kulenur Associate Professor, Dept. of management studies, JSSSTU Member
11. Dr. B.S.Harish

Professor / Deputy

Registrar, JSS STU (I/C),

Dept of Information

Science and Engg.,

12. Dr.K.G.Pradeepa

Assistant Professor

Dept of PST, JSSSTU Member
13. Ms. Swetha P. M.

Asst. Prof., Dept of Comp

Sci and Engg, JSSSTU Member
14. Ms. Lakshmi S.

Asst. Prof., Dept. of BT,

15. Mr. Madhu Sudan M.P

Asst. Prof., Dept of

Electronics and

Communication Engg,

16. Ms. Kavyashree M. K.

Asst. Prof., Dept of

Electronics and

Communication Engg,

17. Ms. Vishishtta Nagaraj

Asst. Prof., Dept of env Engg, JSSSTU Member
18. Samanvitha S SPOC
19. Anagha P Treasurer
20. Nidhishree S Head of Social Media Coordination
21. Devika R Singh Head of organising committee
22. Akshar S Ramesh Secretary
23. Hardik Shettigar Student-coordinator
24. Samanvi Satish Student-coordinator
25. Vaibhavi J K Student-coordinator
26. Rohan B B Student-coordinator
27. Veditha A Student-coordinator
28. Alloyd Savio Mendonca Student-coordinator
29. Nithyashree Bharadwaj N Student-coordinator
30. Sandeep H Keshav Head of digital media promotions
31. T Shreyas Student-coordinator
32. Abhishekgouda H Student-coordinator
33. Namitha R Student Coordinator

The ‘National Innovation and Start-up Policy 2019 for students and faculty in HEIs was launched by Former Minister of Education, Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ on 11th September 2019 at AICTE, New Delhi.

This policy intends to guide HEIs for promoting students’ driven innovations & start-ups and to engage the students and faculty in innovation and start up activities in campus. The policy aims at enabling HEIs to build, streamline and strengthen the innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem in campus and will be instrumental in leveraging the potential of student’s creative problem solving and entrepreneurial mind-set, and promoting a strong intra and interinstitutional partnerships with ecosystem enablers and different stakeholders at regional, national and international level. The policy is being implemented by MoE’s Innovation Cell and in coordination AICTE, UGC, state/ UT governments and universities. Implementation of policy has been undertaken for quick adoption by HEIs. The present policy is a way forward to the earlier version of AICTE’s Start-up Policy which was launched in the year 2016 to complement the Startup Action Plan under the Startup India and Stand-up India Program launched by Hon’ble Prime Minster of India.


The scheme provides financial assistance to the institutions that are part of the Higher Education Institutions for filing patent.

KAPILA: Kalam Program for IP Literacy and Awareness, which will create appropriate awareness regarding the need of IP filing, mechanism, and methodology involved in filing IP in India and globally, especially amongst students and faculty of higher education institutions.

The Results of Know Your Problem (KYP) – 2019 is announced. Congratulations to all the winners. The prize will be awarded on October 15, 2019 on Account of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Birth Anniversary.

IIC Certificate