The Union HRD Minister, Prakash Javadekar launched the Institution’s Innovation Council (IIC) programme under Innovation cell of the Ministry of Human Resource Development through video conferencing in New Delhi on November 21, 2018.
The HRD Ministry has established an ‘Innovation cell’ at AICTE to systematically foster the culture of Innovation in all Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) across the country. Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said that it is a significant step in institutionalising innovation and developing a scientific temperament in the country.
1. More than 1000 Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) have already formed IICs in their campuses and enrolled for the IIC network managed by MHRD’s Innovation cell to promote innovation through multitudinous modes leading to an innovation promotion eco-system in their campuses.
2. In most developed countries, Universities are the main research centres and because of their research, the nations get top ranks in the global innovation ranking.
3. Now, Indian universities are also setting up research centres through the Institution’s Innovation Council programme.
4. Through this initiative, India hopes to get a good rank in global innovation ranking in the next 2-3 years.