Vision of Institution’s Innovation Council at Jawaharlal Nehru University (IIC JNU)
Our vision is to be the best innovative institute among Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) by providing our stakeholders an amenable platform to encourage their inventive energy in developing ideas and creating innovative initiatives to promote start-ups and entrepreneurship.
Journey of IIC JNU
In 2018, Ministry of Education’s Innovation Cell (erstwhile MHRD’s Innovation Cell) in collaboration with All India Council of Technical Education launched the Institution’s Innovation Council (IIC) program for Higher Educational Institutions to foster the innovation culture and start-up ecosystem in education institutions. In 2019, JNU started with the IIC program and until date has several programs and schemes such as Innovation Ambassador Program, Impact Lecture Session, Innovation contests, etc. The main focus of IIC JNU is to encourage and engage large number of faculties, students and staffs in various entrepreneurship and innovation related activities such as: Internship activity, Start-up activity, Entrepreneurship development activity, Hidden concept exploration, Technology transfer management, Problem solving, Innovation policy, Design thinking, Proof of concept development, Project handling & Management, Intellectual Property Rights, etc. All these activities encourage the creative energy of JNU fraternity to explore innovation and foster them from ideas generation to successful start-ups. Promoting this, the complete innovative ecosystem culture in JNU promotes and fosters the creative environment for start-ups and entrepreneurial ventures. For this, IIC JNU model is unique and distinct as it integrates flexible calendar activities and events, scoring and reward system, decentralizing operation with division of work, progress monitoring and incentive mechanisms in coordinated manner through a robust digital platform.