IIC - OCT Bhopal

Ministry Of Education Institution’s Innovation Council (MoE-IIC)

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. The primary mandate of Innovation Cell is to encourage, inspire and nurture young students by exposing them to new ideas and processes resulting in innovative activities in their formative years fostered through Network of Innovation clubs in Higher Educational Institutions. The major programs that MIC is planning to organize in near future are:

  • Smart India Hackathon (SIH) 2020
  • Institution Innovation Councils (IIC).
  • Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA).
  • National Innovation and Start-up Policy for Students and Faculties.

Oriental College of Technology Institutions Innovation Council(OCT-IIC)

Under the guidance of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) Institutions Innovation Council (IIC) at Oriental College of Technology was established in the academic year 2018-2019 .The innovation and entrepreneurship promotion and support programs are orgainsed to ensure round the year activities in campus for effective engagement, learning and practicing innovation and entrepreneurship among student and faculty community. Ideally, Institution Innovation Council is a faculty led but student centric body formed by the institute with active representation of entrepreneurial faculties, students and expert’s representations from regional ecosystem enablers, pre-incubation and incubation centres within and outside the institute.

Objective
  • To conduct various innovation and entrepreneurship-related activities prescribed by Central MIC in time bound fashion.
  • Identify and reward innovations and share success stories.
  • To 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.
  • Organize Hackathons, idea competition, mini-challenges etc. with the involvement of industries.

Benefits
  • 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.
  • Experimentation with new/latest technologies.
  • Visit new places and learn a new culture.

Quarterly Plan

Activity Proposed Resource Person/Department/Organisation
IIC Calendar Driven Activities
Orientation Session on National Education Policy (with a focus on Innovation and entrepreneurship) Prof. Syed Ramiz Ali Department of Computer Science & Engineering
Workshop on “Entrepreneurship and Innovation as Career Opportunity” Prof. Syed Ramiz Ali Department of Computer Science & Engineering
My Story - Motivational Session by Successful Innovators Prof. Syed Ramiz Ali Department of Computer Science & Engineering
My Story - Motivational Session by Successful Entrepreneur/Startup founder. Prof. Saumitra Sharma Department of Mechanical Engineering
Session on Problem Solving and Ideation Workshop Dr. Sanjay Sharma Department of Computer Science & Engineering 
Exposure and field visit for problem identification Prof. Avadesh Shakya Department of Mechanical Engineering
Pitching workshop & linkage of innovators with Innovation Ambassadors Prof. Syed Ramiz Ali Department of Computer Science & Engineering
Panel Discussion on Atmanirbhar Bharat- Vocal for Local, Make In India for the world Dr. L.K. Vishwamitra and Prof. Syed Ramiz Ali Department of Computer Science & Engineering
Self Driven Activity
One day workshop on DART Programming 27th July, 2020 Prof. Amita Pandit , Dr. Rashim Soni Department of Information Technology
Two days Online FDP on IT infrastructure and Cyber Security 25th to 26th July, 2020 Prof. Amita Pandit , Dr. Rashim Soni Department of Information Technology
Workshop on Recent Advances in Internet of Things(IoT) On 28th -29th July-2020 Prof. Akhilesh Jain Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering
Two days STTP on AWS DEVOPS 30th – 31st July, 2020 Prof. Amita Pandit Department of Information Technology
Webinar by Industry Expert on ETL & Data Visualization 30th September, 2020 Prof. Sujeet Kumar Department of Information Technology
Webinar by Industry Expert on Effect of Novel Processing Techniques on Mechanical Properties for Lightweight Materials” 22nd August , 2020 Dr. Shyam Kumar Birla Prof Ashish Kumar Gurjar Department of Mechanical Engineering

QUATER-II ACTIVITY PLAN

Activity Proposed Resource Person/Department/Organisation
IIC Calendar Driven Activities
Session on Process of Innovation Development Prof. Syed Ramiz Ali Department of Computer Science & Engineering
Workshop on Design Thinking, Critical thinking and Innovation Design Prof. Saumitra Sharma Department of Mechanical Engineering
Field/Exposure Visit to Fab lab, Makers Space, Design Centres, City clusters etc. Prof. Syed Ramiz Ali Department of Computer Science & Engineering
Workshop on Entrepreneurship Development Phases Prof. Parag Thakur Department of Civil Engineering
Design Validation through various model of design validation (e.g. Double Diamond Approach Prof. Avadesh Shakya Department of Mechanical Engineering
Session on identifying Intellectual Property component at the early stage of Innovation Dr. Shivali Verma Basic Science Department
Idea/ PoC pitching & validation and Institute level PoC competition. Submission of Idea/PoC on IIC Portal Prof. Syed Ramiz Ali Department of Computer Science & Engineering
Orientation session for all students & faculties of Institute by Innovation Ambassador Prof. Amita Pandit Department of Information Technology
Call for paper writing and research report on Innovation Elective Dr. Shivali Verma Basic Science Department
Orientation Session on National Innovation and Startup Policy (NISP) Prof. Saumitra Sharma Department of Mechanical Engineering
Semester Break : Internship at startup Dr. L.K. Vishwamitra Department of Computer Science & Engineering
MIC Driven Activity
KAPILA: Kalam Program for IP Literacy and Awareness 15th to 23rd October , 2020 Prof. Akhilesh Jain Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering
Self Driven Activity
Webinar on “Ëthical Hacking" on 5th October, 2020. Prof. Syed Ramiz Ali Department of Computer Science & Engineering
Expert Talk on the topic of "Ad Monetization in Mobile Gaming Industry" on 17th October, 2020 Prof. Amita Pandit Department of Information Technology
Webinar on “Microservices” on 19th October, 2020 Prof. Sujeet Kumar Department of Information Technology
Expert Talk on “Post COVID-19 market, workflow, and skill set for Mechanical Engineering” 28th October , 2020 Prof. Avadesh Shakya, Prof. Santosh Vishwakarma Department of Mechanical Engineering
Expert Talk on “Insight into Metal Based Foams“ 27th October , 2020 Dr. Shyam Kumar Birla Department of Mechanical Engineering
Webinar on “Road Safety” on 31st October, 2020 Prof. Parag Thakur Department of Civil Engineering

Minutes of Meeting

S.No. Issue/Subject Discussion and Decision
1 Welcome of all IIC members Prof. Roopali Soni (President, IIC) welcomed all internal and external IIC members.
2 Briefing about objective and scope of IIC IIC president briefed the council about objective and scope of IIC.
3 Discussion on National Annual Calendar (Quarter-I and II Plan) IIC president presented Quarter-I & II plan. Council approved the plan and suggested additional activities for IIC. She discussed in the meeting that IIC is much linked with Innovation and Entrepreneurship and thereby the Council members were encouraged to do projects, conduct Seminars / Conferences that insist on Innovation and Innovations coupled with Entrepreneurship. She asked the faculty coordinators to arrange the events in their respective allotted domain.
4 Discussion on IIC Activities Dr K.K. Dwivedi, Director, OCT, motivated the faculty to identify a focus group of students to have a continuous assessment of the activities of IIC. Further, the he asked the HODs to give prime importance to IIC Activities so as to have tangible proofs to upload. He also noted that Field visits, which is one of the major programmes under IIC, could be made to the nearby villages. He also noted that the students have focus on innovation, entrepreneurial and IPR activities
5 Discussion on Chhatra Vishwakarma Award and Innovation challenge Dr K.K. Dwivedi Director, OCT shared the objective of students for various competitions such as MoE Innovation Challange,Chhatra Vishwakarma Award 2020, Smart India Hakathon, 2021.
6 Discussion about Innovation activities in the Institute Prof. Syed Ramiz Ali, Innovation Activity Coordinator, discusses about the Innovation related activities conducted in last academic session.
7 Discussion on forming IPR Policy Dr.. Shivali Verma has been assigned the responsibility of IPR Policy for IIC. She will be presenting the same for councils (Commercials) approval in next IIC meeting
8 Inputs by External – Member Mr.Rajesh Rai briefed the council about career opportunities in IT sector for students.
9 Vote of thanks. Dr. Rajesh Boghey (Vice President, IIC) conclude the meeting and proposed vote of thanks.

Resolution

Award Ranking

Certificate of Establishment