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Incubating and Nurturing Innovations
Updated on 30 Dec, 2022

Navdharana : An Innovation Management System
The Innovation Management System (IMS) is a web based platform to manage new ideas and innovations in the ODL system. The new ideas are collected and managed in an effective manner so that these could be utilized for implementation, upgradation, reference, and also for generating new innovations in the ODL system. The IMS comprises a front-end system to capture and develop ideas, and a back-end system to assess and implement those ideas. It provides an easily accessible and cost-effective online platform for interaction through chat and discussion forum. Through this platform, the innovators can interact with each other, with NCIDE and other stakeholders, and share their ideas and work. For more information click here
NVREITI-NCIDE's Virtual Resource and Incubator for Entrepreneurship, Training and Innovation
In order to promote, support and nurture the students interested in innovation and entrepreneurship, NCIDE has designed and developed a virtual incubator named as नVRIETI: NCIDE's Virtual Resource and Incubator for Entrepreneurship, Training and Innovation. नVRIETI portal was launched on 30th April, 2020 and it has been made public for the students of IGNOU.  It is a one stop portal for IGNOU students who are interested in innovation, startups and entrepreneurship. It has sections like IGNOU schemes, Resources, Inspiring Stories, Events/ Workshop and Important Websites. For more information click here. 


Virtual Training Lounge
The Virtual Training Lounge (VTL) designed and developed by NCIDE was launched by the Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Prof. Nageshwar Rao, during the inaugural session of the Online Training of faculty for developing WEAS System for Distance Mode Programmes on 2nd  June 2020. The Virtual Training Lounge is a platform for the trainers and the trainees to sustain their teaching learning experience. For more information click here. 


Online Training Portal for Programme on Students Empowerment For Entrepreneurial Development (SEED)
The Online Training Portal for Programme on Students Empowerment for Entrepreneurial Development (SEED) is a platform for the trainers and the trainees of the Online SEED Training Programme, to provide support to the participants during and after the training sessions. It can be accessed through personal mobile phones. For more information click here.
The launch of Innovation Cell and Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) by the Ministry of Human Resource and Development, Government of India, has generated a need to develop an IDEABANK@IGNOU where ideas from various stake holders and functionaries of ODL system will be gathered, and disseminated. For more information click here
Popular Talk Series on Innovations in Distance Education
NCIDE organizes a series of popular talk on innovations and developments in open and distance education through teleconference via satellite on every last Wednesday of a calendar month during 2009-2011. The basic purpose of the popular talk series was to facilitate the exchange of innovative ideas and experiences in the field of distance education and to foster the spirit of innovation among the faculty and students. For more information click here

“Did You Know?” Posters and A/VSeries
NCIDE prepares and disseminates Posters and A/V Programmes titled “Did You Know?” These include interesting topics, which have lot of bearing on our real life situations but generally go unnoticed. Since April 2011, more than two hundred posters have been prepared and displayed. The facts are converted into 300 audio programmes in English titled “Did You Know?” and 300 in Hindi titled “Kya Aap Jaantey Hain?” These are being broadcast through Gyan Vani. About 30 Video programmes have been developed, which are being telecast through Gyan Darshan. For more information click here


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[Updated on 06-Dec-2022]