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Institution's Innovation Council (IIC)
Updated on 17 Jan, 2019

The Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD) has recently established the MHRD’s Innovation Cell (MIC) to systematically foster the culture of innovation within all Higher Education Institutes. The primary mandate of MIC is to encourage, inspire and nurture young students by supporting them to work on new ideas. The MIC has envisioned the creation of the Institution’s Innovation Council (IIC) across select Higher Education Institutes. A network of the IICs will be established to systematically promote innovation in the institutions.
The IIC at IGNOU was established on 15th October, 2018. The council has 19 members with Dr. O. P. Sharma, Director, NCIDE as the President and Dr.Moumita Das, Assistant Director, NCIDE as the Convener. The other members are from an incubation centre, lead investor, industry and the students of IGNOU.
Composition of IGNOU Institution’s Innovation Council (IIC)
Senior Faculty Member of the Institution
Director (NCIDE)
Faculty Member
Dr.Moumita Das, NCIDE
Faculty Member
Dr.JyotsnaDikshit, NCIDE
IICs Coordinator (Student)
Ms. Shelly Oberoi
Doctoral Research Scholar, SOMS
Representative from nearby Incubation Centre
Mr. Satvinder Singh
Chief General Manager (TID) NSIC, Okhla, New Delhi
Representatives of SIDBI/ NABARD/Lead Bank/Investor
Mr. VipinKaushik
Branch Manager, HDFC, New Delhi
Technical Experts from nearby Industry
·   Shri Rajesh Mukhija
Associate Vice President
Hero MotoCorp Ltd.
·   Shri Venu Gopal
General Manager, Sify Technologies
Alumni Entrepreneurs from the Host Institutions (Optional)
May be nominated later as it is optional
Students from the host institution
·   Jaivardhan Singh Rathore, PHDFL
·   Pooja Tiwari, PGDAC
·   Dheeraj Singh Negi, PGDLAN
·   V. S. Shivan, MAPC
·   Gone Mahendra Kumar, PGDHE
·   Deepak, BSC
·   Ajay Sharma, BSC
·   Lakhvinder Kaur, PHDITS
·   Dolly Jamwal, MEC
·   Deepak Sharma, MCA
Patent Expert (Optional)
Special Invitee
Dr.Kishan Singh Kardam
Sr. Joint Controller of Patents & Designs, Delhi
The activities of the IIC include workshops, exhibitions, seminars, boot camps for entrepreneurship development, innovation competition, technical expos, hackathons, etc. The best innovative projects in the end of the will be selected and funded by the MIC.