SRMIST Institution’s Innovation Council (SRMIST – IIC)


SRM Institute of Science and Technology Ramapuram Campus, Chennai has established Institution Innovation Council (IIC) as per the norms of Innovation Cell, Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India during IIC Calendar year 2019-20 vide MHRD Certificate No: 2347.


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 and transform them into prototypes while they are informative years.
MIC has envisioned encouraging 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 the campuses.

Major focus of IIC
To create a vibrant local innovation ecosystem. Start-up supporting Mechanism in HEIs. Prepare institute for Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements Framework. Establish Function Ecosystem for Scouting Ideas and Pre-incubation of Ideas. Develop better Cognitive Ability for Technology Students.

Functions of IICs

  • To conduct various innovation and entrepreneurship-related activities prescribed by Central MIC in time bound fashion.
  • Identify and reward innovations and share success stories.
  • 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.
  • Create an Institution’s Innovation portal to highlight innovative projects carried out by institution’s faculty and students.
  • Organize Hackathons, idea competition, mini-challenges etc. with the involvement of industries.

MHRD IIC Events AY 2021-22

MHRD IIC Quarter 1 Events


S.No Activity Coordinators Event date Guest Speaker
1 Workshop      on     “Entrepreneurship                      and Innovation as Career Opportunity” Mr.Maniraj,/Mrs.Devahema, AP/CSE 24.12.21 Bharath.M

Founder of HOMECTRON Chennai

2 My    Story    –    Motivational    Session          by Successful Innovators Dr.G.Swaminathan, Assistant Professor (Mech) 10.01.22 Mr.Krishnathiruvengadam

CEO, dVERSE Innovation Labs, Chennai

3 My    Story    –    Motivational    Session          by Successful Entrepreneur/Startup founder. Dr.Kavitha, Dr.santhoshkumar,                                   Assistant Professor / IT 11.01.22 Mr.V.Kunnal

Founder & CEO of Signature Frames, Chennai

4 Pitching event for Ideas Scouted & linkage with Innovation Ambassadors for mentorship support Mrs.DevaHema/                              Mr.Maniraj, AP/CSE 30.12.21 Er. Dinesh Gupta

Dean Academics and HOD,

College of Engineering and Technology, Jammu

MHRD IIC Quarter 2 Events

S.No Activity Coordinators Event date Guest Speaker
1 Workshop    on    Design                     thinking,                     critical thinking and Innovation Design Dr.Kavitha, Dr.Santhoshkumar Associate

Professor / IT

19.01.22 Dr. Ramakrishnan Ramani, Design Thinker

School of Design Thinking,

Intellect design arena

2 Expert Talk on “ Process of innovation Development & Technology readiness level & commercialization of Lab technologies Mr.Aravindan/ AP/ ECE 20.01.22 Mr. M.sriraaman Business Manager

Annamalai    Innovation    and   Incubation                     research


3 Workshop on Entrepreneurship skill, attitude and Behavior Mr.Dillisrinivasan


04.01.21 Mr. vimal Thiagarajan Founder & MD

BePOSITIVE Training academy

4 Field / Exposure visit to pre-incubation units Mr.Rameshwaran, Mr.Santhoshram/ AP/ Civil 29.01.22 FAB LAB

SRM Institute of Science and Technology Kattankulathur