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MHRD Innovation Cell

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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.

Long Term Goals

  • 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.


Experts IIC Designation Member Details

Name Senior Faculty Member of the Institution


Dr.R.Gandhi , Dept. of EEE, Gnanamani College of Technology

Faculty Member


Dr.R.C. Karpagalakshmi, Dept. of CSE, Gnanamani College of Technology

Faculty Member

Startup Coordinator

Mr. R.Manikandan, ED Cell, Gnanamani College of Technology

Faculty Member


Dr.K.Bharath, Dept. of MBA, Gnanamani College of Technology

IICs Coordinator (Student)


Mr. R.Sridhar (Dept. of Mechanical)

Representative from nearby Incubation Centre


Dr.S.C.Vetrivel, Member TBI – Project Monitoring Committee, Kongu Engineering College

Representatives of SIDBI / NABARD / Lead Bank / Investor


Mr.A.Dineshkumar, Assistant General Manager, NABARD, Namakkal

Technical Experts from nearby Industry


Mr. S.R.Saravanan, Assistant Manager, Centralized Electrical Maintenance, Salem Steel Plant

Alumni Entrepreneurs from the Host Institutions (Optional)


Mr. Arun, Proprietor, Design Pro

Students from the host institution


  1. Mr. A.Santhosh, Dept. of Mechanical

  2. Mr. K.Anandraj, Dept. of Mechanical

  3. Mr. K.Deepan, Dept. of ECE

  4. Mr.M.Karthick, Dept. of ECE

  5. Mr.A.Jayabal, Dept. of CSE

  6. Mr.George RajKabilan, Dept. of CSE

  7. Mr.D.Karthick, Dept. of EEE

  8. Mr.C.Gowthamkumar, Dept. of EEE

  9. Mr.S.Sumitkumar, Dept. of Civil

  10. Mr.A.Suganthan, Dept. of Civil

  11. Ms.M.Madhumitha, Dept. of MBA

  12. Mr.M.Govindarajan, Dept. of MBA

  13. Mr.M.Karthi, Dept. of MCA

  14. Mr.G.Vinoth, Dept. of MCA


  1. My story – entrepreneurs life & cross road- motivational speak by Mr. B P Udhayakumar, Chairman CII Salem Chapter & Managing Partner BSP Refineries on 25.9.19

  2. My story – Innovators life & cross road by Mr. K.S.Gowthamguhan, Chief Executive Officer, Kuppaikkaran on 26.9.19

  3. Industrial visits on 27.9.2019 at M/s Salem Poly packs Limited - Manufacturer of fabrics and woven bags and M/s Jai Maruthi Tex - Manufacturer of Men’s Apparel

  4. Entrepreneurship & Innovation - Motivational Speak on the Topic IGNITE 2K19 by Mr Mr.R.Sundaram, Founder & CEO, Aerospace Engineers Pvt. Ltd Salem on 12.10.19

  5. Innovation day - Celebration Exhibition cum demo of Poc’s & Mentorship Session by Mr. Mohan S Iyer, General Manager, Christiani Sharpline Technical Training on 15.10.19

  6. Product Development Phases - Story Telling Mr.N.Sibitharan, Director, After Tutor Pvt. Ltd, Erode on 30.10.19

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