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HRD Ministry Launched Institution's Innovation Council 'IIC' Programme



HRD Ministry Launched Institution's Innovation Council Programme: Details, Aim, Highlights

Union Human Resource Development Ministry has launched an Institution's Innovation Council (IIC) programme on 21st November 2018 in New Delhi.

It was launched by Union HRD Minister, Prakash Javadekar. On the occasion, he said that it is a significant step in institutionalising innovation and developing a scientific temperament in the country.

The HRD Ministry has established an 'Innovation cell' at AICTE to systematically foster the culture of Innovation in all Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) across India.

Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said the educational advancement in higher education can only be achieved by encouraging best practices in innovation and advanced research.

The main aim behind the formation of the network of Institution’s Innovation Councils (IICs) is to encourage, inspire and nurture young students by exposing them to new ideas and processes resulting in innovative activities in their formative years.

Background & Significance

In India, above 1000 Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) have already formed IICs in their campuses and enrolled for the IIC network managed by MHRD’s Innovation cell to promote innovation through multitudinous modes leading to an innovation promotion eco-system in their campuses.

At present, in many developed countries, Universities are the main research centers and because of their research, the nations get top ranks in the global innovation ranking.

Now, Indian universities are also setting up research centers through the Institution’s Innovation Council programme. Through this establishment, India believes to get a good rank in global innovation ranking in the coming 2-3 years.



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