Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Govt. of India has established ‘MHRD’s Innovation Cell (MIC)’ to systematically foster the culture of Innovation among 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 in their formative years.
“The establishment of IIC at MESCOE gave us a ray of hope during the gloomy lockdown days (Oct 2020). We as a team had a lot to look up to when organizing various events defined by the MIC through the IIC 3.0 Calendar. Supporting such activities is a very constructive and timely step taken by the MIC. This has helped us develop the ecosystem of innovation and startup in our students. It is one of the best ways to interact with young minds and get a chance to mentor them. The culture of IPR (filing patents and copyrights) is also developing fast. ”
The Institution’s Innovation Council of Modern Education Society’s College of Engineering (IIC MESCOE) has been established on 22nd October 2020. At present there are 55 staff and 63 students who are active members of IIC. These members are actively coordinating and organizing multiple activities for the benefit of all the students of MESCOE. MIC has divided the complete academic year into 4 quarters.
1. ATAL Innovation Ranking (ARIIA) 2. NIRF Ranking 3. IIC Ranking 4. Funding to potential startups by MIC (Ministry of Education’s Innovation Council) 5. Motivation to students to become entrepreneurs 6. Internship opportunities at startups to students 7. Educate students regarding the IPR process and its importance 8. To conduct various Innovation, IPR and entrepreneurship-related activities prescribed by Central MIC in time bound fashion. 9. Organize periodic workshops/ seminars/ interactions with entrepreneurs, investors, professionals and create a mentor pool for student innovators. 10. Organize Hackathons, idea competition, mini-challenges etc. with the involvement of industries.
“Being a MESCOE IIC Innovation activity coordinator is a challenging and excellent task to coordinate various activities such as webinars, workshops, competitions etc. along with a collaborative team of faculties and students. It is a nice experience and a good opportunity to handle multiple sub-tasks concurrently and combine together and experience the outcome in the form of successful events. Actually, IIC INNOVATION offers a great platform to present ideas, innovation, and gain expert knowledge from diversified speakers.”
"Institutions Innovation Council IIC-MESCOE has become an integral part of the college and has conducted many activities which helped students of MESCOE get familiar with the process of becoming an entrepreneur. IIC–MESCOE has flourished and gained success as the faculty members and students of the cell have worked around the clock. We worked as a team and kept the team spirit alive which contributed to the development of the cell. We aspire to work together, to inspire the young generation of MESCOE to unlock their true potential and achieve their entrepreneurial goals.”
Intellectual Property Rights is an inevitable tool for today’s globalized economy. Fostering innovation is one of the sustainable development goals set by the Government of India. “An India where Intellectual Property stimulates creativity and innovation for the benefit of all” is the vision of our National IPR Policy. Several initiatives have already proven to foster innovation like the Make in India, Start-up India, Digital India and Skill India.
Such initiative also taken by MES’s college of Engineering, Pune by Establishing IPR CEL in collaboration with Institution Innovation Council (IIC) an Initiative of MHRD for selected Higher Education Institutes, Government of India.
Objective of IPR CEL To promote awareness about IPRs and conduct related activities on campus or as mandated in IIC council meeting.
Team social media is looking after connecting all the students of MESCOE via Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and What’s App for all IIC-MESCOE events. The approved brochure is uploaded on social media platforms for publicity and promotion so IIC-MESCOE can reach to large audience. Along with social media, each event of IIC-MESCOE is made live on YouTube with due permission from resource person. Even for some of the event, glimpses of events are uploaded on YouTube to make an appeal to watch the recorded or live streamed video.
|Sr. No.||Name of Staff||Department|
|1||Mr. S. R. Kandharkar (Social Media Coordinator)||Mech. Engg|
|2||Mr. A. A. Patil||Mech. Engg|
|3||Ms. P. S. Tondewad||E&TC Engg|
|4||Ms. S. S. Mohitkar||FE|
|5||Mr. Umesh Patil||Office|
|6||Mr. S. B. Shinde||Computer Engg|
|7||Mr. P. V. Raut||Computer Engg|
|8||Ms. Deepali Ahir||Computer Engg|
|9||Mrs. Jaya Mane||Computer Engg|
|10||Ms. Shubhangi Ingale||Computer Engg|