Institution’s Innovation Council (IICs)-MHRD

Institution’s Innovation Council (IICs)

Institution Innovation Council (IIC) an Initiative of MHRD for selected Higher Education Institutes

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 in formative 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. It’s our proud privilege to announce that Bharati Vidyapeeth College of  Engineering,Navi Mumbai.


Major Focus of IIC

Major Focus of IIC is –

  • To create a vibrant local innovation ecosystem
  • Start-up/entrepreneurship supporting Mechanism in HEIs
  • Prepare institute for Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements Framework (ARIIA)
  • Establish Function Ecosystem for Scouting Ideas and Pre-incubation of Ideas
  • Develop better Cognitive Ability amongst Technology Students

Functions of Institution’s Innovation Council

  • Promote innovation in the Institution through multitudinous modes leading to an innovation promotion eco-system in the campus.
  • To conduct various innovation and entrepreneurship-related activities prescribed by Central MIC in time bounded 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 industry.

Benefits to Institute, Faculty and Students

  • No major capital investment required for establishing IIC as it will make use of existing local ecosystem.
  • Students/Faculty associated with IIC will get exclusive opportunity to participate in various Innovation related initiatives and competitions organized by MHRD.
  • Win exciting Prizes/Certificates every month.
  • Meet/Interact with renowned Business Leaders and top-notch academicians.
  • Opportunity to nurture and prototype new ideas.
  • Mentoring by Industry Professionals.
  • Experimentation with new/latest technologies
  • Visit new places and learn a new culture.




Institution’s Innovation Council Composition

 Dr.Ajay S.Bhongade-President 

Department of Mechanical Engg. 


Prof.Dilip B.RadkarConvener 

                                              Department of Mechanical Engg.                                             


                                                                                                                Prof.Sonali Sahu –Faculty Member                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Department of Electronics & Telecomm. Engg.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Student CoordinatorMr.Dinesh SwamiStudentIICs Coordinator (Student)
MemberMr. Saurabh SinhaM/s Rein Lab, Mahape Navi MumbaiRepresentative from nearby Incubation Centre
MemberMr Satish NikamEnterprueneurRepresentatives of SIDBI / NABARD / Lead Bank / Investor
MemberMr. Ravi Shah,Executive Manager, M/s ROLTA BI and Big data Analytics, Andheri, MumbaiTechnical Experts from nearby Industry
Mr. Prashant AmbalkarDirector, M/s TechNova Metal Products, Bhiwandi, Thane
MemberMr. Abhijeet DesaiMD, Hydrochem Pvt Ltd., DombivilliAlumni Entrepreneurs from the Host Institutions (Optional)
Special InviteeMr. Mahurkar Anandm/s.  Krishna & Saurastri Associates Patent Expert (Optional)
MemberMr.Yash Prashant VaidyaSE,  Electronics & TelecommunicationStudents from the host institution
Mr.Nikhil PatilTE,  Electronics and Telicommunication
Mr.Divyani Raghunath KadamSE,  Electronics and Telicommunication
Mr.Sagar WadhaveSE, Mechanical
Makarand ThoratSE, Computers
Mr.Adhoksh SonawaneSE, Computers
Pawan Harishchandra PandayTE, Instrumentation
Mr.Rahul GuptaTE, Chemical 
Mr.Shashank ShendgeSE, Chemical
Mr.Shubham B. KhochareTE, Information Technology
Mr.Vaibhav S. MandaleFE, Information Technology






Sr No.TypeTitle DescriptionDate of conductionVideo Links
1Leadership TalkIndia First Leadership Talk by Dr.Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’,Hon’ble Minister of HRD “India First Leadership Talk Series” with Dr.Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’,Hon’ble Minister of HRD on theme“Innovation for resurgent India”.22/08/2019 Link-1
2Entrepreneur Talk My Story – Entrepreneur’s Life & Crossroad –
Motivational Speak – To be Share by
Mr.Pratik Tirodkar,alumni of bacth 2018-19 was the eminent speaker. Time: 11:30 PM to 12:30 PM.Venue: Room no.21917/09/2019 Link-2
3Field VisitField Visit/Scouting to near by places to identify real life problems and define problem statements accordingly.Visit to Automation Exhibition -19 at Goregaon, Mumbai.26/09/2019 and 27/09/2019 Link-3
4Innovation TalkOrganise One Day Workshop on “Entrepreneurship and Innovation as Career Opportunity”A one day bootcamp organized by ISME|ISDI on Entrepreneurship ,design and Innovation at their campus.  27/08/2019 Link-4


Sr No.TypeTitle DescriptionDate of conductionVideo Links
1Leadership TalkIndia First Leadership Talk by Shri. Anand Mahindra, Chairman, Mahindra Group

MHRD Innovation Cell (MIC) is organising “India First Leadership Talk Series” with Shri. Anand Mahindra, Chairman, Mahindra Group on the theme idea about entrepreneurship or start ups.

08/01/2019 Link-1
2WorkshopWorkshop on IPR for Students and Faculty MembersFacebook Live session by MHRD Innovation Cell for Workshop on “IPR for Students and Faculty Members”.10/01/2019 Link-2
3WorkshopOflline workshop on IPR for Students and Faculty MembersOffline session by Local expert invited by Institute for Workshop on “IPR for Students and Faculty Members” .10/01/2019 Link-3
4Leadership TalkEpisode 02 of India First Leadership Talk with Dr. Anand Deshpande, CMD, Persistent Systems Ltd.Episode 02 of “India First Leadership Talk Series” with Dr. Anand Deshpande, Founder, Chairman & Managing Director Persistent Systems Ltd. on theme “Planning for Career, Future industry trends and Startup”.24/01/2019 Link-4
5Leadership TalkEpisode 03 of India First Leadership Talk with Dr. Ajit Doval, NSA, Govt. of indiaMHRD Innovation Cell (MIC) is organising “India First Leadership Talk Series” on 19th March 2019 with Shri. Ajit Doval ji, National Security Advisor, Govt. of India.19/03/2019 Link-5
6CompetitionIdea CompetitionInvite Innovative Ideas from students of your Institution from various departments to solve the problems related to at least two/all of following themes- 1. Agriculture & Rural development 2. Health Care 3. Energy 4. Environment 5. Others29/03/2019 Link-6