Oriental Group Bhopal - IIC

About IIC, OIST Bhopal

Ministry Of Education Institution’s Innovation Council (MoE-IIC)

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 while they are in formative years.MIC has envisioned 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 these campuses. The primary mandate of Innovation Cell is to encourage, inspire and nurture young students by exposing them to new ideas and processes resulting in innovative activities in their formative years fostered through Network of Innovation clubs in Higher Educational Institutions. The major programs that MIC is planning to organize in near future are:

  • Smart India Hackathon (SIH) 2020
  • Institution Innovation Council (IIC)
  • Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA)
  • Yukti Innovation Challenge
  • National Innovation and Start-up Policy (NISP) for Students and Faculties

Institutions Innovation Council(OIST-IIC)

Under the guidance of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) Institutions Innovation Council (IIC) at Oriental Institute of Science and Technology was established in the academic year 2018-2019 .The innovation and entrepreneurship promotion and support programs are organised to ensure round the year activities in campus for effective engagement, learning and practicing innovation and entrepreneurship among student and faculty community. Ideally, Institution Innovation Council is a faculty led but student centric body formed by the institute with active representation of entrepreneurial faculties, students and expert’s representations from regional ecosystem enablers, pre-incubation and incubation centres within and outside the institute.


  • To conduct various innovation and entrepreneurship-related activities prescribed by Central MIC in time bound fashion.
  • TIdentify and reward innovations and share success stories.
  • TTo organize periodic workshops/ seminars/ interactions with entrepreneurs, investors, professionals and create a mentor pool for student innovators.
  • TNetwork with peers and national entrepreneurship development organizations.
  • TOrganize Hackathons, idea competition, mini-challenges etc. with the involvement of industries.


  • 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 MoE
  • 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.

IIC, OIST Council members

S.no Name Designation
1 Dr. Rajesh K Shukla HOI
2 Dr Manish D Sawale President, IIC
3 Dr Mohd Ahmed Vice President, IIC
4 Prof Sanjay Khadagade Coordinator, IIC
5 Prof Abhishek Sharma Social Media Incharge, IIC

Activities 2022-23

Quarter I

S.no Activity Type
1 My Story - Motivational Session by Successful Entrepreneur/Start-up founder IIC Calendar Activity
2 My Story - Motivational Session by Successful Innovators IIC Calendar Activity
3 Launch of 5G services MIC driven Activity
4 National Education Day Celebrations
5 Workshop on “AI Based Ideathon and Problem-Solving Skills” Self-driven Activity
6 MSME Industrial Visit Self-driven Activity
7 Alumni talk on “Road map to Innovative Carrier” Self-driven Activity
8 Innovation Day Celebrations
9 Inter/Intra Institutional Idea- Competition /Challenge/Hackathon and Reward Best Ideas - Manage through YUKTI-NIR IIC Calendar Activity
10 Session on Problem Solving and Ideation Workshop IIC Calendar Activity

Quarter II

S.no Activity Type
1 National Science Day Celebrations
2 National Startup Day Celebrations
3 National Youth Day Celebrations
4 Mentoring Event: Demo Day/Exhibition/Poster Presentation of Innovations/Prototypes & linkage with Innovation Ambassadors/Experts for Mentorship Support - Manage through YUKTI-NIR IIC Calendar Activity
5 Field/Exposure Visit to Pre-incubation units such as Ideas Lab, Fab lab, Makers Space, Design Centres, City MSME clusters, workshops etc. IIC Calendar Activity
6 Session on Achieving Problem-Solution Fit & Product-Market Fit IIC Calendar Activity
7 Workshop on Entrepreneurship Skill, Attitude and Behaviour Development IIC Calendar Activity
8 Organising Innovation & Entrepreneurship Outreach Program in Schools/Community IIC Calendar Activity
9 Workshop on Design Thinking, Critical thinking and Innovation Design IIC Calendar Activity
10 Orientation Session on IIC 5.0 & Features MIC driven Activity
11 Expert Session on “How to Build a Successful Career with the Power of Image” Self-driven Activity
12 Leadership Talk with Prof. T. G. Sitharam, Hon’ble Chairman, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) MIC driven Activity
13 Workshop on “Idea Generation for Techno - Entrepreneurship” Self-driven Activity
14 My Story “Motivational Session by Successful Alumni” Self-driven Activity
15 Field Exposure to Incubation Units at MPCST Bhopal Self-driven Activity
16 Short term training on Prototype designing using 3D printers and 3D scanner Self-driven Activity
17 Short term training program on Laser Cutter & CNC Router Self-driven Activity
18 Motivational Session by Entrepreneur/Start-Up Self-driven Activity
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