In order to foster the culture of innovation in all educational institutions of India, the Ministry of MHRD’s Innovation Cell organised the first Annual Innovation Festival in coordination with AICTE on 11th September 2019.
The event also witnessed the release of the Start-Up Policy Document and SIH Report, launch of Technical Teacher’s Training Module, ATAL Academies, Protsahan Mudra Scheme, and Vishwakarma Award. Vice Chancellors’ Meet on Student Induction Programme was also organized.
The HRD Ministry also launched the Smart India Hackathon 2020, Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) 2020, and Institution’s Innovation Council 2.0.
Considering India’s current demography, youngsters need to be in the forefront of this innovative movement and Indian higher education institutes need to play a key role and emerge as center of excellence producing global quality research and innovation.
All India Council for Technical Education, in its endeavor to bring quality revolution in the standard of technical education of India has undertaken a plethora of activities which includes various schemes, policies, programs and regulations that have evolved to shape the educational domain of India as the ultimate in every sphere and has come forward as emerging giants of global technological warriors.
The Chief Guest for the event, Hon’ble Minister of HRD, Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal, ‘Nishank’ addressed the various implementations that have been devised and have led to the phenomenal growth of India’s educational domain. Hon’ble MoS, MHRD – Shri Dhotre Sanjay Shamrao, Shri R. Subrahmanyam, Secretary (HE), MHRD and Shri Madhu Rajan Kumar, JS, MHRD also addressed the gathering with their valuable inputs on enhancing the quality of education in India. The event saw the participation of the Vice Chancellors of Central, State and Private Universities, Directors and Faculty of Institutions and research organizations.
Since its inception, MHRD’s Innovation Cell, with the support of AICTE has undertaken multiple initiatives to ensure that innovation becomes the primary fulcrum of our technical education.