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Institution Innovation Council (IIC)

About Institution’s Innovation Council (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 and transform them into prototypes while they are informative years. MIC has encouraged creation of ‘Institution’s Innovation Council (IICs)’ across selected HEIs to promote innovation in the Institution through multitudinous modes leading to an innovation promotion eco-system in the campuses.Our Institute has been selected for establishing Institution Innovation Council (IIC) (2018) at our premises as per the norms and directions of Innovation Cell, Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India.

Major Focus of IIC:

  • 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 industries.

Launching Ceremony of Institution’s Innovation Council

Institution’s Innovation Council (IIC) Committee

Sr. No. Name of The Member Position Branch
1 Dr. Mrs. K. R. Joshi Principal,Chainman, R & D and Innovation Dept. of Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering
2 Dr. Mrs. R. S. Kamathe Vice Principal ,Head , Dept. of E &TC Head, IQAC Dept. of Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering
3 Dr.Mrs. S. D. Borde IIC President, ED Cell Coordinator Dept. of Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering
4 Dr. G.J. Gawande IIC Vice President and ARIIA Coordinator Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
5 Dr. G.S. Modak Kapila Coordinator Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
6 Mr.Mayuresh Kulkarni NISP & Start up Activity Coordinator, Dept. of General Science
7 Mr.Digvijay Patil Convenor and SIH Coordinator Dept. of Information Technology
8 Mr.Sampat Patil Convenor and co-Coordinator Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
9 Mr. Avinash Joshi Bank / Investor Banking
10 Mr. Rakesh Mali Expert from nearby Industry Electronics Engineering
11 Archana Joshi Patent Expert Patent

Institution’s Innovation Council (IIC) department coordinators

Sr. No. Name of The Member Member Type Key Role/ Position assigned in IIC
1 Mr.Suryakant More Asst. Prof, Electrical Dept Entrepreneurship activity Coordinator
2 Mr.Sampat Patil Asst. Prof, IT Dept ARIIA co-Coordinator
3 Mr.Milind Datar Asst. Prof, MBA Dept IIC Member
4 Mrs. Anita Mankar Asst. Prof, E&TC Dept IIC Member
5 Mrs.Netraja Muley Asst. Prof, MCA Dept IIC Member
6 Suraj Bhoite Asst. Prof, Comp Dept IIC Member
7 Radhika Adaki Asst. Prof, AIDSDept IIC Member

Institution’s Innovation Council(IIC) Activity Summary

Sr. No.


Activity Details

Resourse Person Details



A guest lecture on scientic integrity


Miss Neeti Rane

Research Assistant at Fraunhofer IWU, Chemnitz, Germany


20th September 2021

Webinar on career opportunities in the field of Electromagnetics, RF communication and Antenna Design


Dr. Subramanian

Ramalingam (Antenna Design Engineer at Apple


13th October 2021

Innovation Quiz on occasionof  National Innovation Day




My Story - Motivational Session by Successful

Entrepreneur/Start-up founder.


Prof. Ganesh Watve , Founder, Director and Trainer at SarvaShikshan™,Pune


12 November 2021

Workshop on “Entrepreneurship and Innovation

as Career Opportunity & quot;


1. Mrs. Lakshmi Narayana cofounder & Director of Gennext strategy Advisors

2. Dr. Rohini Kitture

senior reasearch analyst, Springer Nature


20 November 2021

Introduction to intellectual property right

Mr. Vijaykumar Bhosale, Pattent Associate – Khurana & Khurana Advocates & IP Attorneys


23rd Nov. 2021

Pitching Event for PoCs developed &

linkage with Innovation Ambassadors for

mentorship support.


Mr. Dipan Sahu ,Assistant Innovation Director 

MoE Innovation Cell


3rd & 4th December 2021



1. Rtn. Suhas Vaidya electrical engineer,

2.  Dr. Sanjay Runwal,

A business strategist

 3. Mr. Mohan Sathe, Co founder of SAKON

4. Shri Shivprasad Jaju, mechanical engineer leads Pawan Group of Industry.


24 jan 2022

Orientation Session on IIC4.0 & Features


Dr. Dipan Sahu, Innovation Director 

MoE Innovation Cell



Start-Up Idea Competition




21st February 2022

Workshop on Entrepreneurship Skill, Attitude and

Behavior Development


1) Mr. Ashish Bhave, Founder, WPH Services Pvt. Ltd.

2) Dr. Shantanu Deshpande, CEO & MD, Ignite Educon


February 28th ,2022

Workshop on Design Thinking, Critical thinking

and Innovation Design


Didnt get name of speaker from rewport


Feb 28,2022

IPR awareness program on the occasion of National Science Day

Mr. Amol Patil, Examiner of patents & design


17 March 2022

One Day Workshop on Entrepreneurship Awareness - Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) and IP management for startup (Session-1)

Dr. Sanjay Lakade, Director, Nayan Mechatronics LLP, Pune



One Day Workshop on Entrepreneurship Awareness - How to Plan for Startup and Legal & Ethical Steps



26th March 2022

Orientation Program for Smart India Hackathon 2022

1. Rahul Meshere

2. Sakshi Kshatriya

BE (IT), SIH Winner - 2018 Edition (Software Category)


22nd April 2022

World Earth Day(Tree Plantation activity “Vrukshadaan and Shramdaan" (Plant & labour donation)



14th May 2022

SE, TE Project Exhibition 2K22



11th May 2022

Project Exhibition



2nd May 2022

State level Project Competition and Exhibition 2021-2022



28th May, 2022

National Level Project Competition “ASPIRE 2K22”



11th May 2022

Project Competition and Poster Making Competition








A project competition “Aspirations 2022”

Prof. (Dr.) Nitin B. Kardekar

TSSM’s Padmbhushan Vasantdada Patil Institute of Technology,




Tree plantation on Ocassion of world Enviornment Day



26 August, 2022 Friday

Field/Exposure Visit to Incubation Unit(BHAU, Incubation centre at COEP, Pune)



24th August 2022

Guest Session on Business Opportunities Search and Selection (BOSS) and Funding Opportunities for Start-ups Followed by Business Quiz 

Mr. Abhay Sawant

founder and Head,marketing and management solutions Pvt. Ltd.



Opportunities for early stage Students and Faculty Entrepreneurs.

Mr. Amol Dhasade

Sr. Manager, Kirloskar Pneumatic Co. Ltd.Pune


20 August 2022

How to Convert Innovation into Startup

Mr. Vedant Satpute – (Owner Arya Assistance)


24th August 2022

Start-Up Idea Competition



24th August 2022

Story Telling Competition on Success stories of Entrepreneurs.



05 August 2022

"Udyojak-Entrepreneurship development Program"

Mr.Vallabh Hake


24 August 2022,

Opportunities And Challenges In Electrical Vehicle Startup

Mr. Prafull Govind Wani, Global Marketing Manager at Auto Motive Power


24th August 2023

Quiz based on Entrepreneurship and Innovation



24th August 2022

Seminar on "Scope and Opportunities for Entrepreneurship

Using Recent Trends and Technology"

Mr.Yogesh Murumkar

CEO Bharat Soft Solutions and Corporate Trainer


27th August 2022

Poster Exhibition on the occasion of World Entrepreneurs Day.


IIC Activities:

Title of activity:Opportunities and challenges in ELECTRICAL Vehicle startup

Date & Day: 24/08/2022, Wednesday


  • Venue:seminar hall, 109,Department of Electrical Engineering.

Session conducted by: 

Mr. PrafullGovindWani,

Global Marketing Manager at Auto Motive Power.

BCS, MBA marketing


Due inculcate curiosity among students for Startup.

  • To give information about Electric Vehicle for industry based requirement.
  • To encourage students to select Electric Vehicles sectoras career option considering its huge demand in near future. 

Summary of the event:

This program was as an initiative from IIC& ED. Cell, Department of Electrical Engineering in bringing forth a very good session for giving information to students regarding various opportunities and challenges involved in Electric Vehicle sector. 

It was great pleasure to listen Mr. PrafullWani.The students got a detailed idea about different constraint required for startup of Electrical Vehicle.

Outcome : 

  • Students got information about opportunities and challenges involved in Electric Vehicle Startup as career option 
  • Students also realized that Startup can be also be a career path.


Title of the Activity

One Day Workshop on Entrepreneurship Awareness - How to Plan for

Startup and Legal & Ethical Steps (Session-2)

Day & Date

Thursday, 17/03/2022 (01.30 pm to 03.00pm)

Category of Activity

Co-curricular activity

Organized Under

VidyarthiVikasMandal, ED Cell & IIC



  1. To provide students with the basic knowledge about how to plan a start-up
  2. 2. To encourage the students to plan a startup of their interest.



Name, Organization

Designation of Expert

Dr. DeeptiLele, Founder, Kirti Training and Consultancy

Number of students benefitted













Summary report

In order to provide students with the basic knowledge about how to plan a start-up and the steps to be taken towards achieving goals, PES’s Modern College of Engineering, MBA department, Pune, has organized a One-day Workshop on Entrepreneurship Awareness for students faculty on topic “How to Plan for Start-up and Legal & Ethical steps” under VidyarthiVikasMandal, SPPU and in association with ED Cell and Institution’s Innovation Cell. The session was held on 17th March 2022, at 1.30 pm that was hosted by Dr. DeepaliUbale, coordinator, MBAdepartment.

The session started with the speaker’s welcome and introduction by Dr. DeepaliUbale. The session was chaired by Dr. ShraddhaBhandwalkar, HoD, MBA Department. Dr. SheetalBorde, Coordinator, ED Cell &Institution’s Council was also present for the session. Guest was welcomed by Dr. ShraddhaBhandwalkar, HoD, MBA Department.

Outcome : 

Students learned about how to plan startup , the Legal & Ethical steps need to be followed for startup.













Title of activity:

Story Telling Competition on Success stories of


Date & Day:

24th August 2022


Seminar Hall(401), Department of Electronics and Telecommunication


Mode of

Conduction :



  1. To make students develop interest inentrepreneurship.
  1. To let them know about the struggles behind the success of greatentrepreneurs.

About The Activity:

The activity was organized by the Electronics and Telecommunication Department in association with ED Cell, IIC and TEESA on the account of World Entrepreneurship Day(21st August). 

The activity had the respected attendance of HOD Dr.Mrs.R.S.Kamathe, Guest of the activity Mayuresh Kulkarni sir, Activity Dr.Mrs.S.D. Borde madam and all faculty members. The beginning of activity was done by the HOD madam by addressing the students about entrepreneurship. 

The activity was very interesting in all the participants spoke about any entrepreneur for 5 minutes in they told told the entrepreneur about struggle. It was very informative and also challenging as the participants had to finish in a given time with good information.  All the participants spoke well in English, Hindi and Marathi language about various entrepreneurs. 

At the end of the session Guest MayureshKulkarni Sir addressed the students to explore and not look into bookish knowledge but also try to innovatethings.

Total Students Participants



Participant got opportunity focus on the different aspects of the life story of successful entrepreneurs motivational for think about entrepreneurship and startup.






Dr. Mrs. R. S. Kamathe Coordinator-ED Cell and President-IIC, PES’s MCOE, Pune-5.