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ABOUT NISP

The Ministry of Education (MoE), Govt. of India has established MoE’s Innovation Cell (MIC) to systematically nurture the culture of Innovation among all Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). The ‘National Innovation and Startup Policy (NISP) 2019 for students and faculty in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) was launched by former Minister of Education, Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ on 11th September 2019 at AICTE, New Delhi.

The policy aims to assist higher education institutions in developing, streamlining, and strengthening their innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystems on campus. It will be critical in maximizing the potential of students’ creative problem-solving and entrepreneurial mindsets, as well as fostering strong intra and interinstitutional partnerships with ecosystem enablers and various stakeholders at the regional, national, and international levels.

MIC has envisioned encouraging creation of the Institution’s Innovation Council (IICs) across HEIs. A network of IICs is formed to foster innovation and entrepreneurship in the institution through a variety of techniques, resulting in a campus-wide innovation ecosystem. MIC has established the Institution’s Innovation Council in more than 2500 Institutions till December 2021.

CMRIT’S IIC

To meet the MIC’s initiative to establish the Institution’s Innovation Council at Higher Education Institutions (HEI’s) CMR Institute of Bangalore’s IIC (Institution’s Innovation Council) cell has been established in 2018 and NISP policy has been implemented in the year 2019. CMR Institute of Technology Bangalore has initiated the efforts for implementing the National innovation and start-up policy (NISP) under the aegis of the Ministry of Education’s Innovation Cell (MIC). The policy aims at promoting innovation and start-up culture among the students and faculty of the Institute


NISP@CMRIT

Vision

“To be an innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem to generate globally competitive and sustainable startups.”

Mission

  • Establish professional networks to support various aspects of innovation and entrepreneurship.
  • Create necessary infrastructure to prototype ideas and to incubate startups.
  • Develop startup competencies by regular training, competitions, and other related activities.
  • Establish processes which guide and validate the conversion of business ideas into sustainable startups.
  • Participate on national and global platforms to understand the competitive landscape.

AICTE-NISP Formulation Committee

S. N. Name of Expert Committee Member Internal / External Expert Organization Key Role/ Position assigned in Institute NISP
1 Dr. Sanjay Jain Principal CMRIT, Bangalore Chairman
2 Dr. Shivanna D M Assoc. Professor Head IP Cell, Incubation, CMRIT, Bangalore NISP Coordinator
3 Dr. Elumalai R Prof. & Head (ECE) CMRIT, Bangalore Start-up Activity Coordinator
4 Dr. Manoj Challa Associate Director – Student Affairs, Associate Professor, CSE, CMRIT, Bengaluru Website & Social Media Coordinator
5 Dr. Ravikumar Kodagahally Organization: Robust Materials Technology Member: Expert from nearby Industry/Industry association/ Ecosystem Enablers Experience: 15 Qualification: Doctorate Email: ravikumar.kr@robustmaterials.com Contact: 9900213898 External Member
6 Avinash Reddy T Organization: Bleaves private limited Role: Start up/ Alumni Entrepreneur Experience: 5 Qualification: Graduate Email: avi.cass@gmail.com Contact: 7795234381 External Member
7 Swapnil Gawande Organization: BLI Consulting Role: IPR Attorney Experience: 12 Qualification: Post Graduate Email: sjgawande@gmail.com Contact: 9890333567 External Member
8 Mohsin Ali Khan Organization: CO3 structural systems pvt, ltd. Member: Start up/ Alumni Entrepreneur Experience: 3 Qualification: Graduate Email:co3structuralsystems@gmail.com Contact: 9980809666 External Member
9 Balathandapani Ramasamy Organization: Aatrral Academy Role: Members Member: Expert from nearby Industry/Industry association/ Ecosystem Enablers Experience: 15 Qualification: Post Graduate Email: krbalathandapani@gmail.com Contact: 7402469597 External Member
10 Mr. Vivek Anand Sagar B Organization: Karnataka State Council of Science and Technology, Patent Information Center Role: IP Consultant Experience: 10 Qualification: Post Graduate Email: bvivek.nls@gmail.com Contact: 9916590318 External Member
11 Dr. Asha M Nair Prof. & Head (Civil) CMRIT, Bangalore Member
12 Dr. S Ramachandran Prof. & Head (Mech) CMRIT, Bangalore Member
13 Dr. Chitra K Prof. & Head (EEE) CMRIT, Bangalore Member
14 Dr.Shreekanth Mooroor Prabhu Prof. & Head (ISE) CMRIT, Bangalore Member
15 Prof. Gomathi T Prof. & Head (MCA) CMRIT, Bangalore Member
16 Prof. Sandeep Prof. & Head (MBA) CMRIT, Bangalore Member

Steering Committee

Sl. No Name of Steering Committee Members Internal / External Expert Organization Key Role Institute NISP
1 Dr. Sanjay Jain Principal CMRIT, Bangalore Chairman
2 Dr Meenakshi R Patil Professor CMRIT, Bangalore NISP Coordinator
3 Dr. Elumalai R Prof. & Head (ECE) CMRIT, Bangalore Start-up Activity Coordinator
4 Dr. Sharmila K.P Director - External Affairs, Professor, ECE, CMRIT, Bengaluru President CMRIT-IIC
5 Prof. Mahesh Kumar Jha Associate Director, Academics, CMRIT, Bengaluru. CMRIT-IIC Convenor
6 Avinash Reddy T Organization: Bleaves private limited Role: Start up/ Alumni Entrepreneur External Member
7 Balathandapani Ramasamy Organization: Aatrral Academy Role: Members Member: Expert from nearby Industry/Industry association/ Ecosystem Enablers External Member
8 Mr. Vivek Anand Sagar B Organization: Karnataka State Council of Science and Technology,Patent Information Center Role: IP Consultant External Member
9 Dr. Manoj Challa Associate Director – Student Affairs, Associate Professor, CSE, CMRIT, Bengaluru Website & Social Media Coordinator
10 Dr. Asha M Nair Prof. & Head (Civil) CMRIT, Bangalore Member
11 Dr. Rajendra Prasad Reddy Prof. & Head (Mech) CMRIT, Bangalore Member
12 Dr. Chitra K Prof. & Head (EEE) CMRIT, Bangalore Member
13 Dr.Shreekanth Moore Prabhu Prof. & Head (CSE) CMRIT, Bangalore Member
14 Prof. Gomathi T Prof. & Head (MCA) CMRIT, Bangalore Member
15 Prof. Sandeep Prof. & Head (MBA) CMRIT, Bangalore Member