Institution’s Innovation Council (IIC)

Sri Krishna College of Engineering and Technology established the Institutions Innovation Council (IIC) during the year 2018. The IIC has paved the way for creating a start-up ecosystem in the Institution. During the academic 2020 – 2021, IIC of SKCET was awarded with the highest rating of 4 stars for organizing events as per the direction given by Innovation Cell of AICTE.

Previously, during the academic year 2019-2020, IIC of SKCET attained 5 star ratings with top spot in annual IIC ranking by organizing more than 400 events pertaining to Innovation, IPR and Entrepreneurship. The Institution has organised Smart India Hackathon for four consecutive years since 2017. During 2021, the institution organized Toycathon – software version.

The start-up initiatives of the Innovation Cell of the Ministry of Higher Education paved the way for securing the second spot in ARIIA 2020 and fourth spot in ARIIA 2021 ranking under the private self-financing Institutions category. Moreover, an Innovation and Start-up Policy document was also released recently to motivate the young entrepreneurs of the Institution. The innovation Cell of MHE has done a commendable job in promoting the innovation and start-up culture among all Higher Education Institutions. The faculty members also completed Innovation Ambassador Training series for both Advanced and foundation level. The faculty members who completed Innovation Ambassador training delivered various seminars to students and faculty members of various institutions to promote innovation, entrepreneurship and start –ups.

Faculty members of SKCET also attended the IIC regional meet happened on August 2022 at Sathyabama University, Chennai. The poster highlighting the achievements of IIC of SKCET was awarded with ‘Best Performer Award’. The IIC Convenor of SKCET Dr. P. AshokaVarthanan, delivered an invited talk on ‘NISP Implementation at PSNA Engineering College, Dindigul on 8th Aug, 2022. IIC of SKCET also mentored KPR Institute of Engineering and Technology, DJ Academy of Managerial Excellence, Institute of Aeronautical Engineering, Velammal Engineering College, Sri Krishna Adithya College of Arts Science on organizing events prescribed by IIC. IIC of SKCET have referred 5 institutions for becoming IIC member and 5 ATAL schools have accepted to be mentored by IIC of SKCET.

IIC upcoming events for quarter 3 & 4

S.NoName of the Event
1Workshop on Prototype/Process Design and Development.
2Session/ Workshop on Business Model Canvas (BMC)
3Field/Exposure Visit to Incubation Unit/Patent Facilitation Centre/TechnologyTransfer Centre such as Atal Incubation Centre etc.
4Session on “How to plan for Start-up and legal & Ethical Steps”
5Workshop on Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) and IP management for start up
6Organize an Inter/Intra Institutional Business Plan Competition and RewardBest Innovations - Manage through YUKTI-NIR
7Mentoring Event: Demo Day/Exhibition/Poster Presentation of Business Plans& linkage with Innovation Ambassadors/Experts for Mentorship Support -Manage through YUKTI-NIR
8Session on Innovation/Prototype Validation – Converting Innovation into aStart-up or Session on Achieving “Value Proposition Fit” & “Business Fit”
9Session on Accelerators/Incubation - Opportunities for Students & Faculties -Early Stage Entrepreneurs
10Organize Session on “Lean Start-up & Minimum Viable Product/Business”-Boot Camp (or) Mentoring Session
11Session on Angel Investment/VC Funding Opportunity for Early StageEntrepreneurs.
12Session/ Panel discussion with innovation and Start-up Ecosystem Enablers from the region/state/national level
13Organizing Innovation & Entrepreneurship Outreach Program in Schools/Community
14Organise an Inter/Intra Institutional Start-up Competition and Reward BestStart-ups - Manage through YUKTI-NIR
15Mentoring Event: Demo Day/Exhibition/Poster Presentation of Start-Ups &Linkage with Innovation Ambassadors/Experts for Mentorship Support - Manage through YUKTI-NIR