Celebrating Golden Years

IIC

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. To develop the culture of innovation systematically, MIC has created ‘Institution’s Innovation Council (IIC)’ across selected HEIs.

Major Focus of IIC

To create a vibrant local innovation ecosystem.

Start-up supporting mechanism in HEIs.

Prepare institute for Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements Framework.

Establish function ecosystem for scouting ideas and pre-incubation of ideas.

Develop better Cognitive Ability for students of Technical courses.

Functions of IIC

To conduct various innovation and entrepreneurship-related activities prescribed by Central MIC in time bound 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.

Institution’s Innovation Council (IIC)

Designation Name
PresidentDr. Nisha Bhargava
Vice PresidentDr. Indu Arora
ConvenerDr. Neetu
ARIIA CoordinatorDr Sarabjeet Kaur
Innovation Activity CoordinatorDr. Vandana Sharma
Internship Activity CoordinatorDr Namita Bhandari
IPR Activity CoordinatorMs. Disha Sharma
Start up Activity CoordinatorDr. Kiran Jindal
NIRF CoordinatorDr Ritika Bansal
Social Media CoordinatorMs. Punam
Ms. Chris Bindra
Dr. Sunaina Jain
Dr. Amandeep Kaur
Dr. Purnima Bhandari
Dr. Preeti Gambhir
Ms. Urvi Sharma
Dr. Manika Kohli
Ms. Nancy Sharma
Mr. Pushkaran Singh

Initiatives undertaken by IIC @ MCMDAV

Smart India Hackathon 2020 (Internal Hackathon)

Institution Innovation Council is organizing Internal-Hackathon2020 on 20th January 2020.
Winning entries from the Internal Hackathon will be sent for participation in SIH2020.

Guidelines for submissions to Internal Hackathon

Interested students can participate in teams of 6.

The problem statements of SIH2020 are available HERE. Interested teams must select a problem statement and propose a solution accordingly on the prescribed format.

Winning teams will be awarded with certificates and prizes and all the participants will be given participation certificates.

Contact for any details

Ms. Punam Dawgotra
Assistant Professor (DCSA)

Dr. Geetika Singh
Assistant Professor (DCSA)

Poster Presentation on “Grassroot level innovations” on 5th October 2019 to mark the birth anniversary of Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

MHRD’s Innovation Cell is celebrating 15th October 2019 as Innovation Day to mark the birth anniversary of a great visionary and a dreamer of Innovative India, Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. Our Institution’s Innovation Council, under the aegis of MHRD’s Innovation Cell, is joining this campaign and organizing a Poster Presentation on ‘Grassroot level innovations’ on 5th October, 2019 for the students. The best posters will be displayed across the campus.

A webinar was conducted on the topic ‘Angel Investing/Venture Capital Funding Opportunities for Early Stage Entrepreneurs’ on 29 May, 2021. The resource person for the event was Mr. Dinesh Duggal, Ex-Banker and Freelancer. A total 145 students and 6 faculty members attended the event through Google Meet and YouTube.
An awareness session was conducted on the topic ‘Intellectual Property Rights and Patents’ on 28/05/2021. The resource person for the event was Mr. Rakesh Kumar Kushwaha, Assistant Controller of Patents and Designs of Electrical Section in Indian Patent Office, New Delhi under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. A total of 153 students and 5 faculty members attended the event through Google Meet and YouTube live streaming platform.
An online session was conducted on the topic “Lean Startup and Minimum Viable Product/Business” on 27th May 2021. The resource person for the lecture was Prof (Dr) Raj Kumar Singh, Dean (R&D), HOD (Department of Commerce) and Chairperson (Centre for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Skill development), School of Management Sciences, Varanasi. A total of 129 students and 12 faculty members attended the webinar through Google meet link and YouTube live streaming platform. YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/gb5_eGkGt18
A Webinar was conducted on ‘Prototype Validation - Converting Prototype into a Startup’ on 25/05/2021. The resource person for the event was Dr. Manika Kohli, Assistant Professor, Mehr Chand Mahajan DAV College for Women. A total of 128 students and 10 faculty members attended the event through Google Meet and YouTube live streaming platform.
A webinar was organized on ‘How to plan for Startup, Legal and Ethical Issues?' by Mr. Anubhav Gupta, Head Taxation, Khurana & Khurana on 8th February 2021.
Department of Zoology under the aegis of Institution's Innovation Council (IIC 3.0), Mehr Chand Mahajan DAV College for Women, Chandigarh, organized a Virtual Workshop on 'Entrepreneurship development in Beekeeping' on 06.02.2021.
A workshop on the topic "Business Model Canvas” was organized by Dr. Manika Kohli, Assistant Professor, Department of Commerce on 1st February 2021.
The review meeting of IIC 3.0 of MCM DAV College for Women was held on 18th January 2021 to review the activities done and plan activities for the future quarters.
An Orientation Session was conducted by the Institution’s Innovation Council (IIC 3.0) on the topic ‘Design Thinking and Validation through Double Diamond Approach’ on 15 January, 2021. The resource person for the event was Dr. Purnima Bhandari, Innovation Ambassador-Design Thinking and Innovations, IIC 3.0. A total of 254 students and 07 faculty members attended the event through Google Meet and YouTube live streaming platform.
An Orientation Session was conducted by the Institution’s Innovation Council (IIC 3.0) on the topic ‘National Innovation and Start-up Policy (NISP)’ on 05 January, 2021. The resource person for the event was Dr. Kiran Jindal, NISP Coordinator, IIC 3.0. A total of 87 students and 07 faculty members attended the event through Google Meet. Live streaming of the session was also done through YouTube platform
An Online PowerPoint Presentation Competition was organized on the topic “Innovative Startups during COVID-19 Pandemic” on 4th January, 2021
An Orientation Session was conducted by the Institution’s Innovation Council (IIC 3.0) on the topic ‘Identifying Intellectual Property at the Early Stage of Innovation’ on 24 December, 2020. The resource person for the event was Ms. Disha Sharma, Innovation Ambassador-IPRs and Technology Transfer, IIC 3.0. A total of 95 students and 06 faculty members attended the event through Google Meet.
An Online Power Point Presentation Competition was organised on the topic "Innovation and Entrepreneurship in AatmaNirbhar Bharat” on 18th December 2020.
Approx. 21 students from the college participated in the competition and presented their views on the topic with the medium of power point presentations. Each presentation lasted for 5 to 7 minutes. To motivate the participants there were cash awards for the first three position holders (First prize of Rs. 2000, second prize of Rs. 1500 and third prize of Rs. 1000). The first position was bagged by Ms. Sangam of BSc MFT-1, second position was awarded to Ms. Twinkle Kapoor of MCom-1 and third position was bagged by Ms. Palak Kapoor of MA-2 of Economics department. A total of 92 students attended the event along with 9 faculty members.
A motivational Session was organized on Successful Entrepreneur’s Story. Sh. Hridesh Madan President, TiE, Chandigarh Chapter was the resource person on 24 November 2020. About 120 participants enrolled and 100 participants could be accommodated in the Google meet for this session.
A workshop on “Entrepreneurship & Innovation as Career Opportunity" on 21 November 2020. Mr. Sidhant Banura, Director at Ashvamegha Solutions with a demonstrated history of knowledge in the food processing industry, was the speaker for the session. 70 students and 10 faculty members attended the session.
A Session "My Story- Motivational Session by Successful Innovator" was organised on 11 November 2020. Ms. Shivanshi Vashisht, innovator and Senior Scientific Officer at the BioNEST, Panjab University was the speaker the session. 78 participants attended the session.
Idea Competition on 6th March 2020
Workshop on "Business Model Canvas" & "Business Plan Competition" on 10th February and 12th February 2020 respectively
Workshop on ‘Business Model Canvas’ to be organized on 10/02/2020 and subsequently a ‘Business Plan Competition’ on 11/02/2020.
Smart India Hackathon 2020 (Internal Hackathon)
Talk on “Social Entrepreneurship” on 26th November 2019
Field/Exposure Visit to Sebiz Square and NetSmartz, SAS Nagar, Mohali on 20th November 2019
Poster Presentation on “Grassroot level innovations” on 5th October 2019 to mark the birth anniversary of Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
Poster Presentation on 'Grassroot level innovations', 5 October 2019
Motivational talk on ‘My Story-Entrepreneur’s Life and Crossroads’, 26 September 2019
Intellectual Property Rights Awareness Program for Women Institutes” under the aegis of Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and Indian Patent Office (IPO), 11 September 2019.
Leadership talk on “Innovation for Resurgent India” by Honourable Minister of HRD Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, 22 August 2019
Leadership Talk on 22nd April, 2019 with Prof. Anil D. Sahasrabudhe, Chairman, AlCTE
Workshop on Cognitive Skills, Design Thinking and Critical Thinking on 4th April, 2019
Idea Competition on 29th March , 2019
Leadership Talk Series on Art of Decision Making on 19th March , 2019
Leadership Talk Series on Planning for Career on 24th January, 2019
Workshop on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) held on 22-1-2019. / Click Here for Video
Final ARIIA Report 2018-19
Students Presentations on Grass-root level innovators on 21st November 2018