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 while they are informative years.
MIC has envisioned creation of ‘Institution’s Innovation Council (IICs) across selected HEIs. A network of these IICs will be established to promote innovation in the Institution through multitudinous modes leading to an innovation promotion eco-system in these campuses.
Close to 5000 staff members including renowned faculty, technical and other experts serve our student community to achieve excellence in education and to make studying at VMRF institutions an extremely pleasurable and rewarding experience. The success of VMRF lies in its highly qualiﬁed and experienced faculty who are competent and dedicated to provide excellent education. VMRF takes pride in being the only one of its kind in India that has established three medical colleges, one dental college, and two engineering colleges apart from other paramedical and homoeopathy colleges.
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 (ARRIA)
- Establish Function Ecosystem for Scouting ideas and Pre-incubation of ideas
- Develop better Cognitive Ability amongst Technology Students
Functions of IICs
- 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.
WEBINAR ON MOTIVATIONAL SESSION BY SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEUR
A motivational talk on the success of being an entrepreneur was given by Dr.D.Arvind Prasath, Department of Microbiology, Periyar University, Salem on 19-12-2020.This talk inspired lot of young minds and guided them in choosing entrepreneurship as their career part.
WEBINAR ON ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION AS CAREER OPPURTUNITY
Webinar on entrepreneurship and innovation as career opportunity was held on 10.12.2020. Dr.Dhandapani,Assistant Professor,Department of Microbiology,Periyar University,Salem was invited as guest speaker,who delivered an interesting lecture on the innovative ideas for building up a strong career and tips for becoming a good entrepreneur.
Talk on entrepreneurship by MR. N RAJAN
Students were given a session by Mr.N.Rajan,Asst.Professor,IIC President from Kirupanandavariyar Engineering college on Entrepreneurship Qualities.It gave an insight to our students some of whom are budding entrepreneurs.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS (IPR) WORKSHOP
A workshop on ‘Intellectual Property Rights’ was organized by IIC on 4th December 2019 at PIDC Hall,VIMS Hospital Campus. The resource
persons Dr. M. Sundararaman. Professor and chair, Department of Marine Biotechnology, Co
–ordinator, IPR ,Cell, Bharathidasan University, Trichy gave a session on “Insights On
Intellectual Property Rights”,and Mr. N. Subramanian, Inhouse IP Trainer cum Analyst,IPR
Cell, Bharathidasan University,Trichy.gave a session on “Opportunities In Intellectual
Property Rights For Health Science Professional.
TALK ON DESIGN THINKING- VIRTUAL REALITY IN AHS BY DR. RAMESH,MAHE
Workshop on “Innovation & Entrepreneurship” on 7 th December 2019 at Annapoorna Lecture Hall,VIMS Hospital Campus was organized by IIC. The resource
person Dr. Ramesh, Asso.Prof, HoD, School of Allied Health Sciences,Manipal University,
Bangalore gave a session on “Driving Healthcare Innovation to Market”.He explained how his patented virtual reality based instrument for vision therapy was patented and being marketed.It was well attended by the students and the faculty of SAHS.
on National Innovation and Start up Policy
on National Innovation and Start up Policy” on 23 rd Jan 2020 at PIDC Auditorium.
Mr.M.Rajasekar,Asst.Prof-EEE, MHRD IIC Innovation Ambassador, Knowledge Institute of Technology,
Salem was invited as a Guest speaker of this programme. He delivered the content about Start up
Policy Guidelines, Start up Eco system & IP/Patent.
Talk on INNOVATION by Mr. KARTHIK, BIOMEDICAL ENGINEER,VIMS Hospital
Mr.Karthik,Biomedical Engineer fro VIMS Hospital gave an enlightening talk on INNOVATION –Ideas behind innovations and how to work on an idea to make it into a prototype.It was an eye opener for the students.