Ministry of HRD has established Institutes Innovation Cell with the mandate to work closely with our Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to encourage the creative energy of our student population to work on new ideas and innovation and promote them to create start-ups and entrepreneurial ventures.
Innovation Cell will focus on creating a complete ecosystem that will foster the culture of Innovation across all educational institutions from ideas generation to pre-incubation, incubation, and graduating from the incubator as successful start-ups. The primary mandate of MIC is to encourage, inspire, and nurture young students by supporting them to work with new ideas while they are in formative years. MIC has envisioned the creation of the Institutional 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 on these campuses.
Type: Calendar Activity
Date: January 11-12, 2023 (Physical)
IIEST, Shibpur invited innovative solutions from the students to some real-life problems. About 50 innovative proposals were received from the students. Students participated in the competition in a group of 3 or 4. A faculty mentor was included for each proposal. All the groups presented their innovative solution before the jury members. A question-and-answer session followed after each presentation. 17 innovative proposals have been shortlisted to receive financial support under the Alpona Banerjee Memorial Endowment fund. Students are currently working on their idea to build a prototype.
Type: Calendar Activity
Date: January 16, 2023 (Physical)
Type: Calendar Activity
Date: January 22, 2023 (Physical)IIC5.0, in collaboration with EDC-IIEST Shibpur, conducted a physical event entitled “EWoke 2023” on January 22, 2023. A total of 80 people participated in the event. The main event included the following 3 events workshops
Date: January 26, 2023 (Physical)The programme was conducted in two phases. The first phase started with the inaugural ceremony of the Institute Innovation Laboratory. The laboratory was inaugurated by Prof. Parthasarathi Chakrabarti, Hon’ble Director, IIEST, Shibpur. Dr. B N Das was present as an invited resource person. The institute has established the Institute Innovation Laboratory, where students and faculties of the institute can work on their innovative project ideas. The activities in the laboratory are linked with the Institution's Innovation Council (IIC5.0). Some innovation research proposals have already been shortlisted for funding from an alumni donation. Prof. Chakrabarti, Dr. B N Das, Prof. Biswas (President, IIC5.0) and other faculty members interacted with the students who talked about their innovative project proposals
Date: February 20, 2023 (Physical)The session included lectures cum demonstrations by the invited experts. Prof. Subhasis Bhaumik (President, IIC4.0, IIEST, Shibpur, Eminent Expert in Robotics and Mechatronics) enlightened the students about the process of innovation and development. He emphasized the technology readiness level required for developing innovative products. He also touched on the manufacturing capabilities required for any product development process. A detailed talk was delivered by him on the basics of Computer numerically controlled (CNC) machines.
Date: February 24, 2023 (Physical)A few members of the IIC5.0 team (Dr. Syed Minhaz Hossain, Dr. Papu Biswas, Dr. Joydeep Bhowmik), IIEST, Shibpur visited a high school (Barhat Sambhunath Banipith High School (HS), Barhat, Patashpur, Purba Midnapore, West Bengal) for an outreach program aiming to promote innovation and entrepreneurship activities among school children. A couple of research scholars of the institute joined them in this program. The resource persons talked to the school children about various innovations in sciences. They demonstrated various engaging science experiments to promote science among school children. Flying of an unmanned aeroplane was another major attraction for school children. The teachers of the school were also fully engaged in the activities. A very fruitful interaction took place with the school students and teachers.
Date: February 28, 2023 (Physical)IIC5.0 celebrated National Science Day on 28th February 2023. Sixty schoolchildren and teachers from two nearby schools (BE College Model School and SSPS Vidyalaya, Howrah) were invited to participate in the event. The event aimed at promoting science and innovations among school children. The event was inaugurated by the Hon’ble Director, Prof. Parthasarathi Chakrabarti. Prof. Arindam Biswas, President IIC5.0 delivered the welcome address. The resource persons engaged the school children by demonstrating various innovative experiments in physics and chemistry. They demonstrated various engaging scientific experiments to promote science among school children. Dr. Papu Biswas demonstrated the importance of colours in inorganic chemistry. Dr. Syed Minhaz Hossain demonstrated the role of different types of scattering behind the colours we see around us. The demonstration and flying of an unmanned aeroplane by Dr. Joydeep Bhowmik were other attractions for the school children. The teachers of the school were also fully engaged in the activities. Another major attraction of the event was a demonstration on skywatching. Prof. Swapan Sur engaged the students in skywatching practicals on the rooftop of the S&T building in the evening. A very fruitful interaction took place with the school students and teachers.
|Name and Designation
|Prof. Arindam Biswas, Professor, Dept. of A.E. and A.M.
|Dr. Papu Biswas, Professor, Dept of Chemistry
|Dr. Bidyut Pal (ME)
|Innovation Activity Coordinator
|Dr. Joydeep Bhowmik (AE&AM) and Dr. Syed Minhaz Hossain (Physics).
|Dr. Ashok Adak (CE)
|Start-up Activity Coordinator
|Dr. Prince Raj Lawrence Raj (AE&AM).
|Dr. Santanu Maity (SAMGESS)
|Dr. Paramita Chattopadhyay (EE)
|Social Media Coordinator
|Dr. Madhumita Roy, Dept. of Humanities and Social Sciences
|Dr. Pritam Saha, Assistant Professor GR-I, Dept. of Civil Engineering
|Dr. Ankita Pramanik (ETC)
|Dr. Jnui Deb Mallick Datta
|Name and Department
|Social Media Coordinators
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