The institution is situated in sub urban ‘Kandi’ (sub mountain )area. The aim of education at the college is to develop higher capabilities in students and instil moral values. A student who enters the institution comes out with academic excellence, developed personality, leadership qualities and self-discipline. The mission of the college is to inculcate creativity and critical thinking in order to encourage logical decision making and innovation and to focus on all aspects of character building and produce enthusiastic, morally upright, ethically driven, socially sensitive and responsible citizens of the nation.
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 (HEI's). 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 in thier informative years. MIC has encouraged creation of ‘Institution’s Innovation Council (IIC's) across selected HEI's.
Innovation Council (IIC) was started by Ministry of Education in 2017 with the vision of creating and promoting the culture of innovation among institutions of higher education.
The contribution of IIC is listed below :-
- To create supporting mechanism in higher education institutions for start-up and entrepreneurship.
- To create a vibrant local innovation ecosystem.
- To establish function ecosystem for scouting ideas and pre-incubation of Ideas.
- To conduct various innovation and entrepreneurship-related activities.
- To organize workshops and seminars for student innovators.
IIC Committee Members
To promote innovation and IIC in our college, a committee of six members of the faculty is created. The primary role of IIC is to engage faculty and students in various innovation and entrepreneurship related activities so that its ecosystem gets established and stabilized in the institution. As discussed earlier the aim of education at our college is to develop higher capabilities in students. The IIC is designed to address the challenges in the institutes such as low strength, activities organized in institutions with low involvement of top leadership, absence of synergy in resource mobilization, deployment and underutilization of creative potential of youth are the major barriers for the Innovation ecosystem to emerge from institutions. For student innovators our institution organize periodic workshops, seminars and interactions with eminent personalities, such as -
A workshop on " Entrepreneurship and Innovations as Career " was organized by IIC in collaboration with Agriculture and Commerce Department on 6th December, 2021
One day National Virtual Workshop entitled "Intellectual Property Rights, Patents, Copyrights and Industrial Design" was organized by IIC cell on 30 March, 2021. Dr. Kuldeep Singh , Associate Professor, NIT Jalandhar was the resource person.
A workshop was organized by IIC cell in association with Agriculture Department on the topic "IPR Innovations and Employment Opportunities in Agriculture" on 30 May, 2022. Dr. Sukhdev Singh Dhillon, Ex. PAS-1 Punjab Agriculture Services and Dr. Arvinder Singh Dhoot Director Administration, FPO were the resource persons.
IIC Cell attended 'Innovation Ambassador Training' (Foundation Level) conducted by MoE's Innovation Cell & AICTE during the period from 30th June -30th July, 2021 in online mode. Students submitted innovative ideas for Small Scale Start-ups, research project to MGNCRE, MoE, New Delhi.
IIC members participated in IIC programs and workshops. They also received Appreciation Certificates for their participation in Regional Orientation Session on IIC 2.0 and ARIIA, 2020 on 19th July, 2019.
The college started the IIC Cell on 16th August 2018 and it’s a matter of immense pleasure for the college that from Punjab only five institutions could score 3 out of 5 stars in session 2019-20 and the college IIC cell was among those five institutions.
The college IIC cell has been awarded 2 Golden Star Certificate for its performance in 2018-2019 and 3 Golden Stars for it's performance during 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 respectively.
In short, due to these activities, students got a chance to participate in various innovation related initiatives and competitions organized by MHRD. Students actively interacted with renowned businessmen and academicians. They got opportunities to nurture their ideas. The members of IIC of the college helped the students to experiment latest technologies to get some prototype for building their confidence. Overall, the students got extremely healthy environment right from ideation to the startups.