Innovation and Eco System
In the simplest term Innovation could be defined as converting an idea into new or improved products, processes and services. Undoubtedly, Innovation is about taking inventions to marketplace by translating scientific knowledge into products, services and offerings for economic growth and social development.Youth of our country, especially in higher education institutions (HEIs) need to play crucial role at every step to shape the innovation ecosystem.This ecosystem will encourage, inspire and nurture young students by exposing them to new ideas and processes resulting in innovative activities. To ensure that Innovation is primary fulcrum of our Institution, Nandha Engineering College has following platforms with the primary mandate to systematically build culture of innovation, transforming dream ideas into reality and necessary ecosystem among faculty and student members.
- Institution’s Innovation Council (IIC)
- Centre for Innovation and Product Development (CiPD)
- Business Incubator (BI)
Institution’s Innovation Council (IIC)
IIC of Nandha Engineering College was started during 2018 as a unit of IIC network of Ministry of Education’s (MoE’s) Innovation Cell’. The major focus of IIC is
- To encourage the creative energy of student population to work on new ideas and innovation and promote them to develop products.
- To develop better cognitive ability for Engineering/technology students and create complete ecosystem which will foster the culture of Innovation.
- To conduct various innovation, startup and entrepreneurship-related activities prescribed by MIC in time bound fashion.
- To identify and reward innovations and share success stories.
- To organize periodic workshops/ seminars/ interactions with innovators/startups/entrepreneurs, professionals and create a mentor pool for students’ innovations.
- To network with peers and Industries.
Dr. N. Rengarajan
Head of the Institution
Dr. M. Easwaramoorthi
IIC – President
Mr. M. Sengottiayan (MECH)
Mr. M. Srinevasan (ECE)
Innovation Activity Coordinator
Mr. P. B. Narandiran (Civil)
Startup Activity Coordinator
Mr. P. Krishna Gandhi (EEE)
IPR Activity Coordinator
Mr. R.Thiruneelakandan (Phy)
Social Media Coordinator
Dr. C. Siva (IT)
Internship Activity Coordinator
Mr. P. Premkumar (ECE)
Mr. R.JeyaPrakash (Agri)
Mr. A. Amarnath Prabhakaran (BME)
Mr. A. Sakthi Saravanan (CHEM)
Mrs. B. Deepa (CSE)
Mrs. C.Vasuki (IT)
Ms. N. Zahirajahan (MCA)
Mr. L. Jothibasu(MBA)
Centre for Innovation and Product Development (CiPD)
The CiPD aims to create spark of innovation in the students’ mind so that he or she can see the existing problems that need to be solved. The CiPD encourages students to come up with ideas which have innovation, Intellectual Property Right (IPR) component, potential commercial value and connect them with experts for mentoring. Project making, project exhibit & presentation, hackathon and participation in competitions are part of our yearly event (Innovation Day) schedule. The CiPD will invite innovators, researchers, successful startups/entrepreneurs from varied fields to share their experience for problem solving and success scenarios which may benefit any stakeholder of the Institution. Further, the centre aims to build an interdisciplinary networks and teams for student’s and facilitate understanding of subtle aspects of innovation, IPR, startups and entrepreneurship.
Business Incubator (BI)
NEC Business Incubator (BI)is an institutional mechanism providing a conducive ecosystem to promote the innovation, product development, startups and entrepreneurship. Nandha Engineering College was officially approved by MSME (Govt. of India, Delhi) as a Host Institution (HI) for idea incubation from 2018. It aims to encourage students with innovative ideas & entrepreneurial spirit to become entrepreneurs by imparting skills via training Programmes. Besides students, general public with inclination for novel idea-based business ventures and existing companies interested in incubating unique spin of ideas towards commercialization can also avail the BI platform. MSME is providing funding support up to INR 15 Lakh per approved idea through the business incubators.
First Incubate of Nandha Engineering College-BI
Name of the Incubate : D.Subramanian
Project Title :Roll and Pull Type Uprooting Machine
Mentors :Dr.M.Easwaramoorthi, Head-CiPD