News Correspondent, abptakmaa, Kolkata, 7th Nov 2020 : The Institute Innovation Council (IIC) in the UNIVERSITY OF ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT, KOLKATA had undertaken various activities prescribed by Innovation Cell, Ministry of Higher Education, Government of India to promote Innovation and Start-up activities in campus during the
IIC calendar year 2019-20 and received 4.5 rating out of 5. There were a good numbers of events executed like, motivational talks, workshops, innovation challenges, demo days, mini hackathon, industrial incubation visits, participations in several international conferences by students and faculty members related to innovation and entrepreneurship. Moreover three faculty members of the Universityare certified as ‘Innovation Ambassador’ by MHRD. In IIC portal, 78 ideas, 40 POCs and 26 prototypes were approved in the calendar year 2019-2020. Besides, there were two student teams, selected as national finalists in Smart India Hackathon 2020 and one student team was selected as national finalist in ChattraViswakarma Award 2020. The team Innovation Council of the University has sent 35 patent applications for filing in last quarter. During this COVID pandemic period students of our University are continously involved for innovative and creative activities under the sole ins / piration of our energetic and dedicated faculty to have sustained performance of IIC.