(The Gist of PIB) Union HRD Minister launches several initiatives of MIC and AICTE

    (The Gist of PIB) Union HRD Minister launches several initiatives of MIC and AICTE

Union HRD Minister launches several initiatives of MIC and AICTE 

  • Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister launched several initiatives of MIC and AICTE to boost research and innovation in the country. 


  • Union HRD Minister attended the First Annual Innovation Festival of the MHRD’s Innovation Cell (MIC). MIC organized the first Annual Innovation Festival in coordination with AICTE.
  • In 2018, the MHRD, initiated the separate Innovation cell with support from AICTE to foster the culture of innovation in all educational institutions of India.
  • During the event he launched the following initiatives.

Initiatives Launched: 

  • Launch of Institution’s Innovation Council (IIC) 2.0 from July 2019 – June 2020: MHRD’s Innovation Cell has envisioned establishing a strong network of Institution’s Innovation Council (IICs) in Higher Educational Institutes to promote innovation and start-up in academia.
  • Launch of Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) 2020: ARIIA is an initiative of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) to systematically rank all major educational institutions and universities on indicators related to promotion of “Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development” amongst their students and faculties.
  • Release of guidelines on ‘National Innovation and Start-up Policy 2019’ for students and faculty of all higher education institutions in India who are keen to become entrepreneurs.
  • Launch of Smart India Hackathon 2020 (SIH2020): Smart India Hackathon is a flagship program and nationwide initiative by MHRD’s Innovation Cell (MIC) and AICTE to provide students a platform to solve some of the pressing problems we face in our daily lives.
  • Announcement of new ATAL ACADEMIES: It is proposed to set up 10 (ten) more AICTE Training And Learning (ATAL) Academies/Centres (apart from existing 4).
  • Launch of Protsahan Mudra Scheme: Protsahan Mudra is real time rewards Engine to give rewards to Students and teachers daily or as close to the action that qualifies for the reward.
  • Announcement of AICTE – VISHWAKARMA AWARDS’ 2019: AICTE has introduced Vishwakarma Awards from 2017 to encourage and motivate young students and institutions to raise their performance in their specific domains. Theme of Vishwakarma Award 2019 is “How to enhance the income of Village”.


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