Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Govt. of India has established MHRD’s Innovation Cell (MIC) to systematically promote the culture of Innovation amongst all Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) from ideas generation to pre-incubation, incubation and graduating from the incubator as successful start-ups. The primary consent 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 will actively engage various central and state agencies to ensure that a dedicated budget is allocated for innovation related activities.

Institution’s Innovation Council (IIC)

MIC has envisioned the creation of Institution’s Innovation Council (IIC) across selected HEIs. A network of these IICs will be established to promote innovation in the Institution through infinite modes leading to an innovation promotion eco-system in these campuses. For more information of IIC and current calendar activities, please visit https://iic.mic.gov.in/login

Focus of IIC

  • To create a vibrant local innovation ecosystem.
  • Start-up supporting Mechanism in HEIs.
  • National Innovation and Start-up Policy for Students and Faculties.
  • Establish Function Ecosystem for Scouting Ideas and Pre-incubation

Functions of IIC

  • To conduct various innovation and entrepreneurship-related
  • Organize periodic workshops/ seminars/ interactions with entrepreneurs, investors, professionals and create a mentor pool for student innovators.
  • Network with peers and national entrepreneurship development organizations.
  • Create an Institution’s Innovation portal to highlight innovative projects carried out by institution’s faculty and students.
  • Organize Hackathons, Ideathons competition, mini-challenges etc.

Committee Members of IIC




Rev.Fr (Dr)Thaddeus S SDB


Computer Science 

Dr. Radhakrishnan P

Assistant Professor 

Computer Science 

Dr. Naveen A

Assistant Professor 

Computer Science 

Mr. Johnbenetic G

Assistant Professor 

Computer Applications

Mr. Sam Surya S

Assistant Professor 


Mr. Murugan G

Assistant Professor 

Business Administration

Dr. Antony Raj A

Assistant Professor





IIC Regional Meet 2023

Report on IIC Regional Meet 2023 at Crescent Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai

Date: December 1st, 2023

The BS Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science and Technology (BSACIST) together with the Crescent Innovation & Incubation Council (CIIC), hosted the prestigious Institution’s Innovation Council (IIC) regional meet on December 1, 2023.

This initiative is part of the Ministry of Education’s efforts through its Innovation Cell (MIC) and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), aiming to enhance innovation and entrepreneurship in higher education. Since its launch in 2018, the IIC programme has significantly contributed to India’s improved standards in the Global Innovation Index.

BSACIST, known for its innovative approach to education, and the CIIC, a hub for disruptive technologies in sectors such as Life Sciences, Industry 4.0, Smart & Clean Mobility, and Defense Technologies, has jointly facilitated this event.

B Senthil Velavan IRS, Additional Commissioner – GST, Government of India was the chief guest and SH Dipan Kumar Sahu, Assistant Innovation Director, Ministry of Education’s Innovation Cell & AICTE, Government of India was the guest of honour for the inaugural session.

The event was graced by Abdul Qadir A Rahman Buhari, Pro-Chancellor of BSACIST; Prof Dr T Murugesan, Vice-Chancellor and Dr N Raja Hussain, Registrar. M Parvez Alam, Executive Director, CIIC & AIC – CIIC contributed to the success of the event.

The event also marked the introduction of the Udyami Bazaar, a unique platform for innovators to display and sell their products. Additionally, opportunities to participate in interactive pitching sessions, along with one-on-one mentoring for regional entrepreneurs were also available.

There are plans for roundtable discussions with corporates, angel investors and incubators, aiming to strengthen the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Emphasis will also be placed on intellectual property commercialisation, technology transfer, and providing opportunities for YUKTI innovators to showcase their technologies.

This regional meet was a milestone in fostering innovation and developing the entrepreneurial ecosystem, offering invaluable insights and opportunities for attendees and laying a foundation for future regional initiatives.