The 'National Student and Faculty Startup Policy-2019' is initiated by MHRD’s Innovation Cell and AICTE. It is a guiding framework to envision an educational system oriented towards start-ups and entrepreneurship opportunities for student and faculties.
The guidelines provide ways for developing entrepreneurial agenda, managing Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) ownership, technology licensing and equity sharing in Start-ups or enterprises established by faculty and student and encourage them to actively pursue path of innovation and entrepreneurship.
Our vision is to develop high quality technical human resource capable of doing cutting edge research and innovation and deep-tech entrepreneurship.
To establish vibrant and dynamic Startup Ecosystem across all the departments.
To enable the institute to actively engage students, faculties and staff in innovation and entrepreneurship related activities.
To create a space for Collaboration, Co-creation, Business Relationships and Knowledge Exchange.
To facilitate the institute in terms of Intellectual Property (IP) ownership management, technology licensing and equity sharing.
Support Facilities for Start-up Services
Network with Regional and National Start-up
Industry Support, Corporate & Private Partnership Linkage
Developing critical thinking skills to motivate students and faculties with entrepreneurial abilities.
Building Innovation and Incubation ecosystem by providing resources available at the Institute.
In-house competency development to serve potentiality to the incubators.
Strengthen the intra and inter institutional linkage with ecosystem enablers at different levels.
Defining Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for Entrepreneurial Performance Impact Assessment.
Innovation, Pre-incubation, Incubation and startup facilities on the campus
Academic courses offered by the institute on Innovation, IPR and Start-ups
Obtaining scientific and technical patents by Incubators and Startups
Collaboration, Co-Creation and Technology Exchange and Commercialization
Emerging successful Innovation and Start-ups from the Institute
Increase technical employment rate through self-employment by Startups
Developing Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for Entrepreneurial Performance Impact Assessment.
Creating societal, ethical and technological
entrepreneurs through National Innovation and Start-up Policy.
Inculcating awareness on Innovation and Start-ups among students and faculties
Imparting education on Innovation and Entrepreneurship development
Providing State-of-art facilities
Enterprise Support from Corporate Social Responsibility(CSR)
Arena with skilled professionals to make Industry ready.
Constituting Advisory Services Committee to address grievances
Promoting active Research & Advocacy
Inter-Department linkages and Inter-Institutional Linkages
Organize Workshops /Lectures/Seminars/eTalk/Boot Camp etc
Conduct Online and Class Room Education and Training& Mentoring
Integration of Experiential Learning
Establishment of Start-up Cell
Scout, Recognize Support Ideas, Innovation and Startups
Innovation and Start-up Repository Build-up
Setup Advisory Service Expert Pool
Training-FDPs and EDPs
Incentives for experts from Industry
Research Studies and Advocacy Programs
Mentor, Start-up Cell Network, Business & Referral Service
Convergence and Leverage for Govt. Schemes and Programs
Organize National and Regional Level Events
Thrust Areas of NISP
Strategies and Governance for Promoting Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Creating Innovation Pipeline and Pathways for Entrepreneurs.
Building Organizational Capacity, Human Resources and Incentives.
Collaboration Co-creation and Business Relationship and Knowledge Exchange.
Norms for Faculty and Students Driven Innovations and Startups
Incentivizing Students for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Incentivizing Faculties & Staff for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Norms for Faculty Startup
Incubation & Pre-Incubation Support Facility Creation and Access
IP Ownership Rights for Technologies Developed at Higher Educational Institutions.
Pedagogy and Learning Interventions for Entrepreneurship Development
Entrepreneurial Performance Impact Assessment
Processes and Mechanisms:
Setting up a start-up and allowing students, faculty and research staff to work part-time for the start-ups while studying / working.
Creating facilities within the institution for supporting pre-incubation (e.g. IICs as per the guidelines by MHRD’s Innovation Cell, EDC, IEDC, New-Gen IEDC, Innovation Cell, Startup Cell, Student Clubs, etc.) and Incubation/ acceleration by mobilizing resources from internal and external sources.
Provide business incubation facilities:
Premises at subsidised cost.
Training and Mentoring Services, etc.
Licensing of IPR from institute to start up
Induction program about the importance of I&E to be conducted the first year students. So that freshly inducted students are made aware about the entrepreneurial agenda of the institute and available support systems
Supporting the students in terms of providing address for their Incubation cell, Semester break, attendance and accommodation.
Student clubs/ bodies/ departments must be created for organizing competitions, boot camps, workshops, awards, etc.
‘Innovation & Entrepreneurship Award’ to recognize
outstanding ideas, successful enterprises and contributors:
Innovation champions would be nominated within the students/ faculty/ staff for each department/ stream of study
Institute would recruit staff that have a strong innovation and entrepreneurial/ industrial experience, behaviour and attitude. This will help in fostering Innovation and Entrepreneurship culture.
Faculty and departments of the institutes have to work in coherence and cross-departmental linkages
Faculty and staff should be encouraged to do courses on innovation, entrepreneurship management and venture development.
Guest Lectures by Subject Matter Experts (SME)
Course design in MBA
For creating awareness among the students, the teaching methods should include case studies on business failure and real-life experience reports by start-ups.
Pedagogical changes need to be done to ensure that maximum number of student projects and innovations are based around real life challenges
Designing courses in a variety of areas including technology development, ideation, creativity, design thinking, fund raising, financial management, cash-flow management, new venture planning, business development, product development, social entrepreneurship, product costing, marketing, brand-development, human resource management as well as law and regulations impacting a business.
Networking or Collaborating Support:
Institute may also link the startups to other seed-fund providers’/ angel funds/ venture funds or itself may set up seed-fund once the incubation activities mature.
Providing support to students who show potential, in pre-startup phase to link their start-ups and companies with wider entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Networking events to be organized to create a platform for the budding entrepreneurs to meet investors and pitch their ideas.
Establishing a Start-up and Entrepreneur ecosystem with Collaboration, Co-creation, Business Relationships and Knowledge Exchange.