Chitkara University, Punjab has achieved the highest rating of 4 Star in Annual Performance University Category by Institutions’ Innovation Council 3.0 for the year 2021-22. The annual performance rating of all institutes and universities is declared by the Institution’s Innovation Council (Ministry of Education Initiative) every year based on performance of IICs of respective universities. Ministry of Education has established Ministry of Education Innovation Cell’ with the mandate to work closely with our Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to encourage the creative energy of our student population to work on new ideas and innovation and promote them to create start-ups and entrepreneurial ventures.
Institutions’ Innovation Council was launched in the year 2018 and integrates the functionalities of flexibility calendar activities, scoring and reward systems, decentralizing operation with division of work, progress monitoring and incentive mechanisms in coordinated manner through a robust digital platform. IIC has emerged as a sustainable and scalable model for promoting innovation within Higher Education Institutions. The model is designed to address the current challenges in HIEs like less numbers, occasional and unplanned Innovation & Entrepreneurship activities organized in HIEs with low involvement of top leadership, lack of coherence and synergy in resource mobilization, deployment and underutilization of creative potential of youth as major barrier for I&E ecosystem to emerge from HIEs.
The annual performance result announcement of IIC’s was virtually held on December 1st, 2021. The Chief Guest for the event was Prof. Anil D. Sahasrabudhe, Chairman, AICTE and the Guest of Honour was Prof. Rajneesh Jain, Secretary, UGC. This milestone is a result of the collective effort of all the constituent schools of Chitkara University.