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Institution Innovation Council

The Ministry of Education (MoE), through its Innovation Cell (MIC), launched the Institution’s Innovation Council (IIC) program in collaboration with AICTE for Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs) to systematically foster the culture of innovation and the start-up ecosystem in education institutions.

The IIC at the TERI SAS is working towards fostering an ecosystem of innovation at the institute in areas related to sustainable development. The IIC at TERI SAS has members from the faculty, industry professionals (external experts) as well as student representatives.

Regular activities are being undertaken by the Council on areas related to ideation, Problem solving, Proof of Concept development, Design Thinking, IPR and project management. The Institute offers courses related to ‘Entrepreneurship’ and ‘Design Thinking’ as electives to the students. Professionals from the industry are being invited to enlighten the student community on relevant themes. Founders of several start-ups have also delivered pep-talks, inspiring the students to think big and start their own ventures. Students are further being encouraged to participate in design competitions and hackhatons. Many of TERI SAS students have initiated their own ventures. An indicative list is provided below Entrepreneur Alumnus

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Prof. Shaleen Singhal, President-IIC (
Dr. Sapan Thapar, Convener-IIC (
Ms. Sonika Goyal, Ecosystem Facilitator (
Ms Mynam Venkata Harshita, Student Coordinator (