Institution's Innovation Council

Ministry of Education’s Innovation Cell (MIC) Institution Innovation Council (IIC):

MIC focuses on creating complete ecosystem which will foster the culture of Innovation across all educational institutions from ideas generation to pre-incubation, incubation and graduating from the incubator as successful start-ups. MIC also work on designing ranking system to identify institutions in the forefront of innovation.

MIC actively engage various central and state agencies to ensure that dedicated budget is allocated for innovation related activities.

Ministry of MoE has established ‘MoE’s 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.

Ministry of Education (MoE), Govt. of India has established ‘MoE’s Innovation Cell (MIC)’ to systematically foster the culture of Innovation amongst all Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). The primary mandate of MIC is to encourage, inspire and nurture young students by supporting them to work with new ideas and transform them into prototypes while they are informative years.

MIC has envisioned encouraging creation of ‘Institution’s Innovation Council (IICs)’ across selected HEIs. A network of these IICs will be established to promote innovation in the Institution through multitudinous modes leading to an innovation promotion eco-system in the campuses.

Major focus of IIC:

  • To create a vibrant local innovation ecosystem
  • Start-up supporting Mechanism in HEIs
  • Prepare institute for Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements Framework
  • Establish Function Ecosystem for Scouting Ideas and Pre-incubation of Ideas
  • Develop better Cognitive Ability for Technology Students

Functions of IICs:

  • To conduct various innovation and entrepreneurship-related activities prescribed by Central MIC in time bound fashion
  • Identify and reward innovations and share success stories
  • 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, idea competition, mini-challenges etc. with the involvement of industries


S. NoNameDesignationRole
1Dr. R S NeelakandanVice Chancellor, MAHERChairperson
2Dr. Nandini SureshProfessor, Faculty of Dentistry, MADCPresident IIC
3Dr. ShanthiPrincipal, Faculty of Humanities & ScienceVice President IIC
4Dr. Shyam SivasamyDirector IQAC, MAHERConvenor IIC
5Dr. Thirumal KumarAssistant Registrar, MAHERInternship Activity Coordinator
6Mr. K Shree JayaramCoordinator, MAHER IICInnovation Activity Coordinator
7Dr. PonmuruganAssociate Dean – IPR, MAHERMember
8Dr. Aswathi VargheseAssistant Professor, Faculty of Dentistry, MADCMember
9Dr. PoojaAssistant Professor, Faculty of Occupational Therapy, MAHERMember
10Mrs. MalarvizhiAssistant Professor, Faculty of Humanities & Sciences, MAHERMember
11Dr. Desigamani KProfessor, Department of Biochemistry, MMCHRIMember
12Mr. DhanaraCoordinator, MAHERMember

Members of Institutional innovation council

1Dr R S NeelakantanVice Chancellor
2Dr Nandini SureshProfessor, MADCHPresident IIC
3Dr Surekha. VDean ResearchVice President IIC
4Dr Shyam SivasmayDirector IQACConvenor IIC
5Arunagirnaathan NAcademic OfficerARIIA co Ordinator
6Shree JayaramInnovation activity co-ordinator
7StudentSocial Media Expert
8Thirumal KumarAssistant RegistrarStat-up Co Ordinator
9Dr Manoj PrabhakarAssociate ProfessorIPR co ordinator