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Ministry of Education’s Innovation Cell (MIC) - Introduction

Ministry of Education, Govt. of India has established an ‘Innovation cell’ with the purpose of systematically fostering the culture of Innovation in all Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) across the country in 2018. Since then the Ministry of Education’s Innovation Cell (MIC) has taken multiple policy and program initiatives to systemically establish the world’s biggest open innovation model at global stage.

MIC has brought the Tectonic shift in Innovation & entrepreneurship ecosystem of our Higher Educational Institutions and School Education through outcome and output-oriented policy and program efforts. The Innovation Cell works on its four pillars of excellence i.e. Policy Intervention; Handholding of HEIs and schools, Faculty & Students; Impact Assessment; and Facilitating National & International platforms for Indian and global students. Website-

MIC Initiatives for Higher Education

S.No. Name of the Organisation Website
1. Smart India Hackathon (SIH)
2. UNESCO- India- Africa Hackathon (UIAH)
3. ASEAN India Hackathon (AIH)
4. Singapore India Hackathon
5. KAPILA: Kalam Program for IP Literacy and Awareness
6 Institution’s Innovation Council (IIC)
the holistic approach of the IIC program has its strength in various subprograms that are:
  • I. Innovation Ambassador Training Program
  • II. Impact Lecture Series
  • III. Mentor-Mentee Program
  • IV. Yukti National Innovation Repository
  • V. Yukti Innovation Challenge
7 National Innovation and Startup Policy 2019

MIC Initiatives for Schools

In its quest to create a culture of Ideation, innovation and Entrepreneurship in schools, Ministry of Education’s Innovation Cell has started various initiatives such as the School Innovation Council, School Innovation Ambassador Training Program (SIATP), Design Thinking and Innovation Skill courses for 6-12 standards and release of National policy for Promotion of Innovation in Schools.

S.No. Name of the Organisation Website
1. School Innovation Ambassador Training Program (SIATP)
2. School Innovation Council
3. National Policy for Promoting Innovations in School
4. Design thinking and innovations Skill modules