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Apeejay’s School of Engineering and Technology is part of MOE’s Innovation Ambassador Training Program

The self-paced training session for faculty members is underway

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The Institution Innovation Council or IIC at institutes play an instrumental role to drive innovation and startup culture at campus while connecting with ecosystem enablers at regional and national level. And so, the role of faculty being a member of IIC becomes significantly important, who act as a mentor or guide to train young minds in their pursuit of innovation and entrepreneurship. Similarly, it is equally crucial for mentors to have adequate mentoring skills. 

Recognising the need for the above-mentioned in the realm of higher education, the Ministry of Education’s Innovation Cell is focusing on creating a complete ecosystem to foster the culture of innovation across all educational institutions. 

Thus, faculty members of School of Engineering and Technology (SOET) at Apeejay Stya University have been selected for the Foundation-level Innovation Ambassador (IA) Training Program. This selection has been done via the Ministry of Education’s Innovation Cell and AICTE through the Institution’s Innovation Council (IIC) established at ASU campus.

Apeejay’s SOET was selected based on the comprehensive reports submitted mentioning details of all the major events held in the past one year such  as Hackathon, technical workshops, industrial visit, tech fest, etc. Associate Professor at Apeejay Stya University Manpreet Sehgal is the coordinator of IIC, who led this initiative to earn this eligibility for the Innovation Ambassador (IA) Training Program. 

The Innovation Ambassadors training session has already started and every faculty member from SOET has received login credentials, which they need to login and attend training sessions at their own pace and pass the assessment criteria.

Summarising his thoughts, Prof Manpreet expressed, “I am delighted to share that ASU innovation cell has started reaching milestones and recognitions due to events like Hackathon, technical workshops and other capacity building initiatives carried out from time to time. As a feather in our cap we have become eligible for the Impact Lecture Scheme by MoE. Moreover, faculties of School of Engineering and Technology have become Innovation Ambassadors and will undergo foundational training on innovation. Looking forward to an experiential journey ahead. ”

Under the Impact Lecture Series Scheme, IIC institution can organise up to two sessions with the financial support of MIC/AICTE in the field of innovation, IPR, and start up by inviting successful innovators, patent expert and entrepreneurs and resource persons from innovation and start-up ecosystem.

Harshita is Assistant Editor at Apeejay Newsroom. With experience in both the Media and Public Relations (PR) world, she has worked with Careers360, India Today and Value360 Communications. A learner by nature, she is a foodie, traveller and believes in having a healthy work-life balance.

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