Kristu Jayanti Incubation Centre

Kristu Jayanti Incubation Centre is designed to accelerate the growth and success of budding entrepreneurs through an array of business support resources and services that could include physical space, capital, coaching, common services, and networking connections. It is a unique and highly flexible combination of business development processes, infrastructure and people, designed to nurture new and small businesses by helping them to survive and grow through the difficult and vulnerable early stages of development. The Kristu Jayanti Incubation Centre aims to help the students of the college build a business by providing them with Management Training, Business Plans and prototypes to successfully venture into an enterprise.

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Creative Ideation for Entrepreneurial Innovations
Date: 12th December 2020
Number of beneficiaries: 136 Students
List of Resource Persons with details: Mr. U. Peter Sahaya Raj

School of Management in association with Institutuion’s Innovation Council (IIC) organized a virtual creative workshop on creative ideation for entrepreneurial innovations for all the innovative and interested students from various departments on 12th December 2020 that started at 4.30 pm on zoom. The session began with a silent prayer with the MC, Raksha Dechamma KM, student of School of Management who gave a brief introduction to IIC and Kristu Jayanti Incubation Centre. Linu Maria, student, School of Management delivered the welcome address followed by Alan Augustine, student, School of Management, who introduced the guest for the workshop Mr. U Peter Sahaya Raj, Vice President, Ashiana Housing Limited. Mr. Sahaya Raj further took over the session launched the “Idea Olympics 2020” competition organized by KJIC in collaboration with IIC, with the poster and video. Further, he addressed all the students with his knowledge expertise and insights on innovation and ideation. He discussed about how changes are happenning faster than ever and the need to keep ideating. Further, the process of ideat creation which included knowledge accumulation, incubation, the idea experience and implementation. The challenges of idea creation and design thinking was also discussed followed by which a series of interesteing questions were asked by students and were answered by the guest. The concluding remarks were delivered by the program coordinator, Dr. D Ravindran, Innovation activity coordinator, KJIC and Dr. A Muruganantham, President, KJIC. The event ended at 6 PM with the vote of thanks delivered by Leo Jain, student, School of Management. The participants indeed felt the session was insightful and motivated many of them to look around for problems to generate ideas for the next prospective million dollary company.


Sessionon Building an Innovation Fit for Market Through Gaming
Date: 19th June 2021
Time: 03:00 pm-05:00 pm
Number of beneficiaries: 119 KJIC Members and Students from various departments
Name and Details of Resource Persons:
• Mr. Kunnwar Vijay Parmar, Founder and CEO Skillet, Haryana and
• Ms. Rittu Srivastava, Co-Founder Skillet, Haryana
Objective: To learn the entrepreneurial process through gaming.

The speaker, Mr. Kunnwar Vijay Parmar started the session by giving a brief introduction on Start -up. Sir explained all the 13 stages of stat-up journey and its challenges, solutions, and strategies. Sir also gave a brief note on his life journey towards the Startup i.e., at beginning the success rate of his project was very low, and later he saw a great success in his work. This was also a very inspiring and motivating for all young entrepreneurs. The speaker also clarified the doubts of many students regarding the start-up.

The speaker, Ms. Rittu Srivastava started by explaining about the IBDA Start-up Game. The speaker also gave a very informative content by explaining the different steps to play the game. This game consists of minimum 2 and maximum 4 players. The game was very interesting and we all enjoyed playing the game. In the Question-and-Answer Forum, both the speakers went through the questions of participants and clarified all the doubts in an effective manner by giving more examples and made the session more interesting.


Institutions’ Innovation Council (IIC) Meeting - Quarter 4
Date: 22nd April 2021
Number of beneficiaries: 40 students and faculty members
Name and Details of Resource Persons:
• Mr. Girish Batra, Founder, JumpStart Consulting, Bengaluru
• Mr. Thaneshwar Singh, Founder, Tezr Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Bengaluru
• Dr. Muruganantham A, President, KJIC
• Dr. Velmurugan R, Convenor, KJIC
• Prof. Stephen Deepak, Vice President, KJIC and
• Dr. Ravindran D, Innovation Activity Coordinator, KJIC
Objective: To evaluate the previous quarter and to have a fresh outlook on the oncoming quarter

The Meeting commenced with the Welcome address given by Prof. Cherian Thomas, Document in charge, KJIC. Dr. Muruganantham briefed about the Q3 achievements and activities to the participants. The resource person of the meeting Mr. Thaneswar singh talked about the achievements of the incubation centre and IIC of the college to the participants then Mr. Girish batra addressed faculty members and students with suggestion about student lead activities and make them participate and enhanced their entrepreneurial skills. The meeting was concluded with vote of thanks.


Session on Design Thinking
Date: 9th April 2021
Number of beneficiaries: 130 students and faculty members
Name and details of the Resource Person: Dr. M Newlin Rajkumar, Innovation Ambassador-IIC, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Anna University Regional campus, Coimbatore.
Objective: To understand and learn various aspects of Design Thinking and its application in business.

The session was started by Ms. Vaishnavi N, with a silent prayer followed by Mr. Jayson A Nelson who delivered the welcome address. Ms. Saira Rachel of I year MBA gave the introduction about the chief guest. Dr. D. Ravindran, Innovation Activity Coordinator, IIC gave a brief introduction about the programme. Mr. Newlin Rajkumar started his session by introducing the concept of design thinking. He gave very crucial information about the importance and nature of design thinking. He explained that Design thinking is a user centric process in which users are always the heart of design process. It involves finding desirable solutions for the problems faced by the customer. So, design thinking is a process that starts along with identification of problem and continues till finding feasible and perfect solution of that problem. He specified that all good inventions in the world are formed as an after effect of design thinking. Dr Newlin also explained about the different stages of design thinking. It includes Empathize-Define-Ideate-prototype. All these stages explain about the formation of a perfect solution for the problem in an organization. He made the session more interesting by adding some suitable real-life examples like MRI invention, I phone growth stage etc. In all these examples students were able to understand how a problem is managed in the organization. His explanation for Divergent and Convergent thinking made all the participants to realize that it was an effective tool for innovation and new product development.

The session was really informative, Dynamic and inspiring. All the students actively participated in the discussion and asked questions, the event coordinator and Dr. D. Ravindran, Innovation Activity Coordinator, KJIC concluded the session. Ms. Christy Maria Antony, student of I year MBA addressed the formal vote of thanks. The session finally ended with a photograph session.


Mentorship Session On Thought Process Mechanics: Right Business Right People
Date: 23rd March 2021
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Number of beneficiaries: 28 (UG and PG students from various departments)
Name and details of the Resource Person: Mr. Dileep Mohan, Founder and Concept Director, HEADZ Hair Fixing, Bengaluru
Objective: To bring out the innovative idea out of students

Ministry of Education, Govt. of India has established its ‘Innovation Cell’ at All India Council for Technical Education with a purpose of systematically fostering the culture of Innovation in all Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) across the country. IIC (Institution’s Innovation Councils) are set up in higher education institutions to execute the mandate of the Innovation Cell. IIC at Kristu Jayanti was established in the academic year 2018-2019. The council organises a series of events with the aim of motivating students to innovate and transform innovations to start-ups.

A mentorship session on Thought Process Mechanics: Right Business Right People was organized by the IIC on 23rd March 2021 at 4.30 pm in virtual mode as a part of its activities for the academic year 2020-21. Mr. Dileep Mohan, a teacher-turned entrepreneur, who founded and successfully runs a non-surgical hair- fixing company HEADZ, was the resource person for the session.

During his highly motivating talk, Mr. Dileep elaborated on the reasons behind his decision to quit the teaching job to take up the entrepreneurial journey. He also highlighted the life style changes and attitude changes that helped him achieve success. He laid emphasis on the right thought process that is expected out of an entrepreneur and how detrimental it could for a young entrepreneur if he goes wrong in his thought process mechanics.


Session on Lean Start-Up and Minimum Viable Product/Business
Date: 19th March, 2021
Number of beneficiaries: 67 students and faculty members
Name and details of the Resource Person: Ms. Nithya Achuthan, Founder & CEO of Attigo Projects (A Turn Key Company), Bengaluru
Objective: To understand and learn various aspects of lean start-up and minimum viable product and its application in business.

The session was started by with silent prayer followed by Ms. Martina Jiby of 1st Msc Psychology who delivered the welcome address and gave an introduction about the chief guest. Ms. Nithya Achuthan, Founder & CEO of Attigo Projects. Followed by KJIC President Dr. A. Muruganantham, IIC given the brief introduction about the program. Ms. Nithya Achuthan started her session by introducing the concept of lean start-up and minimum viable product and its application in business. She gave very crucial information about the importance and nature of lean start-ups with practical examples pertaining to her company. Also, explained that lean start-ups importance for providing various solutions for the problems faced by the organizations. She specified that all good inventions in the world are formed as an after effect of lean start-ups as a primary focus. All these stages were explained about the lean start-ups and a perfect solution for the problem in an organization. She made the session more interesting by adding some suitable real-life examples of her own company, in all these examples students were able to understand how a problem is managed in the organization. Her explanation for creative thinking and Critical thinking made all the participants to realize that it was an effective tool for innovation and start-ups development.

Students got the knowledge on how to lean start up into the business world and how to achieve a growth in product-based industry; the session was very helpful for the student to enhance information of product-based startup. The session was really informative, thoughtful and inspiring. All the students actively participated in the discussion and asked questions, the event President Dr. A. Muruganantham, IIC concluded the session. Ms. Martina Siby, student of I year M.Sc. Psychology addressed the formal vote of thanks. The session finally ended with a photograph session.


Institutions’ Innovation Council (IIC) Meeting - Quarter 3
Date: 8th February 2021
Number of beneficiaries: 48 students and faculty members
Name and Details of Resource Persons: • Dr. Muruganantham A, President, KJIC
• Dr. Velmurugan R, Convenor, KJIC
• Prof. Stephen Deepak, Vice President, KJIC • Dr. Balasendhil Kumar, Startup Activity Co-ordinator, KJIC
• Dr. Ravindran D, Innovation Activity Coordinator, KJIC
Objective: To disseminate the knowledge about EIC cell and IIC activities and benefits.

The Meeting commenced with the Welcome address given by IIC Student Coordinator. Dr. Muruganantham A, President, IIC briefed about the functions and Activities conducted and IIC chased in the Quarter 2 and what are the aims to chase in Quarter 3. Upcoming proposed activities presented by Dr. Velmurugan R Convener, IIC for Quarter 3 and 4. It was an enlighten session to all the participants. Students interacted with the panel members and clarified their doubts. Dr. Ravindran D, Innovation activity Coordinator proposed the vote of thanks. The Council meeting Quarter 3 enhanced the knowledge of information about the activities planned and achievements of the previous quarter.


Skilleit Game Based Entrepreneurship Session on Validate your Startup Idea
Date: 11th December 2020
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Number of beneficiaries: 49 Students
List of Resource Persons with details:
• Mr. Kunnwar Vijay Parmar Founder and CEO, Skillet, Haryana and
• Ms. Ritu Srivastava, Co-Founder, Skilleit, Haryana
Objective: To generate viable business ideas, fund and launch the idea and provide necessary support and assistance to the students during the process by giving them assistance from entrepreneurial mentors.

The resource person of the session Ms. Kunnwar Vijay Parmar Founder and CEO, Skillet and Ms. Ritu Srivastava Co-Founder, Skilleit gave the students a brief idea about the incubation centre, its objectives and the various activities which would be conducted.

The activities taken up today were formation, preliminary cluster discussion, and opportunity research and idea generation. Sir explained all the phases to the students and ensured them that they’ll get the required support, guidance, and resources from the center and if required, external mentors and resources will also be provided to them. The students were divided into groups of similar interest known as pods. Seven pods namely, food, tourism, scrap management, fashion, technology, marketing and event management were created. With the formation of these clusters the students who have similar interest can work together and share their ideas and responsibilities.

An activity based on brainstorming and creative discipline was conducted. Each cluster was provided with a chart paper and a box of colorful pens and colors. The students were asked to jot down their ideas and discuss it with their fellow pod members. It was a most inspiring session to inbuilt students’ idea for startups


Institutions’ Innovation Council (IIC) Meeting - Quarter 2
Date: 9th December 2020
Number of beneficiaries: 68
List of Resource Persons with details:
Dr. Muruganantham A, President, IIC
Dr. Velmurugan R, Convenor, IIC
Prof. Stephen Deepak, Vice President, IIC
Dr. Balasendhil Kumar, Startup Activity Coordinator, IIC
Dr. Ravindran D, Innovation Activity Coordinator, IIC

The Meeting commenced with the Welcome address given by Prof. Stephen Deepak Vice President, IIC. Dr. Muruganantham, President, IIC briefed about the functions and Activities conducted and IIC chased in the Quarter 1 and what are the aims to chase in Quarter 2. Upcoming proposed activities presented by Dr. Velmurugan R Convener, IIC for Quarter 3 and 4. Rev. Dr. Augustine George addressed the gathering with the appreciation for IIC work and giving the importance of Innovation and entrepreneurship in the current area with motivational speech to the students and participants. After the inaugural address Eminent Expert Resource panel address the students and faculties sharing their experience and ideas how to face challenges and equip one in becoming an entrepreneur. It was an enlighten session to all the participants. Students interacted with the panel members and clarified their doubts. Dr. Ravindran D, Innovation activity Coordinator proposed the vote of thanks. Henceforth the Council meeting Quarter2 had been an uplifting to enhance the knowledge of information in innovation and Entrepreneurship.


Orientation Session on National Education Policy (Focus on Innovation and Entrepreneurship)
Date: 30th November 2020
Number of beneficiaries: 434 students and faculty members
Name and Details of the Resource Person: Prof. Manoj Kumar, Professor & Chief Coordinator, New Gen IDEC, GLA University, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh
Objective: To help the students to understand National Education Policy (Focus on Innovation and Entrepreneurship)

Institution’s Innovation Council (IIC) Kristu Jayanti College organized Orientation session on National Education Policy, focused on innovation and entrepreneurship. Prof. Manoj Kumar, Professor and Chief Coordinator, NewGen IEDC GLA University, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh played an instrumental role in establishing one prototype tricycle called NewGen IEDC on November 30, 2020.

Prof. Manoj opined that higher education must form the basis for knowledge creation and innovation thereby contributing to a growing national economy. He also highlighted the emphasis on STEM which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. One should integrate all of these defined technologies and generate some kind of innovation, he said.

Prof. Manoj Kumar steered the topic with the quote “Inspire others rather than wait to be inspired”. This National Educational Policy 2020 is the first education policy of the 21st century and it aims to address the many growing developmental imperatives of our country. It is very relevant because the government has identified four topics such as primary education, higher education, the third phase is another related focus area, the fourth part they have defined policy implementation.

The NEP policy is aligned with the aspirational goals of 21st-century education including SDG4 (Sustainable Development Group 4) while building upon India’s traditional and value systems. By 2040 SDG4 had defined that all education policy would be close and collaborate whether it is art subject, science, technology, innovation, or entrepreneurship, said Prof. Manoj.

The principles that will guide both the education system at large as well as the individual institution within it are recognizing, identifying, and fostering the unique capabilities of each student, emphasis on conceptual understanding rather than rote learning and learning for exams, creativity, and critical thinking to encourage logical decision making and innovation, he said.

Prof. Manoj emphasized on a ‘Light but Tight”, which means not to give too much stress to students, therefore it is defined as a regulatory framework to ensure integrity and transparency and resource efficiency of the educational system through audit and public disclosure while encouraging innovation and out of the box ideas through autonomy, good governance, and empowerment. He also gave an impetus about teacher’s flexibility. Teachers will be given continuous opportunities for self-improvement and to learn the latest innovations and advances in the professions under Continuous Professional Development (CPD). If the teachers are not able to disseminate the new things, the innovation process is not going to be increased or fruitful, he commented.

The orientation on NEP National Education Policy focused on innovation and entrepreneurship ended with a question and answer session.


Virtual Session on Motivation for Budding Entrepreneur by Successful Startup Founder
Date: 28th November 2020
Number of beneficiaries: 135 students and faculty members
Name and Details of the Resource Person: Mr. Girish Batra, Co-Founder, Jump Strat Business Consulting, Benglauru
Objective: To help the students to understand how to effectively deliver business pitch and turn our ideas into business.

The session started by a Silent Prayer followed by the Welcoming of Resource Person -Mr. Girish Batra .He is a high energy leadership coach, mentor, and advisor to entrepreneurs. In his 25 years of corporate experience prior to his current roles, he acquired expertise in the areas of Product Management, Business Development, and Team Building where he led teams to deliver sustainable growth with MNCs and Indian companies. Girish was also the co-founder of an innovative start-up in real estate. He is a trained Design Thinking practitioner. He speaks at various leadership forums and prestigious B-schools. He shares his leadership experiences in his book ‘Experiments in Leadership’. Girish is a volunteer for livingmypromise.org supporting its development and growth in India. He also engages with various NGOs to support them for different social causes. He has done his BE(Honors) in Electronics from Fr CRCE, Mumbai University and MMS(Marketing) from NMIMS, Mumbai. Mr. Girish Batra thanked the Management Department of Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru for conducting such sessions. Questions were welcomed from all the Departments. Students from Computer Science Department, MBA Department, BBA Department, BCA Department and all other Department and their Questions were answered by the Resource Person. Students were actively participating and asked many questions related to Entrepreneurship Journey. The Budding Entrepreneurs got much information from the Resource Person for this Journey. He talked about many Entrepreneurs too and he said “The normal may never come back” due to this Covid-19.Few questions asked by the Students –As a single person, or a sole proprietor how to manage Cash Flow of the business, precisely, to manage the shortage in cash flow? How to convince the investors in point of view of a person who is not a good speaker? How to improve communication in business terms? How to bring out the best and the most out of employees? How to manage time? How important is it to take risk while prioritizing the work in an order? What is the Mentality one entrepreneur should have when going through a crisis? How to maintain stability in maintaining company value? Does your company help the community where it is located? If you had one piece of advice to someone just starting out, what would it be? At the end of this, Mr Girish Batra congratulated all the Participants for joining this Session. The participants indeed felt the programme was very useful, and could able to clarify their queries with the resource person and motivated many of them to cluster their ideas.


Session On How to Pitch an Idea?
Date: 23rd November, 2020
Number of beneficiaries: 128 students and faculty members from B.Com., B.B.A., B.A. & B.Sc. Departments.
Name and details of the Resource Person: Mr. Thaneshwar Singh is the founder of iEntra Business Solutions Private Limited, Bangalore. He facilitates in selling an entrepreneur’s passion, vision and start-up to right Investors in order to build a stronger start-up ecosystem for a better world.
Objective: To help the students to understand how to effectively deliver business pitch and turn our ideas into business

The one-day workshop on "How to Pitch an Idea" was organized by entrepreneurship and innovation center in association with Kristu Jayanti Incubation Centre. In the beginning of the session he encouraged the students towards becoming an entrepreneur by telling them about what entrepreneurship was and what the opportunities in entrepreneurship were. He then explained students about what are the major factors before entering into the corporate world and way to incorporate idea into business. He then gave an insightful way to create and deliver pitch by incorporating factors such as Purpose, plan, problems, ideas, need, business model, competitors and financial projections.

A round of questionnaire took place where he answered general questions and doubts of students related to the topic. Following which he delivered precise presentation on financial planning, feasibility of business and exist strategies for the business to give better understanding of the topic to students.


My Story: Hear from an Entrepreneur
Date: 6th November 2020
Number of beneficiaries: 248 students and faculty members
Name and Details of Resource Person: Mr. Nirmal George, Head of Operations, BuildNext, Kochi
Objective: My story - Motivational Session by Successful Innovators is a part of the quarter-1 activities of the IIC for the current academic year. The intent of the virtual webinar was to provide an opportunity to aspiring young entrepreneurs to listen to people who have already taken the entrepreneurial route successfully

Ministry of Education, Govt. of India has established its ‘Innovation Cell’ at All India Council for Technical Education with a purpose of systematically fostering the culture of Innovation in all Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) across the country. IIC (Institution’s Innovation Councils) are set up in higher education institutions to execute the mandate of the Innovation Cell. IIC at Kristu Jayanti was established in the academic year 2018-2019. The council organises a series of events with the aim of motivating students to innovate and transform innovations to start-ups.

As part of the quarter-1 activities of the current academic year the KJIC conducted a motivational session dubbed as My Story: Hear From and Entrepreneur. The resource person for the event was Mr. Nirmal George, Head of Operations, BuildNext, Ernakulam, Kerala. Mr. Nirmal George finished his B. Tech in Electronics from National Institute of Technology, Calicut. He served as an engineer at Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. for three years before enrolling for a PG diploma in Management at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. During his tenure at the IIM he was trained at the NEOMA business school, France as part of a student exchange programme. Immediately after Graduating from the IIM he was offered the position of a summer intern at Amazon. Driven by strong entrepreneurial instincts Mr. Nirmal along with his friends launched the start-up called BuildNext, an IT enabled construction firm, that utilizes the possibility of information technology in designing and constructing buildings.

During his highly motivating talk, Mr. Nirmal spoke about the mandate of his organization, the reasons behind his choice of being an entrepreneur rather than taking up a regular job, and the key skills required for someone to embark on a similar journey. He used real life instances to support his arguments based on his experience at BuildNext which made the session lively and interesting. Mr. Nirmal was patient enough to answer the questions raised by the participants and was gracious enough to share some practical tips to start a start-up venture


Entrepreneurship and Innovation as Career Opportunity
Date: 29th October 2020
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Number of beneficiaries: 154 UG and PG students as well as faculty members
Name and Details of Resource Persons:
• Mr. V S Sashikumar – Creative Director, Praanha Marcomm Solutions, Chennai and
• Ms. Surabhi Shivamath – Founder, Chewda.com, Bangalore
Objective: To make a decision on becoming an entrepreneur or not

Institution and Innovation Council of KJC conducted a workshop on Entrpreneurship and Innovation as a career opportunity on the 29th of octobre 2020 for all the UG and PG IIC student representatives from the department . Mr. VS Shashikumar and Ms. Surabhi Shivamath were invited as the resource person for the event.

Mr. VS Shashikumar started off by breaking out the truth and reality of the minds of different people aspiring to become entrepreneurs, sir was very practical oriented person and listed out the barriers and difficulties faced by people who want to start a business in the past as well as in the current scenario. Sir provided the gathering with some of the ways and methods to overcome common barriers to entry of market and business by providing examples of real-life business and helped us in understanding the role of technologies in all the aspects of business. Sir concluded by saying that, no matter what our background is; innovation mixed with our creativity will give us success.

“Choose a job that you love, and then you will never have to work a day in your life”. Ms. Surabhi Shivamath would be the perfect example for this as she started her own company that deals with food and talked about what a student should expect from being independent. She spoke about how a person constantly learns when they start their own business as learning provides a base for constant improvisation, adaption and overcoming difficulties. She also spoke on the various ideas for startup as a student and how to maximize the resources around us, she also emphasized on what determination and dedication can do to the way we think and perform our business activities. She provided the students with a wonderful presentation that covered all aspects on what should we have in our mind before starting a business or stepping into the foundation for the same. She concluded by saying that neither our goods nor are services need to be unique but the way of our thought process to achieve the market goals should be unique. The workshop was a very informative session that provided students with valuable information on entrepreneurial skills and helped them in notching up their scale higher.


Orientation on IIC and KJIC - PG (MBA)
Date: 28th October 2020
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Number of beneficiaries: 97 MBA I Year Students (2020-2022 Batch)
Name and Details of Resource Persons:
• Dr. Muruganantham A, President, KJIC
• Dr. Velmurugan R, Convenor, KJIC
• Dr. Ravindran D, Innovation Activity Co-ordinator and
• Dr. Bala Sendhil Kumar G– Innovation Ambassador, KJIC
Objective: Aim to provide an overview of the event to be conducted by IIC and to provide knowledge on the opportunities of the Innovation and startups.

Institution and Innovation Council of KJC conducting Orientations on Pre- Incubation and Incubation Management for all the willing students from various departments, on 28th October 2020, virtual orientation programme for the students of School of Management was organized, at 3.30 pm in zoom. The session started with the silent prayer, followed by Dr. Muruganantham A, President, KJIC gave a brief introduction to Innovation Incubation Center Kristu Jayanti College Bangalore. He mentioned the achievements of IIC, Kristu Jayanti college in recent years such as rated 4 stars. He explained the various duties and responsibilities of IIC Student coordinators.

Dr. Velmurugan R, Convener, IIC listed the various activities organized like business plan presentations, E-store, E –Week, workshops, etc through which students were able to develop their entrepreneurial and organizing skills.

Dr. D. Ravindran, Innovation Activity Coordinator, IIC explained about the various innovation-related contests conducted for the student’s like Idea Olympics, Innovation contest, Mentorship, Investor’s meetups, Start initiatives, etc and the possibility of MBA students to attend and win in numerous programmes to be organized by KJIC at the college, regional and national level.

Dr. G. Bala Senthil Kumar, the IPR activity coordinator, cleared the doubts regarding Innovation, patent, trademark, copyright, etc. Finally, the winners of Level 4(Prototype)of National Innovation Contest 2020 were informed to the students and the current batch of students was encouraged to take part in IIC activities and empower them in an entrepreneurial career. The students felt the sessions were very useful to them and many expressed their interest to join IIC.


Orientation on Pre-Incubation and Incubation Management
Date: 28th October 2020
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Number of beneficiaries: 81 UG & PG students IIC Coordinators
Name and Details of Resource Persons:
• Dr. Muruganantham A, President, KJIC
• Dr. Velmurugan, Convenor, KJIC and
• Dr. Ravindran D – Innovation Ambassadors, IIC
Objective: To provide the Knowledge of how the various activities of IIC need to be conducted and gained information on their role of responsibilities

The Institution's and Innovation Council of KJC conducted an Orientation on Pre- Incubation and Incubation Management Programme for the entire IIC student Coordinators from various departments. Programme commenced at 4.30 pm.

Dr. Murugunantham A, KJIC gave a brief introduction on Innovation Incubation Center Kristu Jayanti College Bangalore. Sir stated that KJIC started in 2017. He mentioned the achievements that college have chased in the recent years Goals achieved such as rated 4 stars which is the maximum and last year college have achieved 4 stars, he mentioned the college is in the target to chase the position in Top 5. He congratulated all the students for being a part of it. He mentioned the various duties and responsibilities of IIC Student coordinators from each department. He introduced various activities conducted by IIC during the Academic year, and gave the importance of attending the meeting with various experts which actually motivated students to gain knowledge. He mentioned activities conducted in both Department Level and College Level and Shared that students will be registered in MHRD once they are the Coordinator and their profile will be shown in the Portal. He shared about many Government Benefits; students will get a Certificate too regarding this. It was an enriching session by the resource person to the students and students clarified their doubts. It was an informative session about the Institution's Innovation Center.


Orientation on IIC and KJIC - PG
Date: 23rd October 2020
Number of beneficiaries: 149 students and faculty members
Name and Details of Resource Persons:
• Dr. Muruganantham. A, President, KJIC
• Dr. Velmurugan R, Convenor, KJIC
• Dr. Ravindran, Innovation Ambassador, KJIC and
• Prof. Stephen Deepak– Innovation Ambassador, KJIC
Objective: Aim to provide an overview of the event to be conducted by IIC and to provide knowledge on Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Institution and Innovation Council of KJC conducted an Orientation on Institution Innovation Council and KJIC for the entire IIC student Coordinators from various departments. Programme commenced on 23h October 4.30 p.m.

Dr. Murugnantham A, President, KJIC gave a brief introduction on Innovation Incubation Center Kristu Jayanti College Bangalore. KJIC stated in 2017. He mentioned the achievements that college have chased in the recent years Goals achieved such as rated 4 stars which is the maximum and last year college have achieved 4 stars, he mentioned the college is in the target to chase the position in Top 5. He mentioned the various duties and responsibilities of IIC Student coordinators from each department.

Prof. Stephen Deepak introduced various activities conducted by IIC during the Academic year, and gave the importance for attending the meeting with various experts which actually motivated students to gain knowledge. He mentioned activities conduced in both Department Level and College Level and Shared those students will be registered in MHRD once they are the Co-ordinator and their profile will be shown in the Portal. He shared about many Government Benefits, students will get a Certificate too regarding this.

The next session was conducted by Coordinator Dr. Velmurugan R and Dr. Ravindran who gave an Orientation about Innovation and Entrepreneurship. It was an enriching session by the resource person to the students and students clarified their doubts. It was an informative session about the Institution Innovation Center.


Orientation on Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Date: 17th October 2020
Number of beneficiaries: 200 PG M.Sc., Psychology and Counseling students
Name and Details of Resource Persons:
• Mr. Thaneshwar Singh, Founder IEntra Solutions Pvt., Ltd. Bengaluru and
• Dr. Muruganantham A, President, KJIC
Objective: Aim to provide an overview of the event to be conducted by IIC and to provide knowledge on Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Institution’s Innovation Council of KJC conducted an Orientation on Pre- Incubation and Incubation Management Programme for the entire IIC student Co-ordiantors from various departments. Programme commenced on 17th October 10.45 am

Dr. Murugnantham gave a brief introduction on Innovation Incubation Center Kristu Jayanti College Bangalore, Sir depicted about the IIC started in 2017. He mentioned the achievements that college have chased in the recent years Goals achieved such as rated 4 stars which is the maximum and last year college have achieved 4 stars, he mentioned the college is in the target to chase the position in Top5. He congratulated all the students for being a part of it. He mentioned the various duties and responsibilities of IIC Student coordinators from each department. He introduced various activities conducted by IIC during the Academic year, and gave the importance for attending the meeting with various experts which actually motivated students to gain knowledge. He mentioned activities conduced in both Department Level and College Level and Shared that student will be registered in MHRD once they are the Co-ordinator and their profile will be shown in the Portal.
He shared about many Government Benefits, students will get a Certificate too regarding this.
Mr. Thaneshwar Singh, Founder IEntra Solutions Pvt., Ltd., gave an Orientation about Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
It was an enriching session by the resource person to the students and students clarified their doubts. It was an informative session about the Institutions Innovation Center.


IIC - First Quarter Council Meeting
Date: 15th October 2020
Number of beneficiaries: 61 students and faculty members
Name and Details of Resource Persons:
• Mr. Ganesh Samarthyam, Co-Founder, Code Ops Technologies, Bengaluru
• Mr. Shyam Kukumani, Founder Peppy Learning Pvt., Ltd, Bengaluru
• Mr. Nishant Krishna, Co-Founder and CTO Tech Machinery and More Pvt., Ltd., Bengaluru
• Mr. Girish Batra, Founder, Glocal Projects, Bengaluru
• Mr. Thaneshwar Singh, Founder, IEntra Solutions Pvt., Ltd., Bengaluru
• Mr. Jobith M Basheer Founder, Three38 Inc, Bengaluru
Objective: Aim to provide an overview of the event to be conducted by IIC and to provide knowledge on the opportunities of the Innovation and startups.

The Meeting commenced with the Welcome address given by Prof. Stephen Deepak Vice President, IIC. Dr. Muruganantham A, President, IIC briefed about the functions and Activities conducted and IIC chased in the Quarter 1 and what are the aims to chase in Quarter 1. Upcoming proposed activities was presented by Dr. Velmurugan R Convener, IIC for Quarter 2 for this Academic year.

Rev. Fr. Dr. Augustine George addressed the gathering with the appreciation for IIC work and giving the importance of Innovation and entrepreneurship in the current area with motivational speech to the students and participants.

After the inaugural address Eminent Expert Resource panel addressed the students and faculties sharing their experience and ideas how to face challenges and equip one in becoming an entrepreneur. It was an enlighten session to all the participants. Students interacted with the panel members and clarified their doubts.

Dr. Ravindran D, Innovation activity Coordinator proposed the vote of thanks. Henceforth the First Council meeting Quarter had been an uplifting to enhance the knowledge of information in innovation and Entrepreneurship. Each panel member gave their experience and ideas of innovation. They emphasized on the opportunities and challenges and how to overcome those threads with positivity. It was an enlighten session for the students.


Orientation On Institution Innovation Council
Date: 25th September 2020
Number of beneficiaries: 248 students from B.Com, B.B.A.,B.A.& B.Sc Departments.
Name and details of Resource Person: Dr. Muruganantham A, President, KJIC and Faculty, School of Computer Science, Kristu Jayanti College.
Objective: To help the students what is entrepreneurship and opportunities of it in the market and help them to start up their business by identifying their qualities of being an entrepreneur.

Dr. Muruganantham, President Institution of Innovation Council, and Faculty, School of Computer Science Kristu Jayanti College encouraged the students towards becoming an entrepreneur by telling them about what is entrepreneurship, who are entrepreneurs and what are the opportunities in entrepreneurship and how EIC is going to help them in moulding their entrepreneurship skills to a successful entrepreneur. Dr. Muruganantham discussed about how Incubation center can help them in changing them their dreams into reality to have their own business with the assistance provided through IIC. His talk was very much motivational & helpful for the students.


Orientation Program on Incubation and IIC
Date: 26th August 2020
Time: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Numbers of Beneficiaries: 11 faculty members
Name and details of the Resource Persons: Dr. Muruganantham A, President, KJIC and Dr. Velmurugan R., Convenor, KJIC
Objective: Induction about Incubation Center and Institution Innovation Council

The session started by Dr. Muruganantham A, President, Incubation Center briefed about the incubation center and Institution Innovation Council activities. Dr. Velmurugan R, Convenor discussed about various activities which we conduct throughout the year was discussed.


Orientation Session on Schemes and Programs for IIC Institutions
Date: 1st June, 2021
Number of beneficiaries: 360 IIC Faculty Members and Student Coordinators.
Name and Details of Resource Persons:
• Mr. Dipan Sahu, Asst. Innovation Director, MoE Innovation Cell, New Delhi
• Mr. Pankaj Pandey, Innovation Cell, AICTE, Ministry of Education, New Delhi
• Dr. Elangovan, Asst. Innovation Director, MIC and
• Dr. Pooja Rawat, Innovation Officer, MoE Innovation Cell
Objectives: To know about the IIC various programs and how can a start-up idea of an individual can be assisted by MoE in different ways.

A Session on “Orientation Session on Schemes and programs for IIC Institutions” was conducted By Ministry of Education, Innovation Cell. Mr. Dipan Sahu, Asst. Innovation Director, MoE Innovation Cell started the session by briefing about different ways to connect with IIC coordinators. He also discussed about the need of IIC and he mentioned the various activities which are being conducted on regular basis. The need to mobilize the resources in order to make maximum students join IIC was also talked upon. He also emphasized about the need to conduct IIC activities on a monthly basis rather than only during the semester breaks. He also stressed upon the fact to measure the interest of students about entrepreneurship so that maximum students can get into IIC. There was a suggestion to integrate Human Resources of the institution, Infrastructure Facility and Institutional Mechanism so that activities under IIC can be done more regularly. He mentioned the achievements of IIC which includes more than 2,500 IIC institutions and more than 12,000 ambassadors are there to promote entrepreneurship. He also informed about the IIC portal where one can find and access every information related to IIC. He further stated about the rewards and recognition in IIC for individuals which includes various incentives.

The session continued with Pankaj Pandey sharing his views on the IIC network and Progress so far. He mentioned about the 10,500+ innovation activities conducted in IIC 3.0. He also mentioned about the activities which includes design and critical thinking, Start-up, Innovation, Research and Development, Incubation and Pre-incubation, etc. He also gave reasons as to why Higher Educational Institutes should establish IIC. He briefed us about the various programs and schemes for IIC Institutions. He also discussed upon the general instructions and guidelines for IIC activity conduct and report submission. Later he briefed about the IIC National Innovation Contest 2020 results where 127 teams have been declared as winners. He discussed about the Innovation Ambassador Training Program for IIC Institutes where there was 29,373 participants and 12,004 trained professionals. In addition to this, he talked about the Impact Lecture Program for IIC Institutes located in Rural, Tier III Cities, Himalayan region including North Eastern States. He briefed us about Mentor- Mentee Scheme where institutions with star rating of 4 during the previous IIC calendar year and above will act as mentor with up to 5 mentee IIC institutes. He briefed us about the objectives, expected outcomes and the eligibility criteria for this scheme.

Dr. Elangovan, Asst. Innovation Director, MIC presented an Orientation on KAPILA (Kalam Program for IP Literacy and Awareness). He gave an Introduction about KAPILA which is about recognising, facilitating and felicitating the Intellectual Property, Innovations, and best practices in HEIs. He also shared the details about the funding assistance for Patent by MIC/AICTE on reimbursement mode. He informed us about the registration process on KAPILA portal. Dr. Pooja Rawat, Innovation Officer, MoE Innovation Cell briefed us about the NISP Implementation and also informed us about the deadline for Faculty Nomination by HEIs which is 7th June 2021. She talked about YUKTI 2.0 and its Timelines and how it will help the Academic innovator's by providing them mentoring and funding support.

The session was one and half hours long and consisted of a lot of knowledge about IIC program and Schemes. It helped us in knowing about the IIC various programs and how can a start-up idea of an individual can be assisted by MoE in different ways. It also gave us a deep understanding about the guidelines and registration process of IIC different programs and schemes.


Session on why IP is Important in Academia?
Date: 26th April, 2021
Number of beneficiaries: 30 Students and Faculty Members
Name and Details of Resource Persons:
• Dr. Abhay Jere, Chief Innovation Officer, MoE Innovation Cell, New Delhi and
• Dr. Mohit Gambhir, Innovation Director, MoE Innovation Cell, New Delhi
Objective: To understand how Intellectual Property is important for academics, how to file IP and what are the process involved in filing IP especially in academic field.

A Session on “why IP is important in academia?” was conducted By MHRD Innovation Cell. The session was about how patents, trademarks and designs hold an importance in our business life. It started with Dr. Abhay Jere sharing his views on the same. He talked about how Indians are lacking behind in converting their ideas into wealth by filing them as an IP. He further stated that the theme for this year's IP day was "IP and SME (Small and Micro industries) and how this theme is very crucial and important for India as this will lead to eradication of unemployment in our country as well. He also talked about the upcoming "Kapila Initiative" launched by the Innovation Cell encourages higher educational institute students to file IPs, it also provides guidance and funding for the same. The session continued with Dr. Mohit Gambhir sharing his views on the Kapila Initiative and adding up to what Dr. Abhay Jere mentioned earlier. Furthermore, he talked about how institutions and research centres play a key role in pushing students forward into becoming IP holders.

He mentioned numerous case studies that helped us to understand our errors and faults in the field. He made us realize how simple or complicated yet useful innovations have popped up from university research, e.g. chemotherapy, seat belts, the internet, etc. He also talked about the total license revenue generated from these IPs. The highest from these was of the anti-epileptic drug having the revenue of 1.3 Billion dollars in total. Institutes and Professors play a vital role in pushing the students forward in creating something, he mentioned how they deserve the credit as they organize such opportunities for the students. He emphasized on how India has all the resources required for it to become a better country, and for it to eradicate unemployment, all we need to do is to connect the resources into a flowing ecosystem, and that will end up in ultimately benefiting all of us. Lastly, he mentioned how the generation of IPs can be done in the institutions through teaching and research and where are we going wrong in this process.

The session was one hour long and consisted of a lot of fascinating knowledge. It helped the viewers to understand how it is not that tough to create IPs and to protect our ideas and perhaps, it is a necessity for development. It also helped us to understand how this will lead us to a better future as individuals and as a country.


MHRD Innovation Leadership Talk Series on -From Your Ph.D./ Masters Thesis to a Start-Up
Date: 23rd April, 2021
Number of beneficiaries: 30 Students and Faculty Members
Name and Details of Resource Persons:
• Dr. Anand Desphande, Founder Chairman and Managing Director, Persistent Systems, New Delhi
• Prof. Anil D Sahashrabudhe, Chairman, AICTE, New Delhi
Objective: To convert research into reality

A Session on “PhD/Master Thesis to a Start-Up” was conducted By MHRD Innovation Cell. It dealt on topics like Idea Valuation, Team Building, Cash Generation. It gave an insight on how a PhD student can also start-up a company. Even though a PhD may be a solo project, entrepreneurship is about teamwork. The participants felt that the session encouraged students to think out of box and start-up new companies. The session gives students confidence in start-up. Learning outcome: Students and faculty members understood the process of how to transform from master degree to dream to start their own startup venture.


Innovation Day Contest 2020
Date: 15th October 2020 to 18th October 2020
Number of beneficiaries: 81 students and faculty members
Name and Details of Resource Persons:
• Dr. Muruganantham A, President, KJIC
• Dr. R. Velmurugan, Convenor, KJIC,
• Dr. Stephen Deepak– Innovation Ambassador, KJIC and
• Dr. D. Ravindran– Innovation Ambassador, KJIC
Objective: To search talents that has an innovative mind

Kristu Jayanti Incubation Centre (KJIC), Institution’s Innovation Council (IIC), Kristu Jayanti College organized Innovation Day Contest 2020 from 15th to 18th October 2020, (concurrent with the grand celebration of Dr. A. P. J Abdul Kalam).

The contest was open to all the students of Kristu Jayanti College. Winners of the contest were given with certificate – “Best Innovative Idea”. The participant was informed to select one of the themes of preference, state the important problem identified in the theme and the description of an Innovative solution for the identified problem is to be submitted with a maximum of 100 words. All the submission of ideas were accepted through an online form (google form). Only one submission was allowed per participant.

Contest Themes:
Stay Safe, Go Green, E-Learning, Save Water, Food for All, Zero Waste, Empower Women, Grow Rural, Self-Reliance and Smart India. The event was Co-ordinated by Dr. D. Ravindran, Assistant Professor, School of Management, Innovation Activity Coordinator, Kristu Jayanti Incubation Centre (KJIC), and supported by Dr. Muruganantham A, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science (PG), President, Kristu Jayanti Incubation Centre (KJIC) with all IIC faculty members and motivated by faculty members of all the departments.


Orientation cum Training Online Session on NISP Implementation
Date: 21st August 2020
Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Number of Beneficiaries: 1
Name and details of the Resource Person: Dr. Abhay Jere, Chief Innovation Officer, Innovation Cell, MHRD, New Delhi
Objective: To provide the insight about how to frame and implement the National Innovation and Startup Policy in higher education institute.

The session started by Dr. Abhay Jere briefing about what is national innovation startup policy and how to implement in higher education institution, formation of committee and members of the committee to be part of the institute level startup policy.

Learning Outcome:
Learned about how to evaluate the progress and impact of policy by setting up Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for the Innovation cum Startup policy implementation at HEI level


ARIIA 2020 Award Ceremony
Date: 18th August 2020
Time: 11:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
Number of Beneficiaries: 6 faculty members
Name and details of the Resource Person: Dr. Venkaiah Naidu, Honorable Vice President of India
Objective: ARIIA aims at setting direction for institutions for future development for making them globally competitive and in forefront of innovation.

Ministry of Education, Govt. of India has initiated ‘Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA)’ to systematically rank education institutions and universities primarily on innovation related indicators. ARIIA considers all major indicators which are commonly used globally to rank most innovative education institutions/ universities in the world. The award ceremony welcome address and details of the event given by Prof. Anil Sahasrabudhe, Chairman, AICTE and then our Honorable vice president announced the ARIIA results of top ranked institutions in the country.


Orientation and Adoption of NISAP at HEI Level
Date: 07th August 2020
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Number of Beneficiaries: 7 faculty members
Name and details of the Resource Person: Dr. Abhay Jere, Chief Innovation Officer, Innovation Cell, MHRD, New Delhi
Objective: To provide the insight about how to frame and implement the National Innovation and Startup Policy in higher education institute.

The session started by Dr. Abhay Jere briefing about what is national innovation startup policy and how to implement in higher education institution, formation of committee and members of the committee to be part of the institute level startup policy.

Learning Outcome:
Gained the knowledge about the components of National Innovation Startup Policy for students and faculty members are been framed by MHRD Innovation Cell to implement in the institute level.

Smart India Hackathon 2020
Date: 05/02/2020
Time: 11:00 A.M.
No.of Beneficiaries: 35
Name of the Resource Person: Mr. Rafael Vicente, Product Manager, CISCO. Building IOT apps for CISCO access points

The Session started with introduction of the Speaker who is from Sao Paulo, Brazil and is currently working as Product Manager at CISCO in the Wireless team. The Agenda was
• CISCO APs as IOT Gateways
• Use Case and Problem Statements
• The Demo
• The Resources

Firstly he started with APIs as a multiprotocol gateway and explained the main concepts such as ZIGBEE, BLUETOOTH and Z-WAVE involvement in the IOT

Secondly it was about the Use case, in the use Case he took an example of the Smart Garbage sensor to warn that the garbage is full or not using LoRa Protocol and explained about the LoRa USB gateways, Docker which is used to build the own docker apps and also LoRa Sensor. Later he spoke about the Creating a Z-wave Gateway as how Software and Hardware such as Raspberry Pi and Home assistant are used together and its workings and also the steps involved in creating the Z-wave Gateway with Raspberry Pi with demo. Finally he concluded by sharing some of the resources such as Docker Development and how to install the Aeotec Z-stick Gen5 with Home Assistant and Docker and also the conversion of the Docker app to CISCO Iox.


Nurturing of Kristu Jayanti Startup
Date: 31st Jan 2020
Time: 4:30 P.M. – 7:00 pm
No.of. Beneficiaries: 12
Name and details of the Resource Person: Mr. Thanaeswar Singh, Founder, IEntra Business Solutions Private Limited, Bengaluru
Objective: Aim to provide the support to Kristu Jayanti startup companies.

The session was started with formal welcome of resource person Mr. Thanaeswar Singh, Founder, IEntra Business Solutions. Mr. Thanaeswar Singh addressed the students with what the company is doing and how they will to nurture the startup. Further he started discussing with individual startup company and collected the details about how they performing, what is their need in terms of financial and other aspects.

Learning Outcome:
The five startup companies had deep discussion with Mr. Thanaeswar Singh. They had fruitful session got the how to pitch with angel investors.


Webinar on Alexa Skills Kit
Date: 31st Jan 2020
Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
No.of. Beneficiaries: 45
Name and details of the Resource Person: Karthik Ragubathy, Solutions Architect for Alexa Skills Kit at Amazon
Objective: To learn more about building voice assistants with Amazon Alexa.

The webinar on 31st of Jan was organized by Smart India Hackathon 2020, ‘Building Engaging Voice Experiences with Alexa’, conducted by Karthik Ragubathy, Solutions Architect for Alexa Skills at Amazon. The webinar session Voice Service enables you to access cloud-based Alexa capabilities with the support of AVS APIs, hardware kits, software tools, and documentation. It simplifies building voice-forward devices with Alexa built-in by handling complex speech recognition and natural language understanding in the cloud, reducing your development costs and accelerating your time to market. The session was helpful as it was simple and clearly understood by all. Mr. Karthik also answered few of the question the students asked during the webinar session.

The webinar concluded with Mr. Karthik giving the resource links and further guide and instructions to create Alexa voice bot.

Learning Outcome:
Build natural voice experiences that offer user a more intuitive way to interact and introduced to the collection of tools, APIs, reference solutions, and documentation to make it easier to build for Alexa.


Webinar on Smart India Hackathon
Date: 24th Jan 2020
Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
No. of Beneficiaries: 45 Students
Objective: Aim to provide the instructions and the details about Smart India Hackathon 2020 to the participants.

Smart India Hackathon 2020 is a nationwide initiative to provide students a platform to solve some of the pressing problems we face in our daily lives, and thus inculcate a culture of product innovation and a mindset of problem solving.

The webinar on 23rd of Jan was organized by Smart India Hackathon 2020, was to give the hackathon participants a brief idea of how the hackathon works, the instructions and the deadlines for each of the round document submissions. The participants were also informed about how many teams can participants in Software and Hardware groups and can have two wait listed teams for each of the groups. They were also informed about the rounds and the deadlines for the same.

Learning Outcome: The participant had a brief knowledge about Smart India Hackathon.


Workshop on “ENTREPRENEURSHIP”
Date: 19 November 2019
Number of beneficiaries: 92 students from B.Com, B.B.A.,B.A.& B.Sc Departments.

Mr. Amlan Bhattacharya, co-founder and director of Throttle PAD 2.0. Mr. Amlan addressed the students in a very interactive way stating the various opportunities to start a business and a ready plan for every situation.

Objective: To acquaint the students in getting a brief idea on how to become a successful entrepreneur and to keep a focus on how to position your products/services in the minds of the customers, for your own enterprise.

The one-day workshop on "idea generation and business plan preparation" was organized by entrepreneurship and innovation center in association with Kristu Jayanti Incubation Centre. The workshop consisted of 4 sessions namely why entrepreneurship, funding and support, innovative ideas and business ideas and business plan preparation. The inauguration started at 9:30 am and a brief introduction of the workshop was given to the students by the chief guest. In the first session sir spoke about how entrepreneurship is different from a job and self-employment and highlighted the reasons as to why a person should opt for entrepreneurship. The second session was about funding and support. He discussed the 4 methods of funding consisting of angel investors and venture capitalists. During this session he encouraged the students to participate in business plan competition in various colleges and build their connections as the judges of such competitions are mostly investors or venture capitalists. The third session comprised of how an idea should be. He told the students that their idea should be innovative and not copied in order to be viable and valuable in the market. The last session was about business ideas and business plan preparation. During this session he spoke about the different steps in business plan preparation and discussed about diversification and transition.

Feedback: The feedbacks received by the participants for the workshop was brilliant. According to them the sessions were very resourceful and indeed motivated them to go ahead with their business ideas and generate a proper business plan. Feedback was taken in order to analyze the effectiveness of this Programme. It was found that out of 96 beneficiaries, 51% (48 students) rated the programme was an excellent event and found the information imparted to them was very inspired and beneficial. Apart from this 23% (22 students) rated the talk as very good, 20% (20 students) rated as good, and 6% (6 students) rated as satisfied. Very less no of students expressed their dissatisfaction towards the event.

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Kristu Jayanti Alumni Entrepreneurs meet – 2019
Date: 30 November 2019
Number of beneficiaries: 30 Jayantian Alumni Entrepreneurs & 70 students from B.Com, B.B.A.,B.A.& B.Sc Departments.

1. Mr. Girish Batra: Founder, Glocal Projects Private Ltd, Bengaluru 2017 – date . Glocal Projects is an Idea stage incubator dedicated for College students. We have reached out to 15+ colleges and engaged with 2000+ students.

2. Mr. Gopinath M R: Gopinath has about 20+ years of experience in multinational companies in the areas of finance and general management. Gopinath is the Co-Founder and CEO of Startup Basket, which advises and handholds start-ups at ideation and POC stages

3. Mr. Sanjay Shukla: Sanjay Shukla has over 30 years of experience working as a global manager, start-up management, angel investor, advisor and mentor. He is currently a charter member of TIE network, a member in Indian angel network (Largest network of angel investors in India). Currently, also actively involved to build start-up ecosystem for student entrepreneurs.

4. Mr. Subrata Patra: Subrata is a Venture Partner of ah! Ventures. He brings 18+ years of industry experience from reputed companies as well as startup in IoT and AI/ML domains. He has advised the world's top 3 consulting firms, among other enterprises including top businesses, startups, VC/PE firms, on industry trends, market intelligence, product profile, as well as cost and operational due diligence – helping shape key decisions. He is an alumnus of UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, IIT Delhi, and Jadavpur University.

5. Ms. Sukriti Saroj: Mr. Sukriti Saroj, Manager - Investments (South India), Lead Angels Network. Sukriti is working as a Manager- Investments (South India) at Lead Angels, alumni focused seed-stage angel network with over 150 members and chapters in Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bangalore & Hyderabad. The network has made multiple investments into IITian founded companies. Many of its members are also IITians including some recent graduates. She holds 4+ years of Early-stage investment experience across Fintech, Consumer Brands and Consumer Internet and has been working in the early stage ecosystem in India for the last 6 years.

6. Mr. Thaneshwar Singh: Mr M Thaneshwar Singh is a serial entrepreneur, who has masters in Marketing and International Business from ESC-Pau France, He has worked in various domains like Media space sales, Telecom, Time Share and FMCG at managerial levels. After having 2 failed start-up experience, now he has implemented all the learnings he had acquired into Ientra Business Solutions Pvt Ltd, a portal which helps entrepreneurs to connect with potential investors, it also provides much needed mentorship and guidence to entrepreneurs which enables them to become better decision makers.

7. Mr. Mani Kumar Lakkaraju: Mani is a Startup Mentor & Fund raiser, as a Seasoned Enterprenuer with an mindset in achieving bottom-line results while formulation, implementation of advanced technology to meet Business Needs.

8. Mr. Santhosh Kumar Shamanna: Co-Founder and CEO, LICIT – Go Legal. Santhosh Kumar Shamanna is responsible for Product development, Service Providers on-boarding and operations. Prior to Licit he was working as a Program Manager with HP handling global projects for 10 years and before that was part of DELL Inc for 5 years and Have 15 years of Service Industry experience. He holds an MBA from Sikkim Manipal University and a LAW degree from Bangalore University. Holds industry standard certifications like PMP, PRINCE2 Practitioner and ITIL certifications.

9. Mr.Mohit Babu: Mr. Mohit is associated with Exfinity Venture Partners as a Senior Associate. Prior to this role, he was part of the Strategic Initiatives Team at Regalix where he was responsible for sector analysis & identification of possible investment opportunities.

0. Ms. Nithya Achuthan: Ms. Nithya is a CEO of ATTIGO PROJECTS. She is a dynamic lady

Objective: The objective of the Jayantian Alumni Meet 2019 was to create entrepreneurship related associations and international entrepreneurial networks. The team of entrepreneurs focused to increase graduate entrepreneurs by supporting young start-ups; they also show cased how active alumni work and act as role models for other alumni associations. The event created a connecting hub between alumni, students and faculty on entrepreneurship matters.

Kristu Jayanti College’s Entrepreneurship Innovation Centre (EIC), Kristu Jayanti Incubation Centre (KJIC) and the Institution Innovation Council (IIC) in association with Business Standard jointly organized the first edition of the Kristu Jayanti Alumni Entrepreneurs meet – 2019 on the 30th November 2019. This was a unique gathering that brought all the alumni members who had turned entrepreneurs during their studies in college and also those who started their entrepreneurial ventures after graduating from college. This interactive meeting also brought in some of the finest start-up entrepreneurs, Angel Investors, IPR Experts, MSME representatives and legal experts. The entrepreneurs meeting was attended by more than 50 alumni members and 150 student entrepreneurs from the Innovation and Incubation Centres.

The meet was illuminated by a distinguished panel of resource persons Mr Girish Batra, Founder Global projects Pvt Ltd, Mr Sanjay Shukla, Angel Investor, global manager, start-up management and angel investor, Mr Gopinath MR Co-Founder and CEO of Startup Basket, Mr Mani Kumar Lakkaraju, Founder of SolworxS, Ms Sukriti Saroj, Manager- Investments (South India) Lead Angels, Mr Mohit Babu, Senior Associate, Exfinity Venture Partners, Ms Nithya Achuthan, CEO of Attigo Projects, Mr Subrata Patra, Venture Partner of ah! And Mr M Thaneshwar Singh, a serial entrepreneur in domains like Media space sales, Telecom, Time share and FMCG.

The Jayantian Alumni Entrepreneurs was presided by Rev Fr Josekutty P.D, Principal of the Kristu Jayanti College, Dr Aloysius Edward, Dean, Faculty of Commerce and Management, Dr Mathiyarasan, Director - Entrepreneurship Innovation Centre (EIC), Dr Muruganantham, Head, Incubation Centre and President, Institution Innovation Council (IIC) and Prof. Stephen Deepak, Convenor and Vice President – Institution Innovation Council (IIC).

The Alumni entrepreneurs meet included keynote addresses on the Entrepreneurial ecosystem opportunities and challenges. It was followed by parallel sessions where alumni entrepreneurs interacted with angel investors by pitching their business proposals, mentoring sessions were conducted for business issues and scale up, IPR and Legal consultations for business and networking sessions among alumni entrepreneurs was organized.


E-Store
Date: 19/12/2019
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Name of the students:
3) Karthigeyan. T, Darshitha. A. M., Sarah Deborah, Jude Keerthick
4) Saima Khan, Bidiya Acharya, Himanshu Manwani
5) P. Gokul, T. Nithish Reddy, Abhishek R.S
6) Nikhil Reddy, Nithasha. S. Ramesh, Narayanamurthy. R.
Class: II and IV semester students of B.Com, BCA, and BBA department
Type of E- Store:
5) Hot Dogs, Carrot Halwa, Burger, Gulabjamun, Sweet Payasam.
6) Cupcakes, Brownies, Cake Slices
7) Cookies, Cakes, Cupcakes
8) Brownies, Cupcakes
Products sold:
1) Brownies, Cupcakes, Cookies, Cakes, Cupcakes
2) Hot Dogs, Carrot Halwa, Burger, Gulabjamun, Sweet Payasam
Name and details of any external agencies/contacts involved: Nil.

E-Store is one of the activities initiated by the entrepreneurship and innovation centre of Kristu Jayanti College. It provides a great platform for the students to showcase their entrepreneurial skills which helps them understand certain important aspects related to business like investment, marketing strategies, sales, and profit. There were 4 stalls put up this Thursday by the students in the college premises. All the stalls got a remarkable response from their customers and earned a reasonable amount of profits which covered their costs. The investment by different stallholders was ₹1200, ₹400, ₹1000 and ₹1300 with a profit of ₹200, ₹1700, ₹1000 and ₹ respectively. Everything was conducted smoothly with the help of the faculty coordinators and the student coordinators and the students were happy with the returns they earned. Being the occasion of Christmas, the students were able to influence the students of the college to buy their goodies with beautiful presentation of their products in their stalls. This just didn’t encourage the students who had put up the stalls to showcase their entrepreneurial skills but also the other students who wish to do the same. It also gave them a slight idea of how a business work and most definitely encouraged them to take bigger steps in order to become successful entrepreneurs.

Number of Customers: 400 +

Feedback received from the customers: The feedbacks received by students for their respective stall were brilliant. Students of the college loved all the Christmas goodies which were being sold and also the snacks items. They learnt and got a slight idea of the business world and claimed to have a great experience while putting up their own stalls.

Learning Outcome of the Entrepreneur: The students will be able to sell themselves and their ideas. Students master oral and visual presentation skills and establish a foundation of confidence in the skills necessary to cause others to act. They understood that marketing and presentation is a key aspect to focus on.


E-Store
Date: 12/12/2019
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Name of the students:
1) A Parna B. Dilip, Nathaniel Philip, Sneha Sindhuja..
2) Sidhi Agarwal, Geetha P, Rubeena, Avinash Sahu.
Class: II and IV semester students of B.Com, BCA, and BBA department
Type of E- Store:
1) Hand Made painting, Paper weights & Christmas cards.
2) Hand made Gift Item, Cards & Box
Products sold:
3) Hand Made painting, Paper weights & Christmas cards.
4) Hand made Gift Item, Cards & Box
Name and details of any external agencies/contacts involved: Nil.

The young students of Kristu Jayanti College this week had E-Store as one of the activities initiated by the entrepreneurship and innovation centre of Kristu Jayanti College. With the help of this activity students get a great platform to showcase their entrepreneurial skills which helps them understand certain important aspects related to business like investment, marketing strategies, sales, and profit. There were 2 stalls put up this thursday by the students in the college premises. All the stalls got a remarkable response from their customers and earned a reasonable amount of profits which covered their costs. The investment by different stallholders was ₹1000, and ₹1300 with a profit of ₹1200, ₹1700, respectively. Everything was conducted smoothly with the help of the faculty coordinators and the student coordinators and the students were happy with the returns they earned. Being the occasion of Christmas, the students were able to influence the students of the college to buy their goodies with beautiful presentation of their products in their stalls. This just didn’t encourage the students who had put up the stalls to showcase their entrepreneurial skills but also the other students who wish to do the same. It also gave them a slight idea of how a business work and most definitely encouraged them to take bigger steps in order to become successful entrepreneurs.

Number of Customers: 350 +

Feedback received from the customers: Students were really satisfied and were ready to go forward with their future plan of action as they were able to have an experiential learning The overall feedbacks received by students for their respective stall were brilliant. Students of the college loved all the Christmas goodies which were being sold and also the snacks items. They learnt and got a slight idea of the business world and claimed to have a great experience while putting up their own stalls.

Learning Outcome of the Entrepreneur: The students were able to clearly able to understand about their efforts and what were the areas they were lagging behind to grab the market, which were to focus more on marketing of their products and the customers satisfaction level and presentation of their products is a key aspect.


Second Quarter IIC Minutes of Meeting
INSTITUTIONAL INNOVATION COUNCIL (IIC)
Welcome Address- Prof. Stephen Deepak Vice President, IIC
Briefing about IIC First Quarter - Dr. Ravindran, Innovation Activity Coordinator
Proposed Activities of IIC - Prof. Velmurugan R Technological IIC Coordinator
Vice Principal Address - Rev. Dr Augustine George Vice Principal
Mentor Sharing - Mr. Nishant Krishna, Co-founder and CTO TechMachinery and more Pvt., Ltd.
Mr. Girish Batra, Founder, Glocal Projects
Vote of Thanks- Dr. BalaSenthilkumar

Upcoming Activities
The proposed activities which have been planned for quarter 2.
1. Workshop on Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship
2. Workshop on Design Thinking
3. Demo Day – Exhibition cum demo for POC & Mentorship Session
4. Workshop on National Innovation and Start-up Policy (NISP)
5. Exposure visit to Design Centre/markers space/fab lab/proto type lab
6. Idea Olympics – Dr. Ravindran
7. Idea Presentation – Dr. Balasenthil kumar
8. Business Proposal – Prof. Velmurugan R
9. Business Plan Presentation – Prof. Stephen Deepak
Top 3 Business Proposal will be awarded.


Second Quarter Council Meeting
Date: 9th December 2019
Venue: Panel room 1, PG Block
Council members: Dr A.Muruganantham (President of IIC), Prof.Stephen Deepak, Prof. Velumurugan R, Dr D Ravindran, and Dr Mathiyarasan M and students coordinators.
Objective- To discuss the activities conducted in the first quarter and brief about the activities to be conducted in the second quarter.

Institutional Innovation Council along with Entrepreneurship and Innovation centre and Kristu Jayanti Incubation centre organized a second-quarter council meeting. The agenda of the meeting was to discuss the activities conducted in the first quarter and brief the council about the upcoming activities that will be conducted in the second quarter. The session started with a warm welcome address by Prof. Stephen Deepak, vice president, IIC continued by a briefing about IIC 2.0 which was done by Dr Ravindran, Innovation Activity Coordinator. IIC is an addition to the other two units of Kristu Jayanti College namely Entrepreneurship and Innovation centre and Kristu Jayanti Incubation Centre. The main objective is to encourage the students to become successful entrepreneurs and provide the necessary guidance and help through internal and external means.

Following that, Prof. Velumurugan R, Technological IIC coordinator proposed the activities of IIC for the second quarter. The activities comprised of various workshops related to various aspects of entrepreneurship, demonstrations, business plan presentation and plans to attain funds from venture capitalists for various start-ups initiated by the students. He also reported the success of various activities conducted in the first quarter like Idea Cluster Pods and Jayantian Alumni Meet. The presidential address was given by Rev. father Dr Augustine George. He appreciated the efforts and hard work of the teacher coordinators and the students in uplifting the name of the three units of the college and congratulated on their success. He explicitly mentioned his desire to see minimum 4-5 successful entrepreneurs from college.

Subsequently, the meeting was taken over by the external mentors, Mr Nishant Krishna, co-founder and CTO TechMachinery and more Pvt.Ltd. and Mr Girish Batra, founder Glocal Projects. The mentors shared their own stories and motivated the students to work on their idea with enthusiasm and confidence. Mr Nishant spoke about the changes that occur once a person becomes an entrepreneur. He said, “an entrepreneur should be thick skinned.” He also said that once a person becomes an entrepreneur nothing is impossible for him/her. Mr Girish said that with external mentors like them and the support of college the students can excel and become successful. All they need to do is think through their idea and put in their 100%. There was a quick question and answer round after the mentors shared their experience and views. The students asked questions related to patents and formation of the company or business. Mr Nishant being an expert in patents gave relevant and important information related to patent rights and how to apply for a patent. He also told the students that he would help them in filing a patent application.


Workshop on Idea Generation
Date: 4th October 2019
Venue: UG block Mini Audi 1
Participants: B. Com – 16 Students, BBA – 13 Students
IIC Faculty Members: Dr. A.Muruganantham (President of IIC), Prof.Stephen Deepak, Prof. Velumurugan R, Dr. D Ravindran, and Dr. Mathiyarasan M and students coordinators.
Objective- To cluster the incubation members (students) based on their areas of interest for further training and planning.

The idea cluster pods (ICP’s) is an initiative of Kristu Jayanti Incubation center to create clusters comprising of students showing common entrepreneurial interests in business opportunities which helps the students from the first step of idea creation till the last step of business development. The incubation center works to ensure that the students become job creators and not job seekers. The objective of the ICP is to generate viable business ideas, fund and launch the idea and provide necessary support and assistance to the students during the process by giving them assistance from entrepreneurial mentors.

The session started at 3:30 PM and the members of the entrepreneurship and innovation center were a part of it. The resource person of the session was Prof. Stephen Deepak, Vice President, Institution Innovation Council. He gave the students a brief idea about the incubation centre, its objectives and the various activities which would be conducted. He mentioned the duration and evaluation criteria for each activity. The activity consists of 12 phases starting with cluster formation ‒ preliminary cluster discussion – opportunity research and idea generation – idea screening, choice and elimination – preliminary research of chosen ideas – opportunity recognition and evaluation – post evaluation and market research – business plan draft – business plan refinement – business plan presentation and discussion – business proposal meeting with external mentor and the final phase business launch and incubation.

The activities taken up today were cluster formation, preliminary cluster discussion, and opportunity research and idea generation. Sir explained all the phases to the students and ensured them that they’ll get the required support, guidance, and resources from the center and if required, external mentors and resources will also be provided to them. The students were divided into groups of similar interest known as pods. Seven pods namely, food, tourism, scrap management, fashion, technology, marketing and event management were created. With the formation of these clusters the students who have similar interest can work together and share their ideas and responsibilities.

An activity based on brainstorming and creative discipline was conducted. Each cluster was provided with a chart paper and a box of colorful pens and colors. The students were asked to jot down their ideas and discuss it with their fellow pod members. The teacher coordinators were continuously helping and guiding the students while they were working and cleared their doubts. Overall the session was very interactive and motivated the students to grab the opportunity given to them to transform their ideas into a successful business. The students were advised to stay connected and maintain communication with their pod members

Feedback- The clustering activity followed by brainstorming and presenting their team ideas with the chart was really interesting and motivating the new student members.They were able to identify their and other talents and surely will be the platform to get connected with each other and to work as a team.


Institution Innovation Council Meeting
Date: 19th September August 2019
Venue: Panel Room I – PG Block
Memebers attended the meeting: Dr. A.Muruganantham (President of IIC), Prof.Stephen Deepak (Vice President IIC), Aloysius Edward Dean, Commerce and Management, other council members and students coordinators.

Mr.Girish Bhatra , Mr. Jobith M. Basher, Mr.Nishant Krishna
Objective- To identify the need for entrepreneurship in college and to motivate and encourage more job creators.
The session was conducted on 19th September 2019 started at 4PM invoking god’s blessing. Welcome address was given by Dr.Ravindran D (innovation activity coordinator), Briefing about ICC 2.0 by Dr.Muruganantham A (President of IIC) , Activities briefing by Prof.Stephen Deepak (Vice President).

After the briefing about the meeting, started off with the open discussion where Mr.Girish Bhatra stated the importance of entrepreneurs in the country and how having young job hunters would have a great impact on our country. He suggested that is needed to encourage more students to come up with startups and teachers could guide these young minds to achieving their goals. He even stated entrepreneurship is not a rocket science and anyone with a dream could become one , encouraging even the science students to be an entrepreneur. They also discussed about the activities that could be conducted in the college that would encourage the young minds to think and dream big. One such idea was Idea Cluster Pod where students of similar interests and ideas would come together and work together e.g. music , fashion, food etc. Mr. Nishant Krishna, External Expert he joined through video conference and he gave his points about entrepreneurship and minimum target of 5 startup in our campus.

Feedback- Resource persons were completely experienced and efficient giving us insights, that made each one of us acquire entrepreneurial benefits and ideas that made us understand the importance of being a job hunter and not a job seeker.(Sreya Mariyam John -Student Coordinator,MBA)


IDEA CLUSTER PODS (ICP’s)
Date: August 19th 2019
Classes Attended: 83 Students (MBA, MCOM , MCA )
Venue: Conference Hall 2, PG BLOCK
Time: 3.30 PM

The idea cluster pods (ICP’s) is an idea of Kristu Jayanti Incubation Centre to cluster the likeminded students in entrepreneurial interests and looking for business opportunities. The objective is to encourage entrepreneurial desire among the students and to mentor them from the inception of idea creation till the successful business implementation. The orientation programme for the PG students was conducted on 19-8-2019 by 3.30 after noon. Dr. D. Ravindran coordinated the programme. The session started at 3.30 PM with the welcome address by Prof. R. Velmurugan followed by a brief introduction by Prof. Stephen Deepak. He talked about the purpose of the innovation and entrepreneurship cell and the incubation centre in facilitating, the interests of the students, to provide funding for the business idea by helping the students raise sponsors and the process in finding like-minded people and cluster them. He stated the activities consist of 12 phases starting with cluster formation to the final phase business launch and incubation. Kristu Jayanti School of Management not only provides knowledge and information on how to run a business but creates a wonderful platform for practical knowledge and experience. It provides opportunity to every single student and creates an interest and shapes us for realizing our own dreams.

Final conclusion and vote of thanks proposed by Dr. A. Muruganantham.

Feedback: Joanna John Selvaraj (I Year MBA)
The programme was interesting and informative for emerging entrepreneurs. The discussion and clarification of the students’ doubts in the process of executing the idea was very helpful.

Faculty Coordinators:
Dr. A. Muruganantham (Computer Science-PG)
Dr. R. Bala Senthil Kumar (School of Management)
Prof. Stephen Deepak (School of Management)
Prof. R. Velmurugan (Computer Science-PG)
Dr. D Ravindran (School of Management)
Dr. Mathiyarasan M (Commerce)


IDEA CLUSTER PODS (ICP’s)
Date: August 9th 2019
Classes Attended: 55 Students (B.Com – 17 students, BBA – 27 students, BCA – 7 students & BSc – 4 students)
Venue: Mini Audi 1, UG BLOCK
Time: 12 PM

The idea cluster pods (ICP’s) is an initiative of Kristu Jayanti Incubation centre to create clusters comprising of students showing common entrepreneurial interests in business opportunities. The main aim of this programme is to motivate entrepreneurial desire of the students and to mentor him from the first step of idea creation till the last step of business development. The orientation programme for the year 2019 was initiated on 9-8-2019 by 12 Noon. The incubation centre works to ensure that the students become job creators and not job seekers. The objective of the ICP is to generate viable business ideas, fund and launch the idea and provide necessary support and assistance to the students during the process by giving them assistance from entrepreneurial mentors. Dr. D. Ravindran and Dr. M. Mathiyarasan organized the programme. The session started at 12 Noon and all the members of the entrepreneurship and innovation centre were a part of it. The welcome address was given by Dr. A. Muruganantham. He gave the students a brief idea about the incubation centre and what are its objectives. The session was then taken over by Prof. Stephen Deepak, who was the speaker of the session. He spoke about ICP, its objective and discussed in brief the various activities which would be conducted by the students. He mentioned the duration and evaluation criteria of each activity. The activity consists of 12 phases starting with cluster formation ‒ preliminary cluster discussion – opportunity research and idea generation – idea screening, choice and elimination – preliminary research of chosen ideas – opportunity recognition and evaluation – post evaluation and market research – business plan draft – business plan refinement – business plan presentation and discussion – business proposal meeting with external mentor and the final phase business launch and incubation. Sir explained all the phases to the students and ensured them that they’ll get the required support, guidance and resources from the centre and if required, external mentors and resources will also be provided to them. Once their ideas will be incubated, they can provide internships to the aspiring candidates. Examples of different alumni students who were a part of the centre and successfully started their business were given to the students. The session came to end with a quick question and answer round followed by the vote of thanks proposed by Prof. R. Velmurugan.

Feedback: KRITIKA RAJ, BBA (Student Co-ordinator, EIC)
Overall the session was very informative and motivated the students to grab the opportunity given to them to transform their ideas into a successful business. The question and answer round helped in clearing various doubts of the students like if they can be a part of two different activities, can they execute idea which require large funds and many more.

Faculty Coordinators:
Dr. A. Muruganantham (Computer Science-PG)
Dr. R. Bala Senthil Kumar (School of Management)
Prof. Stephen Deepak (School of Management)
Prof. R. Velmurugan (Computer Science-PG)
Dr. D Ravindran (School of Management)
Dr. Mathiyarasan M (Commerce)


Regional Mentoring Session POC
Date: 05/08/2019
Time: 9:00 A.M. to 5 P.M.
No.of. Beneficiaries: 2
Name and details of the Resource Person: Prof. Satya Ranjan Acharya & Prof. Amit Kumar Dwivedi, Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India.
Objective: Aim to learn about IIC 2.0, ARIIA 2020 activities and reporting.

The Institute’s Innovation Cell hosted a Regional Mentoring Session for Proof of Concepts (PoC) on 5th August 2019. The event was sponsored by MHRD and AICTE New Delhi. The event witnessed more than 150 delegates from more than 50 institutions across Karnataka who have registered in MHRD Innovation Council and have established Institutions Innovation Council. The keynotes in the event were delivered by Dr. Elangovan, Assistant Innovation Director, Innovation cell, MHRD and Dr. R. Sakthivel, Regional Officer & Assistant Director, AICTE South Western Regional Office. There was a introductory session about Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham by the Associate Dean & Head Prof. Rakesh S.G. The orientation session on Proof of Concepts was delivered by Prof. Satya Ranjan Acharya & Prof. Amit Kumar Dwivedi, Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India.

Post lunch sessions pitching for the innovation fund was carried out and Mr. Vijetha Shastry Executive Director, TiE Chapter Bangalore, Mr. Dojo Jose, CEO & Publisher, Small Enterprise India, Aspire Media Pvt Ltd and Dr. L. Vijayashree, Head ED Cell & NewGen IEDC, Professor – MBA, BNMIT served as he expert committee along with Prof. Satya Ranjan Acharya & Prof. Amit Kumar Dwivedi.

Learning Outcome:
Conceptual clarity and approach on problem statement, ideation, innovation and entrepreneurship


Orientation Session on IIC 2.0 and ARIIA 2020
Date: 05/08/2019
Time: 9:00 A.M. to 5 P.M.
No.of. Beneficiaries: 2
Name and details of the Resource Person: Dr. Elangovan, Assistant Innovation Director, Innovation Cell, MHRD.
Objective: Aim to learn about IIC 2.0, ARIIA 2020 activities and reporting.

The session was inaugurated by Principal of Amirta Engineering College, Bengaluru to welcome the gathering. The chief guest addresses the faculty members of IIC from various institutes all over Karnataka. During the inauguration IIC logo were released to the colleges to use. The second session he introduced about IIC 2.0 activities to be conducted by Institute under the banner IIC. The activities conducted by MIC and self-driven activities were discussed and each category how many programs need to be conducted are also given. The weightage of each activity conduct by the college and how to upload the report on the online portal.

The Afternoon session they were giving direction on ATAL Ranking 2020 and how to fill the application form and guidelines regarding various parameters are given.

Learning Outcome:
To learn about IIC 2.0 activities and weightage of the activities and report uploading formats as well as ATAL Ranking 2020 form filling guidelines.


Business Plan Presentation
Date:14/09/2018
Number of beneficiaries: 02
Name and details of the Panel Experts: Prof. Muruganantham A, Prof. Stephen Deepak Objective: To start a business –“Food Business” supplying snacks to IT organizations in Bengaluru.

Mr. Manish, I Semester B.Com presented a business plan on starting off a business on supplying Snacks (Samosa) to IT companies in Bengaluru. He proposed his plan of how to sell the product with action plan of hygienically packed samosas to companies and also had plan of sharing the profit margin of one percent to social welfare organization.

The panel of experts gave the suggestion of study the market with plan of action to sell the product to the company employees. The revised business plan to be submitted for further course of action was suggested to Mr. Manish.


Idea Cluster Formation
Date: 04/09/2018
Number of beneficiaries: 55
Name and details of the Panel Experts: Prof. Muruganantham A, Prof. Stephen Deepak, Prof. Abraham
Objective: To cluster and form a business groups based on their interest and provide them a platform to develop further.

Prof. Muruganantham started off with welcoming the panel of experts and young entrepreneurs for Idea Cluster Formation program. Prof. Stephen Deepak took over the session by enumerating on how to build business and areas of business. He also spoke about Kristu Jayanti Incubation Centre providing business support for the young incubators by training, mentoring, taking business to the next level.

Prof. Stephen spoke about how the Idea Cluster formation is going to group the students based on their business interest. During the session form was circulated to choose the area of business which they are interested accordingly the students were grouped.


Business Plan Presentation
Date: 01/09/2018
Number of beneficiaries: 03
Name and details of the Panel Experts: Prof. Muruganantham A, Prof. Bala senthil kumar, Prof. Abraham
Objective: To start a business “Escores”, a cloud-based system for conducting shooting championships all over India

The presentation given by Mr. Jiran Kurian, III Semester MCA along with Mr. Dolwin Davis and Mr. Deepak, IV MBA business companions were present, whose business on “Escores”, a cloud-based system for conducting shooting championships all over India. In the presentation Mr. Jiran talked about the system will provide profiles for shooters and a platform for sellers. The system will be available on Android, iPhone, and Windows.

He briefed about their products and service of Escores works on three segments 1. For rifle association’s / clubs, 2. For Shooters, 3. For Sellers. All three segments will have to create Profile in Escores where the profiles for association and sellers will be provided by the administration team and the shooters profile will be activated by the respective associations. This strategy is implemented to prevent fake profiles.

He also discussed about marketing strategy, competitors, financial analysis for 5 years and management and operations were presented. The panel expert asked clarifications and gave suggestions like to find out the market potential, how to approach investors for the business.


Entrepreneurship Awareness Programme
Date: 12/07/2018
Number of beneficiaries: 53
Name and details of the Chief Guest: Mr. Girish Batra, Founder, Glocal Projects, Bangalore
Objective: The aim of this session is to know more about the Entrepreneurship and qualities of a good leader in today’s World.

The session started with the introduction of the Guest for the day - “Mr. Girish Batra”. He started with the session by speaking about the entrepreneurship and the difference between entrepreneurship and ideapreneurship. He also gave us an inspirational speech about Apple Chief Ex. Steve Jobs, Paytm Founder, Amazon and their inspirational stories.

The session became more interesting when he spoke about the 10 traits of a good leader. The session became more enthusiastic, when students started to share their entrepreneurship ideas, .This interactive and motivating session was taken as an opportunity to explore the ideas of entrepreneurship. He concluded by giving a brief idea about his Glocal Projects and how they train people to come up with their entrepreneurship plans.