Workshop for Women by the Department of E&M
Jul 1, 2022
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The Ministry of Human Resource Development in 2019, released the National Innovation and Startup Policy 2019 for students and faculty of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). The Policy is in line with the focus of the Central Government on entrepreneurial projects. The framework was created to enable the institutes to actively engage students, faculties and staff in innovation and entrepreneurship related activities. The Guidelines on National Innovation & Startup policy 2019 were published to provide required direction and support in handling Innovation Startup and Intellectual Property rights related issues.

The framework designed to facilitate the Ministry of Human Resource Development in bringing uniformity across HEIs in terms of Intellectual Property ownership management, technology licensing and institutional Startup policy, thus enabling creation of a robust innovation and Start up ecosystem across all HEIs.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship must emerge as one of the focal points of today’s education system with focus on creation of economic hubs so that the nation aspires to become a five trillion-dollar economy in the near future. To achieve this milestone, systems and mechanisms must evolve to convert the present demographic dividends into high quality technical human resources, which could eventually create wealth generation hubs through Startups and entrepreneurship.

Major Focus Areas

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


  • To conduct various innovation and entrepreneurship-related activities prescribed by Central MIC in time bound fashion.
  • Identify and reward innovations and share success stories.
  • Organize periodic workshops/ seminars/ interactions with entrepreneurs, investors, professionals and create a mentor pool for student innovators.
  • Network with peers and national entrepreneurship development organizations.
  • Create an Institution’s Innovation portal to highlight innovative projects carried out by institution’s faculty and students.
  • Organize Hackathons, idea competition, mini-challenges etc. with the involvement of industries.

I & E Events

Workshop for Women by the Department of E&M

Jul 1, 2022
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Webinar on IPR and IP Management for Startup

May 27, 2022
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How to go independent and work for yourself

Jan 22, 2022

Institute’s Innovation Council

The Institute’s Innovation Council at IIT Hyderabad will comprise of following members

1. Staff Representation

S. No. Position Name & Designation
1.1 President Prof B S Murty, Director, IITH
1.2 Vice President Prof Chandrashekhar Sharma, Dean (R&D)
1.3 Innovation Activity Coordinator Dr Sumohana Channappayya, Former Dean (R&D)
1.4 Startup Activity Coordinator Prof S Surya Kumar, Faculty-in-Charge, Incubation Centre
1.5 Internship Coordinator Dr Abhinav Kumar, Faculty-in-Charge, Office of Career Services
1.6 IPR coordinator Dr Pradeep Kumar Yemula, Faculty-in-Charge, IP Cell
1.7 ARIIA coordinator Dr Priyotosh Bandyopadhyay, ARIIA Coordinator
1.8 NIRF coordinator Dr Sai Santosh Kumar Raavi, NIRF Coordinator
1.9 Entrepreneurship Coordinator Dr M. P. Ganesh, Head, Dept. of Entrepreneurship & Management
1.10 Convenor Dr Nakul Parameswar, Assistant Professor, Dept. of EM
1.11 Innovation Ambassador Prof Deepak John Mathew, Head, Dept. of Design
1.12 Innovation Ambassador Dr Mudrika Khandelwal, Associate Professor, Dept. of MSME
1.13 Innovation Ambassador Dr Meduri Praveen, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Chemical Engg.
1.14 Innovation Ambassador Dr Sayak Banerjee, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Mechanical & Aerospace Engg.
1.15 Innovation Ambassador Dr Suhanya Duraiswamy, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Chemical Engg.
1.16 General Member Prof Ramesh G, Chair - Rural Development Centre
1.17 General Member Dr Prasad Onkar, FIC – Unnat Bharat Abhiyan (UBA)
1.18 General Member Dr Avinash Eranki, FIC - Students Affairs
1.19 Social Media Coordinator/ Secretary Ms Mitalee Agrawal, Public Relations Officer

2. Expert Representation

S. No. Position Name & Designation
2.1 General Member Prof Mohan Sangeneni, Advisor-Innovation & Translational Research
2.2 Startup / Alumni Entrepreneur Mr M Sai Kiran, CEO, Founder (SK IOT)
2.3 Expert from nearby Industry Mr Vinay Chilakapati (CEO, Innomet Advanced Materials Pvt. Ltd.)
2.4 FI/ Bank Investor/ Angel Investor/ VC Mr Reehan Shaik, Bank Manager, Canara Bank, IITH Branch, Ex-officio
2.5 Incubation Centre Dr Siva Rama Krishna Vanjari, Faculty-in-Charge, FabCI
2.6 Patent Expert Mr Anna Eswara Reddy, Patent Analyst

3. Student Representation

S. No. Position Name & Designation
3.1 Startup Activity Coordinator Mr Shreyansh Agrawal, Head, E Cell
3.2 Innovation Activity Coordinator Mr Kotha Harshith, Science &Technology Secretary, Student Gymkhana
3.3 Internship Coordinator Mr Jai Goyal, OCS Overall Head, IITH
3.4 IPR Coordinator Mr Adil Salim, Head Tinkerer’s Lab, IITH
3.5 Social Media Coordinator Mr Ekshan Raj Verma, Media Secretary, Student Gymkhana
3.6 General Member Mr Priyabrata Rautray, PhD Scholar, Dept. of Design
3.7 General Member Mr Vaibhav Kumar, BTech 4th Year, IITH

Minutes of Meeting

  • Minutes of the meeting of 8th Institution‘s Innovation Council Meeting, Sep 08, 2022
    08 Sep 2022

  • Minutes of the meeting of 7th Institution‘s Innovation Council Meeting, Jun 13, 2022
    13 Jun 2022

  • Minutes of the meeting of 6th Institution‘s Innovation Council Meeting, Mar 04, 2022
    04 Mar 2022

  • Minutes of the meeting of 5th Institution‘s Innovation Council Meeting, Dec 30, 2021
    30 Dec 2021

  • Minutes of the meeting of 4th Institution‘s Innovation Council Meeting, Nov 12, 2021
    12 Nov 2021

  • Minutes of the meeting of 3rd Institution‘s Innovation Council Meeting, 26th August, 2021
    26 Aug 2021

  • Minutes of the meeting of 2nd Institution‘s Innovation Council Meeting, 7th June, 2021
    07 Jun 2021

  • Minutes of the meeting of 1st Institution‘s Innovation Council Meeting, 9th Feb, 2021
    09 Feb 2021

Annual Report

  • IIC Annual Report 2021-2022
    30 Sep 2021

  • IIC Annual Report 2020-2021
    31 Aug 2021