PHCET has established Institution’s Innovation Council (IIC) as per the guidelines of MoE’s Innovation Cell (MIC) in the academic year 2020-21. The initiative was to create a vibrant local innovation ecosystem, start-up supporting mechanism, establish function ecosystem for scouting ideas and pre incubation of ideas and to develop better cognitive ability for technology students. PHCET, IIC is actively involved in organizing and conducting various seminars, workshops, Idea competitions, Hackathon for school children’s etc. for its students and faculties.
Institutional Innovation Councils (IIC) expected to play a critical role in driving the campus innovation and startup ecosystem at PHCET. The role of professors as members of the IIC is critical in this regard. They serve as a mentor or guide for young brains in their quest of innovation and entrepreneurship, and mentors must possess the necessary and appropriate mentoring abilities. The MHRD’s Innovation Cell’s Institutions Innovation Council aims to build mentorship capacity of IIC members through a series of training programs exclusively for faculty members, and the trained IIC members are designated as “IIC – Innovation Ambassadors”.
Following Faculty have completed IIC Innovation Ambassador Basic level training.
Mahatma Education Society’s PHCET Centre of Innovation and Entrepreneurship is set up to encourage and inculcate the entrepreneurial spirit among the youth. It is a platform for networking, building entrepreneurship skills and providing access to high quality technical and managerial expertise. It is a forum to assist in developing entrepreneurs and support innovative ideas from ideation to fruition.