An Institute Innovation Council (IIC) has been established at IITDM Jabalpur as per the norms and directives of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) Innovation Cell (MIC). Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India has established MIC at AICTE with a purpose to systematically foster the culture of Innovation in all Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) across the country. The primary mandate of Innovation Cell is to encourage, inspire and nurture young students by exposing them to new ideas and processes resulting in innovative activities in their formative years fostered through Network of Innovation clubs in Higher Educational Institutions. The major programs that MIC is planning to organize in near future are:
Smart India Hackathon (SIH) 2019
Institution Innovation Councils (IIC)
Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA)
National Innovation and Start-up Policy for Students and Faculties
IIC will be organising various events in the Institute campus; for example, Leadership talks, Workshops in Intellectual Property Rights and Hackathons for faculty, students and staff, through which not only one can learn about innovation but also create and implement their innovations. Ultimately, the aim would be build an innovation ecosystem in the institute.