Concept : MHRD 

MHRD  Design-centred innovation is a force multiplier that can help the country move up the value chain, making Indian industry globally competitive. In this context, Ministry of Human Resource Development proposes to launch a National Initiative for Design Innovation in the Twelfth Plan.

Under this initiative, 20 new Design Innovation Centres (DIC), one Open Design School (ODS) and a National Design Innovation Network (NDIN), linking together all these schools, would be set up. ODS would ensure maximum reach of design education and practice in the country through various collaborative education programmes (linking a broad spectrum of educational institutions), and free sharing of its courseware through the Internet. NDIN would be a network of design schools that work closely with other leading institutions of industry and academia, NGOs and government to further the reach and access of design education, to pro-mote design innovation in all sectors, and to develop wide-ranging collaborative projects between institutions. ODS and NDIN would also raise the standards of design education and innovation in the country through various initiatives including the creation of fabrication labs and digital media zones across educational institutions on a large scale.

Design Innovation Centre (DIC) is a project of the Gujarat Technological University (GTU) funded by Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India in May 2018.

The Gujarat Technological University, Design Innovation Centre is to provide a platform to students, faculty members and researcher having enthusiastic for learning and creativity, and passion to convert their ideas into design innovations.

OBJECTIVES

The basic purpose of setting up Design Innovation Centres is to: The basic purpose of setting up Design Innovation Centres is to:

▪ Promote a culture of innovation and creative problem solving;

▪ Promote knowledge sharing and collaboration amongst industry, academia, Government Institutions, research laboratories, etc;

▪ To serve as a location for the industrial collaborators to encourage their new Product Development in the campus using in-house facilities.

▪ To serve as a place that imparts design-based education and practice systematic design through projects.

▪ To enhance interdisciplinary design-focused innovation and creativity.

▪ To facilitate interdisciplinary design-focused education, research and entrepreneurial activities in order to create commercial opportunities and build partnerships between academics and industry.

▪ To promote, nurture and advance the culture of design and innovation in the country leading to significant contributions and breakthroughs impacting quality of human life.

▪ To create an ecosystem facilitating students and faculty to take their innovative ideas from classrooms/labs to market/people.

▪ To facilitate evolution of new models of academia-industry interactions as well as academia-social interactions and develop institutional networks for innovations in the thematic areas.

▪ To promote innovations which are both inclusive and disruptive.

▪ To build a flagship programme in the areas of design and innovation which can be replicated in other institutes/universities in our country.

▪ To promote all forms of innovations in the complete value chain from process to product, including innovation as a discipline itself.

▪ To promote increased interactions/collaborations with institutes/organizations World-wide working in the areas of design and innovation.

SPOKE

Describe the general factors that affect the product and its requirements. This section does not state specific requirements. Instead, it provides a background for those requirements, which are defined in section 3, and makes them easier to understand. In a sense, this section tells the requirements in plain English for the consumption of the customer. Section3 will contain a specification written for the developers.

  1. A.V. Parekh Technical Institute – Rajkot

A.V Parekh Technical Institute abbreviated as AVPTI Established by Govt. of Gujarat, in the field of Diploma Engineering education promoting project based and outcome-based learning in field of Bio-Medical, Computer, Instrumentation & Control, Electrical, Electronics & Communications and Computer Aided Costume Design.A.V Parekh Technical Institute abbreviated as AVPTI Established by Govt. of Gujarat, in the field of Diploma Engineering education promoting project based and outcome-based learning in field of Bio-Medical, Computer, Instrumentation & Control, Electrical, Electronics & Communications and Computer Aided Costume Design.

This association will encourage and lead to collaborative teaching initiatives, innovative research, curiosity driven development. If student is to discover what they are good at, what they like, and what they are like, then they will need variety in their extracurricular activities, and a broad assortment of toys and other learning aids to make it possible. This will provide us an opportunity to improve learning abilities in diploma student and the student’s products developed at DIC, GTU will play a major role in prolonged learning. This centre will also provide a platform for the students of AVPTI to be a part of the innovation process through various workshops, seminars and exhibitions.

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2.  Dr. S. & S. S. Ghandhy Government Engineering College – Surat

Dr.S.&S.S.Ghandhy Government Engineering College, Surat is one of eight Government Engineering Colleges established in July-2004. It was foresight to get talented engineers in the field of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Electronics & Communication Engineering. The institute offers an outstanding learning environment. Faculties are dedicated to provide the students global business capabilities required for success. The learning experience will be influenced by the most recent developments in the field and delivered by experienced teachers and experts from the field.Dr.S.&S.S.Ghandhy Government Engineering College, Surat is one of eight Government Engineering Colleges established in July-2004. It was foresight to get talented engineers in the field of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Electronics & Communication Engineering. The institute offers an outstanding learning environment. Faculties are dedicated to provide the students global business capabilities required for success. The learning experience will be influenced by the most recent developments in the field and delivered by experienced teachers and experts from the field.

 

Student of GEC, Surat are well accepted in different Engineering fields i.e. Industries, Academic and for Higher studies within and outside the country. Each Department has well established laboratories, computer center and has well qualified staff. Student of GEC Surat had made few innovative PoC and it will be converted into startup and product development.

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3. Government Engineering College, Modasa

Government Engineering College, Modasa was established in 1984 under the Commissionerate of Technical Education, Gujarat State, Gandhinagar in North Gujarat region with a view of strengthening the industrial development in the region. The region consists of industrially potential areas of Panchmahal, Sabarkantha, Banaskantha, Mehsana and Patan district of Gujarat.Government Engineering College, Modasa was established in 1984 under the Commissionerate of Technical Education, Gujarat State, Gandhinagar in North Gujarat region with a view of strengthening the industrial development in the region. The region consists of industrially potential areas of Panchmahal, Sabarkantha, Banaskantha, Mehsana and Patan district of Gujarat.
The college is affiliated with Gujarat Technological University, Ahmedabad. It is also recognized by an apex body in technical education, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi. Institute is also running Centre of Gujarat Knowledge Society. The college is now entering in its 33th year and 28 batches have passed out up till now.
Student of GEC, Modasa are well accepted in different fields i.e. Industries, Academic and for Higher studies within and outside the country. Each Department has well established laboratories, computer center and has well qualified staff. Students as well as faculty members taking full advantage of expertise available within and outside the state in different discipline.

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Advisory/Governing Committee of MHRD Design Innovation Centre, DIC

Objective: To guide the overall strategy of MHRD DIC project for effective implementation of its mandate to create a design centric student innovation & start-up support system.

Constitution:

  • Vice Chancellor GTU (Chairperson), (ex officio)
  • Principal Secretary (Higher &Technical) Education (ex officio)
  • Director Technical Education (ex officio)
  • Prof.P.V.M.Rao, IIT Delhi
  • Prof.B. K. Chakravarthy, IIT Mumbai
  • Prof. Amaresh Chakrabarti, Center for Product Design & Manufacturing, IISC, Bangalore
  • Prof. Bhaskar Bhatt, Associate Dean, Indian School of Design & Innovation
  • Director, GIC (Member Secretary)
  • Director, PG School of Engineering, GTU
  • Coordinator, MHRD DIC center at GTU
  • Registrar, GTU (ex officio)
  • Two Invited experts from Design/Innovation Head from Reputed Industry

Executive Committee of MHRD Design Innovation Centre, DIC

Objective: This will oversee the execution roadmap of the DIC based on the advice and inputs from Advisory/Governing Committee.

Constitution:

  • Vice Chancellor GTU (Chairperson), (ex officio) (Chairperson)
  • Director Technical Education (ex officio), Co-Chairperson
  • Registrar, GTU, Member Secretary (ex officio)
  • Coordinator, MHRD DIC center at GTU
  • Head of the Spoke Institutes (AVPTI, GEC Surat, GTU PG School, GEC -Modasa)
  • Honorary Director, GTU Innovation Council (GIC)
  • Deputy Director, GTU – GIC
  • DIC Hub Chief Operating Officer

This is Policy Details.

Sr.no

Type of program

Days of program

Name of program

participates

(in No.)

1. Skill Development Workshop

 2 Days

3D Printing Workshop

93

2. Meeting

 1Day

DIC-HUB & Spoke Meeting

15

Updated as on 01-09-2018