Ministry of Education (MoE), Govt. of India has established ‘ MoE’s Innovation Cell (MIC)’ to systematically foster the culture of innovation amongst all Higher Education Institutions(HEIs). The primary mandate of MIC is to encourage, inspire, and nurture young students by supporting them to work with new ideas and transform them int prototypes while they are informative years. MIC has envisioned encouraging the creation of ‘Institution’s Innovation Council (IICs)’ across selected HEIs. A network of these IICs will be established to promote innovation in the Institution through multitudinous modes leading to an innovation promotion eco-system in the campuses. In collaboration with ME-RIISE (Malnad Enclave for Research, Innovation, Incubation, Start-ups, and Entrepreneurship ) Institution Innovation Cell has been established in the college with the vision of fostering innovation and support students to enrich their spirit of entrepreneurship.
World Entrepreneurs' Day seeks to raise awareness of entrepreneurship, innovation, and leadership among the stakeholders and the youth. The event, a talk on World Entrepreneurs' day commenced at a smooth pace and at the same time, it was live-streamed on YouTube channel of ME-RIISE for the first time.
With the introduction to ME-RIISE, the event began with explaining what is an entrepreneur's day. Then, the introduction of resource person Johnson Tellis who is the CEO of TCE (Technical Career Education), Co-founder and CEO at Inunity, Director of Dtlabz R&D Private Limited, Sahyadri Edu Dreamers R&D Private Limited was given by Dr A Geetha Kiran, Coordinator ME-RIISE, professor and head, Department of Computer Science and Engineering. Then, Sir took over the session and asked the participants to identify the logo and what they stand for. He explained exactly what entrepreneurship is all about. He also explained the IKIGAI- a Japanese concept that means the reason for your being.
Students were instructed
• To find a mission statement from the IKIGAI.
• To educate themselves.
• To engage with the community, as one can't do things on his own without inspiration from others.
• Re-align ourselves with discipline and routine.
• Be with people who are energetic and motivated.
• Build lots of prototypes and go check with people whether it is useful to them or not.
• Come and redesign and again validate, iterate this and expand your base.
• Finally, innovate.
• He also suggested some books such as The Richest Man in Babylon, Psychology Of Money, Atomic Habits, and The Alchemist.
The event was very well organized with a lot of information to learn and take forward in our daily life