Entrepreneurship and Incubation Cell (EIC) and Institution’s Innovation Council (IIC) celebrates Innovation Day

The Institution’s Innovation Council (IIC), PEC (under the Ministry of Education’s Innovation cell) in collaboration with Entrepreneurship and Incubation Cell (EIC) celebrates the Innovation Day on 15th October 2021, to commemorate the birth anniversary of former President of India, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. This year the Innovation Day was celebrated on 13th October, 2021 instead of 15th October 2021 due to the auspicious festival of Dussehra. The event was conducted in the institute’s premises in hybrid mode which was in-line with the institute’s motto: Explore-Innovate-Excel.

The students of PEC were enlivened to attend offline celebrations which incorporated series of competitions and expert talks after a year of lockdown.

The Chief Guest for the event, Dr. Baldev Setia, Director of PEC motivated the students with his inspiring words. He addressed the gathering highlighting the importance of innovations and giving anecdotes justifying the importance of execution to be more than that of ideation. With his address being met with thunderous applause, he said, “Innovator is the one who thinks beyond boundaries without any constraints”.

Further, the event incorporated an enriching session with keynote speaker Aditya Arora (CEO of FAAD Network Pvt. Ltd. and Youngest Padma Shri nominee). He illuminated the audience with interaction in format of multiple drills with his thoughts on networking, how to get investment and laying down business plans. He emphasized on importance of team over idea.

The Design Thinking activity, a creative event, which was held on an online streaming platform, was a huge success amongst the student participants. An array of engaging events were conducted – Board Room, Problem Solving Competition and Treasure Hunt. The events saw a huge participation with direct involvement of participants from all over the country. A whopping ₹21,000 was the collective prize money awarded to the winners. The event was highly enlightening for the students to understand and showcase their innovative abilities and entrepreneurial skills.

Rishav Arora (Joint Secretary, EIC) and Harshita Bakshi (Member, EIC) delivered a presentation on New Era of Innovation inspiring the blooming minds toward new ideas and inspiration for new innovations. Dr. Anju Singla, IIC President and EIC Coordinator, PEC enlightened the audience with the various ways in which the IIC and EIC PEC have worked towards creating an exhaustive pool opportunities for the young innovators of our college. A vote of thanks was delivered by Prof. Mayank Gupta IIC Vice President with concluding words.

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