Innovation Summer Internship 2016 at Jamia Millia Islamia, Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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The Innovation Summer Internship Programme 2016 of the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) was inaugurated today, 6th June, 2016 by Dr. Ajay Kumar, Additional Secretary, Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DEITY), Government of India. The event was presided over by Prof. Talat Ahmad, Vice Chancellor, Jamia Millia Islamia. The inaugural event saw students groups making presentations of their project ideas and outcomes.

Dr. Ajay Kumar, who appreciated the innovative spirit shown by the students, promised full support for strengthening the CIE at JMI. Interacting with the students, Dr. Kumar underlined the need to constantly innovate and reinvent their ideas and changing time and technology. He cited examples of successful companies to establish his key arguments. .

Prof. Talat Ahmad, VC, JMI praised the efforts of the students and inspired them to become future entrepreneurs. Reminding the students that India lived in her villages, he asked them to invest their energies in technological innovations that will serve the rural poor.

Prof. Mini S. Thomas, Director of the Centre stated that the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE), Jamia Millia Islamia has started the concept of Innovation Clubs to inspire and enable students to explore their creativity and technical skills as well as to train them in teamwork and leadership. The Summer Internship 2015 was a grand success wherein 24 students in 8 groups, developed prototypes.

The summer internship programme was launched last year. In the current edition of this programme, the innovation clubs are broadly divided into Embedded Systems & Robotics Club, Animation & Game Design Club, Programming Club, Biotech Club, and Social Innovation Club. More than 40 applications across different groups were received this year. As a next step, for selecting the eligible groups, all students were asked to give a presentation before a panel of judges. The judges have selected 18 groups across various clubs for the summer internship programme. The first, second and third prizes for the Innovate for A Cause Competition 2016 were won by:Vasudha, a refrigerator which operates without electricity; the second bySolarWater Purifierand the third by the concept ofTransit Shelter.

The duration of internship would be for 5 weeks. Students would be provided infrastructure and necessary facilities required for undertaking the summer internship projects. On successful completion of the summer internship projects, CIE would be giving certificates to students and will be prototyping their innovations.

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