ABOUT IIC MHRD

Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Govt. of India has established ‘MHRD’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 into prototypes while they are informative years. MIC has envisioned encouraging 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. Its our proud privilege to announce that Chandigarh Engineering College, Landran is selected as a member of IIC with President-ship of Dr. Shashi Bhushan, Professor and Head, Department of Information Technology, Chandigarh Engineering College, Landran.

Major Focus of IIC
  • To create a vibrant local innovation ecosystem.
  • Start-up supporting Mechanism in HEIs.
  • Prepare institute for Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) Framework.
  • Establish Function Ecosystem for Scouting Ideas and Pre-incubation of Ideas.
  • Develop better Cognitive Ability for Technology Students.
Functions of Institution’s Innovation Council
  • Promote innovation in the Institution through multitudinous modes leading to an innovation promotion eco-system in the campus.
  • To conduct various innovation and entrepreneurship-related activities prescribed by Central MIC in time bounded fashion.
  • Identify and reward innovations and share success stories.
  • Organize periodic workshops/ seminars/ interactions with entrepreneurs, investors, professionals and create a mentor pool for student innovators.
  • Network with peers and national entrepreneurship development organizations.
  • Create an Institution’s Innovation portal to highlight innovative projects carried out by institution’s faculty and students.
  • Organize Hackathons, idea competition, mini-challenges etc., with the involvement of industry.
Benefits to Institute, Faculty and Students
  • No major capital investment required for establishing IIC as it will make use of existing local ecosystem.
  • Students/Faculty associated with IIC will get exclusive opportunity to participate in various Innovation related initiatives and competitions organized by MHRD.
  • Win exciting Prizes/Certificates every month.
  • Meet/Interact with renowned Business Leaders and top-notch academicians.
  • Opportunity to nurture and prototype new ideas.
  • Mentoring by Industry Professionals.
  • Experimentation with new/latest technologies.
  • Visit new places and learn a new culture.
INDIA’S FIRST LEADERSHIP TALK SERIES BY DR. RAMESH POKHRIYAL'NISHANK', MINISTER OF HRD, GOVERNMENT OF INDIA.

Institute Innovation Council (established by MHRD) of CGC Landran organized Episode-4, live session for “India First Leadership Talk Series” by Dr.Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank', Minister of Human Resource Development, Government of India on the theme “Innovation for Resurgent India” on 22nd August, 2019 from 11:00 to 11:45 AM at Seminar-Hall, 4th Floor, Block-3. Faculty Members and Students of CGC Landran attended Episode-5, Live session of Dr.RameshPokhriyal'Nishank', Minister of Human Resource Development, Government of India at 11:00 AM. The talk began with the importance of time management in which he explained the audience that there is no substitute to it. If one needs to succeed, he/she needs to manage his time accordingly. Moving ahead, questions like the importance of leadership skills and what exactly are the leadership skills were taken up, which indeed helped everyone to understand the term leader and leadership in depth. Hon'ble Minister also shared his daily schedule with the audience and he highlighted the importance of writing in his life. He encouraged everyone to find out the thing that motivates them and very beautifully explained that why and how one needs to keep up with the motivation. Also, the current scenario of education system was discussed with special emphasis on practical learning and the need to produce more and more entrepreneurs as compared to the managers. The talk proved to be of great help to everyone. It provided a vision, motivation and a will to achieve anything and everything in the future and make our nation proud.

Institution Innovation Council (IIC) an Initiative of MHRD for selected Higher Education Institutes

Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Govt. of India has established ‘MHRD’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 into prototypes while they are in formative years. MIC has envisioned encouraging 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. It’s our proud privilege to announce that Chandigarh Engineering College, Landran is selected as a member of IIC with President-ship of Dr. Shashi Bhushan, Professor and Head, Department of Information Technology, Chandigarh Engineering College, Landran.

Major focus of IIC

  • To create a vibrant local innovation ecosystem
  • Start-up supporting Mechanism in HEIs.
  • Prepare institute for Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) Framework.
  • Establish Function Ecosystem for Scouting Ideas and Pre-incubation of Ideas.
  • Develop better Cognitive Ability for Technology Students.

Functions of Institution’s Innovation Council

  • Promote innovation in the Institution through multitudinous modes leading to an innovation promotion eco-system in the campus.
  • To conduct various innovation and entrepreneurship-related activities prescribed by Central MIC in time bounded fashion.
  • Identify and reward innovations and share success stories.
  • Organize periodic workshops/ seminars/ interactions with entrepreneurs, investors, professionals and create a mentor pool for student innovators.
  • Network with peers and national entrepreneurship development organizations.
  • Create an Institution’s Innovation portal to highlight innovative projects carried out by institution’s faculty and students.
  • Organize Hackathons, idea competition, mini-challenges etc., with the involvement of industry.

Benefits to Institute, Faculty and Students

  • No major capital investment required for establishing IIC as it will make use of existing local ecosystem.
  • Students/Faculty associated with IIC will get exclusive opportunity to participate in various Innovation related initiatives and competitions organized by MHRD.
  • Win exciting Prizes/Certificates every month.
  • Meet/Interact with renowned Business Leaders and top-notch academicians.
  • Opportunity to nurture and prototype new ideas.
  • Mentoring by Industry Professionals.
  • Experimentation with new/latest technologies
  • Visit new places and learn a new culture.
IPR for Students and Faculty Members On 10th January, 2019 by Ms. Shwetasree Majumder, Principal, Fidus Law Chamber

MHRD Innovation Cell (MIC) organised “IPR for Students and Faculty Members” as per IIC calendar on 10th January 2019. Ms. Shwetasree Majumder, Principal, Fidus Law Chamber was the speaker for this session. Department of Information Technology took the initiative to organize this Webinar for the students of Chandigarh Group of Colleges. Students had a very special opportunity to listen to Ms.Shwetasree Majumder, Principal Fidus Law Chamber. The live session focused on the concept of copyright, its meaning and terms like copyright infringement. Not only this, but students were also made aware about the rights, copyright laws. Also the session inspired the students to come up with their own, original ideas. Questions like “how can I claim for a copyright”, “what all things can be subjected to copyright” were taken up. Students gathered in Maximum possible numbers. Many of the misconceptions like difference between patent and copyright were explained. Also an important concept of trademark was being taken up which helped the students to know about the business side of the process.

India’s First Leadership Talk Series” by ShriAnand Mahindra, Chairman, Mahindra Group on 8th January, 2019

Department of Information Technology has collaborated with MHRD Innovation Council (MIC) to organized a Webinar session for the Students of CSE, IT, ECE and ME branches of Chandigarh Engineering College, Landran. Students had a very special opportunity attend webinar on“India First Leadership Talk Series” by ShriAnand Mahindra, Chairman, Mahindra Group on 8th January, 2019 The talk with ShriAnand Mahindra has provided the students with valuable tips which would not only help them academically but also in other spheres of life. Also the concept of “Collaborate to Compete” was taken up highlighting the importance of team work and healthy competition. Queries of students regarding fear of failure, start ups, business strategies including business with least risk and maximum profit were discussed. Along with this, students also had a golden opportunity to get to know about the importance of maintaining a balance between worklife and personal life.

IPR for Students and Faculty Members On 10th January by Dr.Shweta Singh, Founder and CEO, Ennoble IP

Department of Information Technology organized IPR Workshop under MHRD Innovation Cell (MIC) on 10th January 2019. Students from IT, CSE, ECE and ME had a very special opportunity to attend expert talk by Dr Sweta Singh, Founder and CEO Ennoble IP. The talk began with the clarification of very basic concept of Patent. Further the concept of trademark along with copyright were taken up by providing various industrial examples and explaining the students about the minute difference between them. Highlight of the talk was that students were told about how can they know whether their idea exists or not. Also the students were explained about the laws related to patent and most importantly what an individual can’t patent like natural energy, turmeric etc. In the question answer round, students asked there queries like “What if there is no finance available right now and a candidate wants to file a patent or apply for a copyright”. Also the students were made aware about their rights that they have with their patent.

MHRD-Innovation Council (MIC) organized a webinar on Planning for Career

The Institution’s Innovation Council (IIC), CGC, had organized a live streaming of the webinar at Seminar Hall Block-3.This was the Second Episode of “India First Leadership Talk Series” which was organized by MIC. The Expert Talk was held on 24th January 2019 from 11:30 AM onwards. Students from CGC LANDRAN had a very special opportunity to interact with Dr Anand Deshpande Founder, Chairman & Managing Director Persistent systems LTD. The Discussion basically focused on ‘Planning for Career’. Career planning is a complex process that will change according to situations and one continuously needs to make career and life decisions. Making a fruitful career choice is a challenge for most of the students as they are confused by the subject pressure, peer pressure and family opinions. The talk was extremely informative and useful from the academic and technical point of view.

INDIA FIRST LEADERSHIP TALK SERIES BY PROF. ANIL D. SAHASRABUDHE

Institute Innovation Council (established by MHRD) of CGC Landran organized Episode-4, live session for “India First Leadership Talk Series” by Prof. Anil D. Sahasrabudhe, Chairman, AICTE on the theme “Future of Technical Education in India” on 22ndApril 2019 from 12:00 to 12:45 PM at Seminar-Hall, 4th Floor, Block-3. Faculty Members and Students of CGC Landran attended Episode-4, Live session of Prof. Anil D. Sahasrabudhe, Chairman, AICTE at 12:00 PM. The talk was broadly based on four aspects and they were unemployment, infrastructure, new technologies and generation of innovative ideas. Several facts about the surveys on employability were discussed and also the root cause of such things was very well explained by the honorable speaker. Moving forward issues like scope and future of technical education were taken up which helped the students and faculty members to have a deep knowledge and understanding of how the things work and what are the possible future aspects of the same. It helped everyone to figure out their role in contributing towards a better future of technical education across the country. Not only this, but the students were given some valuable advice on how to understand better and not just memorize for the sake of examination , i.e. they were made aware about the advantage of practical learning which in turn would solve the problem of unemployment. One of the important topics taken up was “innovative ideas” where questions like: - “How can students be more innovative in their day to day chores”, “what role can mentors play in promoting such ideas” and many more were discussed. The talk not only helped the students but also the mentors who play a very important role in the education system.

Awards & Rankings

Chandigarh Engineering College has a wide array of services owing to which the college wins different awards and accolades throughout the year. The institute has various accomplishments in galore that reflect the quality of education and services it claims to provide.

Ranked 147th among top Engineering Institutions in NIRF (National Institutional Ranking Framework) Ranking 2021

Awarded with 4 Star rating by the Ministry of Education’s Institution’s Innovation Council in association with AICTE

Ranked 10th among Top Private Engineering Institutes in Punjab by Digital Learning Magazine 2021

Ranked 62nd among top 110 Private Institutes in India by Outlook Survey Report.

Awarded with “Outstanding Engineering Institute with Best Placements” title during World Education Summit 2021

Ranked 3rd among Top 100 T- Schools in Punjab by Dataquest Tech School Survey 2021

Ranked 80th in the Country by India Today Ranking 2021

Awarded with "Most Promising Engineering College in India” title in the 10th Asia Education Summit Awards 2020 by Asia Today Research & Media and PERSON

Ranked 53rd among Private Colleges across India by THE WEEK-Hansa Research Survey 2020

Ranked 82nd among Engineering Colleges in India by THE WEEK-Hansa Research Survey 2020

Testimonials

Studying at Chandigarh Group of Colleges Landran has been a life-transforming journey. I have witnessed the development of technical & soft skills, and the credit goes to the faculty and the Placement cell. There were even advanced lectures on different technologies. The environment of the college indeed nurtures you to bring out the best. I really appreciate the love and support that students receive from this institute. I will always be grateful for everything that the college has provided me with.

Aayushi Panwar

Cognizant

Joining Chandigarh Group of Colleges Landran was one of the best decisions I took in my life. It taught me many things about Engineering as well as my life. Moreover, this place brought the best career opportunities to the table. The faculty members and the management work hard to help more candidates get placed. The placement cell extends various training sessions which help in the individual growth of each student, and I received that help too. I will always be grateful.

Ashima Guleria

Cognizant

I take pride in being a student of CGC Landran and now being an employee of a world renowned MNC. The latter wouldn’t have been possible without the support of the former. The guidance at CGC Landran is just unparalleled. It has imparted a perfect blend of technical & soft skills and made me ready for the industry. I would also like to thank our training & placement cell for having top companies come as recruits. From what I've gathered, the college has left no stone unturned.

Neeraj Kumar Moudgil

SmartData

I am delighted to share my positive academic journey at CGC Landran. I would like to extend my sincere appreciation & gratitude to the Training & Placement Department and the faculty of Chandigarh Engineering College for their efforts in imparting quality technical training. I got placed in DXC Technology with a handsome package. And I owe this to the efforts put by the college. CGC Landran, indeed, provides great exposure to students and gives them a head start.

Harpreet Singh

DXC Technology

My four years at CGC Landran have been excellent. Every moment attached to this place has become a memory that I will cherish forever. The years spent here have been full of fun & frolic learning opportunities which sometimes had the academic grind that one has to go through. Everything that I have achieved, I owe it to the Teachers who always believed in helping and guiding the students. My placement in Capgemini is the outcome of placement cell's efforts, and my diligence.

Shubham Singla

Capgemini

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