The Innovation Project Scheme which was initiated by the University of Delhi back in 2012 has proved to be an inevitable part of the University since then. With the objective of instilling an urge for innovative ideas in the students of the university, this scheme has managed to grab the attention and interests of the students and faculty. The project requires students to work in a group of 10 along with three faculty members, and a mentor and submit the proposal of a project that they wish to undertake. According to the university, “The desired goal must have some reasonably clear real world application or orientation.”
The university funds each project with a maximum of 10 lakh rupees depending upon the budgetary needs of the project. This also includes a monthly stipend of Rs.1,000 for each student of the team. Almost half of the grants are released in the first phase of the projects. Then each project is evaluated after a period of time. Only if the university sees any potential in the project at that point of time, the other half of the grants is released. The university also states that “the proposals with a promise to be an entrepreneurial venture and with the possibility of an industrial outcome may be submitted as a business plan and may involve a mentor from the industry from the inception of the project.”
More than 300 projects have been shortlisted this year by the University. Various innovation projects will be displayed at the cultural fest of Delhi University, Antardhwani ‘16.
Some of the projects that have been selected for this edition are-
|Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College||Impact of Social Media on Indian Democracy|
|Cluster Innovation Centre||Weaving Dreams for Destitutes|
|Hans Raj College||Device for Uniquely Abled (DUA)|
|Jesus and Mary College||Psychological, Commercial and Legal Fight of Aged Consumers for Consumer Rights: A Self-Help Group Technique|
|Kirori Mal College||KMC MARS ROVER helping astronauts in exploration of the Red Planet Mars|
|Miranda House College||Business Ethics: Business Leadership in Bhagwad Gita|
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