The Aryabhatta Incubation Cell is established to promote innovative thinking and foster the spirit of entrepreneurship amongst the students of the University. A dedicated space of about 2500 sq ft has been approved at the ground floor in the block-1 of the new Prem Nagar campus of the University.
The planned layout for the incubation centre involves a 15 internet-enabled computer work centre, a discussion/brainstorming space, a conference room with an Interactive teaching facility, and a guest cum counseling room.
It has an infrastructure comprising of 75 Inch Interactive Flat Panel, Large capacity mono and Color Printer each, 10 KVA Online UPS panel, 65 Inch LED TV.
the ideating sessions are being conducted for the students in various departments of the University to appraise and motivate them towards self-employment and entrepreneurship. The Students of Commerce and Management, Bio-tech and Chemistry showed good interest and the cell enrolled 43 students.
The cell, with support of the Management Department organized ‘Catapult’ event in July’ 2021 for the students of the university where more than 20 students participated to showcase their business ideas.
In August, the cell organized a one day online conference on the role of Intellectual Property in Innovation Management. This was done with the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Ms. Geeta Gulati (Trademark & Patent Attorney) with Dr. Shweta Sen (Director) of Centrum IP-Mohali) gave valuable insights on the IPR regime and its subsequent takeaways. Mr. Sanjeev Chawla (Director), MSME-DI Karnal, Govt. of India and Sh Ajay Mahajan, of Uma International (Punjab) also shared his expertise at the event.
Another One-day online training programme on “Public Grievances Redressal System, Right to Service Act, the Services Notified thereunder and Good Governance” was organized with Haryana Institute of Public Administration on 17th August where Sh. MK Midha (IAS) and Smt. Arti Dudeja of HIPA appraised the audience on the right.
A one day workshop on the “future of Innovation led start-ups in India” was organized on the 19th August at the university where Prof. Anil Kumar Gupta (IIM Ahmedabad) of Honey Bee Network and National Incubation Foundation shared his learnings with the audience. Mr. Kamaljeet also complemented his words on the opportunities available in the region. Dr. Shailendra Vyas of Federation of Indian Industries opened up various measures taken by the government to promote start-ups in India. The event also honored the innovative farmer of Bhiwani, Sh. Balwan Singh for his innovative efforts to develop various varieties of onion and got recognized at the President House, Delhi.
Carrying on the efforts, the cell organised an expert session on innovation Awareness where Prof. Raj Kumar Singh of School of Management Sciences, Varanasi expressed his views on the rural innovation and start-up opportunities available to be scaled up in an organized way. He endorsed the role of the teaching fraternity in motivating the students towards the innovative thinking and break the psychology of chasing a job. The event highlighted the role of entrepreneurship in solving the unemployment problem besides economically and socially empower the society and the nation.
In October, the cell alongwith the Management Department of the University staged an event on “women empowerment through entrepreneurship” involving leading thirty women entrepreneurs of the surrounding areas sharing their success stories with the audience. They demonstrated how their persistence to fight against the odds led to their success in the society.
In November a workshop on Innovation & Career Opportunities in the Banking & Finance Industry” was held to deliberate on the fin-tech opportunities available to the students in the industry. Sh. Gagan Chhabra, Head, Tata Motor Finance, Mumbai, Dr. Himesh Sharma of Skill Labs Chandigarh and Dr. Lata of Delhi Skill & Entrepreneurship University, Delhi were the eminent speakers at the workshop.
Dr. Ashwani Kumar