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Guru Nanak Centre for Innovation Incubation Entrepreneurship & Startups

About GNCIIES

Sardar Manjit Singh Nayar

Guru Nanak Centre for Innovation Incubation Entrepreneurship & Startups. Noteworthy initiative with the main objective of providing platform for Students and faculty to convert their innovative ideas into viable products, patent and commercialization. GNCIIES is a registered member of Institution’s Innovation Council (IIC) under Ministry of Education’s Innovation Cell, Government of India from 2020-21 onwards.

GNCIIES envisions conducting various activities related to Innovation, IPR, periodic workshops/ seminars/ interactions with entrepreneurs, investors, professionals and create a mentor pool for student and faculty innovators. We have a team of experts from every field who can guide in technical and business field without disclosing your idea.

Dean GNCIIES - Dr. K. Uma Devi

Dean

Dr. Umadevi K

Dean GNCIIES

Vision

To be a center of excellence for nurturing the concerted entrepreneurial effort between the academia and the industry that transmogrifies students’ innovative ideas into viable, marketable products and services. To engage, encourage and channelize the creative energy and entrepreneurial potential for build sustainable start-ups and contribute to nation building.

Mission

  • To incubate and support designing, developing and launching students innovative ideas into successful startups
  • To create entrepreneurial opportunities for students, faculty and researchers
  • To nurture technology and knowledge- based ventures through start-up phase by providing the necessary support
  • To provide exposure and opportunities for internship and field visits leading to entrepreneurship.
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Guru Nanak Institution’s Innovation Council (GNIIC)

Introduction

Sardar Manjit Singh Nayar

IIC Programme in collaboration with AICTE for Higher Educational Institutions fosters the culture of innovation and startup ecosystem in education institutions. GNIIC along with IIC engages large number of faculty and students in various innovation and entrepreneurship related activities such as ideation, Problem solving, Proof of Concept development, Design Thinking, IPR, project handling and management at Pre-incubation and Incubation stage.

GN IIC intends to achieve excellence in its mandate by pursuing IIC Calendar Activity, MIC Driven Activity, Self- Driven Activity and Celebration Day Driven Activities. We will be following these activities to gain good ratings on Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements.

GNIIC Coordination Committee

The GNIIC Coordination Committee consists of members of the Institution and experts from varied field. The committee will guide and ensure the smooth functioning of the IIC calendar driven activities. The members guide in identifying the sources of business ideas, opportunities in the market, patenting their innovations and how to commercialize the products. The external expert members share their experience in formulating the ideas into products.

Name of Member Key Role In IIC
Dr. K. Uma Devi President
Dr. C.P. Senthilkumar Vice President
Mrs. R. Rama Convener
Dr. Bharathi Ravikrishnan Innovation Co-ordinator
Dr. D. Sowmya Start-Up Co-ordinator
Dr. K. Shanthi Internship Co-ordinator
Dr. J. Jayanthi IPR Co-ordinator
Mrs. R. Radhika Social Media Co-ordinator
Mr. P. Christy Jeyakumar NIRF Co-ordinator
Dr. Mahendrakumar. M Member
Mr. Koushik External Expert Alumni
Mr. Saswat Das External Expert - Industry Expert
Ms. Hema Gopal External – IITM Research Park
Ms. Priyadarsini Shanmugam Patent Expert
Mr. T.K. Ramesh Banker

Entrepreneurial Development Cell

Entrepreneurship development is the process of enhancing the entrepreneurial knowledge and skills via structured training programmes. Entrepreneurship cell is a key contributor to innovativeness and product improvement and plays a pivotal role to employment creation.

Entrepreneurship Development Cell of our college is a key contributor to the startup centre by providing innovativeness and product improvement and plays a pivotal role to employment creation. Our College staff members are qualified professionals in entrepreneurship development programs both by the governmental and non-governmental agencies. ED cell and the start-up centre play an integrated part in transforming budding entrepreneurs into job creators directly after graduation, as well as providing a forum to turn the student's creative concepts into a sustainable business, which meets many of the needs of students to become dynamic entrepreneurs.

  • To create awareness among the students about various aspects of entrepreneurship as an alternative career option and to highlight the advantages of pursuing such an option.
  • To motivate the students for entrepreneurial career and to make them capable of perceiving and exploiting successfully opportunities for enterprises.
  • To get an insight into the entrepreneurial theory and practice through training and workshops.
  • To organize, competitions to unleash the entrepreneurial potential among students.
  • To facilitate students to convert innovative project into marketable product facilitating early stage start-up through proper mentoring
  • To collaborate with entrepreneurship promotion agencies, organisations and bodies such as MGNCRE and BYST.

FOUR STAFF MEMBERS ARE QUALIFIED ED TRAINERS WHO HAVE COMPLETED TRAINING FROM NSTEDB, MINISTRY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

Qualified ED Trainers from NSTEDB, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India
Dr. K. Umadevi Assistant Professor
PG & Research Department of Commerce (General)
Dean – GNCIIES
Dr. C. P. Senthil Kumar Assistant Professor
PG & Research Department of Commerce (General)
Dr. P. Rajan Assistant Professor
Department of Commerce – Marketing Management
Dr. M. K. Shakila Dean – School of Management

EIGHT STAFF MEMBERS ARE TRAINED ED PROFESSIONALS FROM PRIME MINISTER YUVA YOJNA AND BHARATHIYA YUVA SAKTHI TRUST MENTOR COURSE

Trained ED Professionals from Prime Minister Yuva Yojna and Bharathiya Yuva Sakthi Trust Mentor Course
Dr. N. C. Rajashree Vice Principal (Shift II)
Mrs. R. Rama Head & Assistant Professor
Department of Commerce (Bank Management)
Dr. Maya Lekshmi Head & Assistant Professor
Department of Commerce (Marketing Management)
Dr. D. Sowmya Head & Assistant Professor
Department of Commerce – General (Shift II)
Dr. Gayathri Harikumar Head & Associate Professor
Department of Commerce – Accounting & Finance
Dr. Umamaheswari Head & Associate Professor
MBA
Dr. Athilinga Senjith Assistant Professor
Department of Commerce (Accounting & Finance)
Dr. C. Revathy Assistant Professor
PG & Research Department of Commerce

RURAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Members of Rural Entrepreneurship Development
Dr. M. Shakila Associate Professor
Dean Management (Shift II)
Dr. Umamaheswari Head & Associate Professor
MBA
Dr. Maya Lekshmi Head & Assistant Professor
Department of Commerce (Marketing Management)
Mrs. R. Rama Head & Assistant Professor
Department of Commerce (Bank Management)
Dr. C. Revathy Assistant Professor
PG & Research Department of Commerce
Dr. Athilinga Senjith Assistant Professor
Department of Commerce (Accounting & Finance)

Startup Cell

Startup cell of Guru Nanak College was established with an objective to transform the latent entrepreneurial spirit of our fellow students. The cell functions to nurture entrepreneurship within the student fraternity. The cell not only provides the budding entrepreneurs with a platform to convert their dreams into reality, but also to enhance various skills by organising several activities and events within the college for its students. The Startup cell delivers seed funding, resources, mentorship, legal assistance and technological skills to ambitious entrepreneurs.

Objectives

  • To foster Entrepreneurial Thinking by conducting brainstorming sessions regularly and making macro management a core tenet.
  • To Catalyse Innovation by creating an adaptive space for networking, crowdsourcing and creating an opportunity for ideas generated to flow into operational systems.
  • To inculcate a culture of innovation-driven entrepreneurship
  • To promote business knowledge through timely workshops, seminars, case study presentation, success stories and business pitch demonstrations.
  • To build Entrepreneurial Ecosystem conducive to student entrepreneurship by assembling necessary resources and establishing a culture of "Think, start, develop".

Startup Cell Coordinator

Staff Coordinator
Dr. D. Sowmya Head & Assistant Professor
Department of B.Com. General (Shift-II)
Student Coordinators
Arvind B III B.Com. General (Shift II)
Srilaya R III B.Com. General (Shift II)
Aaditya Rajeevan III B.Com. General (Shift II)
Vaishnavi V III B.Com. General (Shift II)
Vaigunth A III B.Com. General (Shift II)
Praveen Kumar C II B.Com. General (Shift II)
Vigneshwaran V II B.Com. General (Shift II)
Sriram S II B.Com. General (Shift II)
Varsha P II B.Com. Bank Management (Shift II)
Hemanth V II B.Com. Bank Management (Shift II)

Innovation Cell

Objectives of GNC Innovation Cell

Notionally any innovation leads to significant and meaningful improvisation in the resource, processes and also in providing services.

Innovation towards sustainability

  • To provide the necessary resources for students- like labs
  • To create suitable ecosystem for ideation and scaling-up
  • To motivate creativity among students through competition
  • To provide plat form where innovation leads to Entrepreneurship

STUDENT INNOVATION POLICY (SIP)

  • Policy aims to foster and nurture a positive ecosystem to promote research and innovation among student community.
  • Policy aims to build a robust system to support and guide various levels at idea, innovation and preincubation stages
  • Policy aims to identify the strength and weakness to catalyze positive mindset among student community
Innovation Cell Coordinator
Dr. Bharathi Ravikrishnan Head of the Department, Department of Biotechnology
Student Coordinators
Charles II MBA
Punit Kumar D III B.Sc. Physics
Shakthivasan III B.Sc. Biotechnology
Suriya EM III B.Sc. Plant Biology & Plant Biotechnology
Varun Kumar SR II B.Sc. Chemistry
Achyut B S II B.Sc. Chemistry
Nandhini A II MBA
Vedakshi I MBA
Meena S II B.Sc. Chemistry
Revanth Shankar I B.Sc. Biotechnology

Innovation Cell

Objectives of GNC Innovation Cell

Notionally any innovation leads to significant and meaningful improvisation in the resource, processes and also in providing services.

Innovation towards sustainability

  • To provide the necessary resources for students- like labs
  • To create suitable ecosystem for ideation and scaling-up
  • To motivate creativity among students through competition
  • To provide plat form where innovation leads to Entrepreneurship

STUDENT INNOVATION POLICY (SIP)

  • Policy aims to foster and nurture a positive ecosystem to promote research and innovation among student community.
  • Policy aims to build a robust system to support and guide various levels at idea, innovation and preincubation stages
  • Policy aims to identify the strength and weakness to catalyze positive mindset among student community
Innovation Cell Coordinator
Dr. Bharathi Ravikrishnan Head of the Department, Department of Biotechnology
Student Coordinators
Charles II MBA
Punit Kumar D III B.Sc. Physics
Shakthivasan III B.Sc. Biotechnology
Suriya EM III B.Sc. Plant Biology & Plant Biotechnology
Varun Kumar SR II B.Sc. Chemistry
Achyut B S II B.Sc. Chemistry
Nandhini A II MBA
Vedakshi I MBA
Meena S II B.Sc. Chemistry
Revanth Shankar I B.Sc. Biotechnology

Internship/Field Visit Cell

Internship offer students the chance to convert their learning into action in their real-world environment. This helps them a better understanding of theories and strategies and focusing more on team work, problem solving skills and adaptability skills to become a successful entrepreneur.

Field visits helps in developing geographical concepts, elements and process through direct personal experiences. It helps in introspecting the students himself/herself in their innovative ideas and in the journey of becoming an entrepreneurship.

Objectives

  • To interact with the successful entrepreneur
  • To Identify the real-life problems among the Stakeholders.
  • To provide exposure to students & faculties on the current trends in the Industries.
  • To gain firsthand exposure of working in the real world.
  • To identify and explore their innovative ideas and establish their startup

Internship/Field Visit Cell Coordinator

Staff Coordinators
Dr. K. Shanthi Head & Assistant Professor
PG Department of Social Work
Student Coordinators
Sachin S II MSW
Raghavendiran N II MSW
Bessy Mathew I MSW
Kaveya J P I MSW
Jaswant R II B.A. Defence & Strategic Studies
Priyanka V III B.A. Economics
Sharmila R III B.A. Defence & Strategic Studies
Sinduja J II B.A. English
Akshaya R II B.A. English

Social Media IIC

Social media is a platform that connects every individual and enables them to showcase their talents and achievements. The Social Media Cell of Guru Nanak Institution's Innovation Council plays a pivotal role in sharing the events organized by the Council in the global platform. The main objective of Cell is to compile the various events happening in the Council and document them to create a significant digital presence for the college globally. The student coordinators of the council collect the information and submit the compiled information to the Official Social Media Handles of the College.

The GNC IIC activities are promoted through GNC social media network.

FACEBOOK : https://www.facebook.com/groups/gncchennai

INSTAGRAM : https://www.instagram.com/gnc_chennai/

TWITTER : https://twitter.com/GNC_Chennai

LINKEDIN : https://www.linkedin.com/school/gurunanak-college

YOUTUBE : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC--O58FD3YHotUZyzc4ocyg

Social Media Cell Coordinator

Staff Coordinators
Ms. R. Radhika Head
Department of English (Shift – II)
Student Coordinators
Akshaya R II B.A. English
Sathyendar Ravi III B.Com. General
Ruthvik R II BBA
Priyadarshini M II B.Com. Corporate Secretaryship
Swathi N III B.Com. Corporate Secretaryship
Jananai B M II B.Sc. Biotechnology
Sinduja J II B.A. English
Abhishek III B.Sc. Visual Communication
Sethuram S III B.Com. Corporate Secretaryship
Himaanisri R II B.Sc. Biotechnology
Siddharth Subramanian V II B.Sc. Biotechnology
Preeth Kumar M III B.Com. Corporate Secretaryship

Intellectual Property Rights Cell

Intellectual property is critical in establishing a strategic framework for every institution. Intangible properties such as technologies, licenses, trademarks, prototypes, and other novel and creative concepts are more valuable than tangible assets. Research and Innovation in our Nation emerge both from industry as well as academic institutions and Guru Nanak College recognizes the need for academic contributions and to come up with innovative solutions to age old problems. In today’s era, where intellectual property rights (IPRs) are internationally enforceable, the need to impart knowledge about the different forms of IPRs and their protection to the young generation is very much mandatory in order to develop a conducive environment where they are equipped to create novel and original innovations and protect them simultaneously.

The GNC IPR Cell was inaugurated on 7th March 2020, is devoted to support promote and develop the various Intellectual Properties such as Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks, among other things, which are created by the College as well as to help the general public by imparting awareness, information and knowledge regarding IPR. The cell builds favorable atmosphere in the academia for the creation and improvement of the various Intellectual Properties. Faculty and students of GNC are actively participating in the IPR filing process in different disciplines.

Intellectual Property Rights Cell Coordinator

Staff Coordinators
Dr. J. Jayanthi Head & Associate Professor
PG and Research Department of Advanced Zoology and Biotechnology
Dean Research, Guru Nanak Centre for Research (GNCR)
Student Coordinators
Subasri Rajkiran II B.Sc. Advanced Zoology & Biotechnology
Kishorekanna D II B.Sc. Advanced Zoology & Biotechnology
Tharcin G II B.Sc. Advanced Zoology & Biotechnology
Vignesh S II B.Sc. Advanced Zoology & Biotechnology
Ramanakishore V S II B.Sc. Advanced Zoology & Biotechnology
Nivedhitha V I B.Sc. Biotechnology
Manisha II B.Sc. Biotechnology
Muralivasagam G III B.Sc. Biotechnology
Vigneshwaran V III B.Sc. Biotechnology
Rithika T III B.Sc. Biotechnology

GNIIC Activities

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