Vision of the AICTE- IDEA Lab
"The institute in association with the AICTE- IDEA lab aspires to serve the society and nation by providing graduates who are skilled critical thinkers, problem solvers, innovators and team players."
AICTE- IDEA lab will inculcate the minds of life-long learners by providing access to a physical and virtual platform that will support the spirit of inquisitive and creativity. Students and faculty will be capable of applying their scientific knowledge to contemporary issues, making acquaintances between scientific disciplines and careers by acquiring knowledge and skills needed to be scientifically literate citizens on planet and make India “AatmaNirbhar Bharat” as a developed nation.
Integration of IDEA Lab with Existing Facilities:
The institute has well equipped laboratories/workshops, centers of excellences, industry sponsored laboratories. The internship, skill developmental activities, incubation activities, product and prototype development, sample production, workshops/conferences will be conducted by using these existing state of the art facilities of the institute along with facilities of IDEA Lab.
The existing facilities are:
Alignment with National Initiatives
The IDEA lab activities will be conducted to align with many of the national initiatives to develop “AatmaNirbhar Bharat”. The Institute has already started courses under UGC-NSQF (“National Skill Qualifications Framework”), scheme, for skill development of youth, and the IDEA lab infrastructure will be shared for these courses also. Institute has also culture to promote the innovation activities amongst its stockholders, resulting which the Institute has figured at 33rd rank in ARIIA 2020, a survey conducted by Ministry of Education, Govt. of India, and the same ecosystem will encourage the students to implement their innovative ideas through the lab.
To achieve Technology Vision 2035, existing TIFAC-CORE centre and the IDEA lab will go, hand in hand, for sustainable development by empowering youth with imparting emerging technology with hands on skills.
To meet the expectation of sustainable development goals, awareness programmes on sustainable products will be undertaken and members of the lab will be encouraged to undertake development of sustainable products.
The IDEA lab will work with the help of existing MSME incubation centre, for conducting Entrepreneurship Skill Development Programmes, for the students as well as youths from rural areas, to meet the MSME as well Startup India initiatives, for transforming India into country of Job creators. Similarly, skill development programmes and technology development programmes will be the part of IDEA lab to align with Digital India mission.
Resources from the IDEA lab will be utilized to motivate students from nearby schools, to give scope for original and hidden ideas/innovations rooted in science and societal applications to foster a culture of creativity and innovative thinking among them.
The activities of IDEA lab will also be aligned with Innovative schemes under the National Manufacturing Competitiveness Programme (NMCP) covering entire gamut of manufacturing in the sector aiming to develop global competitiveness among Indian MSMEs