Centre for Multidisciplinary Research, Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Centre for Multidisciplinary Research, Innovation&Entrepreneurship is successfully running in the Collegetodevelop& execute research mindset, innovation&entrepreneurshipamongststudents. It is pertinent to highlight that various departments of college were running research activities in the field of science, social science, humanities and management for past one decade under the umbrella of research council of Shaheed Rajguru College. Innovation activities were taken care under Entrepreneurship Development (ED) Cell and Institution Innovation Council (IIC) of the college. College takes pride to receive 4 star rating (maximum permissible rating) for IIC in the current year of 2020-21 for its excellent performance. Atal Ranking of Institution on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) has awarded the college the ranking of “Band-performer”. The college is in process of framing its start-up and innovation policy as per the guidelines of National Innovation and Start up Policy (NISP) (2019) of Ministry of Education. At this juncture, it was decided to place all these related research, innovation and entrepreneurial activities under one roof & a centre for multidisciplinary research, innovation & entrepreneurship was set up for the effective execution, funding and fruitful outcomes.The centre provides capacity building to young entrepreneurs. It also supports innovativeproduct-basedresearch ideas and projects. The college isembedded with adequate and latest infrastructure and provides the necessary mentorship to form abasefor multidisciplinary research, pre-incubationand entrepreneurshipprogrammes. Various activities & projects have been organizedin theCollegeunder CECOP (Center for entrepreneurship and carrier-oriented programme), University of Delhi beforecollege established its own research council and Entrepreneurship Development (ED) Cell. All these activities now run under Centre for Multidisciplinary Research, Innovation&Entrepreneurship.

The Centre aims to house and encourage multidisciplinary research, innovations and entrepreneurial activities running in the Collegeunder one umbrella for its effective execution, funding & end results. The centre aspires to inculcate,enrich and nurture the innovative multidisciplinary research,entrepreneurial environment & start-up culture in and around college. It plans to do so by creating an easily accessible and exhaustive set of resourcesforthe young entrepreneurs(students), faculty, alumni and mentors. The mission is to encourage women from different disciplines to be carrier oriented, self-sufficient and have adynamic personality. The Centre aims for an overall growth and development of women andencouragesthemtostarttheirown research or business ideas enterprise. Centre has been set up to foster a framework that supports social entrepreneurship and women start up endeavors.

1. Researchbased projects,Workshops &Internships

Research plays an important role in the process oflearning and development, eventuallypaving the way for innovation. Incorporating a research component along with a strong academic foundation enables students to develop independent critical thinking. The duly constituted Research & Ethical Council of theCollege running under Centre ensuresdiligenceand ethics inresearchactivities. In addition, faculty membersareactively involved as guidesfor Ph.D. scholars.Somehavealsocontributedtowardsbooksandwritingchaptersinbooks.

2. EntrepreneurshipDevelopmentCell (EDCell)

Entrepreneurship in India is yet to reveal its hidden potential. It will not only help India to frontier with the world leaders but also unlock the quality of brains that we are so proud of. The Centre via ED cell inculcates and enrichs the entrepreneurial environment in and around collegeby creatingan easily accessible and exhaustive set of resources for the young entrepreneurs, which includes the students,thebudding professionals and mentors. It also garners mentoring support from the industry experts in order to channelize and refine raw entrepreneurial energies that go on to becomesuccessful business.

3. Institutional InnovationCouncil (IIC)

The primary mandate of Centre is to encourage, inspire and nurture young studentsby supporting them to work with new ideas and transform them into prototypes while theyare informative years through IIC. Since it’s establishment in college, centre has been workingtowardspromotinginnovationpractices not justin studentsbutfacultymemberstoo.

4. Technology Business Incubator (TBI)

CollegehasbeenawardedtheapprovaltohaveTechnologyBusinessIncubator(TBI)supportedbytheMicro,SmallandMediumEnterprises(MSME)-DI,NewDelhi(Feb,2018). Themission istostimulatetheestablishment&growthoftechnologybasedstart-ups.

5. Rajguru College- Innovation and Start-Up Policy (RISP)

The National Innovation & Start-up policy2019 for HEIs is the guiding framework toenvision an education system oriented towards start-up & entrepreneurial opportunities forstudents & faculty. The guidelines provide ways to Indian HEIs develop entrepreneurialagenda,managing IPR right ownership, technology licensing & equity sharing in start-upsor enterprise established by faculty & students.These guidelines will enable & encouragestudents& faculty to considerstart-up& entrepreneurship as acareer option.

The Centre is under process of formulating our own policy named as Rajguru Innovation &Start-up Policy—2021, which is drafted as per the requirements of our students, staff &faculty.College would aim at successful implementation of RISP framework.To achievethis full-fledged support of all University academic, non academic staff, para-teaching staff,alumni, other departments would be necessary.

6. Enactus

Enactus is a non-profit organization with over 70,500 active members in 1,700 universitiesacross 36 countries. It brings together students from institutions all over the world to workonsocialoutreachprojectsforunderserved populations.Enactus Shaheed Rajguru College was founded on January 19, 2018 with the goal of makingapositive influenceonthecommunity.The center through enacts identifiespossibilities transforming them into tangible, sustainable projects and uplifting theunderprivilegedsectionsofsociety. It also fosters a community of socially conscious students who are well prepared for the future.

7. SocialEntrepreneurship

The Centre aims to uptake social entrepreneurial activities. Following social projects are currently running under the Centre:

A. MushroomCultivation

The Technical Training Course on Mushroom Cultivation was organized under centre in collaboration with by Enactus, Department of Microbiologyand Foodtechnology of the college to empower the idea of mushroom cultivation andconsumptionwhileprovidingemployment.

The course offered exclusive insights into the mushroom cultivation process whilespreading the idea of a healthy lifestyle. The participants got the opportunity to getfirst-hand knowledge from field expert and learned skills for healthy harvest fromtheexperts.

B. Composting

Centre has taken initiative to recycle green and wet kitchen waste of the College premises. out of the premises, thus making some contribution towards conservation of the environment. It is planned that in due course of time, students shall assist in bringing awareness about segregation and recycling of waste in the nearby residential societies. The process of composting is being carried out in three different ways:

  • Composting kitchen waste of hostel mess and staff quarters: This waste is mixed with brown waste like dry leaves and waste decomposer. The process is repeated on daily basis and then this mass is left to decompose for about forty days.
  • Composting of green waste: The waste is dried, crushed and treated with decomposer to yield good quality leaf mold.
  • Vermicomposting: Organic waste is converted to good quality manure by the help of earthworms.