The Ministry of Education (MoE), Govt. of India has established MoE’s Innovation Cell (MIC) to systematically nurture the culture of Innovation among all Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). The ‘National Innovation and Startup Policy (NISP) 2019 for students and faculty in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) was launched by former Minister of Education, Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ on 11 th September 2019 at AICTE, New Delhi.
This policy intends to guide HEIs for promoting students’ driven innovations & start-ups and to engage the students and faculty in innovation and start up activities in campus. The policy aims at enabling HEIs to build, streamline and strengthen the innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem in campus and will be instrumental in leveraging the potential of student’s creative problem solving and entrepreneurial mind-set, and promoting a strong intra and inter institutional partnerships with ecosystem enablers and different stakeholders at regional, national and international level.