Who We are and What We do!
Who we are
“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less travelled by, And that has made all the difference “
These lines by Robert Frost effectively capture the vision behind the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Jamia Millia Islamia.
Launched in March 2014 and officially created in October as part of Jamia Millia Islamia, CIE aims to instil and recreate innovative instincts in each one at the university.
Whether it be an innovative product, service or business or an innovative solution to a social problems or even innovations in terms of curriculum and teaching methods used, our objective is to provide valuable assistance and guidance in turning these ideas into reality.
Started by a group of 5 students under the able guidance of Prof. Mini Shaji Thomas, CIE’s genesis is in itself a living example of choosing the “road less travelled” to “make a difference”
In a short span of one year CIE has attained remarkable progress with several events to its credit.
What we do
We give direction to the creative ideas of students, staff and faculty of Jamia. We invite ideas and then provide assistance to incubate these and implement them successfully.
The Centre has the following four divisions:
1. Incubation and Entrepreneurship
2. Innovation and Technology Management
3. Consultancy and Industry Interface
4. Capacity Building and Publishing
We seek to develop job creators and not job seekers by developing entrepreneurship skills of students. We also provide interaction with industry experts and major innovators, to share and to give vent to the creative ideas of students by way of workshops, seminars and talks.
The Centre on a regular basis conducts Idea Evaluation Workshops, Business Plan competitions, Business Idea Competitions, which in a way test the feasibility of the creative ideas of the students.
All this is aimed at inculcating out of the box thinking and Leadership skills in the Jamia fraternity.