AICTE selects 49 colleges from across India to establish AICTE IDEA Labs

 

# AICTE announces the result of AICTE IDEA Lab Scheme 2020-21.

 

 

14June 2021, New Delhi.  The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) announced the names of its institutions selected for establishing AICTE IDEA (Idea Development, Evaluation & Application) Labon June 14, in an online event live-streamed from its Headquarters in Vasant Kunj, New Delhi. The proposals for the Scheme were invited in the month of January 2021 and subjected to evaluation by the National Steering Committee (NSC) for the IDEA Lab Scheme. 49 institutions selected to set up IDEA Labs co-funded by AICTE and industry/institution under the Scheme, are located in non-metro/ mega cities and expected to immensely benefit not only the students and faculty in them but also those in the vicinity.

 

AICTE-IDEA (Idea Development, Evaluation & Application) Lab scheme was launched by AICTE on January 1, 2021 to establish infrastructure supporting new age learning, in its institutions. This is aimed at encouraging students for application of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fundamentals on ideas- towards enhanced hands-on experience, learning by doing and even product visualization. As a common facility embedded in the institution, the IDEA Lab will make engineering graduates more imaginative and creative, besides getting basic training in the 21st century skills like- critical thinking, problem-solving, research, collaboration, communication, lifelong learning etc. IDEA Lab would also serve as an empowering infrastructure for faculty to delve into multidisciplinary education and research, emphasized in the National Education Policy 2020. It is envisaged that faculty would come forward proactively to utilize these Labs and strive for identifying problems/ projects/ internships in their own subjects/ disciplines and mentor the students.

 

IDEA Lab provides all facilities under one roof, for conversion of an idea into a prototype. The idea need not be always be new (which will always be encouraged) but the emphasis would be on graduating engineers working with their hands using equipment, tools and consumables. With these facilities available 24x7 in the campus, more students and faculty will be encouraged to take up creative work and in the process, get training on creative thinking, problem solving, collaboration etc. which conventional labs are not focussing on. The focus will be on training students so that they become imaginative and creative and stay so at the workplaces they join. The ultimate objective is to transform engineering education with such a Lab in all colleges and for this they must proactively expose all students to the IDEA Lab, organize training sessions for interested students as well as support projects and by providing online learning materials.

 

Prof.PrabhatRanjan, Chairman of the NSC appreciated the unique initiative from AICTE and remarked that it should not be limited to a few hundred institutions. He remarked that this initiative should emerge as a national movement as it has potential to transform the technical education, asit lays much-needed emphasis on working with hands.He recommended that AICTE should consider institutions outside its ambit, willing to fund IDEA Lab on their own,also to be part of IDEA Lab network that it is creating and create critical mass for the movement.

 

Lauding the hard work of National Steering Committee and Institutional Development Cell (IDC) in conceptualizing and operationalizing the Scheme, Prof.Rajive Kumar, Member-Secretary, AICTE said “There should be no lock put on IDEA Lab which should work on trust, allowing free access to facilities 24x7. The IDEA Labs in smaller cities will strengthen the innovation ecosystem of the country.”

 

Describing the array of initiatives taken by AICTE to improve the quality initiativeswhich have led to increased acceptance of engineering graduates in the industry and how these initiatives align with the National Education Policy 2020, Prof. M.P. Poonia, Vice-Chairman, AICTE remarkedthat IDEA Labs must connect with schools in their vicinity, giving opportunity to the students there to work on their ideas projects. Connecting schools with higher education institutions can bring in transformational changes in education. 

 

AICTE Chairman Professor Anil Sahasrabudhecomplimented and appreciated the passion with which NSC and IDC are working on an idea like IDEA Lab that he has been wanting to see crystalized. Drawing parallel with medical education where students spend time in hospitals attached to the medical colleges, he pointed out that hands-on training component in engineering education has been deficient. To some extent, internships in industry fill the gap, but an IDEA Lab in an institution at the disposal of a student 24x7 can go a long way in ensuring experiential learning within the campus.

LIST OF INSTITUTIONS SELECTED FOR AICTE IDEA LABS (2020-21)

 

Name of the Institute

City

State

POTTI SRIRAMULU CHALAVADI MALLIKARJUNA RAO COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY

VIJAYAWADA

Andhra Pradesh

QIS COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY

ONGOLE

Andhra Pradesh

SAGI RAMAKRISHNAM RAJU ENGINEERING COLLEGE

BHIMAVARAM

Andhra Pradesh

SREE VIDYANIKETHAN ENGINEERING COLLEGE

RANGAMPET

Andhra Pradesh

VIGNAN'S INSTITUTE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

VISAKHAPATNAM

Andhra Pradesh

GIRIJANANDA CHOWDHURY INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY

GUWAHATI

Assam

BHILAI INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

DURG

Chhattisgarh

SHRI SHANKARACHARYA INSTITUTE OF PROFESSIONAL MANAGEMENT & TECHNOLOGY

RAIPUR

Chhattisgarh

A.D.PATEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

ANAND

Gujarat

G H PATEL COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY

VALLABH VIDYANAGAR

Gujarat

PANIPAT INSTITUTE OF ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY

PANIPAT

Haryana

BIRLA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

RANCHI

Jharkhand

B V V SANGHA'S BASAVESHWAR ENGINEERING COLLEGE BAGALKOT

BAGALKOT

Karnataka

KLE DR. M. S. SHESHGIRI COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY, BELGAUM

BELGAUM

Karnataka

MALNAD COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

HASSAN

Karnataka

SIDDAGANGA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

TUMKUR

Karnataka

ST. JOSEPH ENGINEERING COLLEGE

MANGALORE

Karnataka

AMAL JYOTHI COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

KOTTAYAM

Kerala

RAJADHANI INSTITUTE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY

ATTINGAL

Kerala

TKM COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

KOLLAM

Kerala

ACROPOLIS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY AND RESEARCH

INDORE

Madhya Pradesh

LAKSHMI NARAIN COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY

BHOPAL

Madhya Pradesh

ORIENTAL INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

BHOPAL

Madhya Pradesh

SAMRAT ASHOK TECHNOLOGICAL INSTITUTE

VIDISHA

Madhya Pradesh

SHRI G.S.INSTITUTE OF TECH. & SCIENCE

INDORE

Madhya Pradesh

D.K.T.E. SOCIETY'S TEXTILE & ENGINEERING INSTITUTE

ICHALKARANJI

Maharashtra

K. K. WAGH INSTITUTE OF ENGINEERING EDUCATION & RESEARCH

NASHIK

Maharashtra

KASEGAON EDUCATION SOCIETYS RAJARAMBAPU INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

ISLAMPUR

Maharashtra

KOLHAPUR INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY?S COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AUTONOMOUS KOLHAPUR

KOLHAPUR

Maharashtra

SHRI GURU GOBIND SINGHJI INSTITUTE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY

NANDED

Maharashtra

C.V. RAMAN GLOBAL UNIVERSITY

BHUBANESWAR

Odisha

GITA BHUBANESWAR

BHUBANESWAR

Odisha

SRI MANAKULA VINAYAGAR ENGINEERING COLLEGE

PUDUCHERRY

Puducherry

POORNIMA INSTITUTE OF ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY

JAIPUR

Rajasthan

HINDUSTHAN COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY

COIMBATORE

Tamil Nadu

K.S.RANGASAMY COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY

TIRUCHENGODE

Tamil Nadu

MUTHAYAMMAL ENGINEERING COLLEGE

RASIPURAM

Tamil Nadu

R.M.K. ENGINEERING COLLEGE

KAVARAIPETTAI

Tamil Nadu

SRI RAMAKRISHNA ENGINEERING COLLEGE

COIMBATORE

Tamil Nadu

B V RAJU INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

NARSAPUR

Telangana

BALAJI INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY & SCIENCE

NARSAMPET

Telangana

GURU NANAK INSTITUTIONS  TECHNICAL CAMPUS

IBRAHIMPATNAM,

Telangana

JAYAMUKHI INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGICAL SCIENCES

WARANGAL

Telangana

ABES ENGINEERING COLLEGE

GHAZIABAD

Uttar Pradesh

JSS ACADEMY OF TECHNICAL EDUCATION

NOIDA

Uttar Pradesh

MEERUT INSTITUTE OF ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY

MEERUT

Uttar Pradesh

NOIDA INSTITUTE OF ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY

GAUTAM BUDH NAGAR

Uttar Pradesh

DR. B.C. ROY ENGINEERING COLLEGE, DURGAPUR

DURGAPUR

West Bengal

HALDIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

HALDIA

West Bengal