Office of Career Advancement for Students

Office of Career Advancement for Students:

  1. Centre for Incubation
  2. Career Counseling and Training & Placement Cell
  3. Students' Internship and Mentorship; Students' Apprenticeship
  4. Centre for Start-up and innovation
     

Center for Incubation and Center for Startup and Innovation were established under the aegis of Office of Career Advancement for Students in October 2018 under the motivating leadership of Honorable Vice Chancellor Prof. Parimal Vyas.
Under guidance of Director of the Office, Prof. (Dr.) Ranjan Aiyer and Deputy Director Prof. P. K. Jha the centres focussed on establishing and nurturing the innovation and startup ecosystem.

The implementation of the prestigious Students’ Startup and Innovation Policy of Government of Gujarat is also supported by these two centres.

With unyielding support from administration, alumni and Faculties in the University, strong pioneering steps have been taken over the 3 years journey and a well established system and process is now in place to support student innovators and start-ups and entrepreneurs in the region.

The establishment of Maharaja Sayajirao Innovation Startup and Entrepreneurship Center is a decisive step in the direction of establishing leadership of The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda in the domain of supporting innovations and startups
Glimpse of activities undertaken by these centres is listed here:

  • Formation of advisory committee including the alumni-entrepreneurs, professionals, chartered accountants, senate/syndicate members under guidance of top administration for quick decisions and implementation of Incubation and IPR Policies.
  • Framing and adoption of Incubation Policy and IPR Policy for student innovators and start-ups.
  • Establishing framework and procedure for providing financial and mentoring support to innovators of prototype development.
  • Establishing procedure for providing financial support and guidance to innovators in domain of selecting & filing of IPR like patents, trademarks, copyrights, designs..
  • Some numbers showing tasks achieved by the two centres are enlisted in table below
  • Online Inauguration of Maharaja Sayajirao Innovation Startup and Entrepreneurship Centre (MSISEC) in the august online presence of Honourable Education Minister, Government of Gujarat Shri Bhupendrasinh Chudasamaji.Process to register MSISEC as Section 8 Company is underway. Name registration is completed and company registration will be completed in 15 days with submission of all documents.
  • Proposal submitted to Nidhi-iTBI scheme of DST for funding support of INR 4.5 Crores over period of 3 years to make the MSISEC operation self-sustainable.
  • Syndicate approval of INR37.5 Lakh for infrastructure at the Veer Savarkar Bhavan for MSISEC. Network connectivity already established. Process of furnishing, CCTV and other amenities is underway.
  • Syndicate approval of INR28.5 Lakh for recruitment of dedicated team for the MSISEC operation. Recruitment notification to be published in a week’s time.
  • Investor and Mentor network is being strengthened with new connections to angel investor networks, venture capital firms, individual and institutional investors and senior professionals.
  • The activities undertaken by the Centre for Incubation and Centre for Startup and Innovation have created a clear image of the University as host institute led by Honourable Vice Chancellor personally taking interest and initiative to ensure acceleration of the innovation and startup ecosystem.
     

Total number of Innovative Ideas Evaluated

More than 300

Number of Innovative projects supported (mentoring and financial Support)

73

Number of Startups Incubated

21

Number of IPR/Patents Supported

(Filed/Under process of Filing)

21

Outreach through different activities conducted

26000

Training and awareness Programs Organized

(Including STTP, Seminars/Webinars, Workshops, Expert Sesisons, Invited Talks)

30

Total Innovation/Startup Events Organized

(Ideathon, adding innovation tracks in Paramarsh and Footprints events, innovative project competition, innovative product competition, startup meets, startup-investor meet)

11

Awards Won by supported Projects/Students/Startups in Innovative Competitions/Summits/Events

5

Scrutiny Meetings for Selecting Innovative Proposals for support

26

IPR Committee Meetings

11

Number of Students Supported for participation in reputed Courses/Events/Summits

102

Number of Faculties Supported for Participation in Training Programs

81