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Message: Cell coordinator

Message from Innovation cell coordinator


D Y Patil College of Engineering (DYPCOE), Akurdi has established a magnificent legacy in the field of quality education in the last 35 years through a long standing commitment towards quality teaching and learning.The process is well supported by the research and innovation based culture among the students and faculty members. The Startup and Innovation Cell/Institute Innovation Council is constituted at the institute in accordance with the guidelines from Innovation, Incubation and Linkages, S.P.P.U. Pune. It is also approved by the MHRD Innovation Cell, Government of India.

This cell has come into existence with a vision of fostering the culture and awareness among the students and faculty towards innovations and entrepreneurship. It will concentrate upon developing an ecosystem of converting ideas into new or improved products, processes and services by encouraging, inspiring and nurturing young students by exposing them to new areas and processes resulting in innovative activities in their formative years. This would be done through various activities and programs like, Expert sessions, workshops, industry visits, interaction with experts, etc.

I would like to extend this opportunity to all the students and faculty members to be a part of this cell and contribute in the journey of innovation.


(Dr. Manish Sharma)

Innovation Cell Incharge

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About the Cell

About the cell

Institute has established an Innovation Cell to build the culture of innovations among the students and faculty.Cell would encourage students to enhance their skill sets by providing necessary support to needy in any kind of innovation. The main focus is to spread awareness among students and faculty for idea generation, converting idea into concept and concept into prototype. It promotes innovative ideas that provides solution to societal issues through product development by providing the platform to develop it from ideation to implementation.Cell would focus to create strategic collaboration with various national and international organizations to promote innovation.


Inculcate intricate thinking in the minds of faculty members and students by polarizing thoughts into the process and thereby into a product.


Major focus

Major focus

  • To create effective innovation ecosystem.
  • To promote various innovation initiatives
  • To encourage students by supporting them to develop product from ideation to implementation.
  • To make student technically acquainted through workshops and training sessions.
  • Transforming innovative ideas to products for societal benefit.
  • IPR and Commercialization of the product.


Cell Functions

Functions of the Cell

  • To provide platform to inculcate culture of research and innovation among the students and faculty.
  • To organize events like idea exhibition/competition, Product exhibition etc. at different level.
  • To organize sessions of eminent personnel to spread awareness of innovation among the students and faculty.
  • To establish linkage with International/national researchers in various fields to nurture innovation
  • To create awareness about various new avenues.



Committee members

Internal committee members

Sr. No.

Name of Faculty


Dr. Manish Sharma


Dr. Rahul Hingole


Mr. Vipin Vibhute


Mrs. Vaishali Kolhe 


Mrs. Manisha Rajput


Mr. Mukund Chougule


Mr. Nilesh Mahajan


Mrs.Madhuri Gurale


Mrs. Deepali B. Chavan




Action Plan

Action Plan

Sr. No




Induction Workshop



Lecture of Entrepreneur



Visit of Club members to start up units



Exposure of students and faculty to startup activities



Formation of Industry Interaction Cell

(Industrial visit by Cell member to identify the problems)



Session by Alumni Interaction( At least 6/year)

01 per month


Perspective Plan of Innovation & Incubation Cell for 2019-20

Sr. No.

Name of Activity



Sessions for UG students



Sessions for PG/Ph.D. students



Patentable projects(UG)



Patentable projects(PG/Ph.D.)



Interdepartmental Projects 



Proposal for Incubation Cell



Innovative Ideas for Incubation



Product Development







Inauguration of DYP HACKATHON 2020 by the auspicious hands of Dr.Avinash Joshi(CEO,Research park Foundation) Dr. Shaligram, Dean Science and Technology SPPU along With Dr. Vijay M. Wadai (Principal),Dr.Mrs.P Malathi(Vice Principal) DYPCOE, Akurdi, Pune on 16th January 2020.

Glimpses of the event:





Solar Ambassador Workshop in association with IIT Bombay conducted by Department of Mechanical Engineering on 2nd October 2019.

Robotics Club -DRAIC (DYPCOE & Artificial Intelligence Club) of D. Y. Patil College of Engineering Akurdi won second Runner-up at MindSpark 2019 at COEP in Line Tracing Robot Competition conducted on 29th September 2019.


SE Students Nilotpal Barma and Aditya Aher of Department of Mechanical Engineering secured 1st Prize in Competition ACUNETIX 9.0, Innovatia held                        at DYPIET,Pimpri. The title of Project was "Smart Irrigation System."

Aniket Ghandage, Bhagyashree, Hritik Yadav from Department of Computer Engineering of DYPCOE, Akurdi bagged 1st prize in Innovate for Smart Pimpri                  Chinchwad Competition jointly organized by Pimpri-Chinchwad Muncipal Corporation (PCMC), Pimpri-Chinchwad Smart City Ltd.(PCSCL) and PCCOE held on                 26th September 2019.


Shreyash Choppawar (TE E&TC), Amit Prasad(TE Comp), Vedansh Shrivastav (TE IT) - A team of DYPCOE, Akurdi stood 3rd in Innovate for Smart Pimpri- Chinchwad Competition jointly organized by Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC), Pimpri-Chinchwad Smart City Ltd.(PCSCL) and PCCOE held on 26th September 2019.




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