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Message: Cell coordinator

Message from Institute Innovation and Incubation 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

At D Y Patil College of engineering, we are committed to provide an environment to solve some of the pressing problems we face in our daily lives, and thus inculcate a culture of product innovation and a mindset of problem-solving in the regular teaching learning framework. We organize various events and conduct different sessions for the faculty members and students to develop the paradigm of entrepreneurial mindset & environment of ideating, creating and commercializing the ventures. 

Keeping this in mind, Innovation and Incubation cell is established at DYPCOE in 2019, which is in accordance with Ministry of Education’s (Formerly MHRD’s) initiative with a purpose to systematically foster the culture of Innovation in all Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) across the country. The cell has also been approved by Ministry of Education’s Innovation Cell as Institutions Innovation Council. 

The Innovation and Incubation Cell as DYPCOE has also been recognized as Start-up and Innovation cell from the centre of Innovation, Incubation and Linkages, SPPU Pune as per the Startup Policy 2016 of A.I.C.T.E. New Delhi and Maharashtra Public University Act 2016. 

The Innovation and Incubation cell provides a seamless framework among 12 centres of excellence, 2 research centres, R&D cell, EDC Cell, IP Cell, III Cell, Training and Placement cell and Alumni cell for the students to conceptualize their idea, incubate it through proper nurturing and providing the support to get the venture capital for the startup


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

Overall coordinator 


Dr. A. J. Patankar



Mr. Vipin Vibhute



Dr. Shrikant Thorat



Dr. Yogeshwari Mahajan



Mrs. Shanti Guru



Mrs. Dipalee Rane



Mrs.Madhuri Gurale



Mrs. Deepali B. Chavan



Mr. Sagar Bhavsar 



Mrs. Shailaja Yadav 


Mrs. Sharmistha Chakraborty


Mr. Rajawardhan Patil 


Mr. Rishikesh Tike


Me. Sanket Patil 


mr. Somanath Naikawadi






Various Activities conducted and Accolades achieved by IIC Cell are 

  1. Constitution of the innovation, incubation cell and Entrepreneurship Development Cell as per Ministry of education’s Innovation cell guidelines and Startup Policy 2016 of A.I.C.T.E. New Delhi and Maharashtra Public University Act 2016.
  2. Achieved “PERFORMER” band in the Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA-2021).
  3. Attended the training of “Innovation Ambassador” and got certified by Ministry of Education, Government of India.
  4. Organised the Grand finale of Smart India Hackathon 2022 (Software Edition) as nodal centre.
  5. Received the grant of Rs. 6,72,000/- from Ministry of Education for organizing the grand finale of SIH-2022 (Software Edition)
  6. Conducted the Impact lecture series of 4 sessions by experts from various fields. Received a grant of Rs. 30,000/- for the same.
  7. Organised the e-symposium at the institute level along with research and development cell.
  8. Conducted the review of the PhD status of the faculty members of various departments.
  9. Conducted the review of the post PhD research status of faculty members of various departments.
  10. Establishment of faculty mentorship structure on the basis of the area of research.
  11. Organised ideation competition at institute level.
  12. Organised In-house Hackathon 2020 at the institute for the students.
  13. Organised faculty development program on “Innovative optimization techniques in research”.
  14. Coordinated the MHRD’s innovation Cell (MIC) talk on “from your PhD / Master’s thesis to start up Ecosystem”.
  15. Organised the session on national education policy 2020
  16. Organised the session on accelerators innovation opportunities for the students and faculties early-stage entrepreneurs
  17. Organized the session on “Innovation and start-up ecosystem”
  18. Coordinated the majorities innovation cells talk on “Why IP is important in Academy?”
  19. Organised the webinar on innovation automation and new age technology
  20. Organised webinar on “IPR and patents”.
  21. Guided and coordinated the students participated in Smart India Hackathon 2020 (2 teams reached final round)
  22. Guided and coordinated the students participated in SAMADHAN and MAGIC 2020 National Project Competition. (6 teams reached final round)
  23. Conducted the initial rounds of Innovation to Enterprise Competition in compliance with CIIE, SPPU Pune.
  24. Compliance of all the Ministry of Education’s Innovation Cell (MIC) requirements and submission of documents through the MIC portal.




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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