ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION COUNCIL 

ABOUT THE EDIC

       Entrepreneurship Development Council (EDIC) of our college was established in the year 2013. The prime objective of the EDIC is to promote entrepreneurship culture amongst graduates from our college through Entrepreneurship Awareness Camps, Entrepreneurship Development Programmes, Business Plan Competitions, interaction with entrepreneurs and creating a mentorship scheme for student entrepreneurs. EDIC has been conducting various Entrepreneurship related programmes supported by college management and other funding agencies.  Our College has signed a MoU with IITM-PALS for promoting excellence in projects, entrepreneurship development through various activities throughout the year.

Our College has an Innovation centre (called as Mepco Innovation Centre or i-centre) as a part of initiating technological innovation and creating entrepreneurial ecosystem among students. “Mepco Innovation Centre” was inaugurated by Dr.K.R.Ramakrishnan, Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore on 18-09-2015. The Innovation Centre is a brain child of our Principal Dr.S.Arivazhagan, yet another milestone of Mepco owned and operated by the students. It serves as a free platform for kick-starting the innovation by nurturing the students’ creativity and design thinking. Under the banner of EDIC, it is Co-ordinated by Dr.P.Oliver Jayaprakash, Prof./Civil, Dr.N.Rajesh Jesudoss Hynes, Asso.Prof/Mech, and Dr.J.Senthil Kumar ,Asso. Prof./ECE. 

Activites of the Academic Year 2017 – 2018

REPOSITORY 

The students from various departments have utilized the 25 different hardware units and software facilities provided in our Innovation Centre during their free timings in large numbers.

LAURELS WON IN DESIGN & PROJECT CONTESTS:

  • Techno-Innovate Contest 2017 was conducted during 14/09/17 to 16/09/17. 2 ideas from Civil, 3 Ideas from Mechanical, 3 Ideas from ECE, 2 Ideas from EEE, 2 ideas from CSE, 2 from IT, 1 from Biotech and 1 from MCA were selected and given prizes. Distinguished Alumni were invited as Judges and they have shortlisted the best ideas.
  • IITM-PALS sponsored Summer Internship at Saint Gobain Glass Industry was attended by J Santo Anand, III B,E Mech  during Dec.2017-Jan.2018.
  • P.S.Vivek Raja & K.Kalathiappan from II CSE-B was the Second Runner up and Won Cash Award of Rs.25,000/- at the CII Madurai Zone “Connect Madurai 2018”  New Quest India Technology Contest held at Madurai during 9/02/18 to10/02/18.
  • M.Ayyapa Shanjith, IV EEE, R.Raja Sakthivel, III ECE, P.Sivasubramanian, III ECE, S.Jeevaanand, II ECE have been selected for participating in the IITM PALS innoWAH Finals competition on 01/03/18 and won cash award of Rs.5000/- in innoWAH Finals competition and received the award during IITM-PALS Valedictory function held at IITM, Chennai on 07/03/18.
  • P.S.Vivek Raja, II CSE won the First Prize in Online Quiz of  IITM PLAS Campus Lecture held on 07/03/2018.
  • R.Hariharan, II Mech won the second prize in Online Quiz of  IITM PLAS Campus Lecture held on 07/03/2018.
  • Dr. N.Rajesh Jesudoss Hynes, Asso.Prof/Mech Mr. D.Jones Joseph Jebaraj & Dr.J.Senthil Kumar, AP(Sr.)/ECE have been sanctioned a Project on Development of Cost Effective Braille Note-taker and Printer for Visually Impaired People by Rural Technology Action Group- Tamil Nadu (RuTAG-TN), IIT-Madras by the support of IITM PALS on 27/03/18.

IITM- PALS INNOVATION LECTURES

  • Campus Lecture by IITM PALS on Computer Technology & EDP was held at Mepco Schlenk Engg. College, Sivakasi Campus for the III and IV Year students of all branches on 20/07/17.
  • Group Discussion was organised with IITM PALS team and Selected Junior faculty of  all branches at ECE Seminar Hall, Mepco Schlenk Engg. College, Sivakasi on 20/07/17.
  • T2P lecture on Novelties of Structural Engineering organized by IITM PALS at IITM, Chennai on 24/08/17. Mr.Gomathy Maniselvan, AP/Civil along with 8 Structural Engg. PG students attended the programme.
  • T2P lecture on Mechanical engineering Precision grinding Machine tools IITM, Chennai on 07/09/17. Mr. Dinesh AP/Mech. along with 15 B.E. Mechanical engg. students attended the programme.
  • T2P lecture held at Bannari Amman Institute of technology, Coimbatore on 20/09/17.
    Mrs. S. Aruna, AP/CSE along with 8 number of III year B.E CSE A & B students attended.
  • Campus Lecture on Working with larger purpose & Will machines replace us held at National Engineering College, Kovilpatti which was organized by IITM PALS on 08/02/18. M.Surya Kumar, S.Kannan, E.Kaviraj of IV ECE B and M.Kavin Raj , of IV ECE  D attended.

IITM- PALS INDUSTRIAL VISITS

  • Industry Visit to ELGI Equipment, Coimbatore was organized by IITM PALS on 21/11/17. Dr.I.Kathir,ASP/EEE and Mr.S.Senthil Murugan,AP(Sr.)/Mech attended the visit.
  • Industry Visit to Latent View Technologies, Chennai Latent View Technologies, Chennai organized by IITM PALS on 19/12/17. Dr.S.Kavipriya, ASP/IT attended the visit.
  • Industry Visit to BORNGROUP, Chennai (Digital Marketing Agency) organized by IITM PALS on 20/12/17. Dr.S.Kavipriya, ASP/IT, Mr.Ramesh Babu, AP(Sr.)/MBA attended the visit.

IITM- PALS Workshop

  • 3 days Residential Student workshop - THINK CREATE ENGINEER - Creative Thinking and Problem Solving held at IITM, Chennai from 27/12/17 to 29/12/17. Ms.R.Suganya, AP/Civil and 6 students from different branches attended the workshop and benefited.
  • Orientation programme for InnoWah project held at NIT, Trichy on 05/09/17.  5 faculty members and 20 students from various Engineering branches attended.
  • IITM-RuTAG Project proposal writing workshop held ay IITM, Chennai on 16/11/17. Dr. N.Rajesh Jesudoss Hynes, Asso.Prof/Mech, Mr. D.Jones Joseph Jebaraj & Dr.J.Senthil Kumar, AP(Sr.)/ECE attended.

PROGRAMME ATTENDED

  • First Executive Council meeting of IITM PALS held at KSR College of Technology, Tiruchengode on 28/06/17. Dr.P.Oliver Jayaprakash, Prof./Civil Dr.N.Rajesh Jesudoss Hynes, Asso.Prof/Mech & Dr.J.Senthil Kumar, AP(Sr.)/ECE represented the Institution.
  • Inauguration function of IITM PALS held at IITM, Chennai on 29/07/17. Dr.P.Oliver Jayaprakash, Prof./Civil         Dr.N.Rajesh Jesudoss Hynes, Asso.Prof/Mech & Dr.J.Senthil Kumar, AP(Sr.)/ECE represented the Institution.
  • Second Executive. Council meeting & Campus Summit 2017 held at KSR College of Technology, Tiruchengode on 18/11/17. Dr.P.Oliver Jayaprakash, Prof./Civil Dr.N.Rajesh Jesudoss Hynes, Asso.Prof/Mech & Dr.J.Senthil Kumar, AP(Sr.)/ECE attended the
  • Preconference Meeting for mega event “Connect Madurai” was conducted at ELCOT Park, Madurai organized by CII, Madurai on 01/12/17. Dr.N.Rajesh Jesudoss Hynes, Asso. Prof./Mech and Dr.J.Senthil Kumar, AP(Sr.)/ECE attended.
  • Preliminary meeting organized by Department of Industries & Commerce, Virudhunagar District conducted at the District Collectoretrate, Virudhunagar on 15/12/17. Dr.N.Rajesh Jesudoss Hynes, Asso. Prof./Mech and Dr.J.Senthil Kumar, AP(Sr.)/ECE attended.
  • Pre-conference workshop for CII- New Quest India Technology Contest was held at Honeywell Company, ELCOT Nagar on 28/12/17. Mr.MaruthuPandi, Asst. Prof/IT, P.S.Vivek Raja & K.Kalathiappan ,II B.E. CSE-B and J.Manikandan & R. Aneshwar from III B.E. Mech C represented the  College.
  • Engineering Excellence Summit 2018 organized by IITM PALS held at IC & SR Auditorium, IITM, Chennai on 17/03/18. Dr. N.Rajesh Jesudoss Hynes, Asso.Prof/Mech & Dr.J.Senthil Kumar, AP(Sr.)/ECE attended the summit.
  • ICT academy Bridge 18 Pre-conference workshop on “Design Thinking” was held at Intellect Design Arena, SIPCOT,Chennai 27/03/2018. Rajesh Jesudoss Hynes, Asso.Prof/Mech represented the Workshop.
  • ICT academy Bridge 18 Conference on the theme of “The Future of Work” was held at ITC Grand Chola ,Chennai 28/03/2018. Rajesh Jesudoss Hynes, Asso.Prof/Mech & Dr.J.Senthil Kumar, AP(Sr.)/ECE attended the Conference.
  • IITM PALS Valedictory Function of IITM PALS held at IITM, Chennai on 07/04/18.Dr.J.Ganavadivel, Asso. Prof./EEE, M.Ayyapa Shanjith, IV EEE and P.S.Vivek Raja, II CSE attended.

FDP, Workshops and seminars organized by faculty

Entrepreneurship Development and Innovation Council (EDIC) of our college organized the following programme with Dr.P.Oliver Jayaprakash, Prof./Civil Mr.C.Mathan, AP (Sr.)/MBA, Dr.N.Rajesh Jesudoss Hynes, Asso.Prof/Mech , Dr.J.Senthil Kumar, AP(Sr.)/ECE, Dr.J.Praveen Paul, Asso.Prof/MBA, Mr.S.Ramesh Babu, AP (Sr.)/MBA and  Mr.M.Silambarasan, AP/MBA as resource persons.

  • Two-day FDP on Entrepreneurship Development during 08/01/2018 & 09/01/2018.
  • One day Entrepreneurship Awareness Program for the II Year UG Students on 09/08/2017.
  • One day Entrepreneurship Awareness Program for the II Year UG Students on 13/10/2017.
  • Two-day Faculty Development Program (FDP) on Entrepreneurship Development was conducted during 08 & 09 January 2018.

Student Project Scheme (SPS) for Innovative Ideas:

7 innovative projects have been identified in 2017-2018 under Student Project Scheme and our college has sanctioned seed money of Rs 60,000/- as grant. The project review was conducted on 21.03.2018 with help of expert members cutting across different departments. The expert members periodically monitor the progress and offer valuable suggestions.