PCE has established Instiution’s Innovation Council (IIC) as per the guidelines of ‘MoE’s Innovation Cell (MIC)’ to create a vibrant local innovation ecosystem, Start-up supporting Mechanism, Establish Function Ecosystem for Scouting Ideas and Pre-incubation of Ideas and Develop better Cognitive Ability for Technology Students. PCE IIC is actively involved in organising and conducting seminars, workshops, field trips, project exhibitions, entrepreneurship bootcamps, Idea competitions etc.
PCE is one of the first Engineering Institutes in India to adopt the National Innovation and Startup Policy (NISP) as per the guidelines of ‘MoE’s Innovation Cell (MIC)’ to create a vibrant local innovation ecosystem, The policy document is formulated and students and faculty are encouraged to avail the opportunities provided by the Institute.
The Institute Innovation Council (IIC) at institute envisioned an instrumental role to drive innovation and startup ecosystem at campus while connecting with ecosystem enablers at the regional and national levels. For this, the role of faculty being a member of IIC is very important. They play the role of a mentor or guide for young minds in their pursuit of innovation and entrepreneurship and It is equally crucial for mentors to have the adequate and right set of mentoring skills. Six faculty members from PCE are trained as Innovation Ambassadors.
Mahatma Education Society’s Pillai Centre of Innovation and Entrepreneurship is set up to encourage and inculcate the entrepreneurial spirit among the youth. It is a platform for networking, building entrepreneurship skills and providing access to high quality technical and managerial expertise. It is a forum to assist in developing entrepreneurs and support innovative ideas from ideation to fruition.