17. INDUSTRY-INSTITUTE CELL
Creation of the Cell
The Industry-Institute Cell (IIC) was established at our institute in 2005 under the IndustryInstitute Interaction Scheme of the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Govt. of
India. Over the years, considerable progress has been made and the academic departments
have been carrying out various activities envisaged under the IIC independently and with
support from the IIC, as deemed necessary. The purpose of the cell is to find out the gap
between need of the industry and end product of the institute. The cell is the bridge between
the industry, the real world, and the institute. Industrial exposure of faculty is very much
helpful to guide students about latest industrial practices. Industries are able to know recent
developments and inventions in their fields and implement projects for technologically
driven economy.
Objectives
 To cultivate the strong links with industry.
 To promote various industrial activities by the faculty members and students.
 To catalyze the further growth and development of interaction between the Institute
and Industry.
 To have a closer linkage and promote research suiting to industry needs, and
consultancy which creates a sense of oneness among faculty members.
 To coordinate the research and developmental activities of the two systems.
Selection procedures
The faculty and students gives their choice for acting as coordinators in the Cell. The
coordinators must get the consent from domain experts of industries to add them as a
member in this Cell. Based on the choices given, the Institute‟s Executive Council will select
the coordinators from each department and constitute the Cell.
Roles & Responsibilities
[The roles and responsibilities listed here are only indicative, but not exhaustive. The IQAC Team
reserves rights to Edit/ Append / Delete any part or all of these roles and responsibilities from time to
time and as required for compliance with the IQAC criteria]
 Provide industrial exposure to Faculty members and students, thus enabling them to
tune their knowledge to cope with the industrial culture.
 Assist the Departments in organizing workshops, conferences and symposia with joint
participation of the industries.
 Encouraging Managers from industries to visit institution to deliver guest lectures and
expert talks.
 Advising the university in encouraging the participation of experts from industries,
during curriculum development.
 Organize industrial visits for Faculty members and students on a periodical basis.
 Encourage Faculty members to use their expertise in solving the problems faced by the
industries, thus creating opportunity for consultancy works.
 Organize in-plant training for the students.
 Identify the areas for executive development programmes in the areas of recent
technological advances.
 Assist the Departments in establishing rapport with industries for taking up mini
projects, projects, and internships.
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 Coordinate/ identify industrial partners for proposing „Centre for Excellence‟.
 Strengthen Alumni relations and assist the Training and Placement Division.
 Memorandum of Understanding between the institute and industries to fetch both the
sides emotionally and strategically closer.
 Maintain the records and file all the activities conducted and submit the same to the
IQAC Committee.