Ministry of Education (MoE), through Moe’s Innovation Cell (MIC), established the Institution innovation Council (IIC) to systematically foster the culture of Innovation and start-up ecosystem in education institutions in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). The primary mandate is to encourage, inspire and nurture young students by supporting them to work with new ideas and transform them into prototypes while they are informative years.
The IIC of Holy Cross College, Nagercoil has been established under the auspices of Innovation Council, Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India on 21st November 2018. Dr Sr. M.R. Basil Rose, the Principal and Dr. A. Shyla Suganthi (President of IIC), Department of Zoology initiated the establishment of IIC along with other council members: Dr. S. Sujitha, (Convener), Department of Mathematics, Dr. Sheeba Daniel (Faculty-in-charge), Department of Chemistry and Ms. M.P. Ancilin Briji, Student Coordinator.
The College aims at promoting the culture of Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Research to facilitate financial empowerment among students.
Short term objectives - To create awareness among the faculty, supportive staff and students with regard to innovations and entrepreneurship. Preparing Business plan for every Startup and Registration of Holy Cross incubation Centre.
Medium term objectives – To set up at least 10 pre- incubations, set up an incubation
centers which will identify potential entrepreneurs, unlock their potential, improve
creativity, orient them on innovation, provide support on market study, technical skills,
knowledge on finance and provide handholding and mentoring support.
Commercialization of products will be a focus area.
Long term objectives – Well established pre incubation, incubation and startup by all the departments and going for commercialization. Promote unique brands and take care of marketing risks, technology risks, financial risks with the help of other institutions like industry associations. Thus getting ranks of ARIIA, NIRF, NACC and becoming one of the reputed institution of the Country.