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Observance of World Creativity and Innovation Day

The Institution’s Innovation Council (IIC), MTU conducted a one-day seminar on the topic ‘Driving Innovation through Design Thinking’ in connection to the observance of World Creativity and Innovation Day on the theme ‘Step Out and Innovate’. The seminar was organised on 21st April 2023 at 10 am in Room no. 101, Academic Block of MTU. Around 110 individuals (74 students, members of IIC and faculties of MTU) were present in the program. Participation certificates were given to all the participants.

Details of the event

Theme: Step Out and Innovate
Date: 21st April 2023
Time: 10 AM to 12 PM
Duration: 2 hours
Speaker: Mr. Ngangbam Harikrishna, Principal Product Designer, Funding Societies, Modalku Group
Participants: 110 (74 students, members of IIC and faculties of MTU)

Biodata of the Speaker

Mr. Ngangbam Harikrishna is the Principal Product Designer at Funding Societies, Modalku Group where he leverages his more than 8 years of design experience to create innovative products. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Mumbai University and a Master of Design from the National Institute of Design. Throughout his career, he has worked with prominent companies such as Samsung, Godrej, and Gojek.
Harikrishna is passionate about designing for often-overlooked user groups and being the voice of the voiceless. He advocates for inclusive design that is accessible to everyone and takes pride in using his skills to make a meaningful impact and advocate for those who may not have a platform.


  • To create better understanding about the process/concept of design thinking among students and help them to apply human-centered thinking approach to solve day to day problems as well as address the consumer/user needs
  • To help students learn how the concepts of design thinking be applied to produce innovative products and processes

Expected outcomes

  • Aid/help students to understand the concept of design thinking and how this process can lead to various innovative solutions
  • Motivate students to break down complex problems and generate solutions which are innovative, creative and more human
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World Environment Day

The Institution’s Innovation Council (IIC), MTU observed World Environment Day on 7th July 2023 because of current crisis in Manipur under the theme#BeatPlasticPollution. As reported by United Nation, each person on the planet consumes more than 50,000 plastic particles per year and more than 400 million tonnes of plastics is produced world wide and less than 10% is recycled, so observing the Day of Environment become important as a fundamental right for every individual for a healthy environment. Varieties of trees were planted in the premises of the University by students and faculties. They even cleaned the surrounding of the university for healthy environment. Promises were taken for maintaining the premises of the university clean and plant more and more plants.

Details of the event
Theme: #BeatPlasticPollution
Date: 7th July 2023
Time: 10 AM to 12 PM
Duration: 2 hours
Participants: 60 (students, members of IIC and faculties of MTU)

Objectives Expected Outcome
To spread the awareness and encourage action for protection of our environment Conducting guest talk on environment related topic on monthly basis.
To use less plastic related items and switch to biodegradable items Checking the use of biodegradable items in canteens and other cafeteria in the premises of the university.
To recycled most of the plastic used items in making more innovative product  Making more used plastics items in project of the students as it will help in recycle.


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One Day Session on Acceleration/ Incubation

The Institution’s Innovation Council (IIC), MTU conducted a one-day seminar on the topic on  Acceleration/ Incubation in connection to Quarter 4 activity of  IIC in collaboration with STPI, Imphal. The session  was organised on 5th July 2023 at 10:30 am at STPI, Imphal Manipur University. STPI, Imphal is under  Meity, Government of India .  The domain in Imphal is Emerging Technologies AR/VR. Around 80 individuals (68 students, members of IIC and faculties of MTU) were present in the program.


Details of the event

Date: 5th July 2023
Time: 10 AM to 12 PM
Duration: 2 hours
Speaker: Arun (Joint Director, STPI, Imphal & Illand Maibam (Founder ALPARA)
Participants: 80 (68 students, members of IIC and faculties of MTU)


To make the students aware of incubation centre and different types of facilities being provided in Imphal centre of STPI.

Expected Outcome:

After a long break students got to learn something new and it help them in broadening their knowledge of incubation centres in Imphal.

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Observance of World Intellectual Property Day

The Institution’s Innovation Council (IIC), MTU in collaboration with IPR Cell, MTU organized a poster painting competition on the theme “Women and IP: Accelerating Innovation and Creativity” on 26th April, 2023 at 10:00 am at the University in connection with World Intellectual Property Day. The event was conducted in room no.-101 of the academic block of MTU. A total of 30 students registered for the painting competition.

Details of the Painting Competition:

 Theme: Women and IP: Accelerating Innovation and Creativity

Date: 26th April, 2023

Reporting Time: 9:45 am

Duration: 2 hours

Prizes: 1st Place: Rs.1500 + certificate

            2nd place: Rs. 1000 + certificate

Rules and Regulations of the painting Competition:

  1. Students should carry their university ID cards.
  2. Drawing paper will be provided by the organizers.
  3. The painting should be original and have not been published elsewhere.
  4. The participants will carry their own water bottle, drawing and painting material and rough cloth for cleaning.
  5. Evaluation will be based on the theme, quality, difficulty of work, its artistic value and overall presentations. The final score will be the average of the Judges evaluation.
  6. Participation certificates will be given to all the participants.

 Results of the competition:

1st Position was secured by Johnbas Tourangbam of MBA, 4th semester and

2nd Position was secured by Swati Sri Thingbaijam of CSE dept., 6th semester

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One day Faculty development programme on Impact of NEP 2020 and Accreditation of HEI

Session name: Impact of NEP 2020 and Accreditation of HEI
Session date & time: 18th August, 2022, 10:30 am to 4:00 pm.
Session mode: Offline (in mini conference hall, Startup Incubation Center – MTU)
Speaker: Dr. Manpreet Singh Manna, Former Director AICTE
                    Professor, SLIET, Longowai
                    Chair, IEEE PSI

Session Objective:

  1. The programme enlightened the faculties about the introduction of professional teaching standards with cleared outlined roles and responsibilities.
  2. The programme discussed about the 21st – century teaching skills along with training and improving their monitoring capabilities.
  3. The programme also discussed about the faculty’s guide to the students for their academic excellence and monitoring them in taking the right career decisions.
  4. The program discussed about the roles of HEIs and its aims and objectives.
  5. The programme also discussed about the teaching and research to be conducted in a manner that will be closely followed to the objectives of the laws of HEIs.
  6. The programme also discussed about the services and facilities provided to students and faculties such that it meets the standards of HEIs.


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IIC Regional Meet Participation Certificate


Around 230 IIC Members from 115  Higher Education Institutions took part in the  IIC Regional Meet at Assam Royal Global University, Guwahati on 4th August 2022 where IIC MTU received the one of the best poster awards.

Updated as, on 16/08/2022

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Webinar for Bamboo Carbon Fixation and Carbon

Webinar for Bamboo Carbon Fixation and Carbon Credit

Event Highlight

Session name: Bamboo Carbon Fixation and carbon Credit.

Session date & time: 24th June, 2022, 10:30 am to 1:30 pm.

Session Chair

1. [India Chair]
Mr. Kamesh Salam
Bamboo Value Chain Management Expert,
Founder and Executive Director,
South Asia Bamboo Foundation

2. [Taiwan Chair]
Dr. Shau-Chun Wang
Department of Chemistry
And Biotechnology
National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan

Keynote Speakers

1. Dr. Shyam K. Paudel
Chief Technical Adviser
Ecosystem based Adaptation [EbA]
UN Environment | Lao PDR Canada

2. Dr. Shitephen Wang
Research Fellow, Kyoto University

3. Dr. Lokessh Chandra Dube
Senior Manager
The Gold Standard Foundation

4. Mr. Marc Alfons M PEETERS

5. Dr. Yi-Hsiang Chen
R&D Deputy General Manager Far-East Bio-Tech


1. Marco Piazza
Forestry Officer, Food and Agriculture
Organisation of United Nations

2. Dr. Chih-Lu Wu
Research Fellow
National Chung Cheng University Taiwan

3. Hal Hinkle
CEO, Bamcore

2. Webinar for Bamboo Carbon Fixation and Carbon Credit

Topics Discussed

1. Need for carbon craving to be solved by Bamboo Community in order for Bamboo Community to get benefit from carbon market.
2. Promote bamboo plantation to combat climate change.
3. Production of bamboo saplings using tissue culture.
4. Rehabilitation of wastelands using bamboo.
5. Bamboo being able to produce 30% more oxygen than trees per hectare.
6. Bio-application of microalgae on CO fixation with bamboo bio-char.
7. Net Ecosystem Production (NEP) in bamboo forest.
8. Future of bamboo in carbon market.
9. Relation between bamboo and buildings.

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One-Day Awareness Program (offline) on the Intellectual Property Right

One-Day IPR Awareness Program


Session Name: One-Day IPR Awareness Program
Session Speaker: Mr. Shubham Harsh Singh (Examiner of patents and designs),
(Group A gazetted), DPIIT, Govt. of India.
Session Date: 30-06-2022
Speaker Biodata: Shubham Harsh Singh, graduated from Rajkiya Engineering College and
an experienced software engineer is an Examiner of Patents & Designs (Group ‘A’ gazetted)
from Departments for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, Ministry of Commerce &
Industry, Govt. of India.

Session Objectives

1. To set up and maintain the services for researchers, Faculty members and students for effective commercial utilization of intellectual property generated at University in the interests of all concerned and to oversee the fair distribution of the returns accruing as an outcome of the patent in accordance with the policy and its amendments.
2. To promote safeguarding of the intellectual property interests of all those who are involved in the creation of intellectual property at the University.
3. To develop the environment of freedom for research & development, the discovery of new knowledge & innovation in order to achieve the educational mission of Manipur Technical University, Imphal.

Session Outcomes

1. Students were taught on how IPR restricts copying others ideas and how this will help the development of new ideas for the betterment of the society.
2. Students learnt how IPR provides total control over a new innovation and its creator. They were also given a platform to discuss how small innovations influence societies at large and how they should indulge in innovating and patenting ideas that will be useful for all the classes of individuals in the society.

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World Environment Day Celebration

On this day, the 5th of June, 2022, Manipur Technical University’s Innovation Council, IIC MTU, commemorated the Ministry of Education mandated “World Environment Day” at MTU Campus. With Sweden as the host country, the slogan for World Environment Day 2022 is “Only One Earth”, which focuses on “living sustainably in harmony with nature.” In this regard, the Hon’ble Vice Chancellor of MTU gave an important speech on World Environment Day. The Vice Chancellor highlighted the importance to the faculty, staff, and students of Article 51-A (g), which deals with the fundamental duties of the citizens and states: “It shall be the duty of every citizen of India to protect and improve the natural environment, including forests, lakes, rivers, and wildlife, and to have compassion for living creatures.” He emphasised the need to conserve, preserve, and protect our environment. In particular, we must fight for climate change, sustainability and pollution. Furthermore, he mentioned that Environmental protection is also under the State List. The event is also registered under UN Environment Programme.

There were distributions of T-shirts, an expert talk by Nongmaithem Anand, Assistant Professor (MTU), tree plantation and spreading of awareness on proper plastic waste at Wahengbam Leikai Bus Parking. Nongmaithem Anand pointed out that we have reached an emergency level or alarming level of all types of pollution happening globally. One of the findings has pointed out that there is microplastic in our bloodstream. He stated that we need to find an affordable substitute for plastic bags and pathways for bicycles and pedestrians. He suggested building and living in eco-friendly homes, which include cities, work places, and worship places. From an individual level, we need to learn and practise avoidance of plastic and other non-biodegradable goods while going to a picnic or any gathering. The individual and civil society both should play a larger role in raising awareness and protecting our environment.

The event was attended by the faculty, staff, and students of MTU. The significance of organising such a day is to align ourselves with nature harmoniously and to promote sustainable living.


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One Day Workshop on Employment through Intrapreneurship

In a workshop held at Manipur Technical University in Imphal on the theme ‘Employment through Intrapreneurship’, Saswati Sinha, the India Head of Human Resource, Evalueserve who was present for this workshop as an expert echoed ‘I will not recruit you for skills but for values’ to hundreds of boys and girls of Engineering and MBA streams of the State University. 

While Saswati deliberated on a wide perspective of Industry expectations she also highlighted that industries are now looking for a professional attitude rather than a skills set. She highlighted that though freshers come with a technical degree anyways and that they have to further train them up with the requisite organisation-specific technical know­how but what is most difficult to acquire is the value system, the character, integrity, and a positive mindset which takes years to inculcate. 

She informed that what they are looking for is attitude and they believe people who are in tier 2 and 3 colleges, want something to prove do bring in that attitude.The other value the organisations are looking for are diligence, and an innovative mindset, India is all about degrees but we need something more than only degrees.

Earlier the Vice Chancellor Dr. Bhabeswar Tongbram, welcomed the students and the resource persons of the workshop Patricia Buhril, Corporate Trainer of Overseas Point, and Biswadeep Gupta, Managing Trustee of KRC foundation besides Saswati Sinha. He stated that the students would be immensely benefitted from this interaction and get an insight view from resources like Saswati who had come all the way from Gurgaon to speak to his students. Dr. Tongbram wholeheartedly welcomed all the resources and expects more such engagements in the future.

This event was organised by MTU in association with Overseas Point under the Institution’s Innovation Council a Ministry of HRD initiative.

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