What is NISP?

The ‘National Innovation and Start-up Policy 2019 for students and faculty in HeS Is was launched by Hon’ble Minister of Education, Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ on 11th September 2019 at AICTE,
New Delhi.This policy intends to guide HEIs for promoting students’ driven innovations & start-ups and to engage the students and faculty in innovation and start up activities in campus. The policy aims at enabling HEIs to build, streamline and strengthen the innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem in campus and will be instrumental in leveraging the potential of student’s creative problem solving and entrepreneurial mind-set, and promoting a strong intra and interinstitutional partnerships with ecosystem enablers and different stakeholders at regional, national and international level.The policy is being implemented by MoE’s Innovation Cell and in coordination AICTE, UGC, state/ UT governments and universities.


“Creative and Design Thinking to nurture motivate build and promote new innovative thinking, to provide highly flexible combination of business development processes designed to nurture and grow new and small business”


“To build an environment that facilitate creation of social enterprise knowledge through research academia to apply in innovation ideas to develop solutions for even rural technologies greater social impact through academia and to enable students and faculty to innovate and prototype their potential ideas with industrial standards and support from Government, industry and reputed academic institutions around the world and help them to realize their potentials”

Short Term goals of NISP

1. To critical thinking and innovation among students and faculties.

2. To promote and help the students for ideation and prototyping of potential inhouse startups.

3. Planning of various activities like FDP, expert talk, seminars and workshops related to innovation, statups and entrepreneurship to create awareness among students/faculties.

4. To enable, build and enhance the network of experts and mentors for consultancy and project funding to make the innovation and venture successful.

Long Term Goals of NISP

1. Improve quality of research to attain commercially viable patent.

2. Incubation facility for student and faculty driven start-ups.

3. Provide an environment to nurture creativity and innovation for potential startups.

4. Developing innovative projects using the emerging technologies for potential problems in the field of agriculture and healthcare.

5. Creating association with DST, MSME, CII academic/research institutions etc for funding/grants.

Committee formation for implementing National Innovation and Startup Policy (NISP) 2021 at NEC

The National Innovation and Startup Policy 2019 for students and faculty of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) will enable the institutes to actively engage students, faculties and staff in innovation and entrepreneurship related activities.As per the guidelines given by Dr. Dipen Sahu, Assistant Innovation Director at the Ministry of Education's Innovation Cell & AICTE in his online session on 11th Jaunary 2021, the following committee has been formed for the implementation and monitoring of NISP at NEC. The members have agreed to take up their roles in the committee as per guidelines in the above mentioned session.

Name of the Member Affiliation NISP Role
Dr M.Sreenivasa Kumar Head of the Institute, NEC President, NISP
Dr D.Suneel Vice Principal, NEC Research Advisor
Dr S.V.N.Sreenivasu Professor in CSE NISP Coordinator and Convener & In Charge, IIC
Dr S. Venkata Ramana Professor & HoD in MBA Incharge EDC
Mr Venkatesh Alumni of NEC Entrepreneur
Mr. SK. Nabi Khaja Alumni of NEC Entrepreneur
Dr S. Venkata Ramana Professor & HoD in MBA Innovation Ambassador
Mr Ashok Reddy GOB Member Startup Founder
Mr M.S. Chakravarthi MD, M/s Mittapalli Spinners, Narasaraopet Industry Expert
Dr A.V.Nageswara Rao Professor in ECE NISP Member
Dr P.Suresh Babu Professor in ME NISP Member
Mr Sk.Md. Shareef Associate Professor in EEE NISP Member
Dr P.Naga Sowjanya Professor & HoD in Civil NISP Member

Important documents related to NISP

Institute Innovation and Startup Policy

Andhra Pradesh State Innovation Start-up Policy

National Innovation and Startup Policy