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The Cluster Innovation Centre is an institution of University of Delhi. It provides a platform for the University and its partners to forge linkages between various stakeholders from industry and academia, initiate and assist innovation activities and act as a catalyst and facilitator. This centre will aid the cluster and its ecosystem in connecting with each other, provide guidance to various stakeholders on all aspects of the innovation process including training and support, organize initiatives to promote innovations, channel various incentives that benefit the cluster and act as an incubating body managing the growth of innovation in the ecosystem. It will therefore act as a hub for Innovation activities, facilitating and guiding development of ideas into innovative applications that can be marketed successfully.
Programs offered by Cluster Innovation Centre are as follows:
- A four-year Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) Degree in Information Technology and Mathematical Innovations. The program includes training in core Mathematics, IT, Science, Computer Science, disciplines and additional courses on Innovation and technology management, electronics, entrepreneurship, business, communications, robotics, etc., but given that ‘Innovation’ is a fundamentally application oriented domain, there should be a strong focus on problem solving and project work and training from real world problems.
- A three-year Bachelor of Arts (B.A. Hons.) degree in Humanities and Social science (Meta College). The distinctive aspects of the program is its emphasis on hands-on research-based or innovation-based projects, virtual learning, internships and group based activities, rather than relying exclusively on class room learning. Interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary learning is encouraged for a holistic understanding of the Humanities and Social Science subjects. Students can opt for papers across various subjects, semesters, and courses at the different Delhi University colleges as per their stream under meta-college concept. The streams currently offered in this course are Art & Design, Counselling, Historical Tourism, and Journalism.
- Master of Science (MSc) degree in Mathematics Education (Meta University) under the concept of Meta University, M.Sc. (Mathematics Education) is a joint degree two year postgraduate programme jointly offered by University of Delhi and Jamia Millia Islamia. Cluster Innovation Centre (CIC), University of Delhi, administratively manages the program. The program aims to give the students some theoretical inputs and substantial hands-on experience in knowledge making. The Degree course reflects a transdisciplinary approach and will promote fresh viewpoints, making the learning and teaching process joyful and productive. Teaching may adopt several platforms including classroom, virtual and project based learning. Interactive methods of instruction will be encouraged. Students will take combinations of courses at both Jamia Millia Islamia and at the University of Delhi. Hands on learning, integrating school internships and innovation projects will be given vital importance. Mentors shall play key role in-group project work. Mentors will be carefully selected for their expertise in the relevant areas. They may be from both within the partner institutions and outside.