National Centre for Innovation in Distance Education (NCIDE)
‘Ideas Competition for IGNOU Students’
IGNOU has set up Institutions Innovation Council (IIC) at the
National Centre for Innovation in Distance Education (NCIDE). IIC at IGNOU aims at
promoting idea generation, grassroots innovation, develops prototype, solve problem in
the local context with a view to generating intellectual property and one of the objectives
of IIC at IGNOU is to recognize the power of idea and transform the ideas in to workable
solutions. The IIC and IGNOU is organizing an ‘Idea Competition’ for its students followed
by “Festival of Ideas” to showcase and recognise the ideas of IGNOU students. IGNOU
students can submit their original and creative ideas that can solve any daily life problem
in any of the fields including Food, Agriculture and Rural Development, Clean Energy and
Alternate Fuel, Clean Water and Water Management, Swacchhata Initiatives and Waste
Management, Health Care and Hygiene, Education and Open University System and Smart
Transportation and Traffic Management. The ideas in these areas could be interdisciplinary
also. The ideas will be evaluated on the criteria of their novelty, complexity,
clarity and details, feasibility, practicability, sustainability, scale of impact, cost
effectiveness and future prospects, etc.
The selected students will be invited to participate and present their ideas in the Festival
of Ideas on February 28, 2019 at IGNOU, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi. Further, they will be
mentored and nurtured for developing business plan to work on the ideas. This will be an
unique opportunity for IGNOU students to showcase their ideas and vision.
In this context, bonafide IGNOU students are invited to submit their ideas in the
prescribed Proforma to the Director, NCIDE at IGNOU through email at firstname.lastname@example.org
or by post. The Proforma can be downloaded from IGNOU website (www.ignou.ac.in).
The selected students from different regions will be invited to present their work in the
Festival of Ideas and the selected best three entries will be awarded prizes and
The last date for receiving the ideas from the students is January 20, 2019.