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Entrepreneurship cell provides a platform for the students who have brilliant business ideas but don’t know how to implement them. Jamia Hamdard have such minds who are looking forward to bring their Business ideas in real world. So Department of Computer Science and Engineering decided to provide such platform for students. Under the Leadership of Prof. M. Afshar Alam (Head, Department of CSE), E-Cell was established in January 2016 by Dr Jawed Ahmad (Assistant Professor) and Mr Mirza Rahil Beg. And was officially inaugurated on 28 February 2018. Since then E-cell, Jamia Hamdard is actively organizing and participating in various workshops that will enhance the vision and skills of student.

Institution's Innovation Council (IIC)

Jamia Hamdard in association with Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Govt. of India has established 'MHRD's Institution's Innovation Council (IIC) in September 2018 to systematically foster the culture of Innovation. Its main objective is to encourage, inspire and nurture young start-ups by supporting them to work with new ideas and transform them into prototypes while they are in formative years.

Functions of IICs

  1. To conduct various innovation and entrepreneurship-related activities prescribed by Central MIC in time bound fashion.
  2. Identify and reward innovations and share success stories.
  3. Network with peers and national entrepreneurship development organizations.


Jamia Hamdard takes Further Strides In Innovation; awarded 4.5 Star Rating by the Ministry of Education’s Innovation Cell (MIC)

Jamia Hamdard a hub for research and innovations has been awarded 4.5 stars in the ratings for 2019-20 released by the Ministry of Education (MoE), Government of India.

IIC is an initiative of the Ministry of Education and was established in collaboration with the All India Council for Technical Education. It aims to promote and advance innovative practices among higher educational institutions. The Ministry of Education (MoE) has established the ‘MoE’s Innovation Cell (MIC)’ to systematically foster the culture of innovation amongst all Higher Education Institutions (HEIs).

The 4.5 golden stars rating has been awarded to Jamia Hamdard for undertaking various initiatives and activities prescribed by the Innovation Cell, MoE.  Jamia Hamdard has received the top rating in the region for its vibrant innovative ecosystem. Since, its inception the University is carrying out various activities aimed at promoting innovation, start-ups, and entrepreneurship by involving both the faculty and the students.

It is a moment of great pride for us that we have been awarded such rating by MIC, Through our solution-oriented methodology to education, we have been incessantly making strides to provide our students and faculties with an ecosystem where they can express their entrepreneurship skills”, says Vice-Chancellor, Prof Seyed Ehthesham Hasnain.

The different innovative initiatives and practices undertaken by the faculty were compiled and reported to the MIC's portal from time to time. The innovative initiatives by Jamia Hamdard have been recognized by the Ministry's Innovation Cell and can be found on their portal, adds Dr. Jawed Ahmed, Convenor IIC, Jamia Hamdard.

In order to get the ranking, Jamia Hamdard fulfilled the criteria of three category scoring system developed by IIC, for determining and assessing the innovative performance of higher educational institutions across the country. The University had to effectively follow the Ministry of Education’s Innovation Cell prescribed calendar of activities. In addition, we were also required to take part in a series of MIC driven initiatives, which revolved around the promotion and development of entrepreneurship. The final factor which was to be satisfied for this rating was in regard to the institutions’ self-driven initiatives, where Jamia Hamdard had an edge over ensuring the active engagement of its students and faculties in innovation centered initiatives, says Prof. M. Afshar Alam, Dean and Incharge IIC, Jamia Hamdard.

Centre for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE) in Jamia Hamdard”


With the vision of Nurturing of Youth by training, mentoring and developing them into self-reliant entrepreneurs and turning their ideas into reality through access to professional mentors, collaborative office spaces, and community corporate partners Jamia Hamdard has established a state of Art “Centre for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE)in the campus

This centre will work in tune with the current thrust areas of the Indian Government Initiatives like Make-in-India, Start-up India, Skill India, rural empowerment, Team India etc.

On 23rd Mar 2022 Hon’ble Minister of State for Education, Dr Subhas Sarkar Inaugurated the “Centre for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE) along with Prof Afshar Alam, Vice Chancellor, Mr Syed S Akhtar, Registrar, Dr Shamim Ahmad, Advisor CIIE, Prof Farhan J Ahmad, Chairman CIIE, Dr Jawed Ahmad Director, CIIE, Prof S Alam, Chief Proctor, Mr Harpal Singh, Finance officer and Mr Shaukat Mufti, Hamdard National Foundation(HNF)


Vision: To promote innovation and entrepreneurship by creating a conducive eco-system for incubation and launching start-ups.



  • To empower students and immediate alumni of Jamia Hamdard towards self-employment or creating MSME at their native land and commercialize innovative / research products in tune with the local needs and market, particularly in health, modern medicine, indigenous medicine, biotech, agro-technology, hi-tech agriculture and nano-biotechnology.
  • To extend the model to young potential entrepreneurs spread across the country needing ideas, products, mentorship and handholding in setting up and executing startups at MSME level. The USP of the Program is providing skill and focus on hitherto neglected entities in national startup programs and incubation centres: a) rural-semi urban India, b) young entrepreneurs with relatively modest education and skillsets (10th/12th/graduate), c) limited financial means.
  • To identify, evaluate and implement an incubation methodology to enhance the rate of success of startups in India, standing abysmally low at 10% currently.


Objectives: The main objectives of this centre would be:

  • To provide business support & Technology Transfer initiative in the multidisciplinary field of medicine and biotechnology.
  • To encourage and support the start-ups, incubation and development of innovation led high growth knowledge-based business.
  • To provide state-of-art infrastructure facilities and high window services for setting up of biotechnology industries at the centre.
  • To act as an engine for growth of biotechnology and drug industry and to act as a facilitator and catalyst in the process of research & development
  • To provide formal and operational links with centres of knowledge creation such as national R&D centres, universities, laboratories, hospitals, industries, and individuals in India and abroad and create a strong network.
  • To provide facilities such as bioinformatics, tissue culture, food & fermentation lab, analytical labs, QA labs, formulation and formulation development, herbal garden, hi-tech agriculture, unani and herbal medicine, clinical services, conference and convocation facilities, business centre.
  • To create and develop an aptitude of creativity and innovation that is market and need driven.
  • To expose to short technical training courses that shall be helpful in setting up micro, small or medium industries.
  • To promote and help set up biotech industry ventures.
  • To facilitate flow of venture capital and loans in the startups.
  • Production, value addition, QA and sale of biotech products