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Upcoming Event: Technology Business Incubator (NGI-TBI) is organising Two weeks FDP in Entrepreneurship during 02.01.2019 to 15.01.2019 at Palakkad, Kerala.

The programme is designed to Train & Develop Teachers and Professionals in Entrepreneurship Development so that they can act as Resource Persons in inculcating Entrepreneurial values in students and Guiding and Monitoring their progress towards Entrepreneurial career.

  • The Programme fee of Rs. 10,000/- to be paid through Demand Draft drawn in favour of “M/s RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CELL NEHRU GROUP OF INSTITUTIONS”) payable at Thirumalayampalayam, Coimbatore.
  • Completely filled in application form along with Demand Draft should reach the below mentioned address on or before 29.12.2018.

TECHNOLOGY BASED ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (TEDP) on "Internet of Things" on (12th November to 22nd December, 2018)

Sponsored by National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, New Delhi

A Technology Based Entrepreneurship Development Programme primarily focuses on Training and Development need of Science & Technology Entrepreneurs in a specific Technology area. This TEDP programme will be organised for Six weeks on Internet of Things.

  • The Programme fee of Rs. 3,500/- to be paid through Demand Draft drawn in favour of “M/s RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CELL NEHRU GROUP OF INSTITUTIONS”) payable at Thirumalayampalayam, Coimbatore.
  • Completely filled in application form along with Demand Draft should reach the below mentioned address on or before 01.11.2018.

National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board - Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, New Delhi Organized by
Research and Development Cell, Nehru Group of Institutions - (22nd November to 21st December, 2018)

An Entrepreneurship Development Programme (EDP) of four weeks duration, aims at Training the Science & Technology Graduates and the Diploma holders in the essentials of Conceiving, Planning, Initiating and Launching an Economic activity or an Enterprise successfully.

  • The Programme fee of Rs. 3,000/- to be paid through Demand Draft drawn in favour of “M/s RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CELL NEHRU GROUP OF INSTITUTIONS”) payable at Thirumalayampalayam, Coimbatore.
  • Completely filled in application form along with Demand Draft should reach the below mentioned address on or before 14.11.2018.


  • Contact - Dr. S. PRAKASH,
    Director - Research & Head ED Cell
    Nehru Group of Institutions
    Thirumalayampalayam, Coimbatore 641 105, Tamil Nadu
    Ph: +91 98427 03828, +91 95978 88907
    Email: drprakashresearch@gmail.com

Research and Development Cell, Nehru Group of Institutions (NGI) received grant for Implementation of New Generation Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Centre (NewGen IEDC).

Dr. S. Prakash, Director – Research of NGI had received grant support of Rs. 2.87 Crores from National Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, New Delhi and NGI supports with 1.5 Crores

NGI NewGen IEDC will be implemented at Nehru Institute of Engineering and Technology (NIET), Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu to support more than 100 Student Innovative Projects which is multi-disciplinary in nature and executed by teams consisting of students drawn from various levels over a period of 5 Years.

NGI ensures to support every student team with Technical and Financial assistance of Rs.2.5 Lakh per project for One year.

Dr.S.Prakash, Director : Research of Nehru Group of Institution, Coimbatore

Dr.S.Prakash is a renowned person with two decades (20 years) of experience in Teaching, Research and Entrepreneurship and marked his footprints in many Educational Institutions at Tamil Nadu. He pursued M.B.A. from Bharathiar University, Coimbatore and M.F.T. from Pondicherry University, Pondicherry. He completed his Doctorate in the area of System & Finance, which was highly commendable.

Currently, the Research and Development activities as well as Entrepreneurial activities are coordinated by him at Nehru Group of Institutions, Coimbatore and Kerala. His vast interest in Research & Entrepreneurship has moulded him to receive fund from funding agencies like DST, EDII, TIFAC-DST, AICTE, ICSSR etc. In the journey at NGI, he has received fund of Rs. 20.77 Crores. Few of his remarkable are

  • He is the Chief Executive Officer of Nehru Group of Institutions Technology Business Incubator (NGI TBI) which is supported by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India with grant of Rs. 16 Crores. NGI TBI is located at Palakkad and the only TBI in South India that supports commercially viable start-ups in the domain of Healthcare and IoT.
  • New Generation Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Centre (NewGen IEDC) is another project received by him. NewGen IEDC is supported by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India with grant of Rs. 4.37 Crores to support more than 100 student innovative projects with financial support of Rs. 2.5 lakhs per project per year.
  • A total fund of Rs. 33.8 lakhs has been received by him from Department of Science and Technology, Government of India & EDII, Ahmedabad for organising
     62 Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp,
     03 Faculty Development Programme
     04 Entrepreneurship Development Programme and
     03 Technology based Entrepreneurship Development Programme.
  • He has organised IPR Awareness Programme with the support of TIFAC-DST.
  • He was the Chief convener for a Ten day ICSSR course on, “Research Methodology in Social Science for Ph.D Scholars” supported by ICSSR with a grant of Rs. 5,50,000 Lakhs.
  • Entrepreneurial Talk Shows with 31 Entrepreneurs and direct interaction with CEOs of Technology Business Incubators was organised by him to the students and faculty members. He has also conducted Outreach program with the officials of EDII, DIC, MSME, CODISSIA, NSIC & Banks.
  • Apart from the above, his main aim is to teach students, how to adopt Entrepreneurship as a Career and Encourage them to be Job Creators and not Job Seekers.

Beyond this being a leader, he had chaired the sessions for many International and National conferences and coordinated many Faculty Development programs which enrich the teaching ability of many peers. His footprints were marked in more than 26 international conferences, adding to it he had published 29 international journals. He was honored as “Best Professor of the month” by higher education review magazine during July ‘14. Also, proved himself to be good facilitator as he guided Three scholars who had successfully completed their Ph.D and currently guiding Fourteen Doctoral Research scholars. He is specialized in discovering the talents of the students and motivating them to achieve many mile stones in their life.

Currently he is in the Editorial Board for seven International Journals and a member in Academic council for Autonomous colleges, served as a coordinator for NBA & NAAC and autonomous committee, life member of American Management Association (AMA), Coimbatore Management Association (CMA), Association of Scientists, Developers, Faculties (ASDF) and Presiding the Madras Management Association – Student chapter. He also visited various countries such as USA, Singapore and Malaysia.

PROJECTS SANCTIONED 2018-19

Funding Agency Coordinator(s) Approval letter no. with date Scheme Title College No of Programme Duration Amount Sanctioned Status
DST, New Delhi Dr. S. Prakash, Director-Research & Head ED Cell No.32/06/2018-NEB (C) NIDHI-TBI NIDHI-Technology Business Incubator Nehru Group of Institutions – Technology Business Incubator, Palakkad, Kerala - 5 Years 15.99 Crores Ongoing
DST, New Delhi & EDII Ahmedabad Dr. S. Prakash, Director-Research & Head ED Cell EDII/DST-NewGen IEDC/18-19/07 NewGen IEDC Entrepreneurship Development Programme Nehru Group of Institutions, Tamil Nadu - 5 Years 4.37 Crores Ongoing
DST, New Delhi & EDII Ahmedabad Dr. S. Prakash, Director-Research & Head ED Cell EDII/DST-NIMAT/18-19/ADL/16 DST NIMAT Project Faculty Development Programme Nehru Group of Institutions, Tamil Nadu & Kerala 01 2 weeks 2,50,000 Ongoing
DST, New Delhi & EDII Ahmedabad Dr. S. Prakash, Director-Research & Head ED Cell EDII/DST-NIMAT/18-19/ADL/16 DST NIMAT Project Entrepreneurship Awareness Programme Nehru Group of Institutions, Tamil Nadu & Kerala 05 3 Days 1,00,000 Ongoing
DST, New Delhi & EDII Ahmedabad Dr. S. Prakash, Director-Research & Head ED Cell EDII/DST-NIMAT/18-19/289 dt.03/07/2018 DST-NIMAT Project Entrepreneurship Awareness Programme Nehru Group of Institutions, Tamil Nadu & Kerala 35 3 Days 7,00,000 Ongoing
DST, New Delhi & EDII Ahmedabad Dr. S. Prakash, Director-Research & Head ED Cell EDII/DST-NIMAT/18-19/289 dt.03/07/2018 DST-NIMAT Project Entrepreneurship Development Programme Nehru Group of Institutions, Tamil Nadu & Kerala 04 4 Weeks 8,00,000 Ongoing
DST, New Delhi & EDII Ahmedabad Dr. S. Prakash, Director-Research & Head ED Cell EDII/DST-NIMAT/18-19/289 dt.03/07/2018 DST-NIMAT Project Technology based Entrepreneurship Development Programme Nehru Group of Institutions, Tamil Nadu & Kerala 03 6 Weeks 9,00,000 Ongoing
DST, New Delhi & EDII Ahmedabad Dr. S. Prakash, Director-Research & Head ED Cell EDII/DST-NIMAT/18-19/289 dt.03/07/2018 DST-NIMAT Project Faculty Development Programme Nehru Group of Institutions, Tamil Nadu & Kerala 02 2 Weeks 5,00,000 Ongoing
TOTAL = Rs. 20,68,24,000 (Rupees Twenty Crores Sixty Eight Lakhs and Twenty Four Thousand)

PROJECTS SANCTIONED 2017-18

Funding Agency Coordinator(s) Approval letter no. with date Scheme Title College Duration Amount Sanctioned Status
DST, New Delhi & EDII Ahmedabad Dr. S. Prakash, Director-Research & Head ED Cell EDII/DST-NIMAT/17-18/RA/009 dt.10.10.2018 DST-NIMAT Project Faculty Development Programme Nehru Group of Institutions, Coimbatore 2 Weeks 2,50,000 Completed
DST, New Delhi & EDII Ahmedabad Dr. S. Prakash, Director-Research & Head ED Cell EDII/DST-NIMAT/17-18/264 dt.26.04.17 & EDII/DST-NIMAT/17-18/EAC-02 dt.31.07.17 DST-NIMAT Project Entrepreneurship Awareness Programme Nehru Institute of Engineering and Technology 3 Days 1,60,000 Completed
DST, New Delhi & EDII Ahmedabad Dr. S. Prakash, Director-Research & Head ED Cell & Ms. B. Priyanka, Research Assistant EDII/DST-NIMAT/17-18/263 dt.26.04.17 DST-NIMAT Project Entrepreneurship Awareness Programme Nehru Arts and Science College 3 Days 60,000 Completed
DST, New Delhi & EDII Ahmedabad Dr. S. Prakash, Director-Research & Head ED Cell EDII/DST-NIMAT/17-18/175 dt.26.04.17 & EDII/DST-NIMAT/17-18/EAC-02 dt.31.07.17 DST-NIMAT Project Entrepreneurship Awareness Programme Nehru College of Engineering and Research Centre 3 Days 80,000 Completed
DST, New Delhi & EDII Ahmedabad Dr. S. Prakash, Director-Research & Head ED Cell EDII/DST-NIMAT/17-18/EAC-02 dt.31.07.17 DST-NIMAT Project Entrepreneurship Awareness Programme PK Das Institute of Medical Sciences 3 Days 20,000 Completed
DST, New Delhi & EDII Ahmedabad Dr. S. Prakash, Director-Research & Head ED Cell EDII/DST-NIMAT/17-18/EAC-02 dt.31.07.17 DST-NIMAT Project Entrepreneurship Awareness Programme Jawaharlal College of Engineering and Technology 3 Days 1,00,000 Completed
DST, New Delhi & EDII Ahmedabad Dr. S. Prakash, Director-Research & Head ED Cell EDII/DST-NIMAT/17-18/EAC-02 dt.31.07.17 DST-NIMAT Project Entrepreneurship Awareness Programme Nehru College of Pharmacy 3 Days 60,000 Completed
AICTE, New Delhi Dr. S. Prakash, Director-Research & Head ED Cell F.No.6-151/RIFD/FDP/Policy-1/2016-17 AQIS Scheme FDP on “Data Analysis & Structural Equation Modeling using SPSS and Smart PLS” Nehru Institute of Engineering and Technology 12 Days 7,00,000 Ongoing
TOTAL = Rs. 14,30,000 (Rupees Fourteen Lakhs and Thirty Thousand Only)

PROJECTS SANCTIONED 2016-17

Funding Agency Coordinator(s) Approval letter no. with date Scheme Title College Duration Amount Sanctioned Status
TIFAC-DST, New Delhi Dr. S. Prakash, Director-Research & Head ED Cell T.I.(WS-06) TIFA/2016 IP Awareness Programme Nehru Group of Institutions 1 Day 80,000 Completed
TOTAL = Rs. 80,000 (Rupees Eighty Thousand Only)

PROJECTS SANCTIONED 2015-16

Funding Agency Coordinator(s) Approval letter no. with date Scheme Title College Duration Amount Sanctioned Status
ICSSR,New Delhi Dr. S. Prakash, Director-Research & Head ED Cell F.No:5-12/RMC/TCB/GEN/2015-16 RMC ICSSR Course on Research Methodology in Social Science for Ph.D Scholars Nehru Institute of Engineering and Technology 12 Days 5,50,000 Completed
TOTAL = Rs. 5,50,000 (Rupees Five Lakhs and Fifty Thousand Only)
TOTAL AMOUNT SANCTIONED TILL DATE = Rs. 49,60,000 (Rupees Fourty Nine Lakhs and Sixty Thousand Only)

Date: 20-July-2018 - Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp 22

First step toward Change is Awareness & Second step is Acceptance. New Enterprise Creation with Innovative Ideas in Healthcare domain. First EAC at PK DAS Institute of Medical Sciences, Ottapalam, Palakkad, Kerala during 20th July, 2018. The event was conducted to 2nd year MBBS students for encouraging them to think ideas with high degree of Innovation and Commercial Viability. The Chief Guest of the program is Dr. V. Vimal, Founder & Managing Director (Clinical Scientist), Grad Valley Data Science & Innovspace Coworking & Accelerator, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. The programme was graced by Dr. S. Prakash, Director – Research & Head ED Cell, Dr. Dr. K. N. Gopakumaran Kartha, Principal, P. K. Das Institute of Medical Sciences, Dr. P. K. Ramakrishnan, Professor & Head, Department of Anatomy, P. K. Das Institute of Medical Sciences and other dignitaries.

Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp at PK Das Institute of Medical Sciences. NGI - Kerala

Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp at Nehru College of Pharmacy : 06-Oct 2017

Research & Development Cell, Nehru Group of Institutions organised Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp at Nehru College of Pharmacy, Thrissur, Kerala during 05th, 06th & 07th October, 2017. An event that saw the inspired young entrepreneurs having ideation to make them as Job Creators in Pharmaceutical field.

The Chief Guest of the program was Dr. K. Balakrishnan, Principal Scientist Bannari Amman Institute of Technology - Technology Business Incubator (BIT-TBI), Sathyamangalam, Tamil Nadu and Resource persons were Shri. K. Chandran, Former AGM, Indian Overseas Bank & Finance Manager, Nehru Group of Institutions & Shri. Shanmugaperumal Managing Director, SPAK.

Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp : 26-July 2017

Research and Development cell of NGI organised an Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp , to encourage our students to be the job creators and not job seekers.

Seminar on "ENTREPRENEURIAL CAREER AND ASPIRATIONS" 14-July 2017

The Chief Guest of the events was Shri. S. B. Sareen, Project Director : DST NIMAT Project & Head, Centre for SMEs & Business Development Services, Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India, Ahmedabad.Well, the support and guidance of the Chief Guest to our students will definitely take them to peaks. A propel of Students innovation to Start Ups @ JCET through Entrepreneurship Development Cell.

IPR Awarness Programme

Workshop on INITIATION, INVENTION AND INNOVATION IN TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS INCUBATION

The Chief Guest for the workshop is Shri. Sathesh Kumar, Deputy Director, Ministry of MSME, Coimbatore. R& D Cell organizes the workshop in Nehru Institute of Engineering & Technology and Nehru College of Engineering & Research Centre on 24th and 25th October, 2016.
The workshop includes multi sessions for strategic key ideas, innovative entrepreneurship and creating enterprises. Technology Business incubation for unique combination of business development processes, infrastructure and students. To initiate incubation activities in Technology Business Centre to facilitate technology commercialization.

Date: 24-Oct-2016
Workshop on INITIATION, INVENTION AND INNOVATION IN TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS INCUBATION. - NIET - NGI Coimbatore