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Innovation Cell

Innovation Cell (I-Cell), Symbiosis Institute of Technology, Nagpur, has been established with the objective of practising innovation based on experiential learning to inculcate excellence within Technocrats, Researchers and Inventors (TRI). Thereby developing and fostering a business model based on the latest technology, having innovation and scalability as an essential component with the highest profit and lowest risk. Members of I-Cell are working with the fullest conviction and capacity to align the indomitable minds of SITians with the statement at the top. In addition, it has been envisioned to become a world-class technology-driven innovation centre and provide a universal platform for innovative development for the benefit of budding entrepreneurs, corporate houses & society at large.


Dr. Shyam Pratap Singh

Teacher In-Charge

As an in charge of I-Cell, Symbiosis Institute of Technology, Nagpur. I am trying to develop a true sense of an interdisciplinary, innovative ecosystem powered by experiential learning leading towards a multi-business model.

I have completed my Ph.D. from BIT Mesra, Ranchi, M. E in ECE from Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiyala and B. E in E&TC from RGPV, Bhopal.

I have published various research papers in reputed IEEE, Elsevier, Springer, Wiley and Taylor’s Francis journals. Apart from numerous SCOPUS papers from international conferences in India and abroad, I supervised 03 PhD scholars (1 awarded & 2 ongoing). Designed and taught “AI-enabled Molecular Nano Communication System” and “Seminar Course Design” apart from teaching various subjects of elite branches such as Introduction to Machine Learning and Deep Learning with Neural Network.

I am a Fellow of IETE, a Member of IEEE and a Member of GISFI, India.


Fostering Creativity and Innovation

The Innovation Cell at SIT Nagpur aims to cultivate an innovative ecosystem where students can unleash their creativity and explore innovative ideas across various disciplines.


Promoting Collaboration and Networking

Facilitating interactions among students, faculty, industry experts, and entrepreneurs to foster collaboration and networking opportunities, thereby enhancing interdisciplinary innovation.


Providing Learning Platforms

Offering workshops, seminars, and hands-on training sessions to equip members with essential skills such as design thinking, problem-solving, prototyping, and project management, necessary for innovation.


Supporting Entrepreneurship

Providing support and resources to aspiring student entrepreneurs, including mentorship, access to funding opportunities, and guidance in developing viable business plans to bring innovative ideas to market.


Creating Impactful Projects

Encouraging members to work on projects that address real-world challenges, aiming to create tangible solutions with a positive impact on society, industry, and the environment.

I-Cell, SIT, NGP is comprised of the following core members (internal & external).

Sr. No. Name of Member Member Type (Teaching / Non-teaching / External Members) Key Role/ Position Assigned in IIC
1 Prof. (Dr.) Nitin Rakesh, Director, SIT Nagpur Teaching President, I-Cell
2 Dr. S Pratap Singh, Associate Professor, SIT Nagpur Teaching In charge, I-Cell
3 Dr. Nilesh Shelke, Assistant Professor, SIT Nagpur Teaching Start-up Activity Coordinator
4 Dr. S Pratap Singh, Associate Professor, SIT Nagpur Teaching Innovation Coordinator
5 Dr. Sudhanshu Maurya, Associate Professor, SIT Nagpur Teaching IPR Activity Coordinator
6 Ms. Monali Gulhane, Teaching Associate, SIT Nagpur Teaching Social Media Coordinator
7 Dr. Pradnya Borkar, Assistant Professor, SIT Nagpur Teaching Business Model Coordinator
8 Dr. Pooja Jain, IIIT, Nagpur Academia External (Academia)
9 Mr. Santosh Dubey, DGM, RailTel, Nagpur Industry External (Industry)
10 Mr. Aliasagar Wagh Entrepreneur External (Entrepreneur)
Sr. No. Activity Mode (Offline/Online)
01 Workshop on Prototype/Process Design and Development. Offline/Online
02 Session/Workshop on Business Model Canvas (BMC) Offline/Online
03 Session on “How to plan for Start-up and legal & Ethical Steps” Offline/Online
04 Organize an Inter/Intra Institutional Business Plan Competition and Reward Best Innovations. Offline/Online
05 Mentoring Event: Demo Day/Exhibition/Poster Presentation of Business Plans & linkage with Innovation Ambassadors/Experts for Mentorship Support. Offline/Online