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Principles and Programs for Fostering Innovation and Extension Activities in College

As an institution of higher education, we have a twin-pronged approach towards fostering the  innovations ecosystem of the college. As a starting premise, the college has consistently  initiated programs to stay ahead of the curve in the best practices of the theoretical systems of  knowledge creation and their dissemination through seminars, conferences, workshops and  talks. Consequently, talks and panel discussions were organized with steady regularity on  topics such as cryptocurrencies, artificial intelligence, IPR, women in post-covid economy,  tales of student entrepreneurs, and New Education Policy and Disability, among several others. The faculty members have kept abreast with the evolving research trends, evident by their  publications and participation in the innovations projects mooted by the University. 

The college is also committed to acting as a conduit for the transfer of this knowledge to the  larger community. In this, our innovations ecosystem of faculty members and students has played a crucial role. For instance, honing the students’ acumen for finding original and  effective solutions to real world challenges, case studies and field-based projects have been  encouraged tremendously. Thus, KIRT conducted an inter-college competition on “Trade  Tales: The Insights of Dalal Street”, where the students were required to rigorously evaluate 

the stock exchange as individual case studies and then offer inventive interventions to the problems identified by them. Other endeavours of the kind include Marketo-flix, Brainiac and  Blockchain Zeppelin. 

Similarly, students were encouraged to develop engaged responses to social issues beyond their  syllabi by inviting them to write academic/ research papers on “Social Media in a Networked  Society”, which not only necessitated familiarity with a wide range of existing perspectives on  it but also a careful re-assessment of these in the light of the lived experiences of the student 

observer and the citizenry. 

Thus, the college has endeavoured to facilitate a supportive environment for engaging with and  evolving sensitive, innovative and effective ideas for the challenges facing our social,  economic and epistemic systems today. It is crucial to note that our innovations ecosystem has  not restricted itself to mere theoretical deliberations but has actively encouraged operative  undertakings for the utility of several sections of the society. 

For example, the Girl Up Preet team of the college has undertaken the crucial task of educating  marginalised women of the city of their rights through project Legalwati. In this, the team is  preparing a set of easily comprehensible ‘legal awareness curriculum’ that can bring about  tangible empowerment in the lives of the semi-urban women of Delhi.  

Another instance of our attempt at bridging the knowledge gap between educational institutions  and society is through Enactus where students developed innovative products like reflective  collars for the protection of stray dogs and deworming powder made of pumpkin seeds to boost the immunity of vagrant pups. Similarly, early into the pandemic, the students of Udyamita compiled a quiz on Covid-19 to undermine the maze of misinformation and myth around the then (and even today) very novel disease. Thus, social entrepreneurship is as crucial to our  vision as is economic.