Design Innovation Centre

Director, DIC:
Prof. R. N. Sharan
Dept. of Biochem.,
NEHU, Shillong;
director.dic@nehu.ac.in;
+91 94361 04164)

Contact:
Ms. Mercy Marbaniang,
PA & Office Assistant,
DIC, NEHU,
Shillong;
dic@nehu.ac.in
;
+91 96156 78360)

Organization of DIC, NEHU


University advisory committee (UAC), DIC, NEHU

(vide NEHU notification # PL.24/DIC/2015-349 of 19th April 2017):

# Name & Designation Address Telephone; Mobile numbers E-mail
1 Prof. Sri Krishna Srivastava,
Chairman
Vice Chancellor,
North-Eastern Hill University, 
Shillong - 793 022
(0364) 2721001, 2721002, 2550101;
2550074 (R),
(Fax) (0364)- 2550076 
vcnehu@nehu.ac.in
2 Prof. Gautam Barua Member (Spoke I) Director,
IIIT, Guwahati - 781001
(0361) 2132460, 2630015 director@iiitg.ac.in
Dr. (Sr.) Mary Harriet Member (Spoke II) Principal,
St. Mary’s College, Shillong - 793003
(0364) 2224716, 2501053 principal@smcs.ac.in;
smcshillong@rediffmail.com
Dr. (Br.) Albert Longley Dkhar
Member (Spoke III)
Principal,
St. Anthony’s College, Shillong - 793001
(0364) 2222558,
3558
albertlongly@gmail.com
3 Prof. Utpal Barua
Member
(External Expert – NER)
Head,
Department of Design, IIT, Guwahati - 781039
(0361) 2582451,
2582500
dodoff@iitg.ernet.in
4 Dr. Soumik Roy
Member (External Expert – NER)
Head
Centre for Innovation, Incubation & Entrepreneurship, (CIIE),
Tezpur - 784028
9864182681 xoumik@tezu.ernet.in
uttamroy@tezu.ernet.in
5 Prof. P. V. Madhusudan Rao Member
(External Expert)
Head,
Instrument Design Development Centre,
IIT, Delhi - 110016
(011) 26591431,
26596729
pvmrao@mech.iitd.ac.in
6 Dr. Deepak John Mathew
Member
(External Expert)
Associate Professor,
IIT, Hyderabad -502285
(040) 23017221,
23017120
djm@iith.ac.in
7 Prof. G. V. Sreekumar
Member
(External Expert)
Head,
Industrial Design Centre
Mumbai - 400076
(022) 2576 7834 gvsree@iitb.ac.in
gvs.idc@gmail.com
8 Prof. Goutam Saha
Member
Dean,
School of Technology,
NEHU, Shillong - 793022
(0364) 2723630; 9433151492 gsaha@nehu.ac.in
9 Dr. S. C. Arya
Member
Head,
Department of ECE,
NEHU, Shillong -793022
9862284358 hodece@nehu.ac.in
10 Smt. N. G. Marwein
Member
DR (Finance),
NEHU, Shillong - 793022
(0364) 2721023 ngmarwein@nehu.ac.in
11 Prof. R. N. Sharan
Member Secretary
Director,
DIC, NEHU,
Shillong - 793022
(0364) 2722121;
9436104164
director.dic@nehu.ac.in
dic@nehu.ac.in

Management committee, DIC, NEHU:


Prof. R. N. Sharan, Chairman +919436104164 rnsharan@nehu.ac.in
Prof. Desmond Kharmawphlang
(DCCS, NEHU)
+919863060983 desmondkharmawphlang@gmail.com
Prof. Asit K. Chandra
(Chemistry, NEHU)
+919436163024 akchandra.bwn@gmail.com
Mr. Banbhalang Swer
(Architecture, NEHU)
+918794741771 banbha13@gmail.com
Mr. Partha P. Dey
(CS, NEHU)
+919436163761 ppdeye@gmail.com
Mr. Jacob L. Shylla
(St. Anthony’s College)
+919774057379 jlshylla@gmail.com
Ms. Nirupma James
(St. Mary’s College)
+918974004180 amuljam@gmail.com

VISION:


  • Creating an ecosystem for sustainable innovation:
    • Promotion of culture of innovation and creativity in a multidisciplinary environment with involvement of appropriate societal stake-holders, where possible;
    • Nurturing in-house talents  of the university for promotion of all forms of innovation;
    • Preparation of a platform for creative design development, design promotion and partnerships across multiple sectors, states, and regions for integrating design with traditional and technological resources;
  • Creating innovative designs on the foundation of the original designs of the NER, especially in the domain of its rich craft traditions and cultural heritage;
  • Imparting innovation education in selected areas of specializationsby introducing appropriate add-on/open courses in the existing schools of studies in the scheme of NEHU Acts/Statutes/Ordinances;
  • Creating interphase for facilitating academia-industry partnership:
    • For transforming innovative designs and ideas from laboratory to society;
    • Fostering collaboration with professionals and industrials partners.

Objective


The main objective in setting up a North- Eastern Hill university Design Innovation Centre (D.I.C) is as follows:

  • To bring into light the Rich culture and traditional innovative designs of the North Eastern Region which vary from state to state and to develop and bring out the hidden creative talent of each community from state to state.
  • Introducing creative ideas to industries, academia, organizations, research laboratories etc.
  • Focus on Interdisciplinary design and innovation
  • Develop the concept of ‘intellectual property’ and ‘entrepreneurship’ – both of which are largely missing or poorly developed in different strata of the academia in the north-east part of India.
  • To focus on modeling and design of products and materials for the use in construction and day to day life.
  • To develop new models and problem solving system, create a connection among local artisans and local entrepreneur in design and innovation.

The core areas of competence:
(A) ART, CRAFT, CREATIVITY AND POST-MODERNISM
(B) AESTHETICS
(C) BIO-ACTIVE AND ‘SMART’ MATERIALS & BIO-MOLECULES AND BIO-SENSORS
(D) ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
(E) URBAN/RURAL DESIGNING AND PLANNING, 
(F) MEDIA, ADVERTISING AND COMMUNICATION.

In addition, the three ‘spoke institutions’ outside the ‘NEHU hub’ are proposed to join the effort appropriately both inclusively as well as exclusively.

COURSE OFFERED BY DIC:


  • At the ‘hub institution’, NEHU:
    • COURSE IN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP (2-week intensive program to be offered every semester as a common and compulsory course for all students of admitted to DIC at the hub and spoke institutions)
    • MODELING AND MATERIAL BEHAVIOURS(1-semester add-on paper)
    • EXPERIMENTAL MECHANISM(1-semester add-on paper)
    • SUSTAINABILITY MATERIAL(1-semester add-on paper)
    • TRADITIONAL PRODUCT DESIGN (1-semester add-on paper)
  • At the proposed ‘spoke institutions’:
    • SPECIAL PAPER IN FUNCTIONAL FOOD BIOTECHNOLOGY(1 semester optional paperat Sikkim University to be offered annually);
    • SPECIAL PAPER IN DESIGN INNOVATION (1-semester optional paper at St. Anthony’s College to be offered twice a year);
    • SPECIAL PAPER IN INNOVATIVE DESIGNS from Ethno-Resources of North East(1-semester optional paper at St. Mary’s College to be offered annually).

Program to begin from academic session 2017-18 starting 1st August 2017; interested students of NEHU may apply from 1st July 2017.

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