‘National Innovation and Start up Policy’


National Innovation and Start up Policy-2019 for faculty and Students of Higher Education Institutions is initiated by MHRD’s Innovation Cell and AICTE. CT University adopted the NISP of AICTE AND MHRD to encourage students as well research oriented faculty towards Innovation and Entrepreneurship related activities.

Vision of CTU-NISP

The Vision of NISP is to promote student driven innovations & start-ups and to engage the students and faculty in innovation and start up activities in campus. The policy aims at enabling HEIs to build, streamline and strengthen the innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem in campus and will be instrumental in leveraging the potential of science, student’s creative problem solving and entrepreneurial mind-set, and promoting a strong intra and inter-institutional partnerships with ecosystem enablers and different stakeholders at regional, national and international level. The entrepreneurial ecosystem in HEIs will play key role in identifying, mentoring, nurturing innovative and entrepreneurial potential of students, faculty and staff and transforming them into start-up entrepreneurs by provided avenues of funding, investment opportunities and networking support to make the innovation and venture successful.

Committee of NISP

        Dr Harsh Sadawarti           

Chairman, NISP

An eminent academician & excellent administrator with 24 years of experience in General Administration, Research & Development and Teaching Functions. Possessing high academic credibility, clear strategic vision and outstanding leadership qualities. Currently, serving as Vice Chancellor of CT University, Ludhiana, Dr. Sadawarti has been monumental for development of corporate planning across CT University and setting academic & corporate goals and objectives for departments. He is responsible for providing executive leadership in assisting the Chancellor in the overall planning, organizing, and controlling of the academic program areas. Developing and planning academic programs, budgeting, resource allocation, supervising staff development programs, monitoring personnel actions. Promoting the University in a regional, national and international context and to increase the financial resources available to the University in order to realize the full potential of the University. His commitment of furthering the University’s interest by liasoning with academic institutions, business organizations and industries across the country has taken the University to the next level. Has more than 80 research publications in various national, international conferences and journals to credit. Has supervised 8 Ph.D Scholars, 2 M.Phil scholars and 12 M.Tech scholars. Taught various subjects like Computer System Architecture, Database Management System, Operating System, Compiler Design, Microprocessor, System Analysis & Design.

Dr Rajiv Sharma

Deputy Director, PME Cell

Coordinator, NISP

Dr Rajiv Sharma has 12 years of Experience in Teaching and Research. His areas of Specialization is Design, Synthesis and Evaluation of Novel Platinum (II) based Complexes;  Development of  Azo based Prodrugs of Different Anti-cancer Agents for Colon Cancer; Biodegradable Polymers; Design and Development of Polymer-drug conjugates for colon targeted drug delivery. He has completed Govt funded Research Projects such as RPS-AICTE and many industrial related projects. He has more than 30 publications in highly impact National as well as International Journals. He Organized, participated and chaired sessions in Webinars, conferences and Seminars. He supervised 15 Post graduates, 10 Under graduates and 9 Research Scholars are doing Ph.D. under his supervision.  He is active member of Professional bodies such as APTI, IPGA . He is also an IIC Innovation Ambassador, MHRD He is Deputy Director of PME (Priority Monitoring and Evaluation Cell), President of Innovation Cell, Nodel officer for ARIIA, and incharge of Business Incubator for MSME at CT University.

Dr. Harmeet Singh

Member, IIC   

Active Member  

Dr. Harmeet Singh is an extremely hardworking individual known for his skills in Robotics and Automation.He got his Bachelors and Master’s Degree in Computer Applications. Then he went to Italy fora PhD in Bio-Robotics from ScuolaSuperioreSant’Anna University. During his PhD, he was also a visiting researcher atthe University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK.Now he is mentoring students for innovative projects and helps them to reach the next level of their potentialat CT University. He is also an IIC Innovation Ambassador, MHRD.He has an experience of more 3 years in research and academics. He has published 11 papers in international journals and conference. While in CT University, he has made projects like Prosthetic Hand, prosthesis finger, Agriculture robot, Drawing Robot, All-terrain robot, etc. He has also filed two patents in the past six months.

His background and areas of expertise reside in Signal Processing and Machine Learning, with particular emphasis on biosignal and multi-dimensional signals. Hiscurrent research interests are in Signal Processing and Machine Learning for Autonomous Systems and Human-Machine Interaction; Biosignal Driven Intelligent Systems and Healthcare. He is currently supervisingseveral PhD students working on different projects. He is also the Project Head of ROBONOVA CT University startup.

Dr Kavita Sharma

 Vice President, IIC      

Co-coordinator, NISP

Dr Kavita Sharma is having 18.7 years of Teaching Experience. She has 16 Research Paper Publication in Journals; she contributed chapters in three books and has 1 article to her credit. She has attended & participated in 8 National, 2 International Conferences, 6 Seminars, 2 Workshops and 10 Faculty Development Programs. She organized one FDP of PTU, 4 EDP’s and 4 MDP’s of Ministry of Small Medium Enterprises, New Delhi in her career. She is National Doctoral Fellowship Awardee by AICTE. She got appreciation award by ZIIEI and MSME-DI, Ludhiana twice for her contribution in Incubation and organizing EDP’s and MDP’s. She is life time member of PCMA. She is PTU Authorized Human Value Specialist and Resource person of MSME-DI Ludhiana. She is Six Sigma Green Belt holder. She is also SAP Certified. She is also taking care of Foreign Affairs Cell and Core member of Priority Monitoring and Evaluation Cell and IIC cell of MHRD at CT University. She is Vice President of Incubation Centre of MSME. She teaches in the area of Finance.

Er. Jaspreet Singh

        Member IIC       

        Active Member

Er. Jaspreet Singh is an intellectual & entrepreneur having expertise in automation, automotive &design domains. He have completed his Bachelors of Technology in Mechanical Engineering from Punjab Technical University. He is founder of a technology start-up SRG Research Private Limited focused to provide automation solutions to machine tool industry and also awarded with financial aid of Rupees 8 Lakh for entrepreneurship promotion by Ministry of MSME. With entrepreneurship mindset and a vision to “to create more job providers rather than job seekers” he worked hard with his team to establish “RICE – Research & Innovation Centre for Excellence”. He is core member of PME cell, IPR cell & Entrepreneurship cell. With his team he have built precision 3D printers and CNC machinery to set-up Rapid Prototyping facility at CT University. Under his guidance student teams have designed and developed various innovative & patentable projects and bagged awards innational level Technology Expos and Start-up competitions. He have been recently enrolled asconsultant and development partner with TATA Motors and working upon various IndustryInstitutional collaborative research projects.

NISP Start up Policy

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NISP Action Plan

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