In pursuit of creating an Innovation Ecosystem in the state, K-DISC will notify and invite institutions from all over the state, across categories and streams, to register for participation. In order to apply, institutions must meet certain criteria set out by K-DISC. Due to constraints in resources for the program, institutions will be shortlisted based on clearly laid out indicators.
2.1. Institutions identified to be part of the program have been classified into two broad categories:
2.1.1. Group 1: This would cover the following institutions,
• Engineering Colleges
• Medical Colleges
• Ayurveda Colleges
• Other Professional Colleges
• Business Schools
• Media & Fine Arts Schools
• Arts & Science Colleges
2.1.2. Group 2: This would cover the following institutions
• Higher Secondary Schools
• High Schools
• Industrial Training Institutes
• Junior Technical Schools
• Vocational Higher Secondary Schools
• Sports Schools
2.2. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
Since the Institutions are envisioned to play a crucial facilitating role in the YIP, K-DISC has stipulated a minimum Eligibility Criteria for Institutions:
a. Institute must be registered Institution recognized by the Govt of India, Govt of Kerala.
b. The Heads/Directors/Principals of these Institutions must consent to register for the program.
c. Institution must nominate at least 2 (TWO) Teachers or Faculty members to be the FACILITATORS for the entire duration of YIP 2020.
d. Institution may nominate mentors for the YIP programme
e. Institution must be able to identify, support and ensure the participation of at least a few students,
2.3. SCREENING & SELECTION PROCESS
K-DISC will use the following Screening & Selection Criteria for prioritizing the final selected list of YIP 2019 Institutions:
a. NIRF Ranking during the last year – for Institutions of Higher Education
b. NAAC Grade during the last year – for Institutions of Higher Education
c. ARIIA Ranking of institutions on Innovation Achievements during the last year
d. Number of Students enrolled in regular programmes during the last year– for all kinds of Institutions
e. Previous Years’ Results – for different regular courses
f. No of requests originated for Mentor Registration till the time of application