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Orientation Session on 'National Education Policy 'with a Focus on Innovation and Entrepreneurship


An orientation session on the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, with a special focus on innovation and entrepreneurship, was organised by SVKM’s NMIMS, SPPSPTM Innovation Council, Mumbai on December 28, 2020. Esteemed speaker Dr. N. Jayasankaran, who holds a multitude of profiles and positions across various sectors in academia, provided his key insights on NEP. Some of the key takeaways from the policy are the light but tight regulation of the education system, a greater focus on multidisciplinary approach, as well as the aim to increase the gross enrolment ratio (GER) from its current standing at 26.3% to 50% by 2035.

Orientation Session on National Innovation and Start-Up Policy


Being cognisant with the ever-increasing impetus been provided to innovation, SVKM’S NMIMS, SPPSPTM Innovation Council, Mumbai organised an enriching orientation session on the National Innovation and Start-up policy (NISP) on December 28, 2020. Dr. Neeraj Kumar Sethiya chaired an illuminating session by providing a run-through of the National Innovation and Start-up Policy and its provisions. A brief overview of the process of framing and drafting of NISP as well as its ten clauses were shared. Various thrust areas of the NISP were discussed, such as creating an innovation pipeline, strengthening building organisational capacity, as well as increasing collaboration and cocreation between individuals and organisations.

Panel Discussion on Atmanirbhar Bharat: Vocal for Local, Make in India For World


‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’, which translates to ‘self-reliant India’, is a policy formulated by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, with a vision to make India a bigger and more important part of the global economy. In order to garner a better understanding of how the implementation of these policies could herald a brighter future for our country and its citizens, Our alumni, Mr. Mohit Harsolekar (Batch of 2017, M.Pharm), Mr. Bhavin Patel (Batch of 2014, M.Pharm), Mr. Ankit Tiwari (Batch of 2017, M.Pharm), Ms. Niloni Shah (Batch of 2015, B.Pharm) and Mr. Pritesh Patel (Batch of 2015, M.Pharm), were invited for a panel discussion on ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat: Vocal for Local, Make in India for the World’ on December 26, 2020. Dr. Haresh Raulgaonkar joined the moderator for the session in an enriching discussion.

Session on Process of Innovation Development


An innovation process is something that describes the path of translating new and/or existing knowledge into marketable solutions. Companies that pursue a successful innovation process more often have something decisive that puts them ahead of others i.e., they have designed the path of an idea from generation, through development, to market entry.

An orientation session on the Process of Innovation Development was organised by the SVKM’s NMIMS SPPSPTM Innovation Council on January 21, 2021. Renowned personality, Mr. Chandru Chawla provided an inspiring session by discussing the key factors involved in the Innovation Development Process. He also shared the innovations undertaken by the Global Pharma Industry over the years and the latest being the Covid-19 Vaccine Project completed in record time of less than a year.

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