AICTE chairman virtually inaugurates third phase of IDE bootcamp at 9 locations

IDE Bootcamp Phase 3: More than 2,500 student innovators to get trained in product designing and ergonomics design thinking.

IDE bootcamp will be held from April 29 to May 2. (Image:IDE bootcamp will be held from April 29 to May 2. (Image:

Alivia Mukherjee | April 29, 2024 | 03:19 PM IST

NEW DELHI: All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) chairman, TG Sitharam, inaugurated the third phase of the Innovation, Design, and Entrepreneurship (IDE) Bootcamp across nine locations in India, spanning from Jammu and Kashmir to Kerala, via virtual means on April 29. The IDE Bootcamp initiative, organized by the Ministry of Education’s Innovation Cell (MIC) and AICTE, aims to cultivate the innovation, design, and entrepreneurial abilities of student innovators.

More than 2,500 Student Innovators and Innovation Ambassadors from Higher Education Institutes will participate in the third round of the 5-day IDE bootcamp, which will take place from April 29 to May 3.

While launching the IDE Bootcamp, the AICTE chairman said, "The IDE Bootcamps represent a beacon of hope, blazing the road for our kids to follow. With over 2,500 student innovators and innovation ambassadors from diverse educational institutions, we are witnessing a convergence of ability and determination like never before."

Experiential learning

In collaboration with the Wadhwani Foundation, known for its entrepreneurship education, this bootcamp aims to equip participants with essential skills such as product design, ergonomics, design thinking, and pitching. The immersive 5-day program, part of the IDE Bootcamp series, emphasizes hands-on experiential learning. Attendees will explore various product design methodologies, nurture design thinking concepts, and gain practical insights. Additionally, the bootcamp will feature motivational talks by startup founders, including SIH alumni, specially curated to inspire participants, particularly students from J and K and Ladakh, towards an entrepreneurial career.

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Pitching innovations

During the first day, participants will showcase their innovations in an exhibition. On the fourth day, a local tour is arranged, offering participants real-world insights, networking prospects, and creative stimulation to nurture their entrepreneurial mindset. Culminating on the final day, student teams will present their innovations to expert panels comprising startup founders, incubators, IP experts, angel investors, venture capitalists, and knowledge agencies. Additionally, renowned national and international speakers and design experts will lead training sessions across the nine locations.

16 boot camps held in previous phases

The IDE Bootcamps symbolize the government's dedication to cultivating a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship, driving India towards global leadership in innovation-driven enterprises. It's noteworthy that a total of 16 boot camps were conducted in phase-I and phase-II, engaging over 4000 students and faculty members.

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