KEC Nurtures Technopreneurs

KEC Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (KEC IEF) is a combined platform of KEC Innovation and Startup Policy (KISP), Entrepreneurship and Management Development Centre (EMDC), Institution’s Innovation Council (IIC) KEC, MHRD’s Innovation Ambassadors (IA) KEC, Smart India Hackathon (SIH), KEC Spark Fund and Technology Business Incubator (TBI) @ KEC.

Entrepreneurship and Management Development Centre

  • Entrepreneurship and Management Development Centre (EMDC) was established during 1993 with funds from Central government.
  • The main objective of EMDC is to spread awareness among students, faculty and staff about the value of entrepreneurship and its role in career development.
  • EMDC also helps to promote entrepreneurship as a viable career and provide pre-incubation support to innovators / students to culminate in campus start-ups / new ventures.
  • EMDC comprises of Overall Coordinator, Departmental Faculty Coordinators, Departmental Student Coordinators and student members.

Institution’s Innovation Council

  • Institution’s Innovation Council (IIC) KEC was established during 2018-19 under the guidance of MoE Innovation Cell (MIC), a MoE initiative.
  • IIC KEC works in accordance with the Annual calendar activities prescribed by the MIC and promote innovation-led activities.
  • This cell organizes periodic workshops/ seminars/ interactions with entrepreneurs, investors, professionals and create a mentor pool for student innovators / Hackathons, idea competition, mini-challenges etc. with the involvement of industries.
  • IIC KEC comprises of President, Vice President, Convenor, Faculty Coordinator, Innovation Ambassadors, Faculty and Student Coordinators for various activities, Departmental Faculty Coordinators and student members.

KEC Innovation and Start-up Policy

About KISP 2020

KEC Innovation and Start-up Policy (KISP) 2020 is a guiding framework to engage the students, faculty and staff of Kongu Engineering College (KEC) in innovation and entrepreneurship related activities. KISP 2020 will help them to know the guidelines and strategies that the college has proclaimed for the next three years, towards creating Science & Technology driven Start-ups, which will benefit the inventor, nation and beyond.


To be an innovation led entrepreneurial hub by producing successful Science & Technology driven campus Start-ups and Entrepreneurs.


We are committed to groom Science & Technology driven Start-ups and Entrepreneurs by providing required eco-system, infrastructure, mentoring, financial and networking support.

Policy Statement

To provide guidelines for creating an ecosystem for fostering innovation and entrepreneurial spirit among Students, Faculty and Staff, that promotes the establishment of Science & Technology Driven Start-ups which benefits the society, nation and beyond.

Policy Objectives

  • To encourage students to take up innovation led entrepreneurship as a preferred career choice and provide assistance for the successful launch of their start-ups.
  • To promote faculty and staff led start-ups to convert ideas/ innovations into commercially viable product / process as per KEC IPR policy.

KISP Framing Committee comprises of Chairman, HEI members, Alumni entrepreneur, Startup founder, I&E ecosystem enablers, Incubation representative and Member secretary. KISP Implementation Team comprises of Innovation Ambassadors from IIC KEC This policy will be reviewed once in 3 years, as per the changes in MoE National Innovation and start-up policy for students and faculty, and Tamil Nadu Government start-up policy and Anna University Start-up policy for faculty, students and staff