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School Innovation Council (SIC)

School Innovation Council (SIC)- Relevance for UPSC Exam

  • GS Paper 2: Governance, Administration and Challenges- Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.

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School Innovation Council (SIC) in News

  • Recently, key details of School Innovation Council (SIC) was provided by the Minister of State for Education, Smt. Annpurna Devi in a written reply in the Lok Sabha.

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School Innovation Council (SIC)

  • About: School Innovation Council (SIC) is an initiative taken by the Ministry of Education’s Innovation Cell (MIC).
    • School Innovation Council (SIC) was launched on 1 July 2022.
  • Mandate: School Innovation Council (SIC) is a council of teachers, students, and experts from industry and academia to-
    • Conduct round the year activities for students and teachers on Innovation and Entrepreneurship,
    • Monitor through the SIC portal of the MIC,
    • Record the influence at the ground level.
  • Implementation: School Innovation Council (SIC) has been introduced to all schools of all the states including Rajasthan.
  • SIC Portal: It has been developed to implement the SIC council in all schools across the nation. schools can register themselves on the SIC Portal.
  • Role of Schools: All registered schools are encouraged to perform innovation-related activities as per the SIC Calendar Activities that includes-
    • Leadership talk,
    • Motivation sessions,
    • Webinars,
    • Sessions,
    • Awareness,
    • Boot camps inviting innovative ideas from the student,
    • Developing the prototype, and
    • National level exhibition of the best prototypes etc.
  • Significance: SIC will enable mindset change, awareness, and training on Ideation, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, design thinking, Intellectual Property Rights, start-up finance, and HR among teachers and students.
    • School Innovation Council (SIC) will also enable the ranking system for schools on the level of innovation-oriented activities.

 

School Innovation Ambassador Training program (SIATP)

  • About: School Innovation Ambassador Training program (SIATP) was launched through online Mode to strengthen the mentoring capacity of teachers for cultivating and handholding innovative and ingenious ideas from students.
  • Teacher Training Modules: Under SIATP, teachers will be trained under following five modules-
    • Design Thinking & Innovation;
    • Idea generation & Idea hand-holding;
    • Finance/Sales/HR;
    • Intellectual Property Rights(IPR);
    • Entrepreneurship and Prototype/ Product Development;
  • Innovation Ambassadors: Under SIATP, teachers undergo 72 hours of training, and those who qualify all the five modules with a minimum 50% as passing marks are recognized as “Innovation Ambassadors”.
    • It makes them competent to nurture the young school students on Ideation, IPR, product development, design thinking, problem-solving, critical thinking and skills of entrepreneurship.

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