The 'National Innovation and Start-up Policy 2019 for students and faculty in HEIs
was launched by Hon'ble Minister of Education, Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' on
11th September 2019 at AICTE, New Delhi.
This policy intends to guide HEIs for promoting students' driven innovations &start-
ups and to engage the students and faculty in innovation and start up activities in
campus. The policy aims at enabling HEIs to build, streamline and strengthen the
innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem in campus and will be instrumental in
leveraging the potential of student's creative problem solving and entrepreneurial
mind-set, and promoting a strong intra and interinstitutional partnerships with
ecosystem enablers and different stakeholders at regional, national and international
level. The policy is being implemented by MoE's Innovation Cell and in coordination
AICTE, UGC, state/ UT governments and universities. Implementation of policy has
been undertaken for quick adoption by HEIs. The present policy is a way forward to
the earlier version of AICTE's Start-up Policy which was launched in the year 2016 to
complement the Startup Action Plan under the Startup India and Stand-up India
Program launched by Hon'ble Prime Minster of India.