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DSIR PRISM - Bright Idea Competition

About Shiv Nadar University

Shiv Nadar University is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, research-focused, and student-centric University offering a full range of academic programs at the undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral level. With state-of-the-art infrastructure, the University comprises academic wings, sophisticated labs, international standard sports facilities, amphitheaters, auditorium, conference rooms and smart classrooms. It has been declared as the one of the Indian Institutes of Eminence by the Government of India.


Atal Incubation Centre (AIC) set up at Shiv Nadar University with the support of Atal Innovation Mission NITI Aayog with the aim of serving as an active catalyst for the development of promising entrepreneurs. It is a step to assist budding entrepreneurs in their start up journey and to support the developing startup ecosystem in India.

AIC Shiv Nadar University welcomes startups for incubation, irrespective of being part of the university as student or faculty. The aim of AIC is to create an ecosystem which is conducive for innovation, where start-ups and new ventures thrive. With a view to nurture these start-ups, AIC offers virtual as well as physical incubation.


Promoting Innovations in Individuals Start-ups and MSME (PRISM) is the erstwhile "Technopreneur Promotion Programme” (TePP). It is an initiative of the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India to transform an individual innovator into a successful Technopreneur by promoting, supporting and funding the untapped creativity of individual innovators. TePP was launched by the Ministry of Science and Technology in 1998-99 and was jointly operated by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR) and Technology Information.

About the Program:

PRISM is for budding students, professionals and common citizens interested in innovation and having an implementable and commercially viable, novel innovation. An innovator of Indian nationality, interested in innovation is provided Grant–in-aid support by PRISM DSIR for prototype development and commercialization subject to completion of sanction of project which includes evaluations, technical and financial viability as well as commercially viable analysis. PRISM -DSIR also helps the innovators to get acquainted with the fundamentals of patenting as well as technical and strategic assistance in idea development.

TePP Outreach cum Cluster Innovation Centres (TOCICs)


Leadership Team:

Dr. Rupamanjari Ghosh, Vice chancellor and Director - School of Natural Sciences, Shiv Nadar University

Dr. Bibek Banerjee, Senior Dean and University Head of Strategic Initiatives and Director, School of Management and Entrepreneurship, Shiv Nadar University

Dr. Sandeep Sen, Director, School of Engineering, Senior Professor, Computer Sc. & Engineering, Shiv Nadar University

Dr. Suneet Tuli, Director, Research and Graduate Studies, and Faculty Affairs, Shiv Nadar University

Ms. Anubha Bali, Director, Career Development Center and Industry Relations, Shiv Nadar University

Core Team

Prof. Pradeep Mehra, CEO, Atal Incubation Centre - Shiv Nadar University

Ms. Sheeba Khan, Business Head, Atal Incubation Centre - Shiv Nadar University