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Design Innovation Centre (DIC)
» About the Project


The Design Innovation Centre is one of the prestigious projects of the Central University of Kashmir. It was established in the year 2018 under the National Initiative of Design Innovation of MHRD, GoI with Prof. N A Nadeem, a noted academician as its founder Project Director.The DIC at Central University of Kashmir follows Hub & Spoke model with 09 spokes established across the Kashmir valley. The basic purpose of setting up of DIC at CUK is to

·      Promote a culture of innovation and creative problem solving;

·      Promote knowledge sharing and collaboration amongst industry, academia, Government Institutions, research laboratories, etc;

·      To serve as a location for the industrial collaborators to encourage their new Product Development in the campus using in-house facilities.

·      To serve as a place that imparts design based education and practice systematic design through projects.

·      To enhance interdisciplinary design-focused innovation and creativity.

·      To facilitate interdisciplinary design-focused education, research and entrepreneurial activities in order to create commercial opportunities and build partnerships between academics and industry.

·      To promote, nurture and advance the culture of design and innovation in the country leading to significant contributions and breakthroughs impacting quality of human life.

 ·     To create an ecosystem facilitating students and faculty to take their innovative ideas from classrooms/labs to market/people.

·      To facilitate evolution of new models of academia-industry interactions as well as academia-social interactions and develop institutional networks for innovations in the thematic areas.

·      To promote innovations which are both inclusive and disruptive.

·      To build a flagship programme in the areas of design and innovation which can be replicated in other institutes/universities in our country.

·      To promote all forms of innovations in the complete value chain from process to product, including innovation as a discipline itself.

·      To promote increased interactions/collaborations with institutes/organizations World-wide working in the areas of design and innovation.