Call for Innovation Clubs at Institutions

Published: 18th March 2015 06:10 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th March 2015 06:10 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD:Creativity, which is used to solve day-to-day problems, is the kind of innovation that is needed in the current scenario, Anil Gupta, professor at IIM- Ahmedabad, has said.

Speaking on ‘Frugality is not just affordability,’ at the University of Hyderabad here on Tuesday, he stressed the importance of innovation clubs at schools and colleges. “The main functions of the club is to search, spread, and celebrate innovation, and to sense the unmet needs of society,” he said.

Gupta, who also holds the executive vice chair of National Innovation Foundation, said teachers should inspire students to be innovative. “There should be no rules or boundaries for students. The teacher should interfere only if a student is stuck in the middle and guide him to solve a problem. Teachers should be innovative in order to teach students,” he said.

According to Gupta, sharing of knowledge between individuals should be free of cost, i.e. innovations made to solve daily issues should be open to others so that they can use the same model to solve their problems.

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