Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT Roorkee) is among the foremost of the institutes of national importance in higher education. The Institute has been a trend-setter in the area of education and research in the field of science, technology, and engineering with its glorious history of more than 170 years. The Design Innovation Center (DIC), named नवोन्मेष, is one of the twenty DICs being set up in the country by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India under the national initiative for setting up of Design Innovation Center, Open Design School and National Design Innovation Network. The center will thrive for developing design and innovation as a culture while primarily addressing the relevant problems of the North-West Himalayan region and other national priority areas. It dovetails the presence of three partner institutes (spokes) – Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Kashipur, National Institute of Technology Uttarakhand (NITUK) and G B Pant University of Agriculture & Technology (GBPUA&T).
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“The center will usher in a new culture among the stakeholders of the state to address the difficulties faced by the common people in their daily life. The emphasis is on the development of a design culture and interdisciplinary work. All infrastructural support will be provided to the center to make it one of the leading centers”.
"At Design Innovation Centre, IIT Roorkee will bring together professionals from various fields of Technology, Management, Social Science and Design. The environmental experts shall bring out the innovative solutions which are very crucial for hilly region. In the time of sustainable development and fragile eco-system of hilly region this Design Innovation Centre in the Uttarakhand region will be greatly helpful for the administrators, policy makers and local inhabitants."
Member Secretary, India Design Council
“I have full confidence on IIT Roorkee for accomplishing the targeted tasks. I am happy about the unique programs targeted by Design Innovation Centre at IIT Roorkee. A center of design would make tools and technology accessible to make human life easier while solving many environment-related problems.”