Vadodara Innovation Council

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Type: Extension of National Innovation Council, Govt. of India
Established: May-2011
Address: Vadodara, Gujarat, India
Chairman Emeritus: Dr Madhu Mehta [1]
President: Jagdish Shukla
Vice President: Dr Chaitanya Buch
Vice President: Paresh Parekh
Secretary: Vikas Chawda
Treasurer: Kalpesh Shah
NInC Website: innovationcouncil.gov.in
VIC Website: vic.org.in

Vadodara Innovation Council (VIC) is the first city-based Innovation Council in India, associated with National Innovation Council. National Innovation Council is headed by internationally respected development thinker and policy maker Sam Pitroda.[2] He is also an Adviser to the Prime Minister of India on Public Information Infrastructure & Innovations and Chairman of National Knowledge Commission. Vadodara Innovation Council started functioning in May-2011 under the leadership of technocrat Dr. Madhu Mehta.[3] VIC is aimed “To build Innovative, Curious and Questioning Society in Vadodara region”.

Because of conducting innovation workshop of 10,000 school students in a short span of 8 months, it got commendable recognition at national level. The model is replicated in 1,000 cities of India.[4][5] In its first phase 31 schools including 11 municipal schools were covered. The theme was 'Promoting Innovation Consciousness', conducted in English as well as in Gujarati.[6]

The Secretary of VIC, Mr. Vikas Chawda, has sent report of School Program & Tod Fod Jod initiative of VIC to National Innovation Council.

Vadodara as an Innovative city[edit]

On June 16, 2013, Sam Pitroda has launched the vision and initiative to make 'Vadodara as an Innovative city', the first-of-its-kind in India.[7]

Tod Fod Jod Centre[edit]

It has started 'Tod Fod Jod Centre' (TFJC)for school students, being the second such initiative in India after Delhi. It's very unique initiative, where students Open the device, understand the different parts, its working principles, Scientific & Engineering concepts behind it and then assemble it. The complete Tod Fod Jod (TFJ) activities planned, arranged and executed by Mr. K. G. Shah who is in-charge of TFJC and its activities. In its first phase, the students experimented with Ceiling fan, Computer, Clock, Bicycle and Telephone.[8][9][10]

Schedule of VIC[edit]

The group of coordinators with volunteers have review meeting at 10.00 am on preferably 2nd Sundays of a month at Baroda High School, Alkapuri, Vadodara. They do have regular group level and committee level gatherings to execute the road map.

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