The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India, has established the 'MHRD's Innovation Cell to systematically foster an innovative culture in all Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). The primary mission of IIC is to encourage, inspire, and nurture young students by assisting them in working with new ideas and transforming them into prototypes during their educational years.

IIC intends to encourage the formation of 'Institution's Innovation Councils' (IICs) across selected HEIs. A network of these IICs will be established to promote innovation in the institution through a variety of channels, resulting in an innovation promotion eco-system on campus.

IIC aims to foster a vibrant local innovation ecosystem.

  • Establish a support mechanism in higher education institutions
  • Prepare for Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements Framework
  • Create a function ecosystem to scout and pre-incubate new ideas
  • Improve cognitive ability for technology students.

St. Joseph’s College of Pharmacy has an approved IIC by MOE, with lot of activities.

Institution’s Innovation Council Members
President Dr. Sr. Daisy PA, Principal
Vice-president & ARIIA Coordinator Dr. Vinod B, HOD, - Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Convenor & NIRF Coordinator Dr. Boby Johns G, HOD- Pharmaceutics
Startup Activity Coordinator/Innovation Activity Dr. Jeny Samuel, Assoc. Professor- Pharmacy Practice
Social Media Ms. Meera R Nath- Assoc. Professor- Pharmacology
IPR Activity Coordinator Ms. Sneha Shenoy KU, Asst. Professor, Dept. of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Internship Activity Coordinator Ms. Santy Rose P, Asst. Professor, Dept. of Pharmaceutics
MembersMs. Preethy Cherian , Asst. Professor, Dept. of Pharmaceutics
Mr. Shanoj VV, PRO
Mr. Suresh MR, Librarian

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Centre.

The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Centre at St. Joseph’s College of Pharmacy was established with the goal of bringing aspiring entrepreneurs to lime light. The cell officially started in 2023, approved by the Kerala Startup Mission.

The IEDC Cell operates within the Institution's Incubation Centre, The IEDC cell coordinates its activities with the Institution Innovation Council (IIC) to build a strong entrepreneurial ecosystem on campus. The cell organizes a variety of entrepreneurship and research-related activities to instill the entrepreneurial mindset in the vibrant student community. The cell is very active on campus, and it is exciting to announce that three teams are working on business ideas with the help of our internal and external experts.


Intellectual property rights encompass a range of legal protections, such as patents, copyright, industrial design rights, trademarks, plant variety rights, trade dress, geographical indications, and confidential information in certain jurisdictions. St. Joseph’s College of Pharmacy’s IPR cell arranges a range of activities, such as seminars, workshops, invited talks by industry experts, and interactions with patent holders. The objective is to stimulate the creative and innovative abilities of students in productive fields. Students are exposed to industry visits and the sharing of experiences regarding innovative practices in order to foster entrepreneurial skills.

Patents Obtained in recent Years : 02

1. Design No: 378864-001 (07/02/2023) - India
2. Certificate No: 6304219 (18/08/2023) - UK

Young Innovators Programme (YiP)

The YIP-Young Innovators Programme, in collaboration with the Kerala Development and Innovation Strategic Council (K-DISC) and Kerala Startup Mission, recently spearheaded an idea submission campaign targeted at students named as YIP 6.0. Participating in this initiative, our College enthusiastically submitted 21 innovative ideas, the highest number from Pharmacy Colleges showcasing our commitment to fostering creativity and entrepreneurship among our student community. Excitingly, our efforts were recognized as we clinched the fifth position in Alappuzha District, a testament to the ingenuity and dedication of our students and faculty. This achievement not only underscores our Institution's ethos of promoting innovation but also highlights the potential impact of our ideas on the local entrepreneurial ecosystem. We look forward to further nurturing these ideas and transforming them into tangible ventures that contribute to the socio-economic development of Kerala.

M.Pharm, B.Pharm, and Pharm.D. students have participated in the YIP by submitting their innovative ideas.

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