The Ministry of Education (MoE) through MoE’s Innovation Cell (MIC) launched the Institution’s Innovation Council (IIC) program, to systematically foster the culture of innovation and start-up ecosystem in Higher Educational Institutions. Primarily, IICs’ role is to engage large number of faculty, students and staff in various innovation and entrepreneurship related activities such as ideation, Problem solving, Proof of Concept development, Design Thinking, IPR, project handling and management at Pre-incubation/Incubation stage, etc., so that innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem gets established and stabilized in Higher Educational Institutions. The IIC model is designed to address the existing challenges/issues in higher educational institutions such as less numbers, occasional and unplanned Innovation & Entrepreneurship (I&E) activities organized with low involvement of top leadership, lack of coherence and absence of synergy in resource mobilization, deployment and underutilization of creative potential of youths as major barrier for vibrant I&E ecosystem to emerge from Higher Educational Institutions.