CBSE Introduces Formation of School Innovation Council (SIC) in all CBSE Schools

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CBSE Circular: A Joint Venture by Ministry of Education’s Innovation Cell and CBSE

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The School Innovation Council (SIC) emerges as a collaborative effort between the Ministry of Education’s Innovation Cell and CBSE. This groundbreaking Formation of School Innovation Council (SIC) in all CBSE schools initiative aims to provide consistent support to schools, nurturing ideation, innovation, and entrepreneurship. By integrating innovative methodologies like creative thinking, design thinking, prototyping, and out-of-the-box strategies, the SIC seeks to redefine educational norms.

Features and Benefits of the SIC Initiative

Schools enrolling in the School Innovation Council – SIC Program can expect a rich blend of resources: from training sessions for teachers, insightful leadership talks, national-level exhibitions, and hackathons to connecting school innovation mechanisms with Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs). The School Innovation Council initiative also promises exposure to practical experiences through field visits and boot camps.

Over 3800 Schools Have Already Registered

The SIC initiative has seen an enthusiastic response, with over 3800 schools registering already. This initiative will act as a bridge, linking schools to the country’s broader Innovation and Entrepreneurial ecosystem. Schools, industry experts, innovators, and entrepreneurs will all converge on this platform, working synergistically to revolutionize the educational innovation landscape at the grassroots level.

Principals Guided to Set Up School Innovation Councils

CBSE has advised Principals and Heads of affiliated schools to establish their School Innovation Councils. Guidelines for this process are accessible on both the SIC and CBSE academic websites. Additionally, participating schools stand a chance to be a part of the Innovation Contest and avail funding up to Rs. 2 Lakhs for each innovation.

The Principals / Heads of all CBSE affiliated schools are advised to establish School Innovation Councils as per the guidelines given on the SIC website ( and the CBSE website and be part of the Innovation Contest and secure funding of up to Rs. 2 Lakhs per Innovation.

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Registrations Are Now Open

For any query related to SIC registration, the schools may contact Dr. Elangovan Kariappan, Assistant Innovation Director, Ministry of Education’s Innovation Cell at / 011 29581337.

The contact details for the regional coordinators designated by MoE’s Innovation Cell are also available at

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