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Dr.A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Centre of Excellence for Innovation and Entrepreneurship was set up by Dr. M.G.R. Educational and Research Institute as an interdisciplinary Center with an objective of developing innovative products with excellent commercial potential.

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Vision and Mission

Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Center of Excellence in Innovation and Entrepreneurship was inaugurated on March 22nd, 2016 by Prof. M.S. Swaminathan, renowned Indian geneticist. Our Vision is to make the Center the best inter-disciplinary Center for Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurial training and be a role model for sustainable growth. Read more ...


We bring together a multi-disciplinary technical team which focuses on human-centric methods in priority areas for research and execute them collaboratively. The team has a deep understanding of Design thinking, public health, nutrition, industrial biotechnology, Bioinformatics, issues related to the environment and renewable energy, and business. Read more ...

Entrepreneurial Education

We have a mandate to inspire, educate and support student entrepreneurs to create high-value jobs. We collaborate with Wadhwani Foundation to create an entrepreneurial Campus by training teachers, students, mentoring and connecting students with industry networks across the country. Read more ...


DST - New Generation Innovation and Entrepreneurship Cell (NewGenIEDC) is a flagship program of the National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board, Dept. of Science and Technology, Govt. of India. The Center at Dr. MGR has been awarded Read more ...

Faculty Tune Up

The Roadmap for an academic researcher can be long and arduous. We organize capacity building workshops for each step of the journey:
1. Defining the research question
2. Developing the research methodology
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We engage with the Community through talks and workshops in schools to raise an awareness and aspiration in science & technology, innovation & entrepreneurship. Students and faculty involved in Outreach gain by a practical exposure to the real life situations. Read more ...