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about sns ihub

SNS Centre for Creativity

design thinking

consultancy (iHub)

SNS iHub is an initiative by SNS Institutions to foster startups by providing a prototyping space immersed in an ambience of creativity and design thinking. The center helps to identify societal/industrial needs and solve them using design thinking approach, mentored by experts from academia and industry. Inputs on thrust areas provide the right ecosystem for business transformation andleads towards the desired growth.

vision

Our vision is to nurture incubators in the country and to become a globally acclaimed business accelerator.

mission

  • To initiate, nurture and support start-ups among young entrepreneurs
  • To be a single destination for all consultancy and development needs of industries
  • To be a centre for harbouring new technologies
  • To promote entrepreneurial spirit among students and nurture their business aspirations 

About trust

We aim to spark the curiosity of the students and engage them effectively. This is a great place where students will have their opportunity to turn path-breaking research into real-world needs.

our focus

QUALITY EDUCATION
In SNS, we strive to touch every lead of the world we live in. Through design thinking, we focus on delivering quality education by providing an effective learning environment, and true innovators who fix the real social needs and issues.

INNOVATION
Not just engineers, we deliver entrepreneurs! Design Thinking help us to foster creativity, providing an appropriate seed of mechanism to bring ideas and imaginations into life.

SOCIAL CAUSE
Our community focuses on solving real social needs and issues. We cultivate the values of social responsibility and sustainability among students and the world community.
We started our journey in 1997 through Sri SNS Charitable Trust with a philanthropic outlook of serving the society in the fields of Education, Health and Industry. Ever since the inception of Sri SNS Charitable Trust, we have been expanding its wide spectrum of educational streams from pre-school to advanced levels of graduate and post graduate programmes in Arts, Science, Education, Management, Engineering, Pharmacy, Allied Health Sciences and Research centers. Every institution has a well-defined vision, highly committed mission and dedicated faculty members to deliver the excellence in design thinking based education and innovation through our five pillar theme. Ranking among the top 5 colleges in Coimbatore, we opt to shine as one of the premier institutions in the country and become internationally recognized university worldwide.
  • Providing an outstanding educational experience rooted in strong disciplines and enhanced by a broad range of experiences.
  • Empowering our students to be creative, innovative, enterprising and global in their outlook.
  • Implementing our technology-enhanced learning roadmap so that we are recognized as a leading university for the use of technology to support campus-based education.
  • Developing and implementing a new Design Thinking Framework to support and prepare students to shape the societies in which they will live and the professions they choose to enter.
  • Aiming to establish an inter-disciplinary teaching to facilitate multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary opportunities for the students.

Our Leaders

The Supporters of Future Gen!

Our leaders set the base for the academic, intellectual and creative work that runs all around our campus. Committed to excellence in all areas, the leaders of our institutions ensure that we adapt and respond to contemporary issues, create an inclusive community and foster an environment for the wellness of our surroundings.

DESIGN THINKER
CHAIRMAN

Dr. S. N. Subbramanian

DESIGN THINKER
Correspondent

Dr. S. Rajalakshmi

Design thinker
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

dr. s. nalin vimal kumar

our innovators

Our Executive Team is the guiding force in the innovation journey. Our vast network of enigmatic team members share valuable knowledge to groom the next generation of technology and business leaders.

Dr. Babu Devasenapati S

Director - Center for creativity &  Centre for Learning and Teaching

specialisation: Condition monitoring, artificial intelligence and deep learning 


iHub (R&D)

Dr.S. Prakash, Director - Research, SNS Group of Institutions, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu 

Dr. S. Prakash is a renowned person with two decades (22 years) of experience in Teaching, Research and Entrepreneurship and marked his footprints in many Educational Institutions at Tamil Nadu. He pursued MBA from Bharathiar University, Coimbatore and MFT (Master of Foreign Trade) from Pondicherry University, Pondicherry. He completed his Doctorate in the area of System & Finance, which was highly commendable.

Currently, the Research and Development activities as well as Entrepreneurial activities are coordinated by him at SNS Group of Institutions, Coimbatore.

Before Joining SNS Group he was worked at Nehru Group of Institutions, Coimbatore and Kerala. His vast interest in Research & Entrepreneurship has moulded him to receive fund from funding agencies like DST, EDII, TIFAC-DST, AICTE, ICSSR etc. In the journey at NGI, he has received fund of Rs. 24.20 Crores. Few of his remarkable are  

  • He was the Chief Executive Officer of Nehru Group of Institutions Technology Business Incubator (NGI TBI) which is supported by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India with grant of Rs. 16 Crores.
  • New Generation Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Centre (NewGen IEDC) is another project received by him. NewGen IEDC is supported by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India with grant of Rs. 2.87 Crores to support more than 100 student innovative projects with financial support of Rs. 2.5 lakhs per project per year. 

A total fund of Rs. 84.5 lakhs has been received by him from Department of Science and Technology, Government of India & EDII, Ahmedabad for organising
  1. 70 Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp,
  2. 06 Faculty Development Programme
  3. 07 Entrepreneurship Development Programme and
  4. 06 Technology based Entrepreneurship Development Programme. 

  • He has organised IPR Awareness Programme with the support of TIFAC-DST.
  • He was the Chief convener for a Ten day ICSSR course on, “Research Methodology in Social Science for Ph.D Scholars” supported by ICSSR with a grant of Rs. 5,50,000 Lakhs.
  • Entrepreneurial Talk Shows with 82 Entrepreneurs and direct interaction with CEOs of Technology Business Incubators was organised by him to the students and faculty members. He has also conducted Outreach program with the officials of EDII, DIC, MSME, CODISSIA, NSIC & Banks. 
  • Apart from the above, his main aim is to teach students, how to adopt Entrepreneurship as a Career and Encourage them to be Job Creators and not Job Seekers.

Beyond this being a leader, he had chaired the sessions for many International and National conferences and coordinated many Faculties Development programs which enrich the teaching ability of many peers. His footprints were marked in more than 26 international conferences, adding to it he had published 29 international journals. He was honored as “Best Professor of the month” by higher education review magazine during July ‘14. Also, proved himself to be good facilitator as he guided two scholars who had successfully completed their Ph.D and currently guiding Nine Doctoral Research scholars. He is specialized in discovering the talents of the students and motivating them to achieve many mile stones in their life.

Currently he is in the Editorial Board for seven International Journals and a member in Academic council for Autonomous colleges, served as a coordinator for NBA & NAAC and autonomous committee, life member of American Management Association (AMA), Coimbatore Management Association (CMA), Association of Scientists, Developers, Faculties (ASDF) and presiding the Madras Management Association – Student chapter. He also visited various countries such as USA, Moscow, Singapore and Malaysia.  

PROJECTS SANCTIONED 2019-20

Funding Agency Coordinator(s) Approval letter no. with date Scheme Title College No of Programme Duration Amount Sanctioned Status
DST, New Delhi & EDII Ahmedabad Dr. S. Prakash, Chief Executive Officer EDII/DST-NIMAT/19-20/286 dt.12/08/2019 DST NIMAT Project Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp ED Cell, Department of R & D, Nehru Group of Institutions 10 3 Days 2,00,000 Ongoing
DST, New Delhi & EDII Ahmedabad Dr. S. Prakash, Chief Executive Officer EDII/DST-NIMAT/19-20/286 dt.12/08/2019 DST NIMAT Project Faculty Development Programme ED Cell, Department of R & D, Nehru Group of Institutions 01 2 weeks 2,50,000 Ongoing
DST, New Delhi & EDII Ahmedabad Dr. S. Prakash, Chief Executive Officer EDII/DST-NIMAT/19-20/286 dt.12/08/2019 DST NIMAT Project Entrepreneurship Development Programme ED Cell, Department of R & D, Nehru Group of Institutions 01 4 weeks 2,00,000 Ongoing
DST, New Delhi & EDII Ahmedabad Dr. S. Prakash, Chief Executive Officer EDII/DST-NIMAT/19-20/286 dt.12/08/2019 DST NIMAT Project Women Entrepreneurship Development Programme ED Cell, Department of R & D, Nehru Group of Institutions 01 4 weeks 2,00,000 Ongoing
DST, New Delhi & EDII Ahmedabad Dr. S. Prakash, Chief Executive Officer EDII/DST-NIMAT/19-20/286 dt.12/08/2019 DST NIMAT Project Based Entrepreneurship Development Programme ED Cell, Department of R & D, Nehru Group of Institutions 01 6 weeks 3,00,000 Ongoing
DST, New Delhi & EDII Ahmedabad Dr. S. Prakash, Chief Executive Officer EDII/DST-NIMAT/19-20/286 dt.12/08/2019 DST NIMAT Project Based Entrepreneurship Development Programme ED Cell, Department of R & D, Nehru Group of Institutions 01 6 weeks 3,00,000 Ongoing
DST, New Delhi & EDII Ahmedabad Dr. S. Prakash, Chief Executive Officer EDII/DST-NIMAT/19-20/232 dt.12/08/2019 DST NIMAT Project Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp Nehru Group of Institutions - Technology Business Incubator 05 3 Days 1,00,000 Ongoing
DST, New Delhi & EDII Ahmedabad Dr. S. Prakash, Chief Executive Officer EDII/DST-NIMAT/19-20/232 dt.12/08/2019 DST NIMAT Project Faculty Development Programme Nehru Group of Institutions - Technology Business Incubator 01 2 Weeks 2,50,000 Ongoing
DST, New Delhi & EDII Ahmedabad Dr. S. Prakash, Chief Executive Officer EDII/DST-NIMAT/19-20/232 dt.12/08/2019 DST NIMAT Project Entrepreneurship Development Programme Nehru Group of Institutions - Technology Business Incubator 01 4 Weeks 2,00,000 Ongoing
DST, New Delhi & EDII Ahmedabad Dr. S. Prakash, Chief Executive Officer EDII/DST-NIMAT/19-20/232 dt.12/08/2019 DST NIMAT Project Women Entrepreneurship Development Programme Nehru Group of Institutions - Technology Business Incubator 01 4 Weeks 2,00,000 Ongoing
DST, New Delhi & EDII Ahmedabad Dr. S. Prakash, Chief Executive Officer EDII/DST-NIMAT/19-20/232 dt.12/08/2019 DST NIMAT Project Technology Based Entrepreneurship Development Programme Nehru Group of Institutions - Technology Business Incubator 01 6 Weeks 3,00,000 Ongoing
AICTE, New Delhi Dr. S. Prakash, Chief Executive Officer & Director-Research F.NO.34-56/33/RIFD/STTP/Policy-1/2017-18 dt.10.05.2019 AQIS Scheme STTP on ICT Based – Intellectual Property: Copyright, Trademarks and Patents Nehru Institute of Engineering and Technology 01 6 Days 4,12,000 Completed
AICTE, New Delhi Dr. S. Prakash, Chief Executive Officer & Director-Research F.NO.34-55/117/RIFD/FDP/Policy-1/2017-18 dt.10.05.2019 AQIS Scheme FDP on Data Science & Big Data Analytics Nehru Institute of Engineering and Technology 01 2 Weeks 3,91,000 Ongoing
TOTAL = Rs.30,03,000 (Rupees Thirty Lakhs and Three Thousand Only)

PROJECTS SANCTIONED 2018-19

Funding Agency Coordinator(s) Approval letter no. with date Scheme Title College No of Programme Duration Amount Sanctioned Status
DST, New Delhi Dr. S. Prakash, Director-Research & Head ED Cell No.32/06/2018-NEB (C) NIDHI-TBI NIDHI-Technology Business Incubator Nehru Group of Institutions – Technology Business Incubator, Palakkad, Kerala - 5 Years 15.99 Crores Ongoing
DST, New Delhi & EDII Ahmedabad Dr. S. Prakash, Director-Research & Head ED Cell EDII/DST-NewGen IEDC/18-19/07 NewGen IEDC New Generation Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Development Programme
Nehru Group of Institutions, Tamil Nadu - 5 Years 4.37 Crores Ongoing
DST, New Delhi & EDII Ahmedabad Dr. S. Prakash, Director-Research & Head ED Cell EDII/DST-NIMAT/18-19/ADL/16 DST NIMAT Project Faculty Development Programme Nehru Group of Institutions, Tamil Nadu & Kerala 01 2 weeks 2,50,000 Ongoing
DST, New Delhi & EDII Ahmedabad Dr. S. Prakash, Director-Research & Head ED Cell EDII/DST-NIMAT/18-19/ADL/16 DST NIMAT Project Entrepreneurship Awareness Programme Nehru Group of Institutions, Tamil Nadu & Kerala 05 3 Days 1,00,000 Ongoing
DST, New Delhi & EDII Ahmedabad Dr. S. Prakash, Director-Research & Head ED Cell EDII/DST-NIMAT/18-19/289 dt.03/07/2018 DST-NIMAT Project Entrepreneurship Awareness Programme Nehru Group of Institutions, Tamil Nadu & Kerala 35 3 Days 7,00,000 Completed
DST, New Delhi & EDII Ahmedabad Dr. S. Prakash, Director-Research & Head ED Cell EDII/DST-NIMAT/18-19/289 dt.03/07/2018 DST-NIMAT Project Entrepreneurship Development Programme Nehru Group of Institutions, Tamil Nadu & Kerala 04 4 Weeks 8,00,000 Completed
DST, New Delhi & EDII Ahmedabad Dr. S. Prakash, Director-Research & Head ED Cell EDII/DST-NIMAT/18-19/289 dt.03/07/2018 DST-NIMAT Project Technology based Entrepreneurship Development Programme Nehru Group of Institutions, Tamil Nadu & Kerala 03 6 Weeks 9,00,000 Completed
DST, New Delhi & EDII Ahmedabad Dr. S. Prakash, Director-Research & Head ED Cell EDII/DST-NIMAT/18-19/289 dt.03/07/2018 DST-NIMAT Project Faculty Development Programme Nehru Group of Institutions, Tamil Nadu & Kerala 02 2 Weeks 5,00,000 Completed
TOTAL = Rs.20,68,50,000 (Rupees Twenty Crores Sixty Eight Lakhs and Fifty Thousand Only)

PROJECTS SANCTIONED 2017-18

Funding Agency Coordinator(s) Approval letter no. with date Scheme Title College Duration Amount Sanctioned Status
DST, New Delhi & EDII Ahmedabad Dr. S. Prakash, Director-Research & Head ED Cell EDII/DST-NIMAT/17-18/RA/009 dt.10.10.2018 DST-NIMAT Project Faculty Development Programme Nehru Group of Institutions, Coimbatore 2 Weeks 2,50,000 Completed
DST, New Delhi & EDII Ahmedabad Dr. S. Prakash, Director-Research & Head ED Cell EDII/DST-NIMAT/17-18/264 dt.26.04.17 & EDII/DST-NIMAT/17-18/EAC-02 dt.31.07.17 DST-NIMAT Project Entrepreneurship Awareness Programme Nehru Institute of Engineering and Technology 3 Days 1,60,000 Completed
DST, New Delhi & EDII Ahmedabad Dr. S. Prakash, Director-Research & Head ED Cell & Ms. B. Priyanka, Research Assistant EDII/DST-NIMAT/17-18/263 dt.26.04.17 DST-NIMAT Project Entrepreneurship Awareness Programme Nehru Arts and Science College 3 Days 60,000 Completed
DST, New Delhi & EDII Ahmedabad Dr. S. Prakash, Director-Research & Head ED Cell EDII/DST-NIMAT/17-18/175 dt.26.04.17 & EDII/DST-NIMAT/17-18/EAC-02 dt.31.07.17 DST-NIMAT Project Entrepreneurship Awareness Programme Nehru College of Engineering and Research Centre 3 Days 80,000 Completed
DST, New Delhi & EDII Ahmedabad Dr. S. Prakash, Director-Research & Head ED Cell EDII/DST-NIMAT/17-18/EAC-02 dt.31.07.17 DST-NIMAT Project Entrepreneurship Awareness Programme PK Das Institute of Medical Sciences 3 Days 20,000 Completed
DST, New Delhi & EDII Ahmedabad Dr. S. Prakash, Director-Research & Head ED Cell EDII/DST-NIMAT/17-18/EAC-02 dt.31.07.17 DST-NIMAT Project Entrepreneurship Awareness Programme Jawaharlal College of Engineering and Technology 3 Days 1,00,000 Completed
DST, New Delhi & EDII Ahmedabad Dr. S. Prakash, Director-Research & Head ED Cell EDII/DST-NIMAT/17-18/EAC-02 dt.31.07.17 DST-NIMAT Project Entrepreneurship Awareness Programme Nehru College of Pharmacy 3 Days 60,000 Completed
AICTE, New Delhi Dr. S. Prakash, Director-Research & Head ED Cell F.No.6-151/RIFD/FDP/Policy-1/2016-17 AQIS Scheme FDP on “Data Analysis & Structural Equation Modeling using SPSS and Smart PLS” Nehru Institute of Engineering and Technology 12 Days 7,00,000 Ongoing
TOTAL = Rs. 14,30,000 (Rupees Fourteen Lakhs and Thirty Thousand Only)

PROJECTS SANCTIONED 2016-17

Funding Agency Coordinator(s) Approval letter no. with date Scheme Title College Duration Amount Sanctioned Status
TIFAC-DST, New Delhi Dr. S. Prakash, Director-Research & Head ED Cell T.I.(WS-06) TIFA/2016 IP Awareness Programme Nehru Group of Institutions 1 Day 80,000 Completed
TOTAL = Rs. 80,000 (Rupees Eighty Thousand Only)

PROJECTS SANCTIONED 2015-16

Funding Agency Coordinator(s) Approval letter no. with date Scheme Title College Duration Amount Sanctioned Status
ICSSR,New Delhi Dr. S. Prakash, Director-Research & Head ED Cell F.No:5-12/RMC/TCB/GEN/2015-16 RMC ICSSR Course on Research Methodology in Social Science for Ph.D Scholars Nehru Institute of Engineering and Technology 12 Days 5,50,000 Completed
TOTAL = Rs. 5,50,000 (Rupees Five Lakhs and Fifty Thousand Only)

TOTAL AMOUNT SANCTIONED TILL DATE = Rs 21,19,13,000 (Rupees Twenty One Crores Nineteen Lakhs and Thirteen Thousand Only)

EXECUTIVE TEAM