Centre for Incubation, Innovation, Research and Consultancy (CIIRC®)
Scientific and Industrial Research Organization Recognized by Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, GoI

Joint Initiative by Sri Sringeri Sharada Peetham, Sringeri, and Jyothy Institute of Technology 

About Us

CIIRC® is a multidisciplinary research, innovation, and incubation centre and a joint initiative by Sri Sharadha Peetham, Sringeri, and Jyothy Institute of Technology (JIT). It is the centralized R&D centre of JIT besides being recognized by DSIR as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (SIRO) centre with DSIR certification. CIIRC®  has emerged with a promise of ushering a new philosophy by bringing, for the first time on the same platform, diverse components of science, engineering, business orientation and skill development with emphasis on innovation, incubation and research, leading to successful entrepreneurship. An understanding of all these three aspects thus forms the core of academic & research erudition at CIIRC®, JIT; market research, alongside business planning, forms the basis of the enterprise component. The essential outcome of any academic pursuit, apart from imparting knowledge, should be to enable students to become readily employable or create their own industry, firm or enterprise. Hence, an Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Centre (IEDC)  has been established to nurture and hone the skills of budding entrepreneurs. CIIRC® , being a multidisciplinary research centre, aims to bring together complementary streams of activities for the benefit of society.

The Centre has well-established, exclusive research and innovation labs spread over 50,000 sq.ft. in the areas of Affordable Medical Devices, Sensors & Inks, Ancient Indian S&T, Autonomous Systems, Biocomposites & Bioploymers, Cell & Molecular Biology, Computational Engineering, Energy, Environment, Food Technology, Nanobiotechnology, Nanoscience & Engineering, Plant & Microbial Technology, Remote Sensing, Surfaces & Interfaces, Thermal Engineering & Tribology, and Water, alongside a dedicated Sophisticated Instrumentation Facility housing instruments such as SEM, XRD, GC, FT-IR, DSC, TGA, BET Surface Area Analyzer and a host of other special equipments. Students in-house and from outside have the benefit of utilizing these facilities to carry out their projects and internships.

The Centre has a dedicated team of research staff with 27 doctorates and 13 masters who are alumini of premier institutes such as IISc, IIT, NIT, Central, State and Foreign Universities, besides 20 PG Research Fellows. The Centre has about 50  projects funded by DST, DRDO, DBT, MOES, DOS, VGST, KCTU, CEFIPRA, DST-GITA, UGC-DAE, VTU, and AYUSH which includes bilateral projects with France, Sweden, Belarus, ASEAN, Egypt and the European Union to the extent of a few crores of Rupees. In terms of publication record, faculty have numerous publications (300+ under current affiliation) in peer reviewed National and International Journals with good impact factor, indexed in Scopus/Thomson Reuters/Web of Science, and a number of book chapters and books, published by major publishing houses such as Springer, Elsevier, Wiley and others. Many of the research faculty have good metrics in terms of h, i10 index and citations, and have developed over 35 products of relevance from societal and environmental perspectives. To harness its research output, the Centre utilizes the Atal Incubation Centre located on campus known as AIC –JIT Foundation.

In terms of collaborations, the Centre has a number of R&D, industrial, international and academic MOUs. It also offers technical and consultancy services to various organizations and individuals alike. The faculty of the Centre have been conferred with various awards such as:

Commonwealth Fellowship, BRICS Young Scientist, DBT Women Fellowship, DBT Ramalingaswami Fellowship, CSIR Fellowship, Raman Charpak (Indo-French) Fellowship, WOSA and WOSB from DST, BIRAC-Shrishti award DST Young Scientist, Soviet Union Grant Challenge, and others.

The highlight of the achievements of the Centre has been hosting the ISRO satellite receiver for data collection pertaining to IRNSS satellite, leading the 4th Indian Scientific expedition to the North Pole (Arctic) for mapping arctic glaciers in September 2019 and, thus, becoming the first Indians to fly drones in the arctic, mapping glaciers in the Himalayas, winning Bangalore Nano 2018 for the most innovative products display and Nano Sparx in 2020, being the pace-setting car at the Asia Pacific  Coffee-500 rally, running our car on biodiesel made from WCO in 2017, and being selected to go to the South Pole (Antartica) in March 2022 as part of an international expedition, and much more.

To support research and innovations, labs have been established in the vistas of :

Science and technology had reached its pinnacle
At the Affordable Medical Devices and Sensors
Birds, through centuries, have inspired and challenged humans
Research in the biopolymers and biocomposites
Cancer continues to be the leading cause of mortality
Due to urbanization, the demand for construction
Computational Engineering is a relatively new discipline
Energy has been called the ultimate resource for two reasons
Carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) is a mid-term commercially viable
This group focuses on striving towards the safety and quality
This group focuses on the applications of enzymes,
Nanosciences and Engineering focuses on research in the
Ancient Vedas and Puranas have praised trees and have
Remote sensing is a multidisciplinary technique cum methodology in which
Surfaces and Interfaces: Surface of a material is the host to a number
Most of the engineering applications involve heat and
Water pollution has become a monumental problem which needs immediate attention and

Director's Message

From times immemorial, teaching and research have been an indispensable activity and, today, is becoming increasingly multidisciplinary in nature. As technology advances in every stream the world over, cultures are increasingly starting to interact with one another. Also, significant social and political changes are currently under way and there is tremendous potential for global teaching and research, free of ideologies, to engage in peaceful activities for the benefit of mankind. Globalization of media has shown mankind the potential possibilities available with modern society and has made them desire improvements in their quality of life. Such desires and needs can only be met on a global scale when a new class of academicians and professionals come together, prepared with multitude of skills, insights, perspectives, and better analytical, creative skills and willingness to adapt to new and changing conditions. Such competencies are critical as we have transcended into the new millennium.

Academicians, students and professionals with cross-cultural sensitivity, skills and a broad base of knowledge would be in significant demand in the coming decade. The need would be to empower them with such skills (required for teaching and active research) so that they effectively contribute to the growth of new economies. The Centre for Incubation, Innovation, Research & Consultancy addresses the same by promoting new and advanced technologies by establishing centres of excellence jointly with support from various agencies in diverse domains of science and technology.