ACIIE Mission

The mission of ACIIE is to facilitate translation of conceptual learning across inter-disciplinary areas into real-time practice anchored around innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship.

The Centre’s endeavour is to build an ecosystem of innovation and entrepreneurship and motivate individuals to become wealth creators generating employment, while addressing the many social problems facing our country.

ACIIE receives support from the government of the NCT of Delhi and financial assistance through corporates and other investors.

“I firmly believe that a 21st century university of social sciences and humanities in India must constantly nurture creative people to lead the process of structural transformation of society.”

Prof. Shyam Menon
Founding Vice Chancellor
Ambedkar University Delhi

Ambedkar University Delhi

ACIIE was set up by Ambedkar University Delhi (AUD) and enjoys the network and support of this institution. AUD was established by the Government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi through an Act of Legislature in 2007 and became operational on 1 August 2008, focusing largely on research and higher learning in areas of the social sciences, humanities and the liberal arts.

In recognition of the University’s growth and to enable it to fulfill its academic and social promise, AUD was granted recognition under Section 12 B of the UGC Act in the year 2012. AUD has also been accredited with an A grade by the NAAC.

Dr Ambedkar’s Philosophy

Inspired and guided by Dr. BR Ambedkar’s philosophy of bringing about social change to the marginalized and justice and equality for all, ACIIE focuses on incubating and nurturing ideas that focus on social issues. These range from education, ecology and mental health to sanitation, branding and skill development. Issues that affect the lives and livelihoods of millions of people in both rural and urban India.


ACIIE core team led by eminent academicians, gurus and mentors endeavours to build an ecosystem of innovation and entrepreneurship,
thereby motivating individuals to become agents of social change and wealth creators.

Prof. Kuriakose Mamkoottam

Executive Chairperson, ACIIE

Prof. M. S. Farooqi

Executive Director, ACIIE

Prof. Suchitra Balasubramanium

Board Member, ACIIE and Dean School of Design, AUD

Prof. Kartik Dave

Board Member, ACIIE and Dean School of Business, Public Policy and Social Entrepreneurship

Prof. Jatin Bhatt

Pro-Vice Chancellor, AUD

Vijay Pratap Singh Aditya

Mentor ACIIE and Founder Ek Gaon

Dr. Avijit Chakravarti

Mentor ACIIE

Khitish Kumar Pandya

Mentor ACIIE and CEO Eco Tussar

Prof. Anoop Dhar

Mentor ACIIE and Director Centre for Development Practice, AUD

Dr. Nidhi Kaicker

Mentor ACIIE, Asstt. Prof. School of Business, Public Policy and Social Entrepreneurship

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