The Design and Innovation Centre (DIC) at CMDR MNNIT Allahabad promotes novel research and initiatives on design and innovation. The discipline of design encourages students to develop innovative products and services through different creative projects. The focus of the Centre is to support innovations that have a strong impact both locally and globally. The Centre fosters a multidisciplinary approach and supports ideas of an innovative nature and offer students and researchers with innovative research proposal.

DIC projects range from digital solutions for health and well being, user friendly method for health counselling, health impacts of environmental issues, development of software’s for any health related aspects and biomedical interventions.

Design Innovation Centre (DIC) is a joint proposal of the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) and collaboration with Indian Institute of Technology – IIT (BHU) funded by Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. It works on HUb and Spoke model and following institutions are involved:

  • Banaras Hindu University (HUB)
  • Indian Institute of Technology -BHU (HUB)
  • Allahabad University
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Allahabad (Spoke)
  • Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology (MNIIT) Allahabad (Spoke)


  • Providing knowledge about basic as well as development of healthcare innovations.
  • Teaching an efficient health care delivery and making candidates aware of major sources of intellectual property for healthcare ventures.
  • Learning and practicing a step-by-step prioritizing clinical problems and opportunities for innovation.
  • Developing skills for interdisciplinary collaboration and learning basics of licensing and partnership agreements.
  • Developing communication and leadership skills.


The basic purpose of setting up Design Innovation Centre is to promote:

  • Culture of innovation and creative problem solving.
  • Knowledge sharing and collaboration amongst industry, academia, government Institutions, research laboratories, etc.
  • To focus interdisciplinary design focused innovation and creativity.


The Design Innovation Centre is to provide a platform to students and faculty members having zeal for learning and creativity, and passion to convert their creative ideas into significant, more viable design innovations.


  • Mentor: Dr. Basant Kumar

    Development of portable cataract detection system

    To develop automated accurate cataract detection algorithms using digital eye images.

  • Mentor: Dr. Basant Kumar

    Development of Low Cost System for Real-Time ECG Data Acquisition and Wireless Remote Monitoring

    Development of wireless ECG system.

  • Mentor: Er. Divya Kumar & Dr. Ranvijay

    Gauging Stress, Anxiety and Depression levels in Students

    To develop an institute wide online service to help students in maintaining positive mental health

  • Mentor: Er. Divya Kumar & Dr. Ranvijay

    eHealth and Medical Record Digitalization

    Improve care coordination, care quality, safety efficiency and automated clinical decision support.

  • Mentor: Dr. Samir Saraswati & Dr. K. N. Pandey

    Transport Hybrid Vehicle: Efficycle

    To develop a hybrid vehicle capable of seating two people and used for small distance transport.

  • Mentor: Dr. R. P. Tewari

    Voice Recognition and Touch Screen Control based Wheel Chair for Handicapped person

    Quadriplegics and Multiple sclerosis patients with sever disabilities and are not capable of driving joystick operated wheelchairs.

  • Mentor: Dr. R. P. Tewari

    Design of Ankle Foot Rehabilitation Assistive Device

    Deformities and muscle weakness in ankle joints influence the stability of the joints, hence requiring compensatory adaptations.

  • Mentor: Dr. Yogendra Kumar Prajapati

    Design an optical sensor using Graphene/MoS2 for biomedical application

    Graphene/MoS2 has ability to attach with the biomolecules (DNA and Bacteria) with the help of π- stacking property between graphene and carbon ring presented in the bio-molecules.

  • Mentor: Mr. V. P. Singh

    Human Health Risk Assessment Based on Total Concentration and Bio-availability of Contaminants in Urban Dust/Soil

    To prepare a conceptual site model for site investigation for collection and handling of samples, and to collect the data regarding exposure assessment.

  • Mentor: Dr. Vinod Yadava & Dr. Venkateswara Rao Komma

    Design and Fabrication of a Low Cost Fused & Deposition Modelling Machine

    Improve care coordination, care quality, safety efficiency and automated clinical decision support.

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