Running successfully into its eighth consecutive batch, ProtoSem is a 20-week full semester immersion fellowship offered as a comprehensive skills and competency development program that embeds an innovation-centred approach to engineering education right into the core of the engineering curriculum.

This first-of-its-kind program offers expert training, tech & innovation mentoring, adaptive learning, tinkering, rapid prototyping and exploration apart from tools & creative technologies covering IoT sensors & networks, 3D printing, desktop fabrication, industrial automation, robotics, low-volume electronics manufacturing & assembly, artificial intelligence & machine learning, big data analytics, cloud computing etc.

ProtoSem is offered by KCT in partnership with Forge and has enabled 300+ students with the necessary skills and competencies to solve real-world problems and develop tech-enabled solutions for the needs of industries, corporations, startups, and society.

Guided by the mantra “Innovation for skills & competencies, leads to the innovation for employability leading to innovation for entrepreneurship”, the program imparts sound practical as well as conceptual knowledge through co-creation opportunities with experts, mentors, and practitioners, which has proven to enhance the employability of the students across sectors and sets the students towards an accelerated career path.

ProtoSem is offered in three different variants – Industrial Digital Technologies, Future Mobility and Autonomous systems and provides great leverage & access to the enormous talent pool for companies, building a strong Industry-Academia Partnership in the areas of emerging technologies.

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In this era of unprecedented policy changes in higher technical education – NEP, AICTE startup policy, ARIIA ranking, recognizing Innovation and Entrepreneurship as being not only primary outcomes of engineering and technical education but also pivotal elements for integrating experiential learning into the core of the curriculum and pedagogy, Innovation [email protected] acts as a proven model for bringing the vision into action.


It serves as an adjunct program to Engineering education, to help develop a curious mindset in students pursuing science and engineering education by involving them in a rigorous process of discovering challenges in the real world, designing innovative ideas & building technology products/solutions. This accelerates their learning to build & apply TOOLS, and demonstrate TALENT by implementing cross-functional TECHNOLOGIES in a practice-based learning environment.

The program is offered as a 2-year sequential impacting student right from the very first year with opportunities to identify and harness the power of technology to solve real-world problems and challenges.

Innovation Practicum is a comprehensive model with curriculum integrated courses and frameworks, augmented with technical infrastructure, resources, tools, equipment, etc., required across the entire spectrum of the student’s innovation process.