The School of Comparative Indic Studies and Tribal Science, in association with the Centre for Indigenous Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), Deemed to be University (KISS-DU), was organized a one-day workshop on “Problem Solving and Ideation” on 3rd October 2023 at 4:00 PM. The workshop was meticulously planned with the aim of enhancing problem-solving skills and fostering creative thinking among the participants.

The primary objective of the workshop was to equip participants with practical problem-solving techniques and enhance their ability to generate innovative ideas. The session aimed to encourage a structured approach to tackling challenges and to stimulate creative thinking. The workshop saw active participation from 51 students from various departments.
Workshop expert, Dr. Vimal Kumar Pandey, Associate Professor of Botany and Startup Activity Coordinator at the Innovation and Incubation Center (IIC) of Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) Deemed to be University (KISS-DU) structured the workshop into three distinct sessions, each addressing different aspects of problem-solving and ideation. The first session introduced participants to the definition and significance of effective problem-solving, identified different types of problems and their characteristics, and cultivated critical thinking skills. The second session focused on various ideation techniques, including brainstorming methods, mind mapping, and concept generation techniques, aiming to encourage creativity and thinking outside the box. The third session provided practical application through case studies and group activities, allowing participants to apply problem-solving techniques to real-world scenarios.

Participants gained valuable insights and skills in improving problem-solving abilities, enhancing ideation and creative thinking, strengthening critical thinking and analytical skills, and applying learned techniques through hands-on exercises. The workshop received overwhelmingly positive feedback from participants, with many expressing appreciation for the practical approach taken in delivering the content. Participants found the hands-on activities particularly beneficial in reinforcing the concepts discussed.