What is I-MADE?

Innovation in Mobile Application and Development Ecosystem (I-MADE) is an initiative by Telecom Centre of Excellence India supported by Government of India, Department of Telecommunications to:

  • Help Indian colleges digitize their resources and processes to derive better student engagement and help facilitate information access to students on the go.
  • Encourage entrepreneurship among students by providing mentorship and guidance
  • Facilitate skill development by providing training on different aspects of mobile app development
  • Create 1 million mobile app start-ups some of which can eventually become Indian unicorns

Yes, I-MADE program will cover software licensing, hosting and support costs of the mobile app development platform, for selected participating institutes spread over 5 years.

The official mobile app helps an institution to dynamically connect to their respective students, staff and alumni and cater to their needs in terms of the mobile app development. The benefits for an institution are as below:

  • It’s a no cost initiative.
  • Efficiency in communicating to their respective students/Staff/Alumni.
  • Entrepreneurship development by enabling industry and investor connect.
  • Mobile app development through appathons.
  • Training of students/staff/faculty on different aspects of mobile app development.

Following are the benefits for an institution joining I-MADE program

  • A mobile app with essential features for your institution at no cost
  • An AppMaker for the institution and students to create apps. Further they can manage, edit and test those apps
  • Training of students/staff/faculty on different aspects of mobile app development
  • Practical exposure for mobile app development and better employability through App-a-Thons
  • Tools to communicate with students, publish content, create and manage events, send alerts and notifications to students
  • Upgraded technology infrastructure to stay competitive.

The features of the mobile app under I-MADE program are:

  • Push Notification
  • News
  • Directory
  • Anti-Ragging Helpline
  • E-Notice Board

Five (5) Years

Once we receive the application with all prerequisite information duly filled in, an I-MADE coordinator will require a minimum time frame of 2 working days to implement the app and share the build for testing and feedback from the institution.

Once we receive the go ahead from the institution, we post it to the stores. Apple store usually takes 10 working days to approve the app to go live. Play store takes approximately 2 working days to do the same.

There is no cost (hidden or otherwise) for the items covered through the I-MADE program.

Typically there is no effort involved. However, once the application is received by an I-MADE coordinator, we would require a couple of hours from the IT coordinator of the institution.
We pull information from your website and other resources into the application and connect with your other platforms to create a seamless experience.

The registration process is simple.

  • Log on to www.i-made.in to fill and submit the application form
  • Sign up on I-MADE platform to create and publish your app
  • Download the App from play store and App Store.
  • Should you have any questions regarding this grant, or the application process, reach out to I-Made Coordinator at membership@i-made.in

The training sessions for the platform are held via web conferencing. Along with the sessions, we also send training videos post the training to all campuses.

Once the application form is duly filled, the next steps for I-MADE application are as below:

  • I-MADE coordinator will get in touch with you via email confirming your application.
  • The application will be assessed by the TCOE officials and the coordinator will share the Award Letter and MoU via email.
  • Once the application is accepted, test version for the official mobile app will be shared with the institution.
  • POC from the college downloads the app and provides feedback to I-made coordinator for any edits/functionalities to be implemented.
  • After the edits are done, POC would authorize the I-MADE coordinator to publish the app live to google play and apple app stores.

We work with a wide range of institutions, with the smallest one comprising of roughly 100 students. We offer customized plans for schools below 1000 students in enrollment to make sure that they get maximum value out of the platform.

A customized strategy devised by your institution and I-MADE program coordinator will ensure a high adoption rate. Proven strategies include online visibility, leveraging orientation for promotion, targeting key early adopters and capitalizing on the social power of the campus feed.

The app is meant to provide a scalable way to save you time on daily tasks. After launch it will grow organically, with little to no upkeep.

Yes. Non-traditional students are often juggling many commitments (jobs, families, and other responsibilities) that make it difficult to immerse themselves in the campus community. We build a peer network for the school that isn't dependent on students being on campus, and provide a way for students to access important resources, services, and programming from anywhere.

Yes you can see our previous apps. Please visit i-made.in to explore the apps created under the program.

Once the application is received, it will take 2 days to share the test version with the institution.

I-MADE technical team works rigorously to ensure that the official mobile app is in adherence with the app store policies and is approved upon submission.

Unlike native apps where a developer has to write the code for the apps separately for each platform, cross platform apps are more proficient. This is because the apps are written once, however can be compiled for different platforms like android, iOS, windows and blackberry.

I-MADE platform gives the ability to the app developer to edit and manage the code for their apps. You sign up at kryptos.kryptosmobile.com to start creating and editing your apps

Typically it costs upwards of Rs. 1, 00,000 to develop an app for android and iOS individually. In addition to the development cost, hosting and support costs also need to be taken care of each year. Since I-MADE is a zero cost initiative, it relieves an institution from the financial pressure of developing a mobile solution for students, faculty, and staff.

The person who creates the app owns the IPR for the app. I-MADE platform does not own the IPR for the apps created by students or institution.

Yes the institution needs to sign the MoU shared by the I-MADE coordinator. The MoU is to protect the IP and ensure that the app is developed free of cost for the period of 5 years.

You can reach us at 0124-4198131 or write to us at membership@i-made.in