ED Cell Activity

Short Term:
  • To provide a platform for interaction with entrepreneurs
  • To conduct the following activities:
    • Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp (EAC)
    • Entrepreneurship Development Program (EDP)
    • Faculty Development Program (FDP)
    • Technical Entrepreneurship Development Program (TEDP)
Long Term:
  • To motivate, train and equip students to start their own venture
  • Develop business incubators.
Funds received from DST for carrying out activities under DST NIMAT Project:
Year Amount Activities
2015-16 Rs. 40000.00 02 EAC
2016-17 Rs. 550000.00 05 EAC
01 EDP
01 FDP
2017-19 Rs. 300000.00 05 EAC
01 EDP
2018-19 Rs. 100000.00 05 EAC
Details of Activities conducted:
Sr. No. Academic Year Name of Activity Proposed Dates No of  Participant
 1 2015-16 Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp (EAC) 21/12/2015 – 23/12/2015 77
 2 Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp (EAC) 05/03/2016 – 07/03/2016 76
3 2016-17 Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp (EAC) 18/07/2016 – 20/07/2016 86
4 Faculty Development Program (FDP) 16/08/2016 – 30/08/2016 24
5 Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp (EAC) 12/09/2016 – 14/09/2016 78
6 Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp (EAC) 21/09/2016 –23/09/2016 80
7 Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp (EAC) 04/102016 – 06/10/2016 82
8 Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp (EAC) 19/10/2016 – 21/10/2016 84
9 Entrepreneurship Development Program(EDP) 16/11/2016 – 14/12/2016 25
10 2017-18 Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp (EAC) 11/09/2017 – 13/09/2017 80
11 Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp (EAC) 20/09/2017 – 22/09/2017 77
12 Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp (EAC) 26/09/2017 – 28/09/2017 76
13 Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp (EAC) 29/09/2017 – 31/09/2017 79
14 Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp (EAC) 23/01/2018 – 25/01/2018 76
15 Entrepreneurship Development Program(EDP) 20/01/2018 – 05/02/2018 21
16 2018-19 Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp (EAC) 26/12/2018 – 28/12/2018 76
17 Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp (EAC) 02/01/2019 – 04/01/2019 80
18 Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp (EAC) 22/01/2019 – 24/01/2019 76
19 Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp (EAC) 07/02/2019 – 09/02/2019 76
20 Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp (EAC) 11/02/2019 – 13/02/2019 77

Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp (EAC):

“To create awareness among faculty and students of Engineering and Science courses about various facets of entrepreneurship as an alternative career option as also to highlight the merits of pursuing such an option.”

With a view to exposing students as well as faculty of academic institutions, offering degree/diploma courses in S&T, to entrepreneurship as an alternative career, Entrepreneurship Awareness Camps (EACs) are conducted by nodal agencies in each State/Union Territory of the country. The implementing agency is usually either an educational institution or a professional body specializing in entrepreneurship development.

Each Camp, of 3 days duration, is conducted in the premises of an academic institution and aims at creating awareness among students about various facets of entrepreneurship while highlighting the merits of pursuing such a career option. In each EAC, about 75 students are exposed to different aspects of entrepreneurship, including opportunity guidance, services offered by agencies of support system, etc. A visit to the industries located in the region is also arranged to bring the students in direct touch with practicing entrepreneurs.

Entrepreneurship Development Program (EDP):

“A program designed to help an individual in strengthening his/her entrepreneurial motive and in acquiring skills and capabilities necessary for playing his entrepreneurial role effectively”

An Entrepreneurship Development Programme (EDP), of 6-8 weeks’ duration, aims at training the S&T graduates and the diploma holders in the essentials of conceiving, planning, initiating and launching an economic activity or an enterprise successfully.

Faculty Development Program (FDP):

A Faculty Development Programme (FDP) is designed to train and develop professionals in entrepreneurship development so that they can act as resource persons in guiding and motivating young S&T persons to take up entrepreneurship as a career. Through each FDP, 15-20 faculty members of Science and Engineering colleges, Polytechnics and Entrepreneurship Development Organisations are trained for a duration of 2-3 weeks.

The FDPs provide inputs on process and practice of entrepreneurship development, communication, and interpersonal skills, creativity, problem-solving, achievement motivation training, inputs on resource and knowledge industries. The training methodology includes case studies, group discussion, games, and simulation exercise, field visits and classroom lectures.

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