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ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT CELL
Entrepreneurship Development Cell
The Entrepreneurship Development Cell of B.S. Abdur Rahman University was established in
1999 as a self-initiative effort, when it was Crescent Engineering College. It was recognized by
National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB) in Feb 2004
with 8 lakhs funding grant. An area of 5000 sq. ft. is allotted for the EDC Activities.
Mr. S. Akbar Basha, Assistant Professor (Senior Grade), Professor of Civil
Engineering is the Co-ordinator for the Cell.
Vision Our vision is to aid the growth of our society by enabling entrepreneurs with
integrity & sustainability and encourage individual ability and creativity.
To be the leader in enabling & facilitating entrepreneurs, support the sparks
of budding entrepreneurs and manifesting the spirit and energy of young
students from ideation to start-up to establishment and scaling up with
integrity and sustainability through constant guidance & mentoring through
various programs and schemes.
To create awareness on Entrepreneurships among young students
To facilitate the development of Entrepreneurial Skills among young students of Science & Technology
To inculcate Entrepreneurial Spirit and Culture among young students
To kindle the sparks of young students & budding entrepreneurs
To establish a modern category of Sustainable Technology Competent Entrepreneurs
To be an interface in building network among various institutions of learning & research and various industries
To provide complete technical and other services to small scale entrepreneurs
To establish an incubation centre in various science & technology domains
To organize camps, seminars, symposia, workshops, industrial visits, conferences and other development programs
Entrepreneurship Awareness Camps (EACs)
Entrepreneurship Development Programs (EDPs)
Faculty Development Programs on Entrepreneurship (FDPs)
Entrepreneurship & Skill Development Programs (ESDPs)
Technology Entrepreneurship Development Programs (TEDPs)
Guest Lectures & Seminars on Entrepreneurship
Visits to various industries
Skill Development Training Programs
Market Research & Survey
Curriculum development on Entrepreneurship based courses
Business Model Designing
Business Plan / Project Report preparation
Events / Activities
In Feb 2010 How to start small scale enterprise by Mr. NSN Pillai, Head, Risk
Management & information Security, M/s. Ashok Leyland, Chennai
In March 2010
Creating Entrepreneurship Awareness by Dr. R. Jayaraman, Director,
Centre for Entrepreneurship Development, Madurai
In March 2011
Entrepreneurship Awareness by Ms. Vishnu Priya of National
Entrepreneurship Network (NEN) (Participants: 1000)
In April 2011
CBS jointly with MSME, 2 days conference, Developing a Modern
On 12 Jan 2012, 20 Students of our University participated in a Special
Lecture on Design Clinic Scheme at IITM (Madras) by Dr. Achutha Rao.
On 19 Jan 2012, A Special Lecture on Creativity & Innovation by Mr. W.
Amarnath, Consultant, INVENT, Chennai was organized in which 60
On 01 Feb 2012, InnoContest 2012 was organized, in which, 50 Students
were participated and 16 Ideas were presented.
On 08 Feb 2012, a Workshop on Concept Generation Method by
Dr. Achutha Rao (40 Students) was organized to initiate the Engineering
Design skills right from the scratch of concept generation.
Concept Generation Method
During 09 & 10 Feb 2012, a 2 Days Entrepreneurship Development
Program for EEE Students (35 Students) was organized with the funding
grant from by Alumni Association.
One month Entrepreneurship Development Programme for SC/ST Youth
by EDI, Chennai was organized from 20 Feb 2012 to 23 Mar 2012. There
were 50 participants who benefited from the program. The highlight of the
program was the Stalls and Demo by 10 teams of 5 members, covering from
food industries to electronic industries and also service sector.
On 22 Mar 2012, Design Development Programme was initiated with a
Special Guest Lecture by Mr. W. Amarnath. The program was to initiate
projects based on engineering design and to avail funds from Design
Development Scheme of National Institute of Design (NID), Bangalore.
A 25 Hours VALUE ADDITION PROGRAMME on ENTREPRENEURSHIP
with Single Additional Credit from OCT to NOV 2012 (Saturdays only)
program was organized covering Self-Analysis & Achievement motivation,
Risk Management, Production and marketing Management, Finance &
Accounting, Business Model Development, Business Plan Writing and
presentation. 50 students participated.
A Visit by Mr. Vish Viswanathan, CEO, UBiCS and Ms. Akhila Rajeshwar,
Executive Director, TiE-Chennai on 16th Sep 2013.
In the TiECON Chennai 2013 on 11th & 12th Nov 2013 @ The Leela Palace,
The presentation by www.ticketgoose.coms TYCOON EXPRESS on 6th
Feb 2013, in which one student from our University was selected to
participate in a 5 Months Entrepreneurship Development Programme
organized by Ticketgoose.com
A Special Lecture by DREAM:IN, Bangalore on Entrepreneurship
Concepts and Opportunities was organized on 6th Feb 2013, which
included a Video Interview Session to record the Dreams of the students
and elucidate funding opportunities with DREAM:IN. 4 Students were
selected for the mentoring by DREAM:IN Bangalore.
A 3 Day Entrepreneurship Awareness Camps (EAC) during 3, 4 &
5 March 2014 (Grants by DST-NIMAT PROJECT)
Approved by Registrar and Our University Students E-Club will be
inaugurated in April 2014 to create the ecosystem for Entrepreneurial
Going to organize 3 Nos. of 3 days Entrepreneurship Awareness Camps (EACs) in Mar 2014 (Grants by DST-NIMAT PROJECT)
Going to organize a Guest Lecture by Mr. Sharad Sharma of ISPIRIT, Bangalore
Going to Set-up Students Entrepreneurship Club for fostering Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in our University Campus
Facilitating students to write excellent Business Plans and finding prospective incubatees
Facilitating Apple iOS Lab / Centre as part of the incubation centre to develop MOB-APPS development
Interactive sessions with Entrepreneurs among our Alumni to motivate the students
Summary of Events /Activities for the past five years
15 Nos. of Entrepreneurship Awareness Camps. Total Participants benefited: 1166
6 Nos. of Entrepreneurship Development Programs. Total Participants
7 Nos. of Technology based Entrepreneurship Development Programs. Total Participants benefited: 350
4 Nos. of MY IDEA PROGRAMS (Villgro) & INNOCONTESTS : 4nos. Total
Participants benefited: 84
A One Month Entrepreneurship Development Program at IITM (Madras), Total Participants benefited: 16
Skill Development and Office Administration Program, Total Participants
Entrepreneurship & Project Management programs, Total Participants benefited: 59
Embroidery & Household products programs, Total Participants benefited: 60)
5 days Traditional Crafts programs, Total Participants benefited: 55)
Intercollegiate Essay Competition on Entrepreneurship. (Participants:34 from 11 Colleges)
Debate: Is Life of an Entrepreneur a bed of roses or one full of struggles.
Entrepreneurship and small business management, (Participants: 35 from AIR FORCE STATION)
Systems & Engineering Applications, (Participants: ED CELL MEMBERS)
Computer Hardware Maintenance & Service Technology (40 days), (Participants: 45)
EDP for Women Self Help Group, (Participants: 22)
Embedded Technology with National Small Industries Centre, (Participants: 120)