About AICTE New Delhi sponsored Entrepreneurship Development Cell
Entrepreneurship Development Cell (EDC) has been established with funding support by AICTE to (i) inculcate entrepreneurial spirit/ environment for self-employment and entrepreneurship development through formal and non-formal programmes, (ii) enhance analytical skills, general awareness of students and promote skills of interaction in groups & leadership styles through conduction of Technical and organization of workshops on entrepreneurial Development.
The Team of EDC is as follows:-
Prof. (Dr.) S. Mishra: Chairman
Prof. (Dr.) R. D. Kulkarni: Chief Coordinator
Dr. U. D. Patil: - Coordinator
Mr. Sujay U. Mahajan:-Project Assistant
Mr. Gunjan S. Kshirsagar: - Office Assistant
Objective:- The objective of the EDC is to (i) create an environment for self-employment and entrepreneurship development through formal and non-formal programmes, (ii) introduce the concept of entrepreneurship in curricula at diploma and degree levels, (iii) develop management personnel at appropriate levels for the non-corporate and unorganized sectors like education, rural development, small-scale industry etc. (iv) utilize the infrastructure facilities and technically trained manpower for the development of non-corporate and unorganized sectors and (v) promote employment opportunities.
Activities:- The Activities of the EDC is to (i) conduct Entrepreneurship Awareness/ Development Programmes on full time/part-time basis for final year students, alumni, educated unemployed and working professionals.(ii) conduct special courses for fresh diploma and degree studies from various disciplines for establishing an enterprise & its management.(iii) support skill development activities particularly catering to specific areas of requirement in that region.(iv) provide a platform to take-up 'Entrepreneurship' as an alternative career.(v) identify and provide solution for the problems of small business management & entrepreneurs.(vi) provide training & retraining of entrepreneurs through variety of programmes. (vii) Support continuing education needs of personnel in areas of technology and management.