Entrepreneurship Development Programme
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.
programme content includes class room training on essentials
of entrepreneurship survey of the prevalent socio - economic
scenario, identification of business opportunities, role and
function as well as schemes of assistance offered by various
constituents of the support system, preparation of a technically
feasible and economically viable project report, Achievement
Motivation Training and also the nuances of management of
an enterprise. Sessions on technology and finance are also
arranged, depending upon the nature of project selected.
EDPs are being conducted with more emphasis on linkages with
R&D institutions to take up projects based on indigenous
technologies and services, in the area of high technology,
such as leather, plastics, bio-medical equipment, high speed
data communication and other emerging areas of technology.
For example, a programme has been undertaken in collaboration
with the Institute of Plasma Research, Ahmedabad, for setting
up plasma technology-based enterprises.
The Programme and
training in technology-related aspects
project proposals for special EDPs can be submitted by an
R&D institution or specialised training institution in
entrepreneurship development. In either case the involvement
of the other group is mandatory.
All EDPs are conducted
by specialised institutions.