Training

Entrepreneurship Development Programme (EDP)

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.

The 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.

Special 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

The 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.

 
 
 

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