Entrepreneurship Development Cell

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The Entrepreneurial Development Cell (EDC) of Shivaji College aims at fostering the spirit of entrepreneurship among students and promotes a culture of innovation and creativity. The ultimate objective is to provide a fertile environment to students so that they can not only cultivate their business ideas but also have the strength to believe in them and work towards turning them into a concrete reality.

EDC, which is managed by students under the guidance of faculty, organises workshops and interactive sessions to create awareness about entrepreneurship. For the purpose of inculcating a competitive spirit among students, EDC also organises various competitions.

EDC has organised the following activities in 2017 which witnessed huge and enthusiastic participation of students.

Orientation program: An orientation program was organised on August 17,2017 which had interactive and motivating sessions by our guest speakers. The learned speakers were Dr S Lakshmi Devi, Director, Centre for Entrepreneurship and Career oriented Programs, University of Delhi. and Professor S K Palhan , founder Director, Great Lakes Institute of Management and Advisor, Indus Quality Foundation.

B-Plan Competition

EDC organised a B-Plan competition in September 2017. In this Competition, budding entrepreneurs from different streams of the College presented the business plans on which they could bet their all. They took on challenging questions from judges and audience with commendable conviction and confidence thereby inspiring others to think likewise.

Paper Recycling Project

The students of Shivaji College are successfully running a paper recycling unit. This not only gives them a hands-on-training to handle a production process, but also inculcates a sense of team spirit and responsibility to meet targets.

EDC of Shivaji College is moving ahead to meet its objective of encouraging entrepreneurial spirit in the young generation and creating prospective job providers in health, education, services, manufacturing, social innovation, design and many other non-traversed and yet-to-be-explored fields in modern India.

Email ids of Entrepreneurial Cell

entrepreneur.shivaji@gmail.com

entrecell.shivajicollege@gmail.com

Office Bearers of Entrepreneurial Cell
Sidharth Bhardwaj President BBE 3rd Year
Kshitiz Gupta Vice president B.com(p) 2nd year
Vishal Yadav Vice president Eco (h) 2nd Year
Riya Singhal Secretary B.com(h) 3rd Year
Chaitanya Chawla Secretary Eco(h) 2nd year
Simran Chawla Joint secretary B.com(p) 2nd year
Sarthak Bansal Head- Public relations BBE 2nd Year
Pranshu Aggarwal Head- media & technical B.com(p) 2nd year
Sushant Sood Head- media & technical Bsc life science 3rd year
News Letter for Entrepreneurial Development Cell (EDC)

The Entrepreneurship Development Cell (EDC), Shivaji College was launched in 2017 with the aim of equipping the students with the required skills and motivation to become Job creators rather that Job Seekers.

The first year of the launch of the Cell was marked with a number of events and activities that saw an enthusiastic response from the students.

An Orientation Program was organized on 17 August,2017 which had interactive and motivating sessions by our guest speakers. The learned speakers were Dr S Lakshmi Devi, Director, Centre for Entrepreneurship and Career Oriented Programs, University of Delhi and Professor S K Palhan , founder Director, Great Lakes Institute of Management and Advisor, Indus Quality Foundation.

EDC organized a B-Plan competition in September 2017. In this Competition, budding entrepreneurs from different streams of the College presented the business plans on which they could bet their all. They took on challenging questions from judges and audience with commendable conviction and confidence thereby inspiring others to think likewise.

The Cell collaborated with the Eco Club of the College and brought the Paper Recycling Unit to a new life. The students were trained for the production of recycled Paper and the sheets produced were used in the Science labs of the College. This not only gives them a hands-on-training to handle a production process, but also inculcates a sense of team spirit and responsibility to meet targets.

Two Faculty members, Ms. Urvashi Sahitya, Department of Business Economics and Ms. Shweta, Department of Commerce undertook a week long training under Entrepreneurship Educators Program organized by the National Entrepreneurship Network , Wadhwani Foundation, an internationally acclaimed organization for the development of entrepreneurial skills .

The Cell has launched the NEN curriculum in the College under which training sessions are held every Saturday. The enrolled students are mentored and imparted entrepreneurial skills by the trained Faculty members of the College and they shall be awarded Certificate on successful completion of the Course. The training is vibrant , activity based and motivating.

The Cell organized an Entrepreneurial Summit on 11-12January, 2018. This two day mega event was a rendezvous of motivated students, aspiring entrepreneurs, CEOs as well as established professionals. It consisted of Guest Lectures, Workshops, Panel Discussions and competitions to recognize and reward the spirit of entrepreneurship.

The Summit was inaugurated by Dr Omkar Rai, Director General, Software Technology Parks of India (STPI), Ministryof Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India and Sh Rajiv Chawla, Chairman, Integrated Association of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises of India (IamSME of India)

Panel discussion on "Unleashing Entrepreneurship: Challenges and Opportunities" was organized following the inaugural session, which was marked by following esteemed Panelists

Ms. Kanta Singh, State Project Head , United Nations Development Program

Mr. Sumeet Kapur, Co-founder, Nearby

Mr. Aushutosh Bhardwaj, Co-founder and CEO, Techie Amigos

Mr. Abhijeet Malhotra,North India Head - Lead Angels

Mr Sunny Garg , Co-founder and CEO,

A Business Plan Competition was also organized which received participation from various Colleges of Delhi and India. First prize was won by Cluster Innovation Centre, University of Delhi. Second Prize was won by team from Delhi College of Arts and Commerce and Shri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce .

In the post lunch session, a challenging competition called “E Roadies-Defend your ideas” was conducted at national level for young aspiring entrepreneurs to test their grit and guts.In this competition Apeejay School of Management won the first prize and Shivaji College won the second prize.

On day 2 of the E Summit, a workshop by Ms Shruti Sinha from Wadhwani Foundation was conducted on essential practical skills for entrepreneurs. The workshop was well attended by students from various streams of Shivaji College.