Amrita Centre for Entrepreneurship (ACE) is organising a 6-week online Technology-based Entrepreneurship Development Programme (TEDP) focused on Electric Vehicles, sponsored by Department of Science and Technology (DST), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India.
The details of the TEDP are as follows
Duration: 6 weeks. February 3, 2021 to March 17, 2021.
- The candidate should be possessing a Degree in any branch of Science/ Engineering / Technology or a Diploma of at least 3 years in any branch from a Government recognized institution.
- Additionally, the person should be really interested in starting an entrepreneurial venture within 6 months, preferably related to Electric Vehicles.
No. of Seats: The participation for the programme is limited to 30 potential entrepreneurs.
Course Fees: The programme will be offered free of cost as it is sponsored by DST.
All Aspects of Entrepreneurship
- Schemes of assistance
- Project selection & pre-feasibility
- Consolidation of business idea
- Motivational inputs
- Project report preparation
- Management inputs
- Technical training / Exposure
- Virtual Industry visits
Eligibility Criteria for Participants
The TEDP is limited to 30 participants, who satisfy the following:
- Qualifications: Possessing Degree in any branch of Science/Engineering/ Technology or Diploma of at least 3 years in any branch from recognized Govt.
- Interested in starting an entrepreneurial venture.
- Selection by Application form, GET Test and Online Interview on First - Come - First – Served
After the application form is examined for eligibility criteria fulfilment, shortlisted candidates would be required to appear for a General Enterprising Tendency (GET) test, lasting about 15 minutes. Subsequently, they need to appear for an online interview with their updated resume and a copy of their degree / diploma certificate. Those candidates who successfully clear the interview and get selected for the TEDP, will have to commit themselves to being regular for the 4 hours of sessions each day for six days of the week from February 3, 2021 to March 17, 2021.
Participants would have to make the necessary arrangements to commit themselves to being regular for the 4 sessions each day for six days of the week for the entire duration of six weeks (except Sundays), as indicated in the broad schedule.
The trade of the TEDP being focused on Electric Vehicles, the last two weeks of technical training in the said field is being spearheaded by Dr. S. Balamurugan, Chairperson, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, and President – Institution’s Innovation Council at Amrita School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.
The programme shall be conducted online, most likely on Google Meet. We are planning to schedule the sessions in the afternoon between 2 PM and 5:30 PM, each day. The time duration of each session will be 40 minutes. At the end of each session, a small 10-minute quiz of minimum 5 questions will be conducted. The content of the quiz would be based on the session covered. Attendance would be provided based on performance in the quiz, subject to a minimum score of 60%. Dr. K Balakrishnan, CEO, BIT-TBI, appointed by DST as Nodal Observer of the region, will be added as collaborator in Google Quiz and Google Meet platform.
The sessions would be packed with a lot of practical perspectives from Managing Directors, CEOs, Founders and Partners as well as a few virtual tours.
Please feel free to share the information regarding this TEDP with relevant potential entrepreneurs in your contact list who may benefit from this free programme.
||Session – 1
||Session - 2
||Session - 3
||Session – 4
|Module - 1: Entrepreneurship & Schemes of Assistance
||Inauguration & Programme Objectives: Expectations from trainees, Final Goal, Programme Brief
||Who is an Entrepreneur & Charms of Being an Entrepreneur:
||Schemes of Assistance for MSMEs: Financial Agencies / Institutions
||Schemes of Assistance for MSMEs: NSIC, SIDBI, DIC and Other Support Agencies
||Importance of Technology and knowledge based entrepreneurship
|Module - 2: Project Selection & It’s Pre Feasibility
||How to Identify Business Opportunities
||Business Opportunities identification: Criteria of selection & Sources of Information
||How to conduct Market Survey: Tools, Techniques and Guidelines
||How to find out pre-feasibility of a Project: Preliminary Project Report (PPR)
||Virtual tour to a factory and experience sharing with Innovative Entrepreneurs
|Module - 3: Developing Soft Skills & Consolidation Of Business Idea
||Soft Skill Development: Communication
||Soft Skill Development: Information Seeking
||Briefing for the Market Survey: Questionnaire Preparation
||Conducting Market Survey and online Data Collection for the identified business opportunities
||Feedback, Discussion on Market Survey & evaluating PPRs
||Online Interactions with Technical Experts for finalizing projects
|Module - 4: Motivational Input
||Developing Entrepreneurial Competencies (Achievement Motivation Training)
|Module - 5: Business Plan Preparation
||How to Prepare Detailed Business Plan
||Production Planning in MSME
||Working Capital Assessment & Management in MSME
||Break Even Point
||Product Costing and Cost Consciousness
||Profitability & Balance Sheet
||Preparation of Detailed Business Plan
|Module - 6: Management Inputs
||Marketing Management: Product Promotion, Sales and Advertisement
||Human Resource Management
||IPR, Pattern, Copy Rights, Trade Mark and Industrial Management
||Negotiation and Networking
||Delegation of Authority and Work Effort
||Efficiency Orientation and Systematic Planning
||Legal Formalities in an Enterprise: (Factory Act, PF, Labour Laws etc.)
||Taxation: Various Taxes Applicable to MSME
||Legal formalities for Loan Disbursement
||Interfacing with Leading Institutions for Business Plan Appraisal
||Interfacing with R&D Institutions for Technology Sourcing
|Module - 7: Technical Training / Exposure
|21st to 35th
||Technical Training / Exposure on the projects chosen by the Trainees should be done through interactive tools/graphics/Augmented Reality etc.
||Feedback and Evaluation of the Programme
||Action plan preparation