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Entrepreneurship Development Cell (EDC)- Seeding Entrepreneurship

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Entrepreneurship Development Cell (EDC)- Seeding Entrepreneurship

The Entrepreneurship Development Cell of our University was established in 1999 as a self-initiative effort, when it was Crescent Engineering College. It was recognized by National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB) in Feb 2004 with 8 lacs funding grant. Since them, we have active E- cell which is the core of entrepreneurship development department, which is fully managed and driven by the student community. With this cell we are providing plethora of activities related to entrepreneurship, providing training program, and other activities which will be helpful to develop the skill sets of an entrepreneurship in students, and those activities are as follows:

  • Entrepreneurship Awareness Camps (EACs)
  • Entrepreneurship Development Programs (EDPs)
  • Faculty Development Programs on Entrepreneurship (FDPs)
  • Entrepreneurship & Skill Development Programs (ESDPs)
  • Entrepreneurship Conference
  • Guest Lectures & Seminars on Entrepreneurship
  • Visits to various industries
  • Skill Development Training Programs

Objectives

Objective of Entrepreneurship Development Cell:

  • To create an entrepreneurship eco-system in the institute, where students would learn the technicalities of entrepreneurship and become job providers instead of job seekers.
  • We at B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science & Technology, having a vision to produce entrepreneurs who will not only upscale their businesses but also become the part of national development. We are committed to full fill the vision of our beloved Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam and P.M. Narendra Modi to develop the entrepreneurship eco system in the country where people should be job providers not job seekers.
  • We at B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science & Technology, having a broader vision to provide our students one of the best training and development and impart best practices of entrepreneurship through our well trained and well qualified faculty members.
  • We at our BS Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science & Technology have started a well developed entrepreneurship course work for the entire institute students irrespective of their branches to make them understand the importance of entrepreneurship and learn the technicalities of it.
  • We are planning to start state of the art BUSINESS INCUBATION CENTRE where we provide spaces to the young and budding student’s entrepreneurs who want to work on their ideas and to convert their ideas in to commercialization.

Functions

Expected Functions of Entrepreneurship Department:

  • Assist the incubates in creating a sustainable, scalable & profitable business model.
  • Provide physical infrastructure and value-added support services.
  • Create a strong network of mentors who would provide sector specific knowledge & real world practical guidance.
  • Conduct events and inspirational programs.
  • Provide trainings and mentorship to entrepreneurs.
  • Forge partnerships and networks with academia, industry, funding sources, existing incubators and others for the start-ups to leverage.
  • Enable access to prototyping facilities, test beds, markets, and pilot implementation for the product/services.
  • Build a strong team with adequate knowledge and experience in guiding start-ups, building business plans, facilitating investments, building networks etc.
  • An ideal application would be a collaboration between a corporate sector entity and a research oriented / academic institution with aligned areas of focus.

Activities

Activities of Entrepreneurship Development cell:

In our institute we are having state of the art E- cell which is the core of entrepreneurship development cell, which is fully managed and driven by the student community only. With this cell we are providing plethora of activities related to entrepreneurship, providing training program, and other activities like:

  • Entrepreneurship awareness drive.
  • Business plan competition.
  • Guest lectures.
  • Workshops.
  • Knowledge camp.
  • Boot camp for startups.
  • Startup weekend (Google startup weekend).
  • State level entrepreneurship summit. ( 2 days year end summit).
  • Showcasing entrepreneurship motivational videos.
  • Demo day (startups will present their ideas as well as prototypes).
  • Alumni start up talk (alumni startups only).
  • Kick start startups.
  • Inter college entrepreneurship competition.
  • High tea with startups ( inviting prominent local as well as national entrepreneurs for panel discussion and sharing their entrepreneurial journey.)
  • Ideation and brain storming simulation.
  • Elevator pitching ( sharing business idea for funding)
  • Campus Ambassador.

E-Leaders

Hierarchy of E-Leaders:

As we have already discussed, E-cell is fully students driven venture. Its formation is fully done by democratically. Students would have elections for different positions in the cell in the presence of the teacher coordinators. The hierarchy of the cell is just like the hierarchy of the business organization i.e.

Flag Bearers



Mr. KOUSHIK N RAJ

CEO

Koushikr342@gmail.com


Ms.SAADIYA KHAN

CONVENER

ron.saads7@gmail.com


Mr. AVILALA KARTHIK

HEAD EVENTS AND DESIGN

avikarthik50@gmail.com


Mr. MOHAMED AADIL K

HEAD PUBLIC RELATIONS

n6saan26@gmail.com


Ms. FATIMA IRFANA

HEAD ALUMNI RELATIONS

irfu57@gmail.com


Mr. MOHAMMED ISMATH ABRAAR

HEAD MARKETING AND ADVERTISING

gunnerabraar@gmail.com


Mr. ARUNAACHALAM ARN

HEAD CORPORATE AND MEDIA RELATIONS

arunaachalam.arun@gmail.com


Mr. AVILALA ACHUTHA KUMAR

HEAD FINANCE

achuthavilala@gmail.com


Mr. JOSHUA

HEAD LOGISTICS

joshuajayaseelan@gmail.com


Mr. ASLAM NOORANI

HEAD STARTUP AND INTERNSHIP

aslamnoorani97@gmail.com

Future Course Of Action

  • Conducting entrepreneurship awareness drive at the departmental level, to create awareness about the importance of entrepreneurship and motivate students to take part in the E-cell activities and be a member for E-cell.
  • After the Entreperneurship Awareness Drive we are inviting student community to register to become a member for the E-club.
  • According to the scheduled we shall start various activates.
  • Each and every activity shall be having well defined objectives and a structural process for implementation.
  • Starting BUSINESS INCUBATION CENTRE (it’s a place where student community would work on their ideas. Incubation center is a separate place in which we will provide the entire office setup with a common meeting room and a good library) and interacting students as well as faculty members to start working on their ideas, product prototyping, business planning etc.
  • Starting CO-WORKING SPACE within the INCUBATION CENTRE so that people from different discipline or specialization could interact and form a totally new community for startup.
  • Forming a platform for the MENTORS, ANGLE INVESTORS & VENTURE CAPTITALISTS.
  • Entering MOUs with other premier universities and colleges, institutions, alumni startups, government agencies to implement the best entrepreneurial practices across the Institute.
  • If everything goes well try to have a TED TALK in our Institute in which we will call the most prominent real time entrepreneurs across the nation as well as international speakers.

Crescent Incubation Centre

  • Crescent Incubation centre is a platform in which we are committed to provide all the facilities which are required for the startup communities. In incubation center we are committed to provide the following facilities:
  • Individual office space for the incubate with all the facilities like individual table with seating arrangements for the entire team, landline, high speed internet facilities, common photo copying machine, printer, pure dirking water facility, pantry for cooking light food and a meeting hall with all the facilities.
  • Our incubation centre would be open for everyone, i.e. for our students, faculty members and even for outsiders.
  • As a Institute, our incubates are going to get the facility of state of the art different labs facilities, computer labs and instant mentoring support from our well educated and experienced teaching staff.
  • At our incubation center we are providing mentoring support and consultation support to all the incubates in identification of opportunities, brain storming, prototyping, making business plan and commercialization.
  • In our incubation centre we are forming active data base of Angle capitalist as well as venture capitalist.
  • As a incubation center we are providing seed funding support to our students if their projects are really innovative.
  • We have designed three months extensive course curriculam for the incubatees, which will help to get more insight in the matter of Entrepreneurship.

Co-Working Space

  • Co-working space is a new concept in which we are going to provide a well established office space with all the facilities which is required for the entrepreneurs as well as to the people who wants to start their own businesses and finding difficult to find a office space.
  • Our co-working space is open to everyone who are finding it difficult to pay high costing office rents.
  • The main purpose of opening co-working space to motivate outsiders as well as out alumni start ups to work from our co-working space and try to reduce their business cost. From our institute point of view, the sole reason is to make our ED department work self reliance and self generating department.
  • For images click here Coworking Space Gallery

EDC-Coordinators

INNO IDEA CONTEST-2017

The Inno Idea Contest was conducted on 17.02.17 to showcase the budding talents of our students. The following projects were selected for funding. These projects are under progress.

Name Designation Email id
Mr. Sadhish Prabhu. Assistant Professor – ECE sadhishprabhu@crescent.education
Dr. S. Revathi. Associate professor – CSE srevathi@crescent.education
Ms.Viyaya Lakshmi. Associate Professor – IT vijayalakshmi@crescent.education
Ms.Nageswari . M.P Assistant Professor – E&E mpnageswari@crescent.education
Mr.Salman Ayaz. Assistant Professor-CA Salman_ayaz@crescent.education
Dr. M. Jamal Mohammed Zubair Assistant Professor-MBA zubair@crescent.education Mohamed Aslam Noorani A.B
Dr.Basanta Kumar Behera Assistant Professor-Polymer bkbehera@crescent.education
Mr.Sathiya Narayanan Assistant Professor-Mechanical sathiyanarayanan@crescent.education

Mr. M. PARVEZ ALAM – DIRECTOR (ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT CELL) - click here to view profile