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As a College/University

NIEPP (National Innovation and Entrepreneurship Promotion Program) introduced by the Ministry of Education’s Innovation Cell focuses on awareness, innovation mindset creation, involvement of students of all age groups, teachers, parents, blended teaching methodology, and collaboration with support and experts.

Entrepreneurship and Rural Development Centre has designed programs to assist students from higher education institutions to develop an entrepreneurial mindset.

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Entrepreneurship Development Cell

An Entrepreneurship Development Cell (EDC) is a program set up within educational institutions such as universities and colleges to promote and support entrepreneurship among students and faculty. The EDC provides students and faculty with resources, education, and support services to help them develop the skills and knowledge needed to start and grow successful businesses.

These can include business training, mentoring, access to funding, networking opportunities, and other resources that aid in the success of entrepreneurs. The EDC may also collaborate with local governments and other organizations to foster a business-friendly environment and economic development in the region. Conducting research, developing programs, and providing technical assistance and support to student and faculty entrepreneurs are examples of activities. The EDC promotes an entrepreneurial culture and mindset within the institution by allowing students to apply their knowledge to real-world projects and businesses.

It will comprise of an Advanced training program for college students designed to give potential entrepreneurs a practical shape of an entrepreneurial personality. More emphasis will be focused on specific ideation, networking opportunities, and exposure to real-time entrepreneurial projects, in addition to gaining an understanding of their story and timeline.


Campus Ambassador

The ERDC Campus Ambassador program is designed to engage, support, and connect students with entrepreneurship experiences that will help them develop ambitious ideas. The campus ambassador represents their college or university and collaborates with the ERDC representative. The campus ambassador of a specific college or university will be responsible for organizing events, seminars, workshops, and activities that foster the entrepreneurial mindset. Student ambassadors are selected based on their academic outcomes, leadership capabilities, and extracurricular activities. The program can aid students by empowering them to develop leadership skills, network, and gain valuable work experience.

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