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Keeping pace with the vision of the Hon’ble Prime Minister on Startup India, Make in India, Unnat Bharat Abhiyan, etc., National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research (NITTTR) Chandigarh joined hands in 2019 with Panjab University, Chandigarh; Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh; and Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar to work specifically on the Entrepreneurship & Rural Development and for the same organized Entrepreneurship and Rural Development Conclave.

erdc conlave

In the year of 2022, again all the institutes came forward to work together and established Entrepreneurship & Rural Development Centre (ERDC). The aim of ERDC is to encourage entrepreneurship in social, technical & rural areas so as to enhance employment generation and development of urban, rural & semi urban areas.


Entrepreneurship and Rural Development Centre (ERDC)

is dedicated to building a vibrant start-up ecosystem, by establishing a network between academia, financial institutions, industries, and other institutions of the region by supporting start-ups & entrepreneurs by providing them possible support from the existing systems.


  • Inspiration

  • Excellence

  • Leadership

  • Innovation

  • Dedication

  • Collaboration

  • Execution


ERDC's mission is to educate and develop youth in order to initiate new enterprises and initiatives that will assist our nation grow, with the objective of channeling youth energy and providing a platform for proper talent utilization.


To promote new technology knowledge innovation based start-ups in urban, semi-urban and rural areas

Innovation based

To help technical institutions in establishing personality development centres and incubation centres in potential Higher education institutes

PDCs & Incubators

To transform villages into smart villages by adopting potential villages and implementing innovative rural development projects

SMART Villages

To build a vibrant startup ecosystem by establishing a network between academia, financial
institutions, industries and other institutions

Vibrant Start-up ecosystem

Co-working Spaces

To provide co-working spaces and a dedicated facility for startups at different stages of progression and establishment, early stage companies, sick units

Commercialization of Technologies

To provide a platform for speedy commercialization of technologies developed by the institution or by any academic/technical/R&D institution or by an individual


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