Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp – January 21-23, 2019

Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women (IGDTUW) has conducted a three-day workshop on ‘Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp’ (EAC) sponsored by DST-NIMAT from January 21-23, 2019. Total 76 students of IGDTUW participated in the workshop. On the first day of this program first session was conducted by Dr. V K Arora, Chief Executive Officer, IGDTUW Anveshan Foundation. Along with the concept of Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurship and different types of Organizational Structure he described how human thinking can be converted to entrepreneurial thinking. He also explained the ecosystem of entrepreneurship in India elucidating role of Business Incubators, Angel Investors, Banks, Financial Institutes, Corporate in CSR and other beneficiaries. How to prepare and present pitch deck was also covered in this session.

Second session was conducted by Honourable Vice Chancellor of Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women (IGDTUW) Dr. Amita Dev. Her session was extremely motivating for the young women participants. Dr. Dev emphasised on the requirement of high end technology for Start-ups and how new ventures are getting success where budding entrepreneurs are well informed.

Third session was conducted by Ms. Shalini Srivastava. Ms. Srivastava is a faculty with Small Industries Management Programme (SIMAP) by DMS, IIT Delhi & SIDBI and National Institute of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development, MoSDE. She covered creativity, innovation, motivation and opportunities for Women Entrepreneurs. Many activities were conducted in her session pertaining to the functional areas of human resources and marketing.

On the Second day, first session was conducted by Mr. Mayank Sood, Partner, K&S Gurugram. He enunciated technical and commercial aspects required to run a business. He explained the role of Intellectual Property Rights in technical start-ups. A detailed discussion on trade-marks, copyrights, geographical identification, plant variety, integrated circuit layouts, patents, designs and trade secrets were apprehended in his session.

Second session on the second day was held by Dr. Dhanjay Yadav. A real learning session regarding business plan generation, viability and feasibility checks, and business plan preparation were critically explained. Various schemes of different Government ministries were also informed to the participants. Importance of financial aspect and financial documents required in preparing various project reports were thoroughly comprehended.

On the third day i.e. 23rd January, an Industry visit was organized at National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC), Okhla and APJ Abdul Kalam Memorial, INA Delhi. Students were accompanied by a senior faculty member Dr. Dhanjay Yadav.

A very good session was conducted at NSIC by Shri M V Somasekhar, Chief Manager in the training section of NSIC. Students visited many blocks of NSIC to understand latest automated systems and thereby entrepreneurial opportunities. During this visit students of IGDTUW interacted with Mr. Munib Akram, DGM, Ms. Yasmin Ahmad Rizwan, Consultant, Mr. Lakshay Jain, Dy. Manager IT and Mr. Sanjeev Pathak, Trainer Electrical. After NSIC Students visited APJ Abdul Kalam Memorial and then returned back to the University.

Overall, it was an excellent event and feedback from the participants was overwhelming. P