Entrepreneurship Development Cell organized three days Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp from 20th Dec. 2018. 101 students from the department of Electronics and Communication Engineering participated in the camp. The Awareness Camp started with the prayer song by the ECE girls. After invoking the God’s presence Dr.Lourdes Poobala Rayen, the Director of EDC gave an introduction about the purpose of organizing the Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp and welcomed the dignitaries present for the awareness camp.
Felicitation address was given by Dr.Rajakumar, Professor, Department of ECE. He highlighted the need to create Technology Business Incubator in the Engineering Colleges and to inspire the engineering students think creatively. He cited the example of Solar Cell Phone Cover for the creative thinking and innovation.
Mr.Sanjay Gunasingh, the Director of Bell Pins Private Limited, Palayamkottai was the guest speaker. He inaugurated the Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp. During his speech he asked the students to list out the problems faced by a mother daily at home. From the answers given by the students he drawn few problems and spelled out what could be done to overcome those problems. Moreover, he explained the process of creativity and innovations in a simpler manner. Students were highly impressed about the way he motivated the students about entrepreneurship. In fact, the sessions was very much inspiring.
Mr.Ganesan, the Assistant Director, District Industries Centre, Tirunelveli spoke on the “Institutional Support to Entrepreneurs”. He explained the various schemes through which the Government of India and the State Governments are supporting the entrepreneurs highlighting the schemes UYEGP, PMEGP and NEEDS. He gave lot of examples about the about the industry clusters in Tirunelveli District. He also stressed the need to involve in the entrepreneurial venture to improve the economic development of the nation.
Mr.Parthiban, the retired Chief Manager of IOB and the Financial Literacy Counsellor, Lead Bank, Tirunelveli spoke on “Credit facilities for New Entrepreneurs”. The resource person explained the lending process in a bank and he explained the formalities to be fulfilled while approaching a banker for getting loan for starting the business venture. Students raised lot of questions regarding bank lending and the subsidies the Government is extending while getting the financial assistance through the various schemes like UYEGP, NEEDS and PMEGP.
Mr.U.N. Nathan spoke on the “Creativity and Innovations in Software Industry”. He inspired the participants through posing lot questions to them. He made the participants involved in the deliberations and gave lot of insights about the creativity and innovations. He motivated the participants giving lot of examples for the innovations. It was an interesting session and the participants interacted with the resource person freely. He identified the future leaders.