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DST- NIMAT

DST-NIMAT PROJECT

Introduction

The National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB), established in 1982 by the Government of India under the aegis of Department of Science & Technology, is an institutional mechanism to help promote knowledge driven and technology intensive enterprises. The Board, having representations from socio-economic and scientific Ministries/Departments, aims to convert "job-seekers" into "job-generators" through Science & Technology (S&T) interventions.


Major Objectives of NSTEDB:

·  To promote and develop high-end entrepreneurship for S&T manpower as well as self-employment by utilising S&T infrastructure and by using S&T methods.

·  To facilitate and conduct various informational services relating to promotion of entrepreneurship.

·  To network agencies of the support system, academic institutions and Research & Development (R&D) organisations to foster entrepreneurship and self-employing using S&T with special focus on backward areas as well.

·  To act as a policy advisory body with regard to entrepreneurship.


The programmes are broadly classified into the following areas:

Training programmes

·  Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp (EAC)

With a view to expose students as well as faculty of academic institutions, offering degree/diploma courses in S&T, to entrepreneurship as an alternative career, Entrepreneurship Awareness Camps (EACs) are conducted by nodal agencies in each State/Union Territory of the country. The implementing agency is usually either an educational institution or a professional body specialising in entrepreneurship development. Each Camp, of 3 days duration, is conducted in the premises of an academic institution and aims at creating awareness among students about various facets of entrepreneurship while highlighting the merits of pursuing such a career option. In each EAC, about 75 students are exposed to different aspects of entrepreneurship, including opportunity guidance, services offered by agencies of support system etc. A visit to the industries located in the region is also arranged to bring the students in direct touch with practicing entrepreneurs.

Guidelines for Conducting Entrepreneurship Awareness Camps (EACs) in Educational Institutions


Programme Objective

To create awareness among faculty and students of Engineering and Science courses about various facets of entrepreneurship as an alternative career option as also to highlight the merits of pursuing such an option.

Target Group

Science and Technology graduates/diploma holders or those who are doing their final year diploma/degree in engineering/technology/science.


Venue

Within the premises of an academic institution.


Duration

Three days.


Faculty

Experts are mostly drawn from local or nearby institutions including practicing entrepreneurs with educational background in Science and Technology.

Suggested Schedule for Entrepreneurship Camp 

 

Day

Morning

Session

 

Afternoon

 Session

 

Session I

Session II

 

Session III

Session IV

1st

Inauguration- Camp Objective, Entrepreneurship (general concepts only)

Historical background-Indian values vis-a-vis Entrepreneur ship and the present scenario

B

R

E

Identification of opportunities for entrepreneurs

Mechanism of product selection and technology-assistance from R&D labs and others on choice of technology etc

2nd

How to start a SSI unit (General concept about the  Govt. formalities, rules & regulation,  location, and different aspect of an industrial venture.)

Tech.  & commercial Aspects of SSI unit (General concept only)


A


K

Financial aspects of SSI unit including salient features of a project report

Support and financial assistance from Govt. agencies, banks, financial institutions, SFCs and others-securities demanded by FIs/banks etc

3rd 

Creativity and business- the man behind the venture -the behavioural scientist's approach 

Communication skills (interacting with people) for better results

 

Lectures by practicing entrepreneur's success stories- common problems faced by entrepreneurs

Discussion with participants for their reactions about the camp,(Including  factory visit)

 

 

 

·  Entrepreneurship Development Programme (EDP) / Women Entrepreneurship Development Programme (EDP)

An Entrepreneurship Development Programme (EDP/ WEDP), of 6-8 weeks duration, aims at training the S&T graduates and the diploma holders in the essentials of conceiving, planning, initiating and launching an economic activity or an enterprise successfully.

The programme content includes class room training on essentials of entrepreneurship survey of the prevalent socio - economic scenario, identification of business opportunities, role and function as well as schemes of assistance offered by various constituents of the support system, preparation of a technically feasible and economically viable project report, Achievement Motivation Training and also the nuances of management of an enterprise. Sessions on technology and finance are also arranged, depending upon the nature of project selected.

Special EDPs are being conducted with more emphasis on linkages with R&D institutions to take up projects based on indigenous technologies and services, in the area of high technology, such as leather, plastics, bio-medical equipment, high speed data communication and other emerging areas of technology. 

For example, a programme has been undertaken in collaboration with the Institute of  Plasma Research, Ahmedabad, for setting up plasma technology-based enterprises.

The Programme and training in technology-related aspects

The project proposals for special EDPs can be submitted by an R&D institution or specialised training institution in entrepreneurship development. In either case the involvement of the other group is mandatory. All EDPs are conducted by specialised institutions.

·  Faculty Development Programme (FDP)

A Faculty Development Programme (FDP) is designed to train and develop professionals in entrepreneurship development so that they can act as resource persons in guiding and motivating young S&T persons to take up entrepreneurship as a career. Through each FDP, 15-20 faculty members of Science and Engineering colleges, Polytechnics and Entrepreneurship Development Organisations are trained for a duration of 2-3 weeks.

 

The FDPs provide inputs on process and practice of entrepreneurship development, communication and inter-personal skills, creativity, problem solving, achievement motivation training, inputs on resource and knowledge industries. The training methodology includes case studies, group discussion, games and simulation exercise, field visits and classroom lectures.


Guidelines for Conducting Faculty Development Programme (FDP)


Programme Objective

Faculty Development Programme (FDP) aims at equipping teachers with skills and knowledge that are essential for inculcating entrepreneurial values in students and guiding and monitoring their progress towards entrepreneurial career. 


Who can conduct?

Institutes / organisation engaged in entrepreneurship training having vast experience in the field of entrepreneurship development. The organisation should have in-house training experts for conducting FDPs.


Target Group

Teachers of Science & Technology Colleges/Institutions, persons from the organisation engaged in entrepreneurship development.


Duration

2 weeks (preferably residential programme). 


·   Technology Based Entrepreneurship Development Program (TEDP)

A Technology Based EDP primarily focuses on training and development need of S&T entrepreneurs in a specific technology area (for example, Leather, Plastic, Electronics & Communication, Fragrance & Flavour, Instrumentation, Sports Goods, Bio-technology, IT Computer Hardware, Food Processing, Bio-medical Equipment, Glass & Ceramics, Jute Products, Sustainable Building Materials, Herbs & Medical Plants Processing, etc.). The participants are provided with hands-on training in indigenous technologies developed by R&D institutions that are available for commercial exploitation.

In each TEDP, 20-25 persons, having a degree/diploma in S&T are trained through a structured training programme of about 6 weeks duration. The TEDP provides class room training on motivational management areas besides actual hands-on training in the specific technology areas by technology providers.


Programme Objective

TEDP is a structured training programme of 6-weeks duration designed to motivate and develop entrepreneurs in specific products/technologies/processes developed by CSIR labs, R&D institutions, universities etc. 

In a TEDP :-

1. The entrepreneurs are exposed to technical knowledge about the products and technologies and are enabled to develop their skills at the lab of the technology provider.

2. The R&D lab having commercially viable technologies, get potential entrepreneurs as its "takers"; and

3. The entrepreneurship-training institute can put concerted efforts in a specific discipline of product-technology and thus can have better control over the course of the programme and its success.

The participants are selected through various tests and personal interviews to assess their potential of becoming a successful entrepreneur. During the training period, the participants also get to know the intricacies of how to start and manage an enterprise. At the end they are assisted in preparing a bankable project report.


DST-NIMAT@ ITS ENGINEERING COLLEGE

Session

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

2019-20

 

No. of Program Sanctioned

Amount Received (Lac)

No. of Program Sanctioned

Amount Received(Lac)

No. of Program Sanctioned

Amount Received(Lac)

No. of Program Sanctioned

Amount Sanctioned

Amount Received(Lac)

No. of Program Proposed

Amount Received(Lac)

Name of Event

  Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp

2

0.4

10

2

5

1

4

0.8

0.6

05

1.0

Entrepreneurship Development Program

0

0

1

2

0

0

1

2

1.6

1

2.0

Women Entrepreneurship Development Program

0

0

1

2

0

0

1

2

1.6

0

0

Faculty Development Program

0

0

1

2.5

1

2.5

2

5

4

  0

0

  Technology Based Development Program

0

0

1

3

0

0

0

0

0

1

3.0

 

 

Total Amount Received (Lac)

0.4

Total Amount Received (Lac)

11.5

Total Amount Received (Lac)

3.5

Total Amount  (Lac)

9.8

9.8

Total Amount  (Lac)

6.0

Co-ordinator:

Mr. Saurav Kumar

Assistant Professor

Department of Civil Engineering, Ph. : 9069345557, Email : Sauravkumar.ce@its.edu.in