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  • New Programmes: 2013-14
    Funded by the Government of Tamil Nadu


    1. WOMEN ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (WEDPs)
    and
    2. Entrepreneurship cum Skill Development Programmes for Women (WESDPs)


          The EDI will organise Women Entrepreneur Development Programmes [WEDPs] in order to create a business environment that encourages the initiative of rural and urban women entrepreneurs and to enhance the human and institutional capacities required to foster entrepreneurial dynamism and enhance productivity.
       The Women Entrepreneur Development Programme aims at providing entrepreneurship training to women, mentoring women entrepreneurs and technical skills upgrading. The WEDPs will help women entrepreneurs to improve their production processes and management techniques and support their initiatives to start new enterprises. The Entrepreneurship cum Skill Development Programme (ESDP) will combine skill training in a variety of sectors with modules in management, marketing, finance and business plan preparation to help women set up skill based enterprises.

    Target Group

    +2 Pass/ Diploma holders/ Graduates and above
    Duration : 25 days
    Age : 18 Years and above

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    3. (a) GENERAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (EDP)/ 2- Weeks
    and
    3. (b) GENERAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (EDP)/ 4- Weeks


          An Entrepreneurship Development Programme (EDP), aims at providing training 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, identification of business opportunities, 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.

    Target Group

    The Diploma Holders /Graduates and above -  for 4 Weeks Programmes.
    10th pass/+2 pass - for 2 Weeks Programmes.
    Duration : 2 Weeks and 4 Weeks
    Age : 18 Years to 35 Years

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    4. ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND SKILL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (ESDP) GENERAL CANDIDATES


           The objective of the ESDP is to provide training for skill upgradation so as to equip the trainees with modern technological skills. Typical ESDPs may be conducted in Machine Shop Practice, CNC, Heat Treatments, Electroplating, Sheet metal, Welding, Tool & Die Making, Glass & Ceramics, Industrial & Art Wares, Herbal Cosmetics, Fashion Garments, Hosiery, Food & Fruit Processing Industries, Information Technology, Hardware Maintenance, Soap and Detergents, Leather Products/Novelties, Servicing of Household Electrical Appliances and Electronic Gadgets, Gem Cutting & Polishing, Engineering Plastics etc. However, the above list is only illustrative and not exhaustive. Based on Market need and demand, more skills can be identified and Skill Development Programmes will be designed and offered. There will also be a management module on how to establish and manage an enterprise.

    Target Group

    The Diploma Holders / ITIs / any Certified Trade Course / VTP.
    Duration : 180 hours - over 30 days
    Age : 18 Years and above

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    5. TECHNOLOGY BASED ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (TEDPs)


           A TEDP is designed to motivate and develop entrepreneurs in specific products/processes/ cutting edge / intermediate technologies developed by CSIR labs, CLRI, CIPET, CITRA, FTDI, R&D institutions, State Universities etc for the qualified graduates/ diploma holders in various disciplines of Science and Technology who can generate ideas and develop Business Plan and Business Ventures. The EDI will identify the above institutions as knowledge partner who will give technological training and EDI will give the management training. Based on the Technological input, entrepreneurs will be encouraged to prepare Business Plans in collaboration with the partner institutions
    A Technology Based EDP primarily focuses on the training and development needs 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 above list is only illustrative and not exhaustive. Based on Market requirement, more sunrise industries will be identified and designed according to the market demand. The participants will be provided with hands-on training in indigenous technologies developed by R&D institutions that may be available for commercial exploitation.

    Target Group

    B.E. Graduates/Graduates/Post Graduates in any branch of Science/ Diploma/Degree in a specified branch of Engineering/Technology depending on the nature of TEDP.
    Duration : 6-weeks duration
    Age :18-35 Years,(relaxable in exceptional circumstances).

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    6. ESTABLISHING ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT CELL IN HIGHER EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS. (EDCS)


           The EDI proposes to implement a new scheme for setting up of Entrepreneurship Development Cells (EDCs) in Higher Educational Institutions/Polytechnics/ ITIs in Tamil Nadu. The basic aim of the programme is to set up an institutional structure in Higher Educational Institutions that will be responsible for generating entrepreneurship and self-employment awareness amongst the youth. The EDCs will promote lateral thinking, stimulate innovation amongst the youth by Innovation workshops and undertake specific training activities to enable the youth to look at entrepreneurship and self employment as viable alternatives to wage or salaried employment.

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    7. FACULTY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (FDPS)


          Faculty Development Programmes (FDP) aim at equipping teachers with skills and knowledge that are essential for inculcating entrepreneurial values in students and guiding and monitoring their progress towards an entrepreneurial career. 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 the youth to take up entrepreneurship as a career. 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 exercises, field visits and classroom lectures. More emphasis will be given for the higher education institutions in the backward region of the Southern Districts where qualified faculty will be trained in Government and Private colleges who can organise EDPs in their districts.

    Target Group

    Teachers of Science, Engineering & Technology Colleges/ Polytechnics and Entrepreneurship Development Organisations /Institutions, persons from the organisation engaged in entrepreneurship development.
    Duration : 12 days.

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    8. ENTREPRENEURSHIP AWARENESS CAMP (EACS)


           In order 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. In each EAC, about 75 students will be exposed to different aspects of entrepreneurship, including Achievement Motivation, Identification of opportunities for entrepreneurs, How to start a SSI unit, Government regulations, rules & procedures, location, Creativity and business, Communication skills etc will be covered. A visit to the industries located in the region will also be arranged to bring the students in direct touch with practicing entrepreneurs.

    Target Group

    Science and Technology graduates/diploma holders or those who are doing their final year diploma/degree in engineering/technology/science.
    Duration : 3- days duration
    Age :18 Years and above

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    9. SCHEME OF MENTORSHIP FOR NEW ENTREPRENEURS


           The main lacuna standing in the way of potential entrepreneurs from becoming successful is the absence of a mentor. Quite often, the absence of timely information relating to the market, trends in the economy, a proper understanding of how to approach financial institutions and potential investors, ignorance of the plethora of acts, rules and regulations - these can make the difference between success and failure for the first generation entrepreneur.

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    10. TECHNOLOGY BASED ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (TEDPs)


          The objective of the scheme is to supplement the efforts of public extension in the agriculture sector by technology and management inputs to promote a new brand of entrepreneurs in Agriculture called Agri-preneurs. Identification of Agripreneurs will be based on experience and educational background. The ADP will support agricultural development and create gainful self-employment opportunities to unemployed agricultural graduates.

    Target Group

    Agricultural graduates, agricultural Diploma holders, Intermediate in agriculture and biological science graduates with PG in agri-related courses.
    Duration : 2 month (Residential) - 60 days
    Age :18-35 Years,(relaxable in exceptional circumstances).

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    11. CLUSTER BASED AWARENESS PROGRAMMES


          The Cluster Development Programme is aimed at the development of MSMEs in the various Industry clusters in the State to face various challenges which are common to that industry. The programme will improve their operational performance and help them to sustain themselves in the face of Global competition. Prominent clusters in the State cover Tannery, Textiles, cashew, coir, Engineering, silk etc.

    Target Group

    MSMEs clusters in various of Districts namely leather, coir, cashew, Automobile/Engineering,etc.will be covered. The list is, however, not exhaustive, but only indicative. New clusters will be identified and covered by continuous survey.

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