Entrepreneurship Education & Research

Background

For entrepreneurship to take roots in the country and to realise the dream of Make in India, it is extremely significant to orient the present generation and the academia as a whole towards this discipline. Till a few years back, entrepreneurship was perceived only within the realm of myths and uncertainties; it was not a planned choice for people. However, education in entrepreneurship has brought about a paradigm shift in the awareness quotient of people. Realising that education is an apt medium to reach out to a wider section of society and to establish entrepreneurship as a credible discipline, the Institute initiated two, full-time, AICTE-approved Post Graduate courses, Fellow Programme in Entrepreneurship (FPM), entrepreneurship Summer Camps for children and youth, Faculty Development Programmes and seminars & workshops for educationists, planners, policymakers and administrators. Besides these core activities, several other application-oriented programmes and initiatives such as developing course curriculum for entrepreneurship, developing policies for the spread of the discipline and offering entrepreneurship module to university students help realise the objective.

Centre coordinator

Amit Kumar Dwivedi akdwivedi@ediindia.org

Strategy

  • Policy advocacy to develop impact-making entrepreneurship education
  • Creation of triple-helix model for entrepreneurship education by involving government departments, industry, management associations, educators and researchers
  • Development of faculty involved in training students for tech-based start-ups, transgenerational entrepreneurship and start-up incubation & acceleration
  • Accreditation and quality certification for entrepreneurship teachers and institutions
  • Development of short-term and capsule programmes to sensitise entrepreneurship at undergraduate and school levels
  • Enhancing survival rate in family businesses, the SME sector in particular, through educational programme and training
  • Joint educational programmes with technology, management and agricultural science institutions to create new-generation entrepreneurs
  • Revisiting of entrepreneurship course curriculum and architecture that yields results
  • Encourage policy-level research, collaborative and project-based research and its publications

Core Activities

  • On-campus long-duration programmes
  • Off-campus joint programmes
  • Summer camps: Youth, children, awareness
  • School-specific entrepreneurship programmes
  • Open-learning programmes
  • Capacity-building programmes in entrepreneurship education
  • Research and publication

Programmes and Activities 2017-18

Sr. No. Activity Location Duration Target Group Objectives & Outcome
1.1.1 (a) Fellow Programme in Management (FPM) 2014-18 (4th year) EDII Campus 1 Year Masters; Academicians/ Professionals To motivate doctoral scholars to take up theoretical and empirical research work leading to policy papers and publications in journals of repute.
1.1.1 (b) Fellow Programme in Management (FPM) 2015-19 (3rd year) EDI Campus 1 Year Masters; Academicians/ Professionals To guide doctoral students in conceptualising policy research and doctoral dissertation. In the 3rd year of this doctoral programme, students develop research proposals through data from the field for developing doctoral thesis.
1.1.1 (c) Fellow Programme in Management (FPM) 2016-20 (2nd year) EDI Campus 1 Year Masters; Academicians/ Professionals To motivate doctoral scholars to take up compulsory theoretical papers and develop term papers based on classroom inputs. Classroom inputs and interactions would lead to policy papers and publications in journals of repute.
1.1.1 (d) Fellow Programme in Management (FPM) 2017-21 (1st year) EDI Campus 1 Year Masters; Academicians/ Professionals To orient doctoral students to investigate synergy between theory and practice of entrepreneurship as relevant to Indian context, and accordingly strengthen entrepreneurship education and research ecosystem in the country.
1.1.2 (a) Post Graduate Diploma in Management- Business Entrepreneurship (PGDM-BE)- 2016-18 (2nd year) EDI Campus 1 Year Family Business Successors and Start-ups interested in pursuing two year full time programme To train students to set up their own business, become entrepreneurial managers or join their family business. Classroom teaching to be complemented with regular study visits and interaction with achievers. Focus on ensuring preparation of bankable project reports by students.
1.1.2 (b) Post Graduate Diploma in Management- Business Entrepreneurship (PGDM-BE)- 2017-19 (1st year) EDI Campus 1 Year Family Business Successors and Start-ups interested in pursuing two year full time programme To groom students as entrepreneurs, entrepreneurial managers and family business successors. Classroom teaching to be complemented with international tie-ups, students' research projects, seminars and publications.
1.1.3 (a) Post Graduate Diploma in Management- Development Studies (PGDM-DS)- 2016-18 (2nd year) EDI Campus 1 Year Graduates, Employees, NGO Nominees Groom students as effective social entrepreneurs and change-agents.
1.1.3 (b) Post Graduate Diploma in Management- Development Studies (PGDM-DS)- 2017-19 (1st year) EDI Campus 1 Year Graduates, Employees, NGO Nominees Groom students as effective social entrepreneurs and change agents in a focused sector.
Sr. No. Activity Location Duration Target Group Objectives & Outcome
1.2.1 Open Learning Programme in Entrepreneurship (OLPE) National 1 Year Graduates & Under Graduates with three years of work experience To develop entrepreneurial skills through open learning, project counselling and mentoring support so that time and distance do not remain issues for those willing to become entrepreneurs.
1.2.2 Advanced Business Hindi Certificate (ABHC) EDII Campus (International) 9 Months Graduates & Under Graduates It is a programme specially designed for Chinese Students to train them in Business Hindi course. The structure includes orientation to Indian society, culture, entrepreneurship, and management aspects.
1.2.3 Advanced Business English/ Management Certificate (ABEC/ ABMC) EDII Campus 9 Months Graduates & Under Graduates To develop participants in advanced level vocational English/management learning.
1.2.4 Certificate Course in Project Management - BBSR EDII Odisha 6 Months Development Sector Nominees, Corporate Employees, Graduates Development Sector Nominees, Corporate Employees, Graduates
1.2.5 Online Entrepreneurship Course (MOOC/Open Courseware) EDI Campus 6 Months Students, Professionals, Entrepreneurs An online version of distance learning diploma programme in entrepreneurship. The course would have online classrooms and examination. Keeping in view the demand of massive open online courses (MOOC), it is proposed to be conducted at EDII.
Sr. No. Activity Location Duration Target Group Objectives & Outcome
1.3.1 Faculty Development Programmes Ahmedabad 12 days Teachers of Universities, Engineering Colleges, B- Schools, etc. To develop skills in teachers of higher education towards teaching courses on 'Entrepreneurship' effectively as well as orienting them to research in the field.
1.3.2 Business Research Methodology & Data Analysis- International EDI Campus 8 Weeks Entrepreneurs/ Middle & Senior level Executives of SMEs/ Professionals engaged in Small Business Promotion To enable participants from developing countries to carry out research and improve their proficiency in selection of analytical tools and interpretation of statistical data to solve business problems.
1.3.3 Entrepreneurship Education to Strengthen Emerging Economies EDI Campus 6 Weeks Potential/Existing Entrepreneurs/ Family Business Successors/ Executives/ Consultants To customise, design and deliver entrepreneurship education programmes both at school and higher education levels to cater to the aspirations of youth and motivate them to take up entrepreneurship as a preferred career option.
1.3.4 Entrepreneurial Management EDI Campus 6 Weeks Managers of SMEs and Entrepreneurs from developing countries To sharpen managerial skills of entrepreneurs and senior executives of SMEs, leading to performance improvement of enterprises.
1.3.5 Business Research Methodology & Data Analysis (National) EDI Campus 1 Week PhD students To enable participants to carry out research and improve their proficiency in selection of analytical tools and interpretation of statistical data to solve business problems
1.3.6 Bihar Skill Development Programme - Certificate Course Bihar 1 Year Unemployed Youth To develop employability and entrepreneurial skills among dropout students of Bihar
1.3.7 Vocational Guidance and Skill Development of Youth EDI Odisha 6 Months Unemployed Youths A 6-month programme to develop the skills of youth of peripheral areas of corporate houses to enhance their employability.
1.3.8 Vocational Education, Guidance and Career Counselling EDII Odisha 3 Years Youth of Displaced Families Vocational guidance to the youth of displaced families so that they are rehabilitated and resettled.
1.3.9 Certificate Course in Entrepreneurship  EDII Odisha 3 Months Students To conduct short term entrepreneurship module for students pursuing full time courses in universities in Odisha.
1.3.10 Entrepreneurship Awareness Camps for Start-ups EDII Kerala 1 Year College Students It is a programme proposed to motivate and equip students with necessary knowledge and skills for arriving at innovative plans for setting up their own enterprises.
1.3.11 Programme on Innovation, Start-ups & Technology Transfers (Nodal Institute on Start-ups) EDII Campus 4 Years Individual/Group of individuals having innovative ideas To channelise the government scheme to support startups for availing assistance under Gujarat Industrial Policy. The primary mission of the industrial policy includes innovation, startups & technology transfers.
1.3.12 Boot Camps (Start-up activities) Gujarat, Odisha, MP, UP 1 Year Startups To amplify entrepreneurial ecosystem in the states.
1.3.13 Boot Camps & Start-up activities (Gujarat CSR Authority - GCSRA) Gujarat 1 Year Individual/groups working on innovative ideas To ensure prototype development funding and creation of companies in Gujarat
1.3.14 Startup Manual (for Startup Mission Kerala) EDII Kerala 65 Days Students, Entrepreneurs  To prepare training manual for Startup mission of Kerala. The manual will enable trainers, educators to guide emerging start-ups.
1.3.15 Pre-Startup Academic Activities on Selected Academic Campuses-Kerala EDII Kerala 6 Days Students  Pre-Startup activities are to be conducted on academic campuses in Kerala. These activities would enable students to think and become entrepreneurial.
1.3.16 Faculty Development Programmes for Incubation EDII Kerala 5 Days Faculty Members of Engineering Colleges A focused programme for faculty members who are involved in some kind of start-up course or start-up incubation process.
1.3.17 Startup Growth and Sustainability Programmes EDII Kerala 5 Days Startup Entrepreneurs Growth programmes for start-ups who wish to get the next level of support and evolve a complete business model.
1.3.18 Startup-Exit Policy and Valuation EDII Kerala Throughout the year Startup Entrepreneurs A policy on creating start-up, including exit rules, is to be made for Kerala.
1.3.19 Family Business Succesor Programme (Self Finance Course) EDII Kerala Throughout the year Family Business/Existing and Potential Entrepreneurs To support entrepreneurial community as a whole. Family business succesor and entrepreneurs will be trained to develop their businesses further.
1.3.20 Entrepreneurship for ITI Students EDII Kerala 5 Days ITI Students To help ITI students become start-up entrepreneurs.
1.3.21 Short-Term Capsule Programmes wth IFIM, IBA, Emprasa (SRO) EDII SRO 6 Months Students, Professionals, Entrepreneurs To provide need-based short term programmes on Entrepreneurship in different institutions in southern India.
1.3.22 MDPs on Essentials of Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurship Education & Development EDII Campus Throughout the year Entrepreneurs, Students, Professionals The programme offers a highly professional experience to those who wish to expand their knowledge in the field of entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship. It is being offered jointly by EDII & Times Centre for Learning Limited (TCLL), The Times of India Group.
Sr. No. Activity Location Duration Target Group Objectives & Outcome
1.4.1 National Summer Camps on Entrepreneurial Adventures for College Going Youth EDII Campus 6 Days each HSC & College Students To help youth identify innovative and challenging career options and plan it entrepreneurially. A good opportunity for youth to tap their latent potential for achievement.
1.4.2 National Summer Camps on Entrepreneurial Stimulation for School Children EDII Campus 6 Days each School Students To inculcate entrepreneurial values among children at a tender age. A forum to interact with parents as well.
1.4.3 Summer Camp for Youth and Children (International) International 6 Days each School Students A camp for international participants (youth and children) to inculcate entrepreneurial values at a ripe age.
1.4.4 Entrepreneurship Awareness Camps Pan India             3 Days each College Students To sensitise the students towards the 'Charms of Being an Entrepreneur' and orient them towards entrepreneurship and self-employment.
1.4.5 Convention of ODL Learners (Events) EDII - CRO 2 Days ODL Learners It is an interactive forum to take feedback and gauge the progress of learners for improving the effectiveness of the programme.
1.4.6 Developing Enterprise Resource Centre through Networking, Mentoring and BDS in the Eastern part Odisha 1 Year Corporates, SMEs To develop an Enterprise Resource Centre through networking, mentoring and BDS in the Eastern part of Bhubaneswar. This activity would help groom start-ups from educational campuses.
1.4.7 Orientation Visit of Students to the Institute EDII Campus 1 Day each School & College Students (including B-Schools, Engg. Colleges) To orient students towards the 'Charms of Becoming an Entrepreneur' and motivate them to think of entrepreneurship as a career choice.
Sr. No. Activity Location Duration Target Group Objectives & Outcome
1.5.1 EDII-JGI Programme (UG) 4 years (4th year) JGI Bengaluru & EDII Campus Four Years Students from JGI  To improve the understanding of students as entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs or family business successors. Students' focus will be on developing a business plan.
1.5.2 (a) EDII-JGI Programme PG (18 months) - 2nd year JGI Bengaluru & EDII Campus 18 Months Graduate students from JGI interested in developing family business To sharpen the capabilities of students as entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs or family business successors. Students' focus will be on developing a business plan.
1.5.2 (b) EDII-JGI Programme PG (18 months) - 1st year JGI Bengaluru & EDII Campus 18 Months Graduate students from JGI interested in developing family business To sharpen the capabilities of students as entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs or family business successors. Students' focus will be on developing a business plan.
1.5.3 EDII-IIPM-Bengaluru Programme Bengaluru 1 Year Students of IIPM To impart entrepreneurship education to a group of post graduate management students interested in an entrepreneurial career and guide them to develop feasible business plans. Target: 20 Students
Sr. No. Activity Location Duration Target Group Objectives & Outcome
1.6.1 (a) Entrepreneurship Module for Students of Higher Secondary Schools  EDII Campus & Other Schools 3 Months to 6 Months School students To enable students to think and act in an entrepreneurial way, to develop leadership skills in them at an early stage in their career such that it not only encourages them to consider entrepreneurship as a career opportunity but also helps them become successful in any profession.
1.6.1 (b) Entrepreneurship Module for Teachers (Non-residential Teacher's Training Program) EDII Campus 7 Days Academic community To make teachers experience entrepreneurial thinking, guide them on how to conduct the program and plan to focus on mentorship at scale in the long run.
Sr. No. Activity Location Duration Target Group Objectives & Outcome
1.7.1 Journal of Entrepreneurship EDII Campus Bi-annual Academic Community To share research findings with the academic community and enhance the boundaries of knowledge in entrepreneurship.
1.7.2  Short-term Fellowships in Entrepreneurship Research EDII Campus 2-12 Weeks each Researchers Upto 5 fellowships to ED trainers, teachers and researchers to encourage them work on specific themes related to entrepreneurship.
1.7.3 Research and Publication
(working papers, monographs, case studies, manuals etc.)
EDII-National 1 Year Faculty Members of EDII To develop research interest among faculty and staff at EDII. This activity would strengthen research outcomes of national and international repute.
1.7.4 Publication of Alumni Success Stories (20 Nos.) EDII Campus 1 Year EDII Alumni To document and highlight the achievements of EDII alumni which would motivate the younger generation towards the charms of entrepreneurship. The document would help bringing out the strength of EDII education intervention and marketing the PGPs.
1.7.5 Compilation of Case Studies on Successful Entrepreneurs in the other states Vol-II (25 nos.) Bhubaneswar 1 Year First generation Entrepreneurs  To document and publish successful cases of entrepreneurs trained by EDII in the region. The real-life success stories would help inculcate entrepreneurial spirit among aspiring entrepreneurs, specifically from the state of Odisha.
1.7.6 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) India Survey and Report National 1 Year Academicians, Professionals, Policy Makers To continue with the internationally acclaimed survey and come up with findings in vogue for India. The report is used as a valuable reference on status of entrepreneurial index in the country. Useful for academic fraternity and policymakers. Specific responsibility will be decided by the GEM India consortium.
1.7.7 Study on the 'Economic Slow Down and Its Impact on SME during the Crisis of 2008-2010-2012'  EDII Campus 6 Months Survey To understand economic slowdown and its impact on SME during the crisis of 2008-2012. The study could suggest some policy-level suggestions that may help in desigining programmes or studies for future.
1.7.8 Research Project on Changing Profile of Unemployment/Underemployment EDII Campus 2 Months Survey To understand the changing profile of Unemployment/ Underemployment in our country. The study could suggest some programmes that are needed to reduce unemployment in our country.
1.7.9 Developing 50 Case Studies from EDII Inteventions in 3 decades EDII Campus 1 Year Survey and Internal Literature To compile and create a pool of EDII's strategic cases that have been completed as an assignment in past three decades. These cases would help faculty members discuss institutional strategic interventions in the class.
1.7.10 Study on Edupreneurship: Business Model in Education  EDII Campus 1 Year EDII Faculty To study different business models prevailing in the education sector and arrive at sustainability factors of entrepreneurship education in the country.
1.7.11 Seminars and Workshops on Entrepreneurship  EDII Campus 2 - 3 Days each Potential/ Existing Entrepreneurs To help entrepreneurship educators, entrepreneurs and professionals understand intricacies and emerging issues of entrepreneurship and deliberate on addressing them appropriately.
Sr. No. Activity Location Duration Target Group Objectives & Outcome
1.8.1 Student-Investor Interface (Event) EDII Campus 2 Days Students / Investors A forum wherein equity and term-lending investors will be invited to interact with students in terms of funding their innovative business ideas.
1.8.2 PGDM- (BE) Accreditation by Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) EDII Campus 1 Year Institute Taking cue from institutions engaged in offering management course, an initiative to accredit entrepreneurship courses/ programmes run by various higher education institutions, in collaboration with networks like National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN), South Asian Federation for Entrepreneurship Education and Research (SAFEER), Society of Entrepreneurship Educators (SEE). It would ascertain quality and standardised course designs for entrepreneurship programmes. Sr. No. Activity Location Duration Target Group Objectives & Outcome 18

Research

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Policy Advocacy

Content under Development

Accomplishments

  • Instituted the first-ever Post Graduate Diploma in Management - Business Entrepreneurship and Open Learning Programme in Entrepreneurship to broadbase education in entrepreneurship
  • Floated Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management - Development Studies to create a brigade of change agents for the development sector
  • Launched four-year, full-time Fellow Programme in Management, with emphasis on entrepreneurship, to expand the boundaries of research in this discipline
  • Developed a standard Entrepreneurship Course Curriculum for the University Grants Commission
  • Created a cadre of teachers of higher education with skills and competencies for imparting entrepreneurship education and counselling
  • Developed textbooks and teaching material for Gujarat Board (+2 level vocational education)
  • Institutionalised informal training models (national summer camps for children and youth) for instilling the spirit of enterprise
  • Leading the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) , India - the largest annual study of entrepreneurial dynamics
  • Bringing out the prestigious Journal of Entrepreneurship (JoE)
  • Conducting Biennial Conference on Entrepreneurship to broaden the frontiers of theory and practise

Future Plans

Distance and Online Academic Courses

  • MOOCs on Start-up Entrepreneurship
  • Distance Learning Social Entrepreneurship

Collaborative Programmes

  • Joint certification programmes
  • Collaborative projects and research

Grooming of Existing and New Entrepreneurs

  • Full-time educational programmes
  • Short-term programmes for corporate executives and professionals
  • Sensitisation Programmes: Summer Camps, School Entrepreneurship Programmes

Creation of Educators’ Pool

  • Creation of thought leaders through research courses
  • Capacity building of existing faculty and trainers

Policy Advocacy

  • Development of policies for government to strengthen entrepreneurship education
  • Policy contribution for SME sector development and growth
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Amit Kumar Dwivedi

 
Area Of Apecification : Accounting & Finance, Micro finance, Rural credit & Banking

Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India

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