Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India

Faculty Profile

Prakash Solanki

Academic Qualification
Ph.D. (Pursuing in Sociology; Scheduled Caste Entrepreneurship)
M.A. (Sociology); LL.M. (Labour Low); B.Sc. (Chem)
Professional Qualification
PGD PPT (Plastics Processing Technology)
PGD BM (Business Management)
PGD RD (Rural Development)
Areas of Specialization
  • Entrepreneurship Concept, Process and Practice
  • Business Opportunity Identification and Selection
  • Business Plan and Business Crisis,  
  • New Enterprise Creation and Livelihood
  • Human Resource Development in Entrepreneurship

Courses taught/projects handled
  • DST-NIMAT Project: A mega national project to train, facilitate and link Science & Technology educated youth with better opportunity through New Enterprise Creation Programmes.
  • Food Processing Industries Project (National Project): To promote food-processing industries through Entrepreneurship Development Programme in entire country
  • Promoting Entrepreneurship amongst Individuals and Self-Help Groups from weaker sections: The basic objective of the project is to develop entrepreneurial capacity and business resources among SC/ST, Weaker Sections people and SHG members for sustainable income through enterprise creation
  • EU-PERKS Project: Economic Rehabilitation of people in Earthquake affected area - Kutchch and Saurashtra (State Level Project)
  • Urban Poverty Alleviation Project (National Project): To train urban poor people for sustainable self-employment activity in major cities of country
  • Projects on Entrepreneurial Capability Development of SC/ST Community People
Apart from above, following international & national programmes/projects also successfully completed;
  • ITEC, MoE, Govt. of India sponsored International Training Programme on Entrepreneurship and Small Business Promotion
  • Department of Science and Technology, MoST, Govt. of India sponsored ‘National Training Programme on Entrepreneurship Development and Management for Scientists and Technologists in Government Sector’. So far more than 200 scientists and technologists trained under these programmes
  • Training Programme on entrepreneurship Development for Government Officials from SAARC Countries
  • Skill Development Training Through Science & Technology (STST) in NER sponsored by MoST, Govt. of India
  • Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development [STED Project], Nalbari (Assam)
  • Workshops on Science, Technology & Innovation (STI) Policy – 2013
  • Trainers’ Training Programmes for Senior Govt. Officials of Govt. of Meghalaya
  • Capacity Building Workshops for Micro Entrepreneurs of Self Help Groups/ Sakhi Mandals sponsored by GLPC, GoG
  • Skill Development to start Micro Enterprise under Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY) – Employability Skill Programme among Youth and Women in Karnali Village Panchayat 
  • Entrepreneurship Development Programme (EDP) / REDP funded by NABARD to develop entrepreneurial skill and new enterprise creation.
  • Swa-Shakti project funded by World Bank to empower the women.
  • Rojagar Sahay Kendra project supported by Government of Gujarat to facilitate and link unemployed youth with better income generation opportunity.
  • BDS project funded by ILO to improve business development services.
  • SHG project funded by NABARD to develop a concept of group saving and utilization of saving amount for income generation activity.
  • Insurance project for women beneficiaries funded by CARE international to provide security for life and property to the people in earthquake zone.

Specialises in conducting programmes for New Enterprise Creation and Capacity Building Of development organisations. 20 years of experience in the field of entrepreneurship development through implementation of different Entrepreneurship Development activity models. Has expertise in entrepreneurship concept, process and practice, business opportunity guidance, business plan and enterprise creation process. He is teacher/trainer in the field conducting national and international programmes. Presently implementing DST-NIMAT project, a mega national project to promote S & T Entrepreneurship in the country, sponsored by the Ministry of Science and Technology, GoI.

Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India

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