ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT CLUB

During the last four decades, Kerala has attained worldwide acclaim for its achievements in the social sector, particularly in health and education system. But the performance of the industrial sector has not been keeping pace with the potential of the state. Government of Kerala has recognized this factor and has instituted bold and forward looking measures to tap the unique strengths of the state aimed at providing a suitable stimulus for industrial growth.  

The Department of Industries and Commerce, Government of Kerala, in association With Education Department formulated a scheme to set up “Entrepreneurship Development Clubs” in schools and colleges of the State to inculcate “Entrepreneurship Culture”, amongst youth and equip them with the skills, techniques and confidence to act as torch-bearers of “Enterprise” for the new generation.  The Entrepreneurship Development Club started its functioning in the college from 18th October 2006, with the mission “To create wealth and employment commensurate with unlimited natural and immense human resource potential of Kerala by developing entrepreneurship in the youth.”

Objectives of the Club

1. To inculcate social virtues i.e., trustworthiness, integrity, hard work, discipline, honesty, etc as constituents of entrepreneurship.

2. To sensitize students on the real economic and industrial development scenario of the state.

3. To make them aware of the unlimited development potential of the State and to inculcate entrepreneurial culture in the students.

4. To enable them to take informed decisions to bring in successful entrepreneur and students on a common platform.

5. To motivate members on various dimensions of industry to nurture the latent entrepreneurial talent.

Functions of the Club

1. Organize interactive sessions with successful entrepreneurs from outside as well as within the State.

2. Organize workshops/debates, industrial visits to business enterprises within/outside the State.

3. Interaction with the promotional agencies.

4. Exposure to national and international events in various parts of the country related to industrial developments.

5. Organize Entrepreneurship Clinics and Entrepreneur Awareness Programme.

6. To introduce talented youths to industrial research organizations.

7. To familiarize the youths to the latest developments through media.

Activities of the Club

1. The Club has organized a seminar on “Entrepreneurship and Innovation” as a part of State Entrepreneurship Day celebrations, on 12th September 2013.The presentation was delivered by Sri.Gopinathan (Vocational Higher Secondary Teacher, GVHSS, Munderi, Kalpetta)

2. The club has conducted an industrial visit to Ambika Machineries (Manufacturers of flour mill machineries and food processing machineries), Kellur, Mananthavady. The visit aimed at meeting a successful entrepreneurs. About 20 students participated in the visit.

3. A talk was organized by the club on “Social Entrepreneurship”, in collaboration with the District Industries Centre, Wayanad on 12-10-2016. The session was handled by Sri. Kunhammed (Taluk  Industries Office, Mananthavady). Around thirty students participated in the event.

4. The club organized an exhibition of value added products produced using fruits and vegetables in the Sasthrayaan 2018 programme. The exhibition was led by Miss Athira ( IV Semester B A English). The products included different varieties of Pickle, jam and squash items.

 

 

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