The Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp organized by the Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India, Gandhi Nagar, Ahmedabad and sponsored by National Science and Technology, Entrepreneurship Development Board, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, was conducted in the JCT College of Engineering and Technology, Pichanur, Coimbatore, for three days from 26.07.2017 to 28.07.2017.
The camp started with an inaugural ceremony at 10.00 am on 26.07.2017, for which the chairperson was Mr.D.Jayagopal, retired vice president of CODISSIA. He is an advisory committee member of MSME. He in his inaugural speech gave valuable ideas to the students about the opportunities for each branch students. Also he talked about the metro rail and the over bridges in Coimbatore. Then he gave suggestions about the plans and procedures of MSME.
The next day, 27.07.2017, the forenoon session was handled by Dr.Vanitha Selva kumar, head of the department of M.B.A., and coordinator of Entrepreneurship Development Cell, of Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan College of Engineering, Coimbatore. She delivered a lecture on ‘Converting ideas into opportunities’. Then she divided the participants into groups and made them to make product models in newspaper and then each group was asked to present their products . The session was very interesting and everybody enjoyed very much.
Then in the afternoon the session from 2.00 pm to 3.00 pm was handled by Mr.D.Joslin Vijaya, Coordinator of Entrepreneurship Development Cell of JCT College of Engineering and Technology on the topic ‘Identification of opportunities for Entrepreneurs’. After that Mr.Krishnan, head of Entrepreneurship Development, Centre for Entrepreneurship, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham university, Coimbatore gave a speech about ‘Business idea generation, creativity and communication skills. Thus the program came to an end on the second day.
The third day, 28.07.2017, an industrial visit was arranged, A group of 64 students went in the college bus to Kasthuri Machine Builders, in Suryalakshmi nagar near Kaundar mills in Coimbatore. They studied all the various manufacturing processes in the company. Then returned and reached the college at 1.00 pm. At 3.00 pm there was the valedictory function in which the certificates were distributed by the Principal of JCT College of Engineering and Technology. Thus the three days camp came to an end with the National Anthem.