Entrepreneurship @ANDC

With changing social traditions, creation of self-employment opportunities and acquiring entrepreneurship skills have become de-rigueur. To encourage students to explore the possibility of becoming job-creators instead of job seekers, Acharya Narendra Dev College has established an Innovation & Entrepreneurship Development Centre (IEDC) in 2010 under the auspices of National Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB), Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India. The centre envisions motivating students to take up entrepreneurship in a proactive manner by providing them with the pre-requisite information about establishing a start-up. IEDC has twin initiatives of training - Entrepreneurship Awareness Camps (EAC), Entrepreneurship Development Programmes (EDP), and innovation (student-projects). Over the years the college has conducted three EDP’s of 4 - 6 weeks duration and 13 EAC’s of three days each besides completed 26 innovative student-projects. More details

The College promotes skill development and entrepreneurship amongst the youth of India and has taken several steps in this direction

Entrepreneurship Laboratory (EL)

ANDC has pioneered a new idea by establishing Entrepreneurship Laboratory (EL) under IEDC in 2013. EL seeks to foster an entrepreneurial mindset amongst students and provides a conducive environment that promotes their innovations, initiatives and commitment. This is a space where students are encouraged to bring their novel ideas to life by being helped to set up a small enterprise. Teaching students to develop this kind of mindset is invaluable and progressive because in future, it will help in transforming them into successful entrepreneurs. A healthy amount of self-confidence and managerial skills necessary to embark on a new business venture indoctrinated through guidance and hand-holding techniques under the aegis of EL is expected to go a long way in metamorphosing students into successful entrepreneurs. EL envisages empowering potential entrepreneurs by converting their ideas into products while simultaneously creating jobs for others.

Furthering the cause of EL, undergraduate students of the college have established an in-campus company, called ANDY that depicts the spirit of AND Youth. ANDY,- Acharya Narendra Dev Youth is one of such projects of the Entrepreneurship Laboratory (EL) which is a campus-based, not-for-profit venture, whose aim is to provide training and thus encourage students to become successful entrepreneur. Under ANDY, we manufacture cost-effective and eco-friendly cosmetics and various other merchandise so as to prepare students face the real-world market with more confidence and experience; and instills the thought of being an entrepreneur as an equally competitive career option for the students. The entire process - from designing to formulating the market strategies is autonomously undertaken by the students. Association with ANDY has already yielded success stories with some students starting off their own ventures while many are in the process of doing so. These initiatives have created an ecosystem that nurtures students towards Entrepreneurship by equipping them with the pre-requisite information and skills for setting up a successful enterprise. We endeavour to support young entrepreneurs by providing them with the education and networks critical to start successful businesses.

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Job Oriented Skill Development Course:
Coordinator: Dr Seema Gupta

The College started a job oriented skill development course ‘Quality Control (QC) Chemist’ of NAQF level 5. A Quality Control Chemist is responsible for conducting qualitative and quantitative analysis to ensure specified quality of the manufactured products. Eleven students enrolled for the first batch of this course. The classes are held in the College premises after the regular teaching and during the semester breaks. The Classes are taken by the Ph.D. students of the College who qualified as trainee for this course.

Empanelled Project Institute under Pradhan Mantri YUVA Yojana (PMYUVA) Faculty Facilitators: Dr. Amit Garg and Dr. Arijit Chowdhuri

Acharya Narendra Dev College has been empanelled as a Project Institute (Higher Education, Government Category) under Pradhan Mantri YUVA Yojana (PMYUVA) by Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship. It is a National Scheme on Entrepreneurship Development for imparting Entrepreneurial Education/Training to their respective students. It is a centrally sponsored Project for creating an enabling eco-system for entrepreneurship development through entrepreneurship education/training and easy access to entrepreneurship support network and promoting social entrepreneurship. Under the scheme, College is eligible to receive grants of about Rs. 12.20 lakh over the entire period of 05 years. This includes upto Rs. 3 lakh towards infrastructure set-up; honorarium @ Rs. 5,000/- p.m. for each of the Faculty Facilitators and costs related to Faculty Training.