Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp (EAC)

With a view to expose students as well as faculty of academic institutions, offering degree/diploma courses in S&T, to entrepreneurship as an alternative career, Entrepreneurship Awareness Camps (EACs) are conducted by nodal agencies in each State/Union Territory of the country. The implementing agency is usually either an educational institution or a professional body specialising in entrepreneurship development.

Each Camp, of 3 days duration, is conducted in the premises of an academic institution and aims at creating awareness among students about various facets of entrepreneurship while highlighting the merits of pursuing such a career option. In each EAC, about 75 students are exposed to different aspects of entrepreneurship, including opportunity guidance, services offered by agencies of support system etc. A visit to the industries located in the region is also arranged to bring the students in direct touch with practicing entrepreneurs.

Guidelines for Conducting Entrepreneurship Awareness Camps (EACs) in Educational Institutions

Programme Objective

To create awareness among faculty and students of Engineering and Science courses about various facets of entrepreneurship as an alternative career option as also to highlight the merits of pursuing such an option.

Target Group

Science and Technology graduates/diploma holders or those who are doing their final year diploma/degree in engineering/technology/science.


Within the premises of an academic institution.


Three days.


Experts are mostly drawn from local or nearby institutions including practicing entrepreneurs with educational background in Science and Technology.

Suggested Schedule for Entrepreneurship Camp

Session I
Session II
Session III
Session IV
Inauguration- Camp Objective, Entrepreneurship (general concepts only)
Historical background-Indian values vis-a-vis Entrepreneur ship and the present scenario



Identification of opportunities for entrepreneurs
Mechanism of product selection and technology-assistance from R&D labs and others on choice of technology etc
How to start a SSI unit (General concept about the  Govt. formalities, rules & regulation,  location, and different aspect of an industrial venture.)
Tech.  & commercial Aspects of SSI unit (General concept only)



Financial aspects of SSI unit including salient features of a project report
Support and financial assistance from Govt. agencies, banks, financial institutions, SFCs and others-securities demanded by FIs/banks etc
Creativity and business-  the man behind the venture -the behavioural scientist's approach 
Communication skills ( interacting with people)  for better results
Lectures by practicing entrepreneur's success stories- common problems faced by entrepreneurs
Discussion with participants for their reactions about the camp,( Including  factory visit)


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