Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp
4th - 6th February, 2016
The Entrepreneurship Development Cell (EDC) of Dronacharya College of Engineering, Gurgaon energetically hosted the “Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp”. The event was hosted in association with Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India, Ahmedabad from 4th – 6th February, 2016,
DAY 1: 04/02/2016
The event started with a welcome address by Honorable Principal, Prof. (Dr.) B.M.K Prasad who has a vision that every student of the college should be able to participate in the process of making our country achieving economic stability and sustainable development. The event then was followed by an expert session of E-leader of E-Cell of the college and then visits to create awareness at schools as part of EAC. This three day program was conducted to provide a learning environment and help them indulge in activities that would motivate them to face a real world challenges.
The session had participants from different branches of Engineering. The expert session started by an introduction to “What Entrepreneurship Is”, by Mr. Anurag Vats (16029). He started his talk by stating that Entrepreneurship is the process of designing, launching and running a new business i.e. a start-up company offering a product, process or service. India as an economy is constantly achieving new heights and is amongst the most fast paced developing and advancing economies of the world. New startups and other new business undertakings by fresh college graduates especially with engineering and technical background has been one of the most contributing factors for the same.
A way of creating awareness is to reach out to the maximum people. As a part of this awareness, it is important to interact with more and more people and brief them on entrepreneurship. An important facet of this was visiting different schools by our students whom we aptly call the E-leaders. The students visited schools to interact with school students and infuse an idea of entrepreneurship into the young India and also to gain great ideas from the ever innovative young minds. In an interactive session with the students various situations relating to creating wealth and jobs by starting some ventures were also discussed. The E-Leaders were actually surprised from the great ideas that came up during discussion from the fertile minds of kids. The visit to school by our E-Leaders was actually a very enriching experience for them in step towards becoming successful entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurship has been defined as “the capacity and willingness to develop, organize and manage a business venture along with any of its risks in order to make a profit". In pursuit of imparting quality and practical lessons to make students ready to face the challenges of new developing India, once they step out of the safe environment of the college, students are encouraged to develop entrepreneurship skill.
EDC of the college organized visit to Our Lady of Fatima School, Gurgaon and Shaheed Lt. Atul Kataria Govt. Girls high School, Gurgaon. During the visit to the school the E leaders have had a very positive interaction with the young Turks. In one of the discussions, the story of an entrepreneur who was first rejected by Microsoft for even a position of office boy started his career with only $10, by buying a crate of tomatoes and going door to door selling them, doubling his money in less than two hours. He repeated his operation thrice every day. Soon he bought a cart then truck and soon he was a proud owner of his own fleet of vehicles. Five years later the man became one of the biggest food retailers in US. These kinds of stories and live situation discussions were part of the interaction serving dual purpose of inculcating a spark of entrepreneurship into minds of young children who are the future of our country as also infusing new ideas and concept into minds of E Leaders who soon will be the future of India.
DAY 2: 05/02/2016
Two faculty members Dr. Sahab Singh Applied Science & Humanities and Mrs. Poonam Yadav ECS Department along with 50 students from ECS, IT, CSE, EEE, & ECE Departments of Dronacharya College of Engineering, Gurgaon visited the 22nd International Conference & Exhibition on Terrestrial & Satellite Broadcasting based on the theme “Digital Broadcasting-Moving towards Multiple Platforms” from 4 - 6 February 2016 at Kempinski Ambience Hotel, Near Yamuna Sports Complex, Delhi. The visit was organized to give the students a broad understanding of Broadcasting Media and the expected growth of this sector in India.
BES EXPO 2016: International Conference & Exhibition on Terrestrial & Satellite Broadcasting is the twenty second in the series of events to be organized by Broadcast Engineering Society (India). The students and faculty members fromDronacharya College of Engineering, Gurgaon were welcomed by Mr. Ajay Arora (Broadcasting Engineering Society) at the Exhibition. Nearly 300 companies from 25 countries displayed their products in BES EXPO 2016 directly or through their dealers and distributors in India. Exhibiting companies included those from Australia, Austria, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, U.K. and U.S.A. Exhibiting Companies included Argosy, Aveco, Broadcast Electronics, Canon, Digigram, Dolby, Exir Broadcasting, FOR-A, Grass Valley, Ikegami, Imagine Communications, Nautel, Octopus, News, Orban, Rohde & Schwarz, Sennheiser Electronics, Sony and Western Digital. There were different Stalls in which major broadcasting equipment manufacturers from all over the world showcased their latest equipment in the exhibition which was both beneficial to the delegates as well as to broadcast professionals as a whole.
The faculty members and students visited the following stalls at the expo:
Prasar Bharati , Christie’s India partner Falcon Technologies Pvt. Ltd, NETIA exhibited with its partner CDM Technologies and Solutions, Volicon’s Observer Media Intelligence Platform, Digital Radio Mondiale, Sony India Pvt. Ltd, MediaGuru, Monarch Innovative Technologies Pvt. Ltd, Satcom Electronics Pvt. Ltd. (SEPL) and Mark Integration & technology Solutions LLP.
BES EXPO 2016 provided a unique platform and opportunity for participants and concerned stakeholders from across the world to share their ideas and experiences on the opportunities and challenges of the new age of digital broadcasting. The students came to know about the rapid changes in the information & communication technology. With the increasing number of smartphone users in India, the challenge would be to develop content and services for such platforms and consumers. Public Broadcaster was aware of the new challenges and would be constantly striving to keep pace with the new age technologies.
DAY 3: 06/02/2016
There were three sessions and visit to schools organized on the third day of EAC.
The first session was taken over by Ms. Priya Yadav (16955) who elaborated more on entrepreneurship, common traits of an entrepreneur, what makes an individual a successful entrepreneur, types of venture an individual can start and how to convert passion into a profit making company. The session was attended by the students of ECE and Mechanical Engineering.
The second session was taken by Ms. Nidhi Manchanda,(17092) who briefed the attendees, types of entrepreneurs like business entrepreneurs, trading entrepreneurs, industrial entrepreneurs, corporate entrepreneurs, agriculture entrepreneurs, technical entrepreneurs and others. Entrepreneur is somebody who is an organizer, risk bearer and innovator. Then she shared the success stories of many entrepreneurs and said that the innovation doesn’t happen overnight and age is not a barrier for being an entrepreneur. There have been students merely 13 years of age who have their own start - ups. Innovation takes place when we keep our eyes and ears open to resolve the problems of the society.
The third session of the day was taken over by Mr. Nishant Kumar (17096) and was attended by the students from Applied Sciences and EEE branches. Nishant said that the only thing that makes an individual entrepreneur is their capability to think differently. He talked about business plan which involves ideas, strategy, risks, goals, marketing and finance. Then he shared the success stories of Mr. Asif Khan Delhvi who owns “Delhi Karavan” and Mr. Yogesh Saini who has his start - up with the name “Delhi Street Arts” which gives color to the city of Delhi. He ended his session with a motivating quote that Entrepreneurship is about living a few years of your life like most people won’t, so that they can spend the rest of their lives like most people can’t.
There were three more schools that were visited on this day namely Manav Vidya Mandir School, Gurgaon; Rockford Convent High School, Gurgaon and Govt. Sr. Sec. School, Bhimnagar, Gurgaon. The visit to school not only enlightened the E-Leaders but also bolstered their confidence in public speaking, dealing with several unknown people without any direct supervision or a protective canopy of the college professors. EDC was sure that the school visits by E-Leaders will go a long way in preparing the students to become a part of success story of shining India as successful entrepreneurs.
The complete three day program was so motivating for E-leaders that it set a fire inside them to channelize their energy in a way to achieve their dreams. They hosted all the events with great enthusiasm.