ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT CELL (EDC) in educational institutions to develop institutional mechanism to create entrepreneurial culture in S&T academic institutions and to foster techno entrepreneurship for generation of wealth and employment by S&T persons. The EDCs are established in R.M.K. College of Engineering and Technology, having requisite expertise and infrastructure. The mission of the EDCs is to "develop institutional mechanism to create entrepreneurial culture in academic institutions to foster growth of innovation and entrepreneurship amongst the faculty and students".
ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT CELL (EDC) of this college was established on its own initiative in the year 2014 with the Principal Dr. E.B. Perumal Pillai as its Director and has been actively conducting programs in entrepreneurship with concerted initiatives to promote entrepreneurship among the students. Mr. K. Jayachandran, Joint Secretary, EDI Chennai, inaugurated the EDC in RMKCET on 28th February 2014. The function was presided over by Dr. E.B. Perumal Pillai, Principal, R.M.K. College of Engineering and Technology.
The objective of promoting entrepreneurship among the youth is to nurture a passion for self-employment. This will open gates for creation of new knowledge-based innovative hi-tech ventures, industries and new breed of technopreneurs and more avenues of employment opportunities thus turning job seekers into job creators and in the process, leading the nation towards industrial excellence and self-reliance. The Entrepreneurship Development Cell of this college aims towards achieving the above.
The education system should highlight the importance of entrepreneurship and prepare the students right from school and college education to get oriented towards setting up of enterprises which will provide them creativity, freedom and ability to generate wealth.
- Dr. APJ.Abdul Kalam, Former President of India
OBJECTIVES OF EDC
The objective of this cell is to develop spirit of Entrepreneurship among the students. Activities of this cell includes Creating Awareness Programmes, Mentoring Students, Assisting in getting financial support for Startups.
Dr. DEVAN P.K. received fund of Rs.20,000 from Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India, Ahmedabad – DST - NIMAT towards Three Days Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp.
Dr. DEVAN P.K. received fund of Rs.1,00,000 from Entrepreneurship Development Institute Government of TamilNadu towards Establishment of EDC.
Functions of EDC
Department of Mechanical Engineering
R.M.K. College of Engineering and Technology
R.S.M. Nagar, Puduvoyal, Gummidipoondi Taluk,
Tiruvallur District, Tamil Nadu,
India. Pin code: 601 206.