Entrepreneurship Development Cell (EDC) of Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad was established as per Act No 30 of the Andhra Pradesh Legislature, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological Universities Act, 2008 formerly known as Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, was established in February, 2003 with the support from the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India, New Delhi. The Cell is recognized as one of best performing EDCs in India sanctioned by D.S.T., New Delhi.
EDC conducts various programmes to foster entrepreneurial spirit amongst the technically qualified graduates & Post-graduates from the faculties of Science, Engineering & Technology, and Pharmacy. This is carried out by conducting Entrepreneurship Awareness Camps (EACs), which can be both general and technically-specific in nature, over 2 to 3 - day duration.
An extended version of the EACs is the Entrepreneurship Development Programmes (EDPs) and Technology based Entrepreneurship Development Programmes (TEDPs) which runs for a duration of 4 to 6-weeks. The aim of both the programmes is to apprise the participants about the various entrepreneurial opportunities that are existent and the support they can derive from EDC and all the agencies/ organizations which work with us. Participants of the EDPs & TEDPs are usually counseled and a follow-up mechanism is in place to track their progress in their respective projects.
As part of the 'Train-the-Trainer' concept, to further infuse the spirit of Entrepreneurship amongst the students of Science & Technology, EDC has also been conducting Faculty Development Programmes (FDPs) for the benefit of the Faculty of the various Private Engineering Colleges under the purview of JNTUH and also participation is invited from all over the country. The FDPs is for a duration of 2-weeks, training to the Faculty who in turn help promote the cause of Entrepreneurship in the Institutions where they are employed.
Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises - Technology Business Incubator (MSME-TBI) is a novel Scheme launched by the Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprise (MSME), Government of India (GoI), which aims at Identification and commercialization of Innovative Business Ideas. As a part of this scheme, Entrepreneurship Development Cell (EDC), College of Engineering, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad (JNTUHCEH) was approved during 2010-2011 and recognized as one of the Host Institutions by the Ministry of MSME, GoI to operate this scheme. Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises - Technology Business Incubator (MSME-TBI) has approved and sanctioned the grant-in-aid of Rs. 25.068 Lakhs and released 40% as first installment of Rs. 7,52,400 and 30% as second installment of Rs. 6,76,120 for developing ideas of the four incubates.
For the year 2015-2016 we received 19 Innovative Ideas and the Screening Committee of ED Cell, JNTUH, shortlisted 10 projects and they have been sent to MSME-TBI, New Delhi for final Screening.