Experience in Conducting Entrepreneurship Related Programmes:

Various activities are in continuation with inception of E D Cell with the generous aid of All India Council of Technical Education, New Delhi at Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. Number of related activities was also organized in the past under Dr. P.K.Mishra, Chief Coordinator, IIP-Cell of the Institute. Few of the important achievements are listed below:

i. Open Learning Programme in Entrepreneurship (OLPE): 

Institute of Technology has signed a MoU with Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India, Ahmedabad to become nodal centre of EDI for OLPE programme. This programme started in July, 2006. Till then approximately 60 students have earned the certificate and about 50 are currently registered for this.

Open Learning Programme in Entrepreneurship (OLPE) Contact Program:

These contact programs were especially designed for the students of OLPE program but other interested students of the Institute of Technology also participated in these programs.

ii. Entrepreneurship Awareness Camps:

A number of Entrepreneurship Awareness Camps were organized during the session and in previous years for the benefit of students of Institute of Technology, other Faculties of Banaras Hindu University and few prominent colleges of Varanasi. ED Cell of the Institute has also organized few one day awareness camps in far off place of the region; the name of the places is listed below:

Azamgarh, Allahabad, Ghazipur, Gorakhpur, Mirzapur, Bhadhoi and Shaktinagar (Robertsganj).


iii. Entrepreneurship Development Programs:

We have also organized Entrepreneurship Development Programs in the field of Food Processing, Herbal Extraction and Dairy Products.


iv. Faculty Development Programme:

The Institute has organized a Faculty Development Program in collaboration with EDI, Ahmedabad; wherein 13 of our faculty participated together with participants of other institutions of north and east India. Number of lectures have been delivered by Dr. P.K. Mishra and Dr. Pradeep Srivastva, IT, BHU for the Faculty Development Programme at EMD Centre, Feeroz Gandhi Polytechnic, Raibareli.

v. Pragyan Workshop Series:

To inculcate various soft skills in the students, which are essential to become successful entrepreneur, ED Cell has initiated a workshop series, “Pragyan”. This Workshop Series is being organized regularly since Oct. 2006. In addition to this, an Entrepreneurship Workshop has been organized at Bhadohi, March 22nd, 2007, on the topic, ‘ROLE OF INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, BHU   HELPING CARPET INDUSTRIES IN BHADHOHI.’                                 

vi. Opulence:

The Institute of Technology is organizing an Entrepreneurial Festival in the name of Opulence. Dream new, think anew! This had been the motto of Opulence. The fest started in the session 2004-05 and Opulence-08 was fourth in the series. Opulence witnesses various competitive events Viz., Business Plan, Case Studies, Panel Discussion, workshops on Entrepreneurship and Advertisement etc. The advertisement workshops in all four opulence were conducted by prominent advertising personalities viz. Mr. Kiran Khalap, Mr. Dabholakar , Mr. Prahlad Kakkar and Mr. Abhijit Awasthi. The management gurus like Prof. Panakj Chandra, Prof. Debashish Chatarji and Mr. L.C. Singh have interacted with the students in various additions of Opulence. The Industry bigwigs like S.K. Maini, Deepak Pahwa etc have shared their success mantra with the participants. Majority of Management and Technical Institutes are participating in this festival.

vii. National Workshop on, “Genesis of Entrepreneurial Ventures from Technological Innovations”, 13th Jan. 2007:

Prominent speakers were Dr. A.S. Rao, Advisor, DSIR, DST, Dr. S.K. Goel, Scientist-D, TIFAC, DST, Dr. P.K. Dutta, Scientist-D, DSIR, DST, Mr. Paresh Prasad, M.D., Power wipe India Ltd., Lucknow, Mr. Prabhat Pandey, Director, Swastik Pharma Ltd., Varanasi, Mr. Kavi Kumar, Country Head, Indiabulls, N. Delhi, Mr. Arvind Sahai, Project Manager, EDI, NRO, Lucknow.


viii. Innovators Camps:

Three innovators camps have been organized during the session under the auspicious of ED Cell, IT, BHU. These camps attracted number of grass root innovators of the region. Innovators from far off places like Begusarai and Samastipur in Bihar,     Dalton Ganj in Jharkhand, and Maharaj Ganj and Roberts Ganj in UP. The details of the camps with date and venue are listed below:

a)      IT, BHU, Varanasi, 14th Jan., 2007

b)      IICT, Bhadohi, UP, 21st April, 2007.

c)      NTPC, Shaktinagar, UP, 15th May, 2007.