To act as an institutional mechanism for providing various services including information to budding student entrepreneurs.
To act as a catalyst in facilitating with the appropriate platform for tapping entrepreneurial young minds through well-directed activities.
To catalyse and promote development of S&T based enterprises and promote employment opportunities.
To foster better linkages between the parent institutions, entrepreneurship support agencies, entrepreneur networks assisting necessary guidance required at each stage of start-up.
To create entrepreneurial culture in the parent institution and other institutions in the region to create awareness and promote entrepreneurial activities by conducting programmes related to entrepreneurial development.
To make the budding entrepreneurs respond effectively to challenges and opportunities.
To provide adequate resources, extensive network and guidance to first generation budding students start-ups during development.
Functions of EDP Cell
To organize Entrepreneurship Awareness Camps, Entrepreneurship Development Programmes and Faculty Development Programmes in the region for the benefit of S&T persons.
To develop and introduce curriculum on Entrepreneurship Development at various levels including degree/diploma courses of the parent institution and other institutes in the region.
To conduct research work and survey for identifying entrepreneurial opportunities (particularly in S&T areas and service sector).
To guide and assist prospective entrepreneurs on various aspects such as preparing project reports, obtaining project approvals, loans and facilities from agencies of support system, information on technologies, etc.
To organise guest lectures, TV & Radio talks, Seminars, etc. for promotion and growth of S&T based entrepreneurship.
To arrange visits to industries for prospective entrepreneurs.
To extend necessary guidance and escort services to the trainees in obtaining approval and execution of their projects.
To act as a Regional Information Centre on business opportunities, processes, technologies, market, etc. by creating and maintaining relevant data bases.
To provide testing, calibration, quality assurance, design, tool room, pilot plant and other facilities for entrepreneurs besides expertise in intellectual property rights, patents search, etc.
To render advice to sick enterprises and assist the entrepreneurs in rehabilitating them.
To conduct skill development training programmes leading to self/wage employment.