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The Entrepreneurship Development Cell of Camelia Institute of Technology organised the Entrepreneurship Development Summit for the year 2016: E-week-2016.The exclusive summit held at the main campus of the college near Barasat in Kolkata.The summit was main focused on encouraging and understanding different innovative ideas fo boost the environment of leadership for future engineers and also to boost up the legacy of startup and entrepreneurship within the students. The main events which delighted the summit with all their enthusiasm as follows:
This programme was done in association with Virtual Infocom. The event was observed for 48 hours. 44 students participated in 11 teams. The topic was suggested by the representatives of the team. Students were asked to make tech-related products such as website, android apps etc., along with pitch deck.
2. Panel Discussion
The main topic of the discussion was “Entrepreneurship Vs 9-5 jobs” and the panel members were well-known laureates like Ravi Ranjan, Prof. Manas Sanyal, M/s. Shreeparna Panda.
The event was organised at CIT campus, 58 students participated. The event was concluded in 3 rounds. The topics were related to Entrepreneurship, Business and Indian Economy.
The First Round was preliminary round. 30 students qualified this round.
The second round was audio/visual round. Only 6 students were selected from this round for the final round.
As being technology engineering students should be aware of the intellectual Property Right. So in the E-week, the institute EDC has conducted a seminar on it. The Keynote speaker was Dr. Mohua Homchowdhury, Scientist C. She and her team gave the students lots of information about various Do’s and Don’ts and about filing a patent, what can be patented and what not, the difference between patents and copyrights etc.
This event was organised at CIT campus. 12 students participated. The topic was “Entrepreneurship Vs Traditional Jobs”. This event was organised to let the students voice their opinions about Entrepreneurship and clarify any doubts simultaneously.
6. POSTER COMPETITION
The Topic given to students was “Ideas for a Better Society”. Students participated with great enthusiasm and came forward with good ideas. The best poster was awarded.
7. An Interactive Workshop by Deepak Khaitan
It was an extreme pleasure to have Mr. Deepak Khaitan amongst us who conducted a very useful workshop on Business Plan Creation, conceiving an idea for start-ups and how to take required steps for setting up an start up. We are thankful to him to have come to our campus or this Extremely helpful workshop.
8. 100+ games
The event was organised to give students a fair idea about real life problems faced by any working individual to sell his products or services. Students participated enthusiastically and learnt about team management and marketing.
A team of six students went to Kalyani Public School (Barasat) to preach about entrepreneurship and choosing it as a career. We got introduced very late to this term and hence the team decided to ensure that this doesn’t happen with the current batch of school students. The outreach was highly successful and the reviews on facebook were great. The team was asked to visit the campus again and enlighten more on the topic. Probably this will continue all over the year.
10. Business Plan
This event was organised at CIT campus.each 5 students participated in 4 teams to pitch there business ideas. It was judged by Mr. Sirish Agarwal (CEO of A One Technologies) and Mr. Nilesh Shah (CEO of Rancelab) who were also our chief guest and guest of honour. They were impressed with the ideas and the way they were pitched and also gave some really valuable suggestions so that the planning and execution improves.
The First phase of the E-Week was indeed mesmerising.Prof. Ashok Kr. Banerjee, Chairman, IIM Kolkata Alumni Association, inaugurated the programme. The other speakers were Prof. Prabal Kumar Majumder, Ex- HOD, Dept of Engineering, Govt. College of Engineering and Textile Technology, Shri Debanshu Chatterjee,Faculty of Marketing, Enterprise Development Institute and other dignitaries.
Source: Soutrik Das. City Journalist- Kolkata, CollegeDekho