TCE – Entrepreneurship Development Cell

Our objectives

Objective of Entrepreneurship development cell @ TCE(EDC @ TCE) is to create an entrepreneurial mindset in students through experiential learning to motivate and mentor them to either become entrepreneurs, enhance their creativity, and provide them with skillsets to benefit their employers in case they decide to join the workforce.
We inculcate the entrepreneurial mindset through

  • Offering a three credit course on Entrepreneurship powered by Wadhwani Foundation
  • Facilitating interaction with Entrepreneurs from across the globe
  • Organizing various Intra and Inter college activities, contests and hackathons
  • Jointly working with TCE- Technology Business Incubator (TCE-TBI) to convert student ideas into viable ventures

Our Partners

EDC @ TCE has established strong collaborative network with following prominent organizations such as

  • Entrepreneurship Development and Innovation Institute, Govt. of Tamil Nadu (EDII – TN)
  • National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN)
  • Indo-US Council for Engineering Education (IUCEE)
  • MHRD Startup –cell institutions
  • Thiagarajar Entrepreneurs Network (TEN)

Jointly, we analyze the efforts at TCE in promoting Entrepreneurship share best practices in encouraging student entrepreneurship and helping to develop pedagogical tools to encourage this important and needed aspect for improved prosperity of EDC @ TCE.

Our Activities

EDC @ TCE conducts various programs to promote Entrepreneurship. The activities could be broadly classified as Interaction initiatives, Events/ Hackathons in both Intra and Inter collegiate level, Traning programs and Startup promotional activities

Interaction Initiatives

  • CEO Connect - Experiential learning platform from CEOs of different companies
  • Tete-A-Tete - Informal Interaction with real time Entrepreneurs – Town hall talk
  • Webinars - Sessions from seasoned Entrepreneurs on different topics of entrepreneurship

Events/ Hackthons

  • Tamil Nadu Student Innovator Contest - Sponsored and organized by EDII-TN
  • Hackathons - Participation in hackathons/ events held by corporates and governmental agencies Example: Smart India Hackthon, Honeywell Hackthon challenge, 3M Challenge, Aarambam Contest
  • Organizing TCE-TEN Hackathon

Intra Collegiate Events/Contests

  • Bizz Plan – Business plan Strategies
  • To BEE- Assessing leadership Qualities
  • Market-O-Mania – Enhancing marketing skills
  • Bid the best – Bidding and Decision making skills
  • E-Idol – Grooming Future CEOs
  • Bazaar Day – Sales and marketing activities

Training Programs

  • Campus Axil
  • Student E-leader Program – Sponsored by EDII-TN
  • New Entrepreneur and Enterprise Development Scheme – Sponsored by EDII-TN
  • Amazon E-commerce training program – Sponsored by EDII-TN
  • MSME Design Clinic Scheme – Sponsored by Dept. of MSME and EDII

Startup Promotional activities jointly with TCE-TBI

  • Start(Up) Again @ TCE – Alumni Connect Program jointly with TCE-TBI and TEN
  • Venture Lab
  • Campus Startups

Our recognitions

Tamil Nadu Student Innovator Contest

  • 3 student teams in Top 10 ideas in Tamil Nadu. One student received startup internship funding

2018 – 19:

  • One student won Rs.1.0 lakh grant – One among Top 5 Ideas
  • One student team idea among top 10 in the region – received cash prize

2019 – 20:

  • One student team among Top 5 Ideas in 3M Challenge

Our Team

Director – Dr.V.Abhaikumar
Principal – Dr. S. Mercy Shalinie
Associate Dean (Entrepreneurship) – Dr.S.Chandran
Entrepreneurship Development cell Coordinator – Dr.S.Balaji
Faculty members from all the departments

Distinguished Visitors

Trustee Mr.Hari Thiagarajan with Aarambam Contest Winners
eChief guest address delivered by Thiru. Karumuthu Kannan, Correspondent Thiagarajar college of Engineering
Lecture on Entrepreneurship promotion delivered by Mr.K. Rajaram IAS, Director, EDI.
Entrepreneurs trained @ TCE under New Entrepreneur and Entrepreneurship Development Scheme
Mr.VishwanathanSahasranamam, Co-Founder & Vice President, Forge Accelerator delivered Tamil Nadu Student Innovators 2017 program Presentation
Ms.Sujaya Rao, Trainer & Mentor, EDII honored by Dr.V.Abhai Kumar,Principal, Thiagarajar college of Engineering
Mr.Ratnendra Bharathi from Amazon India Training the participants in Amazon E-commerce training program
Dr.S.Rajasekara pandian, Dean, IIIT-DM on MSME design Clinic Scheme Training program @ TCE
 Mr.A.K.B.Nawas Babu, MD, S.A.Knitwears, Madurai on EDC Inauguration and TNSI Orientation
 Mr.Jesu raja, Cofounder & CEO - Pepperlearn Enlightenment Solutions Pvt. Ltd in TNSI ideation and Boot camp


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