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Entrepreneurship Development Cell

ED Cell was formed on 7th September, 2013 with the following strategic intent:

  • Vision

    • Producing successful entrepreneurs imbibed with leadership qualities using innovative and ethical business practices to make global impact

  • Mission

    • Instill the passion and spirit among students to pursue entrepreneurship

  • Long Term Goals (5 Years)

    • Motivate students to develop their own startups

    • Develop business incubators

    • Create corpus fund to seed ventures

  • Short Term Goals (2 Years)

    • To provide a platform for interaction with entrepreneurs

    • Impart entrepreneurial education/skills amongst students through various trainings and exercise

    • Arrange vibrant interaction with organizations promoting the cause of entrepreneurship.


Organization Structure of EDC:

Chairman: Dr. R.M. Jalnekar (Hon. Director)

Faculty Secretary: Prof. Rajesh Dhake (Dean - Students' Activities)

Faculty Treasurer: Prof. Anand Umrani (Asstistant Professor, Dept. of Indus. and Prod. Engg.)

Faculty Advisors:

  1. Prof.  S.K. Jabade (Dean – International Relations & Alumni)

  2. Prof. M.M. Kulkarni (Head – Dept. of Engg. Sciences & Humanities)


Convener : Mayank Loya (Industrial Engg. Dept.)

Students Core Committee:

  1. Bipin Mandge (Industrial Engg. Dept.)

  2. Aditya Afle (Industrial Engg. Dept.)

  3. Tanmay Kavathekar (Industrial Engg. Dept.)

  4. Aditi Katare (Computer Engg. Dept.)

  5. Apurva Dabhade (Computer Engg. Dept.)

  6. Ashish Karale (Computer Engg. Dept.)

  7. Kajal Mundada (Information Technology Engg. Dept.)

  8. Yash Thakur (Chemical Engg. Dept.)

  9. Pratik Kharade (Computer Engg. Dept.)

  10. Prerona Chaudhari (Computer Engg. Dept.)


 The Core Committee is supported by the following Working Committees:

  • Multimedia and Aesthetics

  • Public, Corporate Relations and Startup Connect

  • Accounts and Documentation

 Various initiatives and activities undertaken so far are summarized in the table below:



Sr. No.


Activity / Event


Academic Year





Student Participants



Entrepreneurship Awareness Program


15th Oct’ 13

Entrepreneurial Awareness & Administering GETT

800 students

(2 batches)


Inspirational Speech:

Prashant Bora (Founder & CEO, Beyond Tech)

Kunal Todi (Founder & CEO, BKP Technologies)


10th Jan’ 14

Interaction with Successful Entrepreneurs

550 students


Candid Talk: An Interview with Ajay Jogdand & Anand Panchbhai (Founders & Directors, Jopasu Systems)


18th Jan’ 14

Interaction with Successful Entrepreneurs

300 students


Inspirational Speech: Radha Giri (Founder & CEO, Midas Touch) on the Eve of Women’s Day Celebrations


8th Mar’ 14

Interaction with Successful Women Entrepreneurs

350 students


Entrepreneurship Awareness Drive with eCell, IIT Kharagpur

Key Note Speaker:

1.  Milind Borate   (Founder & CTO, Druva)

2.  M. S Unnikrishanan  (CEO, Thermax & Co-Chairperson, FICCI)

3.  Surajit Chakravarti  (Program Director, IBM)

Panel Discussion: (tech-Entrepreneurship)

1. Madhukar Bhatia ( Co-founder, Sapeince Analytics)

2. Prashant Joshi (Founder & Director , Leap and  Scale)

3. Jitesh Lalwani (Founder, Freecall App)

4. Sunil Nikhar  (Founder, Digilant Solution Pvt. Ltd)


29th Sept’ 14

Entrepreneurship Awareness Training & Workshop


Interaction with Successful Women Entrepreneurs


450 students from University of Pune


Workshop on:

Business & Wealth

By Sunil Takle & Shrey Sao



24th Jan’ 15

Inputs on:

Money Management & Wealth Creation, Investments & Businesses

200 students


Seminar by Mr. Niranjan Yadav

CEO, Switch Idea


10th March’ 15

On Benefits of Internships in Startups

600+ Students


Internship Mela – I

A Platform in the form of exhibition for interaction between 40 startups and 1000+ students


18th Apr’ 15

Facilitate students to get internship in startups.

Provide effective networking platform for the student fraternity to interact with start-ups that needed enthusiastic interns

40 Startups

1000+ students from various institutes from University of Pune


Guest Lecture by Mr. Baldev Singh Rawat,

Founder, Resume It up


28th August’15

Motivational Lecture to Startup during college time & also on his personal Story

150+ students from First Year Engineering


General Enterprising Tendency Test (GETT) by Prof. Rajesh Dhake


8 August’15

A objective test with Detailed analysis of Student Entrepreneurship qualities

70 V-EDC Members


Lecture on Basic Economics for Entrepreneurs by Shubham Shivaji Pansare


15 th  Sept’16

Basic Economic Terms Explanied to Members

80 Students


National Ideation Boot Camp in Association with NIT Trichy

Speakers :

Sahil Khan, Cofounder, Quinto

Siddharth Deshmukh,

Shimbi Computer labs

Amit Rawat,

Regional Head,



9th November, 15

Boot camp to Teach how to generate business models and then a competition was held.

Headphones awarded to Top 2 teams

100 Students


Global Students Entrepreneur Awards in Association with Entrepreneurs Organisation (EO)


27th Feb’ 16

Competition Among people who are students at the time of application with a college or University and should have been operating a 'for profit' business for at least six months with revenue criteria of US$500 or US$1000 investment.

8 startups turned up in Pune Regionals


Inspirational Speech on the Eve of Women’s Day Celebrations by :

 Ms. Manjiri Prabhu ( Well Known Author, Dubbed as Agatha Christie of India & Director of Pune

 International Literary Festival)

 Ms. Dipti Vaidya (Co-Founder, Investranaut)

 Ms. Manasi Patwardhan (HOD, Comp, VIT)


8th March’16

Interaction with Successful Women Entrepreneurs

350+ students


Guest session by Mr. Jatin Bhatia, Co-Founder, Brisky


29th January’ 16

Motivational lectures to pursue Entrepreneurship and guidance on Business Plan  & Also explained story of Brisky

150+ students


Finance Sense for Engineers Workshop by Prof. Rajesh Dhake


29th January & 18th February’ 16

Basic concepts of  Economics, Finance & Accounts explained

150+ students


Internship Mela – II

A Platform in the form of exhibition for interaction between  startups and 1950+ students


19th Mar’ 16

Facilitate students to get internship in startups.

Provide effective networking platform for the student fraternity to interact with start-ups that needed enthusiastic interns

60 Startups

1950+ students from various institutes from University of Pune


Case Study on Brexit ( Exit of Britain from Europe)


June 2016

To check general ability of expressing opinions on current affairs

70 Members (via Email)


Case Study on one Entrepreneur of Your Choice


July 2016

To Test the Direction of Thinking of the Student by his opinions on the Entrepreneurs

70 Members (via Email)


Case Study on EDC’s Across the World (One Each)


July 2016

Analysis of Activities of E-cells across world

70 Members (via Email)


Design your Own future by Prof. Parimal Merchant of Asian Institute of Family managed Business(AIFMB)


25 Aug’16

Insight into Family Managed Businesses & Second Generation Entrepreneurs

350+ Students from VIT


Fresher Introduction Meet and Lecture my Mr. Laxmikant Kole


7 sept’16

Inspirational Talk to Pursue the path of Entrepreneurship and Introduction of V-EDC to Freshers

200 F.Y Students


Competitions in Vishwakarandak 2016


26-29 Sept, 2016

Wall Street Survivor, Virtual business, Corporate Roadies, B-Plan

Inter-Departmental Competition



The ED cell in the upcoming year is organizing more interaction with successful entrepreneurs, organizing workshops and aiming at improving networking with entrepreneur alumni and taking up measure to set up business incubation centre in the institute.

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