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Entrepreneurship Development Centre Activities:

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 - Student Activities)

Faculty Treasurer: Prof. H.M. Khare (Associate Professor, Dept. of Engg. Sciences & Humanities)

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

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


Students Secretary: Pranav Katariya (Computer Engg. Dept.)

Students Core Committee: 1. Mokshit Shah (Chemical Engg. Dept.) 2. P.V. Rukmini (Instrumentation Engg. Dept.)

3. Komal Vernekar (Electronic Engg. Dept.)

4. Priyanka Palshetkar (Electronics Engg. Dept.)

5. Akash Shah (Computer Engg. Dept.)

6. Puskar Marathe (Industrial & Production Engg. Dept.)

The Core Committee is supported by the following Working Committees:

  • Multimedia and Aesthetics

  • Marketing and Event Management

  • Accounts and Documentation

  • Editorial


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


Sr. No.

Activity / Event



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 Mat’ 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


Internship Mela

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

100+ students from various institutes from University of Pune


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

To View 2015 EDC Activities Click Here


Contact Info

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666, Upper Indiranagar, Bibwewadi,
Pune, Maharashtra, INDIA - 411 037.

+91 - 20 - 2428 3001

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