EDP is a programme meant to develop entrepreneurial abilities among the people. Thus, the concept of entrepreneurship development programme involves equipping a person with the required skills and knowledge needed for starting and running the enterprise. The main purpose of entrepreneurship development programme is to widen the base of entrepreneurship by development achievement motivation and entrepreneurial skills among the less privileged sections of the society. Entrepreneurship Development Programme is designed to help an individual in strengthening his entrepreneurial motive and in acquiring skills and capabilities necessary for playing his entrepreneurial role effectively. It is necessary to promote this understanding of motives and their impact on entrepreneurial values and behaviour for this purpose. EDP is a planned effort to identify, inculcate, develop, and polish the capabilities and skills as the prerequisites of a person to become and behave as an entrepreneur.

The major objectives of the Entrepreneurship Development Programmes (EDPs) are to:

  • Know the pros and cons in becoming an entrepreneur.
  • Acquire the necessary managerial skills required to run a small-scale industry.
  • Let the entrepreneur himself / herself set or reset objectives for his / her enterprise and strive for their realization.
  • Understand the process and procedure involved in setting up a small enterprise.
  • Appreciate the needed entrepreneurial discipline.
  • Know the sources of help and support available for starting a small scale industry.
  • Develop and strengthen the entrepreneurial quality, i.e. motivation or need for achievement.
  • Prepare him / her to accept the uncertainty in running a business.
  • Analyse environmental set up relating to small industry and small business.
  • Formulate proposal for the product.
  • Enable him / her to take decisions.
  • Develop a broad vision about the business.
  • Make him subscribe to the industrial democracy.
  • Develop passion for integrity and honesty.
  • Select the product.
  • Make him learn compliance with law.
  • Enable to communicate clearly and effectively.

Chief Guest

Thiru M. C. Sampath

Hon'ble Minister for Industries,
Govt. of Tamil Nadu

Guests of Honour

Dr V. Irai Anbu IAS.,

Principal Secretary / Director, Entrepreneurship Development and Innovation Institute, Govt. of Tamil Nadu

Dr. Amar Prasad Reddy

Chairman - Entrepreneurs Council of India

Dr. Mariazeena Johnson

Pro Chancellor, Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology


CEO, Southern Health Foods Pvt Ltd (MANNA)

Mr. C K Kumaravel

Managing Director - Naturals Beauty Salons India Pvt. Ltd.

Guest Speakers

Dr. V. Ramakrishnan

Deputy Director, Ministry of MSME, Govt. of India


Director Centre for Entrepreneurship Development (CED) Anna University, Chennai

Mr. Rajaram Venkataraman

FICCI – Technology Panel Convener, Tamil Nadu State Council, Founder & CEO, Navya Insights.

Mr. Sudhakar Raja

CEO, Howdy Ventures Pvt. Ltd.


Mr. M. Sathya Kumar

LLB, ACA, ACMA, CS, CEO and Founder of Tycoon+ Advisors

Ms. Mansi Thakkar

Leadership Expert and Startup Mentor for Youth, Mumbai.

Mr. Inbarajan

Director, Metarays Private Limited, Bangalore.

Mr. Dipesh Sejpal

CEO, Inventif Web, Mumbai.

For Registration

Delegate Fee Includes conference kit, lunch & participation certificate


26th October 2018, 09 AM to 05 PM


Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, OMR, Chennai, Tamil Nadu