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Kick-Starting the Entrepreneurial Campus

Course Overview
Course Objectives
Course Faculty
Recognition and Certification
Date and Locations
Who Should Apply
How to apply
Application Review Process
Course Fee
Withdrawal Policy
Contact Information

Course Overview
Kick-starting the Entrepreneurial Campus equips faculty members to run engaging and valuable entrepreneurship programs – programs that go beyond generating awareness and begin developing key skills and knowledge. The course provides solid grounding in the most effective entrepreneurship teaching methodologies, with an emphasis on experiential learning. Faculty members emerge able to design, develop and run exciting programs that arm students with basic entrepreneurship skills including: idea generation; opportunity evaluation; business modeling; creating back-of-the envelope cash-flows; and negotiation and sales.


Graduating faculty members are able to run engaging short-duration courses that help students develop critical entrepreneurial skills and tools, and to map the future development of the campus entrepreneurship programs.

Module 1: Critical skills

Faculty members return to campus able to run activities that enable students to:

  • Effectively generate and communicate business ideas in a structured environment
  • Evaluate opportunities using fixed parameters and framework
  • Develop initial business models using key assumptions
  • Assess and calculate the investment requirement to reach cash-flow break-even

Module 2: Program Acceleration

Faculty members will be able to create long-term plans for developing entrepreneurship on campus:

  • Map entrepreneurship programs on campus using lifecycle-analysis tool
  • Identify challenges and develop solutions for building entrepreneurship programs on campus

Course Faculty

Deepak Roy

Head, Center of Excellence – Entrepreneurship Development and Faculty, Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development, Pune

Prof. Deepak Roy has been in Academics for the past eight years. Presently he teaches Marketing, Entrepreneurship and Business Laws. He has over fifteen years experience in the corporate world, of which he has spent eight years in the US. He has been associated with companies like Tata Unisys, Autodesk, Compaq, Research Engineers and RCM Technologies. Prof. Roy has been an entrepreneur himself, having founded a company called “Cybertron”, specializing in IT services, consultancy and training. He holds an MBA and Masters in Business Laws from National Law School, Bangalore. He is one of the first twenty faculty certified in the NEN-Stanford-IIMB Entrepreneurship Educators’ Course (EEC).

Rajendra Bhat

Director, National Mentorship Development Program, NEN.

Mr. Rajendra Bhat an entrepreneur, educator, Mentor is a post graduate in Business Management from the University of Mumbai. He has over 18 years of experience in the area of entrepreneurship. Having started his career with one of India’s top IT firms Raj successfully went on to launch his own enterprise in the area of Web development while the Internet was a fledgling business opportunity. Having led his startup through the boom and bust of the Internet age, he has successfully transitioned to the role of entrepreneurship educator and mentor. Mr. Bhat has been certified in the NEN-Stanford-IIMB Entrepreneurship Educators’ Course (EEC).

Shashank Rajurkar

Faculty and Entrepreneur

Mr. Shashank Rajurkar has over 18 years of experience in start-up, recovery management, investments, business strategies, business planning, financial advisory, consultancy and venture capital. Currently he is engaged as a visiting faculty for handling “entrepreneurship” course for MBA institutes. He is a cofounder of two private limited companies. Prior to this he has worked in companies like IFCI Venture Capital Funds Ltd., Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. and Blue Star Ltd. As part of the venture funding, Mr. Rajurkar was previously involved in more than a dozen of start-ups and early stage ventures. He has completed Bachelor of Engineering (B. E.) – Mechanical Engineering and Masters of Management Studies (MMS) from Bombay University.

Vasanti Venugopal

Educator, National Entrepreneurship Network

Prof. Vasanti Venugopal has 24 years of teaching experience at Bangalore’s Mount Carmel College. She specializes in Entrepreneurship, Services Marketing, Cost, and Management Accounting. She has co-authored two books: Services Marketing and Services Management. She was the co-chairperson of Women Entrepreneur Committee in Federation of Karnataka Chamber of Commerce in the year 2006 and was the resource faculty at the ICFAI Business School (IBS) for their Faculty Development Courses in Bangalore and Hyderabad. She was nominated and awarded the Best Teacher by a survey conducted in Mount Carmel College by Career Launcher in 2007. Prof. Venugopal has been certified in Entrepreneurship Educator Development Course (EEDC) from Indian School of Business – Hyderabad and has been certified with honors in the NEN-Stanford-IIMB Entrepreneurship Educators’ Course (EEC). She is the recipient of National Award for “Best Entrepreneurship Educator 2008” conferred by NITIE Mumbai.

Each course will be run by two of the above four course faculty

Recognition and Certification

In order to be certified, graduates of the course must implement their learning on campus and fulfill additional specific requirements. Upon successful completion, faculty members will be recognized as NEN Entrepreneurship Educators, and receive Certification from NEN, in association with the Wadhwani Foundation and the National Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board, Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India.


Module 1: 3 days
Module 2: 1 day

Date and Locations

Module 1 (For Management and Commerce Faculty)

Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology, Pune: July 01 – 03, 2010
International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore: July 16 – 18, 2010
Swami Keshavanand Institute of Technology, Jaipur: July 29 – 31, 2010

Module 1 (For Engineering, Arts and Science Faculty)

Sri Ramachandra College of Management, Chennai: July 23 – 25, 2010
Management Institute of Durgapur, Durgapur: August 05 – 07, 2010

Module 2:

September: Pune and Mumbai

Who Should Apply

Kick-starting the Entrepreneurial Campus is designed for interested and passionate faculty members who have never taught entrepreneurship, but who wish to engage students using innovative teaching methods and engaging content. Participating faculty members must be serious about implementing programs that help young people develop a solid foundation of entrepreneurial skills and knowledge.

How to apply

To apply for the course, please download the Course Application Form. If you’re unable to access the forms, please contact us at +91 80 4168 9195. Please print, fill out, and send the forms to us either via mail, e-mail or fax.

Mailing address for applications:

National Entrepreneurship Network
Ground Floor,
Villa No. 2, Regent Place
Thubarahalli, Varthur Main Road
Bangalore 560 066
Fax: +91 80 4168 9194

Deadline to submit application:

For course in Pune: May 21, 2010
For course in Bangalore: June 04, 2010
For course in Chennai: June 11, 2010
For course in Jaipur: June 18, 2010
For course in Durgapur: June 25, 2010

Application Review Process

With the growing number and sophistication of entrepreneurship educators in India, the demand for the entrepreneurship Courses, in particular, is strong, and we cannot guarantee space for all applicants. During the week following the application deadline, applications for the course will be reviewed by the Course Admissions Committee. The Course Admissions Committee will include members of NEN Trust, and may include the course Teaching Faculty, topic experts, and other senior NEN Faculty Leaders. We may follow up with you for clarifications post their meeting.

Admission is based on the applicant’s demonstrated passion, execution track-record, ability and commitment to make a difference in building entrepreneurship programs for their students, or in supporting entrepreneurs.

Notification of Application Status

You will be notified by email of your application status 1 week after the application deadline, which is 5 weeks before the course begins. If you have any questions about the status of your application, please call us at the office, or email us at .

Course Fee

NEN institutional members: Rs. 10,000
Non-Institutional members: Rs. 20,000

The course fees cover tuition, course materials including cases, and most meals. Travel and lodging costs must be borne by the candidate or their sponsoring institution. The NEN Education team will assist selected candidates in identifying and arranging affordable accommodation close to the program venue.

Course Fee Due Date

Along with the acceptance notification, successful applicants will receive a course invoice and payment instructions. Late or missing payments can result in the applicant’s place being given to another candidate.

Advance Preparation

The course will have required advance reading and possibly other additional advance work. The advance preparation allows for the participant to extract much more value from the course, and for richer classroom interaction and a better experience for all. Once we receive your confirmation and your payment of course fees, you will receive emails notifying you of the advanced preparation requirements, and sent a link to any materials which you will be able to download. In addition, we will be in contact to help you make any travel and accommodation arrangements.

Withdrawal Policy

We do understand that last minute problems do occasionally arise, and that it is sometimes necessary to withdraw from a course at the last minute. In this case, we will refund most of the course fees, subtracting Rs. 3000 to cover the NEN Trust administrative costs associated with the participant.

Course Cancellation Policy

Course dates, course fees and teaching faculty may be subject to change. Please check the NEN website for updates before applying. If a program is cancelled by NEN, the participants’ total course fees will be refunded. If for any reason, the course can’t be held on the scheduled dates – reasons could include bandhs, weather or other problems – NEN will work with the teaching faculty to reschedule the course, and the participants’ fees will be applied to the course on the new dates. NEN will not be responsible for travel, accommodation or other costs that may have been incurred by the participant.


Scholarships are available to cover the entire course fees for NEN Faculty Leaders. Scholarships are intended for NEN Faculty Leaders from institutes that are unable to afford the subsidized course fees. Scholarships are not guaranteed, and they are not awarded on a first-come-first-serve basis. Scholarships are awarded based on a combination of demonstrated merit and need. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, please download the scholarship application form on our website, fill and send it to us along with your course application.

Candidates who qualify for the scholarship will be expected to confirm their attendance by making a fully-refundable deposit payment of INR 5000 along with their course participation confirmation. The payment will be refunded immediately upon successful completion of the course. However, please note, in case you are unable to attend the course due to any reason, the above mentioned amount will not be refunded.

For More Information

Please contact the NEN Education team at:

National Entrepreneurship Network
Ground Floor,
Villa No. 2, Regent Place
Thubarahalli, Varthur Main Road
Bangalore 560 066

Tel: +91 80 4168 9195

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