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 programs that kick-start excitement on campus and help students develops critical entrepreneurial skills and tools, including being able 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

Course Faculty

Vasanti Venugopal, Educator, NEN

Vasanti Venugopal, recipient of National Award for ‘Best Entrepreneurship Educator 2008’ has trained over 1,000 faculty members in Entrepreneurship across India. With over 25 years in academics, she has hands-on experience in building entrepreneurship program on campus including campus companies. Vasanti has been certified with honors in the NEN-Stanford-IIMB Entrepreneurship Educators’ Course (EEC) and EEDC from Indian School of Business, Hyderabad.

Deepak Roy, Head Center of Excellence – Entrepreneurship Development: Faculty, Symbiosis

Prof. Deepak Roy heads the Center of Excellence in Entrepreneurship Development at SCMHRD. He is one of the first batch of Stanford University and NEN certified National Entrepreneurship Educators in the country. He is also a London Business School and Goldman Sachs certified Professional Mentor for budding entrepreneurs and start-ups. He has been in academics for the last ten years and brings to his research based teaching, 15 years of executive experience in the corporate world in India and in the US. He has been an entrepreneur himself, having started a company in IT services & training and running it successfully for three years.

Radhika Meenakshi Shankar, Ex Faculty, ASB Amity University

Prof. Radhika Shankar has over twenty years of experience in teaching Finance and Entrepreneurship at reputed institutes. She is actively involved in the academic campuses promoting entrepreneurship, mentoring startups, and providing consultancy for existing MSMEs. Recently, she has started a Management Services firm for MSMEs at Hyderabad –Wise Owl Consulting. Her enterprise focuses on training of entrepreneurs/trainers/faculties of entrepreneurship subjects.

Raj Shankar, Principal Business Strategist, Ichiban Business Consultants

With business advisory and consulting experience of over a decade, Raj has worked in India and abroad with firms across IT, retail, pharmaceutical, financial, mining and manufacturing industries. He is the co-founder of Ichiban Business Consultants Pvt. Ltd, an entrepreneurial firm with the passion to enable the Indian Small & Medium Enterprise (SME) to negotiate challenges of start, sustain and scale phases. He also works closely with various institutions to foster the spirit of entrepreneurship in the students and provide assistance to their incubatees and early stage start-ups.

Who Should Apply

This course is designed for interested and passionate faculty members who are serious about implementing programs that help young people develop a solid foundation of entrepreneurial skills and knowledge.

Recognition and Certification

In order to be certified, graduates of the program 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.

Duration: 3 Days

Date and Locations:

- July 12-14: Indore
- July 19-21: Bangalore
- July 26-28: Kolkata/Durgapur
- August 9-11: Pune

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 9193. Please print, fill out, and send the forms to us either via mail, e-mail or fax. Kindly go through the Enrolling Process Instructions carefully before you register.

Mailing address for applications:

National Entrepreneurship Network
113/1B, Benaka Tech Park,
Block II, Third Floor, ITPL Main Road,
Kundalahalli, Bangalore - 563 037
Karnataka, India
Fax: +91 80 4168 9195

Deadline to submit application:

For course in Indore/Bhopal: June 27, 2012
For course in Bangalore: June 25, 2012
For course in Kolkata/Durgapur: July 05, 2012
For course in Pune: July 09, 2012

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: INR 11, 236 (including service tax of 12.36%)
Non-institutional members: INR 22,472 (including service tax of 12.36%)

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. You will also receive links to any materials which you will be able to download. In addition, we will contact you to assist with making 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 fee, subtracting Rs. 3000 to cover the NEN Trust administrative costs associated with the participant.

Course Cancellation Policy

Program 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’ fee 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, and send it to us, duly filled along with your course application.

Successful applicants 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. This refundable deposit is to ensure minimum last-minute drop-outs from the course. However, please note, in case you drop out for any reason within 5 days of the course, you will be eligible only for a partial refund of Rs.2000. This is to cover the administrative costs involved in the process.

For more information, please contact the NEN Education team at:

National Entrepreneurship Network
113/1B, Benaka Tech Park,
Block II, Third Floor, ITPL Main Road,
Kundalahalli, Bangalore - 563 037
Karnataka, India

Tel: +91 80 4168 9193