Life is too short to be working for someone else’s dream!!

Apeejay Institute of Management & Engineering Technical Campus (AIMETC) established an Entrepreneurship Development Cell (EDC) in the year 2013 with the objective of generating the spirit of ‘Self Employment’ and ‘Self Reliance’ among the youth. This initiative aims at fostering entrepreneurship and promoting innovation by creating an ecosystem that is conducive for the growth of start-ups.

The Cell aims to promote the culture of ‘Creating Jobs’ rather than ‘Doing Jobs’ which in fact is the need of the hour. On the basis of the belief that good entrepreneurship is a talent that can be learnt and nurtured, the Cell prepares entrepreneurially-minded students with a valuable understanding of the tools and concepts necessary for entrepreneurial ventures.

The EDC aims at providing essential inputs which are required to start up a new venture or run successfully, an ongoing business endeavor. The Cell intends to include professionals and practitioners who bring with them years of entrepreneurial experience to the classroom setting and help guide individuals’ entrepreneurial initiatives.

Objectives of the Cell

  • Creating awareness among the students and the educated unemployed youth regarding entrepreneurship as a career option.
  • Conduct training programmes in the field of entrepreneurial skill development.
  • Develop entrepreneurship related course curriculum to incorporate in management and engineering programmes.
  • Provide guidance and facilities to first time entrepreneurs during gestation.


E-Cell at AIMETC is a student driven cell with its E-leaders and executive members taking charge of the planning and executing of the activities of the Cell. Here's presenting the E-Cell squad:

Entrepreneurship Events and Activities

To help kindle this entrepreneurial spirit, the Cell organizes a hoard of activities:

  • Idea Generation and Business Plan Competitions: The Entrepreneurship Development Cell organized a workshop cum competition called ‘Idea Generation’.


  • Entrepreneurship Awareness Camps (EAC), sponsored by Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India, Ahmedabad and Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.
    The Entrepreneurship Development Cell of AIMETC organised a three-day Entrepreneurship Awareness Campaign sponsored by the Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India, Ahmedabad and Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. The Camp comprised a series of guest lectures of prominent industrialists, members from Government bodies and alumni entrepreneurs who interacted and motivated the aspiring entrepreneurs.
  • Entrepreneurship Education under Pradhan Mantri Yuva Yojana
    The Institute has also been given the status of a ‘Project Institute’ under the Pradhan Mantri Yuva Yojana for Entrepreneurship Education. PMYY provides Entrepreneurship courses developed by NEN and Wadhwani Foundation to be taught to the students. Around 300 students have successfully completed the Entrepreneurship Orientation Programme.
  • Workshops
    • ‘Start Ups - Motivating Youth towards Self Employment Ventures’ in association with PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry and ASSOCHAM.
    • ‘Intellectual Property Rights and Entrepreneurship’ organized by NITTTR.
  • One Dollar Venture
    The EDC Department of AIMETC, as a part of its initiative of promoting Pradhan Mantri Yuva Yojna Scheme (PMYY), organised an event named ‘One Dollar Venture’ in which students had to accumulate profits with an investment of one dollar. Students came up with many creative and innovative ideas to earn money.
  • Skillsvilla
    The Cell organises an annual competition named ‘SKILSVILLA’ wherein students run their own food stall for a day and experience the joys and hardships of being an entrepreneur.
  • In-sight Case-study
    The Case Study Competition is an opportunity to show that students have all that is required to succeed in the corporate world. It provides a platform to showcase their skills by working in a team to solve real business problems.
  • Artistique-Photothon
    To develop and test photography skills, the EDC conducted ‘ARTISTIQUE-Photothon’, a photography marathon.
  • Movie cation
    Movie cation brings to all students an opportunity to express management lessons they learn and apprehend in movies. Education along with entertainment always leaves a deeper impact on the minds of the viewers.

Accolades and Achievements

  • A Business Plan Competition was organized at Jalandhar on 19th March 2019. Out of the total 120 teams, 20 were shortlisted for the final round. Out of 20 finalists, 10 were given a cheque of Rs 10,000/-. The Government will support the finalist teams by funding up to Rs. 6, 00, 000 for their business startup. Smily Sharma, Pawan Kumar and Urvashi Chopra of the MBA program were chosen among the top 10 teams and won a prize of Rs 10,000.
  • Students bought laurels to the institute in an Inter-College Competition held in Jalandhar. Smily, Urvashi & Pawan stood first in the Business Plan Competition and Shradha, Karan, Kajal & Divya stood second in the same competition.
  • AIMETC students participated in a Boot Camp held at IKGPTU and shared their innovative business ideas. It was organized by the Government of Punjab in association with Start-up India. The ‘Start up India - Punjab Yatra’ was flagged off by the Hon'ble Chief Minister of Punjab on 16th January 2019.
  • Two teams from the Institute qualified amongst the 24 teams in TAP B-Plan Competition 2017, organized by IKG PTU in association with TiE, Chandigarh (156 teams from affiliated colleges and institutes participated).