CED holds entrepreneurship awareness camp in Pudukottai

The three-day entrepreneurship awareness camp organised by the Centre for Entrepreneurship Development (Tamil Nadu), Pudukkottai, to motivate the youths to take up self-employment ventures at Chendhuran College of Engineering and Technology concluded recently.

The programme, organised for final year students, was sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.

S. Prithiviraj, president, MSME Association, Pudukkkottai district, in his inaugural address, spoke on the features of the training programme and urged the students to opt for self-employment after graduation.

He told the students to think laterally before selecting a project.

He urged them to select agro-based and food processing industries, forest-based industries, paper, and fibre industries, mineral-based industries, automobile ancillaries, bio-technology, electronic instruments, IT ventures, and various types of service-based industries.

He encouraged the students to get assistance from MSME Association in filing memorandums, project identification, and preparation of project profiles, and loan assistance from financial institutions.

Entrepreneurs may avail financial assistance of up to Rs. 5 lakh under UYEGP Scheme with 15 per cent subsidy and up to Rs. 1 crore under NEEDS scheme with 25 pr cent subsidy through Government of Tamil Nadu. They can avail loan of up to Rs. 25 lakh with subsidy of 30 per cent to 35 per cent under KVIC PMEGP Scheme of Government of India. MSME Association would give guidance to the candidates free of cost.

Anandhi Saravanamoorthy, computer analyst, said the students should equip themselves with soft skills, computer skills, and language skills before going for employment or self-employment.

R.R. Ganesan, JCI trainer, handled personality development and entrepreneurial skills, S. Alagappan, proprietor of catering services unit, shared his experience in setting up the unit and advised the students to opt for food processing industries.

S. Karthick, CEO, and A. Navin Sait, principal, offered felicitations.

S. Kathiresan, industrialist in the field of fabrication, delivered valedictory address.

  • Financial aid of up to Rs. 5 lakh available

  • Students must acquire good soft skills