Two Week Online Faculty Development Programme on Entrepreneurship Essentials

Elevate Your Entrepreneurial Prowess

Under the Aegis of NSTEDB, Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India

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Faculty Development Programme (FDP) is designed to train and develop professionals in entrepreneurship development so that they can act as resource persons in training, teaching, guiding, and motivating young STEM individuals to take up entrepreneurship as a career choice. Through FDP, faculty members of Science and Technology Institutions, Polytechnics and Entrepreneurship Development Organizations are trained for duration of two weeks.


  • This FDP aims to provide inputs on process and practice of entrepreneurship development, communication and inter-personal skills, creativity, problem solving, achievement motivation, resources available and all aspects of entrepreneurship.
  • The Faculty Development Programme (FDP) aims at equipping teachers with skills and knowledge that are essential for inculcating entrepreneurial values in students and guiding and monitoring their progress towards entrepreneurial career.
  • The Program aims to establish the faculty in various institutes as startup enablers and the gateway for creating entrepreneurs.

Program Highlights

  • Structured Program: Two Week long structured, online Faculty Development Program
  • Enhanced Knowledge: Faculty members gain comprehensive knowledge of entrepreneurship, including emerging trends and technologies.
  • Ideation and Innovation: Participants learn to generate, evaluate, and refine business ideas, fostering innovation.
  • Business Skills: Faculty members develop essential business skills such as business planning, financial management, and marketing strategies.
  • Legal and Regulatory Awareness: Understanding of legal and regulatory aspects ensures compliance and protection of intellectual property.
  • Financial Literacy: Improved financial management skills for budgeting, funding, and risk mitigation.
  • Leadership and Team Building: Faculty members acquire leadership skills and insights into building and managing effective teams.
  • Networking: Opportunities to build a strong entrepreneurial network with mentors, investors, and industry experts.
  • Pitching Skills: Effective communication and pitching abilities for attracting investors and partners.
  • Ethical Business Practices: Emphasis on ethics and social responsibility in entrepreneurship.
  • Success Metrics: Knowledge of measuring startup success through KPIs and impact assessment.
  • Real-World Insights: Learning from real-world case studies and successful entrepreneurs' experiences.
  • Hands-On Learning: Interactive workshops and group projects for practical application of knowledge.
  • Resource Access: Information on resources like incubators, accelerators, and funding opportunities in India.
  • Funding Support: If you are already running or want to start startup, you will be guided about how you can apply for Govt. & non –Govt. grants & funds.
  • Certification: A certificate of completion adds value to faculty members' professional profiles.
  • Ongoing Support: Access to a supportive community and offline support for continued learning, networking & starting your own startup.

Program Timeline

  • Applications Open on: 15th October 2023
  • Applications Close on: 15th November 2023
  • Program Starts on: 4th December 2023
  • Program Ends on: 17th December 2023

Speakers (Tentative List)

  • Mr. Bhavish Sood, General Partner , Modulor Capital
  • Mr. Ajay Muttreja, Strategic Advisor & Mentor
  • Dr. H.K Mittal , Chairman SISF
  • Dr. Archana Mantri , CEO , CIIF
  • Dr. Adarsh Aggarwal, VP, CIIF
  • CA Sahil Makkar, MD, Punjab Angels Network
  • Mr. Mandar Joshi, Partner, Venture Catalysts
  • Ms. Nitika Khurana, Chandigarh Angels Network
  • Dr. SN Panda, Chitkara University

About Chitkara University

Chitkara University is a leading NAAC A+ accredited located 35 Kms from Chandigarh in Rajpura, Punjab .It is the leading educational institute in North India, offers world class undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programs.

With an aim to provide an environment where its faculty can “Explore Their Potential”, Chitkara University has been at the forefront of fostering innovation and incubating business ideas. Faculty members are continuously engaged in knowledge generation and dissemination, just as students are exploring ways to launch business ideas to impact society and solve real world problems. Chitkara University, thus, proposes to encourage interested faculty members to open companies, be on the board of such companies in the capacity of a Director, Chairman or any such role. It is expected that faculty members will make all efforts to balance their academic responsibilities while assuming the above role. Till date, Chitkara University has supported 30 faculty startups and many of these startups have got funding support too.

About Chitkara Innovation Incubator Foundation

Entrepreneurship culture is of key importance to Chitkara University. With the vision “To promote entrepreneurial spirit amongst youth, researchers, engineers, and society at large by promoting cutting edge technology & non -technology start-ups which will lead to economic and social development of the country” Chitkara University has opened its first incubator “Chitkara Innovation Incubator Foundation (CIIF)” in the year 2015 with an area of 15,000 sq ft. CIIF is one of the first TBI to be established in Punjab & also to get Govt. grants like Startup India Seed Fund, NIDHI PRAYAS, NIDHI-SSP, MeitY- TIDE 2.0 etc.

CIIF –DST Approved MSME recognized TBI, provides facilities like industry desired mentoring, space, flexible leases, shared use of common office equipment, direct business assistance and guidance, networking to capital, connecting to industry for business pilots / growth of start-ups and other technical resources.