This full time 6-month residential programme has been designed by the Entrepreneurship Development Centre (EDC) of XLRI to provide competency-based education to the candidates with a view to promoting entrepreneurship having equipped them with the essential conceptual and operational skills required for running an entrepreneurial venture successfully.
Besides the usual inputs on functional areas of business like finance, marketing, human resource management, economics and strategy, the curriculum focuses on specific relevant topics in entrepreneurship in India like family business, techno-entrepreneurship and agribusiness management. The programme also includes a separate subject on Social enterprises which has evolved as a distinct form of entrepreneurial ventures in the country with the objective to impart and enhance entrepreneurial skills and instill an integrative approach to business. The programme also includes a Project Formulation component under the mentorship of an expert member of the faculty to help the students to draw up a blueprint of action prior to the actual embarking on a business venture.
The course fees is Rs 70,000 payable in two equal installments plus Rs 15,000 for books & other reading materials, and Caution Money of Rs 6,000(refundable on completion of the programme after necessary adjustment) along with hostel Fee Rs 2,000 including a Mess Advance of Rs28, 500 for candidates opting Hostel accommodation. Service Tax etc. will be payable where applicable, as per extant rules of the Government.
The applicant to this programme has to be a graduate from a recognized university with adequate literacy and inclination for entrepreneurship.