INVITED TALK ON “HINDRANCES FACED BY ENTREPRENEURS”
Entrepreneurs have become one of the most dynamic forces in the economy making them very important from a macro-economic perspective, yet there are some common issues of how to start a business, how to finance the business, how to run the business that within this community we can share and learn from each other. However, the super competitive business world brings many challenges to entrepreneurs. Hence, in this context, on the occasion of World Entrepreneurs Day Celebrations (21st - 24th August 2021) under MIC Driven Activity for Quarter 4, Entrepreneurship Development Cell (EDC) of Malla Reddy Engineering College (MREC-A) has organized an invited talk on “Hindrances faced by Entrepreneurs” on 24th Aug 2021 in online mode through Zoom link. The event started with a welcome address by Dr.P.Saritha, Co-ordinator, EDC, Associate Professor/Civil Engineering. MREC distinguished alumni Er.Eadala Rakesh Reddy, Managing Director, EE Engineering Consultancy Services, was the eminent speaker of the session. He stressed on the challenges faced by the young entrepreneurs, a common factor for all entrepreneurs is the challenge of starting a business, be it through inventing something, looking for a new idea within a business, finding the right opportunity to break into a business or buying into a franchise. And these entire take planning – organizing all the aspects so that the entrepreneur can reach his or her goals. More than 250 students participated in this online session who gave a positive feedback asking to conduct more such programs towards startup development
Scope of Entrepreneurship and Employment in Defence Sector and it’s PSU’s
Entrepreneurship Development Cell (EDC) organized an invited talk on “Scope of Entrepreneurship and Employment in Defence Sector and it’s PSU’s "on 28th December 2021 from 02:15pm to 3:30 pm in the Major Auditorium. The speaker for the session is Mr. Ashok K Panda, CCO, FEME, Military College of Electronics and Mechanical Engineering. The speaker started with an introduction about the Defence Industry of India which is strategically important sector in India. He talked about the Indian army and the need to become entrepreneurs after their early retirement. He discussed about Defence India Startup Challenge launched by Ministry in partnership with Atal Innovation Mission, aimed at supporting Startups/MSMEs/Innovators to create prototypes and/or commercialize products/solutions in the area of National Defence and Security. Later he motivated the students to become entrepreneurs, the need for it, how to proceed and the challenges during that phase.
"SAMBHAV" e-National Level Awareness Programme on Entrepreneurship (NLAP)
Ministry of MSME has been launched the e-National Level Awareness Program on 27-Oct-2021 by the name of ‘SAMBHAV’. ‘SAMBHAV’ is a mass awareness program for promoting entrepreneurship in youth and students. A webinar on SAMBHAV, e-National Level Awareness Programme on Entrepreneurship was organised by MSME Development Institute, Hyderabad in association with Malla Reddy Engineering College, Maisammaguda, Hyderabad on 15thNovember 2021 from 2.30pm to 4.30pm. Total 27 Faculty members, 531 students registered, out of that 172 participated virtually. 386 participated in offline at MREC Mini Auditorium, Mechanical Seminar Hall and Centre of Excellence Mini Theatre. Dr. A. Ramaswami Reddy, Director, MREC welcomed the officials of MSME-DI and thanked them for conducting SAMBHAV,e-National Level Awareness Programme on Entrepreneurship in association with Malla Reddy Engineering College. He invited the officials of MSME-DI to visit MREC, to inspect the facilities of MREC-Hub. He also informed that 23 student groups were identified from 77 participating groups for Idea & Innovation Contest conducted on 9th September 2021 to on behalf of MREC-Hub(Incubation centre). Sri D. Chandra Sekhar, Director has given opening remarks and explained the importance of SAMBHAV, e-National Level Awareness Programme on Entrepreneurship which is being conducted all over India. In Telangana, 10 colleges have been identified out of which MREC is one. He advised the students to participate seriously and also take up entrepreneurship as profession. He extended all support to the authorities of students of MREC. In this webinar the Resource persons motivated the participants to become Young Entrepreneurs. They explained about MSME Schemes, MSME Sector at a Glance, Definition/Classification of MSME, MSME Registration (UDYAM), Champions–MSME grievance portal, Schemes for Start-ups, Building awareness of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), MSME SAMBANDH, and Core functions of EDC. Motivated the students through videos, and success stories.Ms. SowjanyaSaraswathi, Founder of SowjanyaJute Creation, Hyderabad explained her successful story as an Entrepreneur. Our students interacted with her and MSME officials. MSME officials cleared all the doubts raised by the MREC students and faculty members. Sri K.C.Choudhury, Asst. Director Gr.1 advised the students to contact him to clear any doubts and further guidance. Dr.M.S.VenkataRamayya, Dean IIIC, MREC proposed to vote of thanks.
WORKSHOP ON ENTREPRENEURSHIP & INNOVATION AS CAREER OPPORTUNITY
Entrepreneurs are frequently considered as national assets to be cultivated, motivated, and remunerated. Great Entrepreneurs have the ability to change the way we live and work, on local and national bases. If successful, their innovations improve standards of living, and in addition to creating wealth with entrepreneurial ventures, they also create jobs and contribute to a growing economy. A one day workshop is conducted in Mechanical Seminar Hall by Entrepreneurship Development Cell (EDC) of Malla Reddy Engineering College under MIC Driven Activity for Quarter 1 on 12th November 2021 at 11:00AM. The resource person Mr.Venkata Jaya Praveen Potnuru, Founder, GP Wealth Solutions, Hyderabad explained on how to become an entrepreneur, how to register a company and the challenges that need to be addressed during this process. Later on he explained his successful story of becoming an entrepreneur and also motivated students about ideas and innovations, and how to convert those ideas in to a startup.
DEBATE ON “MINDSET OF ENTREPRENEURS BEFORE & AFTER CORONA”
In the face of the global COVID-19 pandemic, entrepreneurs have to face a new reality: that it is not only a huge sanitary and health crisis affecting millions, or even billions, of people across the world. This is also provoking an unprecedented downturn in the global economy. The numbers are shattering which reveals the breakability of our economies and their fundamentals. There are different scenarios and realities which are not the same and vary depending on where we are running our business today. The government, public health and economic responses are hugely different for an entrepreneur based in USA, Asia or in Europe. As business founders, we will also need very different action plans in place depending on the sector and industry Hence, in this context, on the occasion of World Entrepreneurs Day Celebrations (21st - 24th August 2021) under MIC Driven Activity for Quarter 4, Entrepreneurship Development Cell (EDC) of Malla Reddy Engineering College (MREC-A) has organized a debate on the “Mindset of Entrepreneurs before and after Corona” on 24th Aug 2021 in Mini Auditorium from 12:30 PM to 01:30PM. The event started with a welcome address by Dr.P.Saritha, Co-ordinator, EDC, Associate Professor/Civil Engineering. About 30 students from all the departments of MREC divided themselves in to two groups discussing the impacts before and after corona
“ENTRPRENEURSHIP AWARENESS PROGRAMME”
Entrepreneurship Development Cell (EDC) in association with MSME DI, Hyderabad has organized one day “Entrepreneurship Awareness programme on 25th February 2022 from 10:00pm to 1:00pm in the Mini Auditorium of Malla Reddy Engineering College. The guest of honor for the program was Mr. K.V Rao, I.E.D.S, Assistant Director, NMSE-DI, Hyderabad. The Key note speaker for the Program was Mr. Shreeram Iyer, Vice-President, T-Hub, IIIT, Hyderabad. The speaker started the session with an introduction about importance of Entrepreneurship. The speaker went on to say that Entrepreneurship as a way of thinking, and an approach that identifies new opportunities and solves problems. Giving the global statistics, he put much emphasis on the need for entrepreneurship awareness, for a well balanced country’s development. The other two speakers were successful entrepreneurs who briefed their stories in the journey of Entrepreneurship. The first speaker was Ms B. Manju, Proprietorist, Sthree Raksha, Hyderabad and other speaker of the day was Mr. Rama Krishna Katta, Director-Production & Operations, GLO LED Private Limited, Hyderabad. Both of them discussed about becoming entrepreneur as an assiduous task and it is certainly not meant for the faint of heart. They encouraged students that with strong will power, the determination, skills and time, comes the ability to become a successful entrepreneur. The speakers later had an interaction with the students; almost 100 students participated in the programme. They motivated the students to become entrepreneurs, the need for it, how to proceed and the challenges during that phase. They also explained about the schemes available in MSME to support the best ideas from students
“NATIONAL POLLUTION CONTROL DAY CELEBRATIONS”
Entrepreneurship Development Cell (EDC) in association with MREC-HUB has celebrated “National Pollution Control Day” on 19 February under MIC Celebration Day Activity 2022. Under this celebration, a series of events like Debate, Painting, Elocution, Presentation and Skit on Pollution Control Awareness have been conducted. More than 50 students from B.Tech and MBA had participated in these competitions.
“NATIONAL SCIENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS”
Entrepreneurship Development Cell (EDC) in association with MREC-HUB has celebrated “National Science Day” on 26th February under MIC Celebration Day Activity 2022. Under this celebration, a series of events like Science Fair with both models & charts, Memes/Cartoon Drawing and Designing of MREC-Hub Logo conducted. More than 50 students from B.Tech and MBA had participated in these competitions.
“Plastic Waste Management-Issues, Challenges & Opportunities for SMEs”
Entrepreneurship Development Cell (EDC) in association with MREC-HUB celebrated “National Pollution Control Day” under MIC Celebration Day Activity-2022. In this regard, an online session titled “Plastic Waste Management-Issues, Challenges & Opportunities for SMEs” was organized on 18th February 2022 from 02:00pm to 3:00 pm in the Mini Auditorium. The Speaker for the session was Mr. J. Koteswara Rao, Associate Faculty Member, School of Enterprise Development, NI-MSME, Hyderabad. The speaker started the session with an introduction about the statistics of Plastic waste generation in India and other countries. The speaker emphasized more on plastic waste management- Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. He also discussed about many small and medium industries sprouting up with the ideas of recycling the plastic waste, alternatives to be used replacing plastic and many more. The speaker later had an interaction with the students; almost 100 students participated in the Programme. He motivated the students to become entrepreneurs, the need for it, how to proceed and the challenges during that phase. He also explained about the schemes available in MSME to support the best ideas from students
ONE DAY WORKSHOP ON “WORLD EARTH DAY”
Entrepreneurship Development Cell (EDC) in association with MREC-HUB conducted a one day workshop on “World Earth Day” under IIC 4.0 Quarter 3-World Earth Day Celebration Activity on 22nd April 2022 from 09:30am to 4:00 pm in the Mini Auditorium. The programme started with an inaugural session at 9:30am and went on with three presentations in the morning session and “Learning the art of Recycling (Best out of waste) competition in the afternoon session. The morning session started with a welcome address by Principal, MREC followed with an inaugural speech about World Earth Day by the Chief Guest Mr. Ch. Venkateswara Rao, Deputy Director General, Head, Geological Survey of India Training Institute, Hyderabad. He emphasized the theme of the year “Invest on planet” and motivated the students to join together to raise awareness about environmental protection. The Keynote Speaker of the day Dr. P R Sushama, Assistant Professor & HOD, Department of Botany, University College for Women, Koti, Hyderabad has presented the importance of developing green belt in protecting the planet. The next speaker Dr. Mehtab Yasmeen, Assistant Professor, Department of Botany, University College for Women, Koti, Hyderabad, presented the ugly side of the planet caused by Plastics and stressed on zero pollution studies. She has motivated the students on the urge of using alternatives for plastics. In the afternoon session, a competition on “Learning the art of Recycling (Best out of waste)” was held for which almost 80 students participated in the competition. The students have made many items like paper bags, paper flower vases, Compost Pit, Bird feeder, Plastic roads, recycled water dispenser etc. from different types of waste material. The session ended with prize & certificate distribution, and a pledge of not using plastic.
Seminar on Achieving Success by Overcoming Stress and Distractions
The seminar titled ?Achieving Success by Overcoming Stress and Distractions? was held in the Major Auditorium of the college on 22/03/2021 from 1:40 pm to 4: 10 pm for II and III B. Tech students. The program started with the host Aashritha of III ECE inviting the speaker, Mr. Gampa Nageshwer Rao, Director, Prof. A. Ramaswami Reddy, Dean of Industry Institute Interaction Cell, Prof. S. Venkata Ramaiah and the Dean of Student Affairs, Dr. P. Sreehari. Mr. Gampa Nageshwer Rao, the speaker for the event is a renowned motivational speaker, psychologist and soft skills trainer. The speaker shared several nuggets of wisdom which would enable students to achieve academic and professional success by overcoming factors such as negativity, hesitation, distractions, stress and anxiety. The speaker urged the students to develop sane habits such as proper sleep, waking up early, respecting elders, parents and teachers. He gave them tips which are useful for achieving focus and overcoming distractions related to gadgets. He also told them to be sincere and dedicated in their studies, making the positive use of technology, time and teachers. The Director also spoke on the occasion and advised the students to follow the techniques provided by the speaker to steer clear of the distractions and the stress. He also felicitated the guest with a shawl and memento and expressed appreciation for conducting the seminar in an interactive and entertaining way. A few students spoke right after the speaker finished his seminar and gave their instant feedback. They expressed their happiness for conducting such a useful program. The program ended with the Dean, Student Affairs thanking the guest for a memorable presentation. He also thanked the Director and also the Dean of Industry Institute Interaction Cell. He also conveyed his thanks to other faculty members who took active part in making the seminar a success
One-day Seminar on Digital Entrepreneurship: Opportunities and challenges
A one day seminar was conducted on “Digital Entrepreneurship” on 26-02-2021 in the Auditorium of Malla Reddy Engineering College under ?Entrepreneurship Development Cell”. The Speaker has addressed that Digital entrepreneurship can strongly contribute to reduce poverty and create prosperity and livelihoods and digital entrepreneurs can reap the benefits of the global market. Young people can develop their capacity to build start-ups and innovative community initiatives by using digital Technologies as a support. Finally, at the end of the seminar, students started discussion on various innovative ideas and how and what is the procedure for start – ups
Guest lecture on Guest lecture on setting up of Environmental Consultancy
A Guest lecture was conducted on ?Setting up of Environmental Consultancy? on 19-01-2021 in the Auditorium of Malla Reddy Engineering College under ?Entrepreneurship Development Cell?. The Speaker started the lecture by asking the questions like. ? Are you interested in improving the environment? ? Would you like to help companies improve their environmental impact? ? You may want to consider a career as an environmental consultant! An environmental consultant helps private and public sector clients address environmental issues and lower environmental impact in areas such as water pollution, waste, management, air quality, and soil contamination What does an Environmental Consultant do:- Efforts towards renewable energy and technologies producing low emissions are seeing more and more government funding. Organizations that invest in research and development within these areas are also growing, and are one of the places that environmental consultants can be found. Finally at the end of the lecture students were motivated and impressed with the job which is done by Environmental consultant
One day Awareness Program on Why small Business Fail? (Online)
A One day (Online) Awareness Program was conducted on ?Why Small Business Fails? on 26- 11-2020 in under ?Entrepreneurship Development Cell?. • The speaker started the session by questioning the students what is the most common reason that small businesses fail. Students replied (lack of capital), later sir started the explaining the concept by Yes Running out of money is a small business‘s biggest risk. Owners often know what funds are needed day to day but are unclear as to how much revenue is being generated, and the disconnect can be disastrous. • Inexperience managing a business—or an unwillingness to delegate—can negatively impact small businesses, as can a poorly visualized business plan, which can lead to ongoing problems once the firm is operational. • Poorly planned or executed marketing campaigns or a lack of adequate marketing and publicity, are among the other issues that drag down small businesses. Finally the online session was ended, students got the complete awareness why and how Small Business Fails
One-day Awareness Program on Product Marketing Strategies
A One day Awareness Program was conducted on ?Product Marketing Strategies? on 15- 02-2020 in the Auditorium of Malla Reddy Engineering College under ?Entrepreneurship Development Cell?. The session started with product vision, everyone must know three important questions:- 1. Who will use it? 2. What problems does the product solve? 3. How is the success of a product measured? Later you have to see product development, positioning, and marketing strategy on thorough market research. There are two main types you need – market research and competitive research. The market research stage will reveal how viable your idea is considering the current business environment, customer purchasing habits in the industry, and the pool of competitors. So on the session was continued with different strategies like SWOT analysis etc., At the end of the session students were able to understand the complete structure of Marketing Strategies
One-day Awareness Program on Business Opportunities in Biotechnology
A One day Awareness Program was conducted on ?Business Opportunities in Biotechnology? on 24-01-2020 in the Auditorium of Malla Reddy Engineering College under ?Entrepreneurship Development Cell?. The session was all about Biotechnology and the Business Opportunities in it. Biotechnology is technology that utilizes biological systems, living organisms or parts of this to develop or create different products. Brewing and baking bread are examples of processes that fall within the concept of biotechnology (use of yeast (= living organism) to produce the desired product)etc. The Indian biotechnology industry is one of the fastest-growing knowledge-based sectors in India and is expected to play a key role in shaping India‘s rapidly developing economy. With numerous comparative advantages in terms of research and development (R&D) facilities, knowledge, skills, and cost-effectiveness, the biotechnology industry in India has immense potential to emerge as a global key player. The Govt. of India has taken several initiatives to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in the agro-industry proposed by the Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME) in a new scheme
One-day Workshop on Significance of Small Scale Industries
A One day workshop was conducted on ?Significance of Small Scale Industries? on 23-11-2019 in the Auditorium of Malla Reddy Engineering College under ?Entrepreneurship Development Cell?. In a country like India, the small scale industries play a very important role in generating employment, improving the financial status of people, development of rural areas and removing the regional imbalances
Familiarization with features of IEEE Xplore
A one day Seminar was conducted on „Familiarization with features of IEEE Xplore? on 01/11/2018 in Digital Library of Malla Reddy Engineering College under ?Women Entrepreneurship Development Cell”. The Speaker for the day was M.S.Srinivasa, Training Manager, IEEE Bangalore
Opportunities for Engineers in Indian Industry
A one day seminar programme was conducted on „Opportunities for Engineers in Indian Industry? on 05/10/2018 in the Malla Reddy Engineering College under ?Women Entrepreneurship Development Cell”. The Speaker for the day was Mr.Y.Satyanarayana, Managing Director, CIM Technologies. The speaker has addressed that India‘s engineering sector has witnessed a remarkable growth over the last few years driven by increased investment in infrastructure and industrial production. The engineering sector, being closely associated with the manufacturing and infrastructure sectors, is of strategic importance to India‘s economy
Two day Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp
A two day workshop was conducted on ?Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp? on 26/09/2018 to 27/09/2018. To expose students of academic institutions offering degree/diploma courses in Science & Technology (S&T) to Entrepreneurship as an alternative career, Entrepreneurship Awareness Camps are conducted by entrepreneurship development cell in Malla Reddy Engineering College.
Student Consortium for Advancement and Learning in Engineering education (SCALE)
A Three Day Workshop was conducted on „Student Consortium for Advancement and Learning in engineering education‘ ?SCALE? on 7th to 9th Sept 2017, in Malla Reddy Engineering College under ?Entrepreneurship Development Cell”
Technology Entrepreneurship program
A one day Awareness programme was conducted on „Technology Entrepreneurship Program? the prime initiative of TASK on 23/02/2017 in the Auditorium of Malla Reddy Engineering College under ?Women Entrepreneurship Development Cell”. The key resource person for the day was Mallesh Tallapally, Telangana Academy for Skill and Knowledge ITE & C Dept, Government of Telangana. 41 students from MREC were undergone the program.