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About ED CELL:

The Entrepreneurship cell of REC, Bhubaneswar is a group consisting of the students of REC, Bhubaneswar committed to fostering the entrepreneurial spirit among the students. It gives a platform in terms of seed-funding, incubation, mentoring, training, knowledge dissemination and best practice research to convert path breaking business ideas in to self-sustaining business ventures. The Entrepreneurship cell of REC, BBSR is passionately committed to promote entrepreneurial spirit among each and every individual of this nation. It helps students in going for an alternative career options through different programmes, events, activities which are conducted by the ED cell in collaboration with EDII, IIC. ED cell being one of the most active cells of REC, Bhubaneswar has been shortlisted for inspection for the project named Pradhan Mantri Yuva Yojana (PMYUVA) (Formerly Konown as UDYAMITA) which is a centrally sponsored Scheme being administered by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Govt of India. REC has always encouraged and supported Entrepreneurship and has worked towards providing a conducive environment for its student to explore Opportunities and pursue Entrepreneurship. The Entrepreneurship Cell has been established on the campus with the objective of encouraging students to develop skills and knowledge to become successful Entrepreneurs and also to create Entrepreneurial Leaders of tomorrow. It is an organization driven by the faculty and students, dedicated to the cause of promoting entrepreneurship among the students in particular and the community at large. The E-Cell has been constantly undertaking activities to ignite the young minds and to be able to contribute through community development program me. The cell is committed to encourage students into driving and thinking entrepreneurially and to explore entrepreneurship as a career option and way of life.


To provide a platform for the upcoming entrepreneurs to present the innovative ideas, seek the guidance of Mentors, listen to the success stories of successful leaders and entrepreneurs, and interact closely with alumni entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. The mission of the cell is to help create an Eco- System in the campus which is focused on opportunity creation and value enhancement by providing and facilitating the necessary knowledge, skills and networks to be successful as Entrepreneurs.


To promote and facilitate entrepreneurial activities amongst the students and the society through innovativeness, knowledge sharing, mentorship, hands on experience, competition, networking and monitoring. This helps in overcoming all apprehensions and barriers associated with Entrepreneurship in such a way that more and more students take it up as career option.


Promote creative thinking and efficient work culture.

Develop communication, marketing and management skills.

Make productive business plans.

Secure finance through venture capitalists.

Convert innovations into marketable products.

Organizing Guest lectures and Workshops

Equipping students with the latest info through an organized database.

Encouraging Student-Industry Interaction.

Holding Business plan contests, management debates and case studies.

Exposure to Venture Capitalists.

Incubation of viable projects.

We are being supported:

Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII), Ahmadabad and NSTEDB, Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India, New Delhi

REC E-Cell is strongly backed by its Patron organizations like Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India and Computer Science Department of REC, who work towards fostering Entrepreneurship globally through mentoring, networking, and education to inspire, educate and Support the next-gen of high-growth entrepreneurs.

Pradhan Mantri Yuva Yojana (PMYUVA):

ED cell being one of the most active cells of REC, Bhubaneswar has been shortlisted for inspection for the project named Pradhan Mantri Yuva Yojana (PMYUVA) (Formerly Konown as UDYAMITA)which is a centrally sponsored Scheme being administered by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Govt of India.

MOU Signed:

MOU signed with Pradhan Mantri YUVA Scheme, by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India. MOU signed with EDI for DST-NIMAT project 2014-15

Name of the Camp Coordinator/his qualifications/training/experience/exposure of entrepreneurship development:

Suren Kumar Sahu

Designation:-Assistant Professor in Department of CSE

Email Id: suren.sahu2602@gmail.com

Contact No.: +91-6370006430


PRINCIPAL: Dr. Bimal Sarangi

COORDINATOR: Suren Kumar Sahu


a. Dr. Asit Kumar Rath

b. Achintya Sahoo

c. Kamal Lochan Samal

d. Sashi Bhusan panda

e. Biswanath Biswal

The expected outcomes of the ED Cell are:

Short Term Expected Outcomes:

Nurture culture of innovation in the institute

Create sandbox for ideation process

Long Term Expected Outcomes:

Create corpus fund for innovators

Develop eco-system for budding entrepreneurs

Functioning of ED Cell:

The Entrepreneur Development Cell inculcates and enriches the entrepreneurial environment in the institute by creating an easily accessible and exhaustive set of resources for the entrepreneurs include the student mentor through various fun filled yet educative sessions such as Startup showcases, Competitions, Workshops and Seminars. The functioning of ED Cell includes creating awareness, facilitating and implementing various programs.

ED Cell Activity :

Sl No Description Event Date
1 Entrepreneurship program under DST-NIMAT PAROJECT 2014-15 25.09-2014 to 27.09.2014
2 Entrepreneurship Quiz Contest 10.03.2015
3 Entrepreneurship Awareness program at REC, Bhubaneswar 21.07.2015
4 Entrepreneurship development program at REC and EDI 18.10.2016 to 16.11.2016
5 Industrial Visit to Mechem Pvt. Ltd Bhubaneswar 2.11.2016
6 A training program on Start-ups: A new face of Young generation 25.11.2016 to 26.11.2016
7 Start-up Enclave (Interactive Meeting at hotel Mayfair, Bhubaneswar 22.03.2017
8 The Entrepreneurship cell of REC guided students to develop and present student projects at Assam 26.04.2017
9 Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp (EAC-II) at REC. Bhubaneswar 13.10.2018
10 Orientation and Entrepreneurship Awareness program 23.04.2018


Contact Us:

Suren Kumar Sahu, Coordinator, IIC Cell

Mob. No: 6370006430

Email. Id: suren.sahu2602@gmail.com