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Entrepreneurship Quotient (EQ) Test
EQ is a tool to measure entrepreneurship quotient in people. The word entrepreneurship, as it is understood, is the process of translating ideas into products or services which customers or society will pay for. Thus for a business, entrepreneurship sits at the cusp of idea and execution. For an entrepreneurship driven individual, this implies THINKER - DOER paradigm – that is the ability to generate ideas that have commercial or social potential and to make these ideas real. The Entrepreneurship School has developed EQ tool that measures the entrepreneurship quotient in people on behavioural and execution dimensions. In the basic form, the EQ assesses 8 to 10 parameters for each dimension through a self-declaration online questionnaire. The basic EQ Test takes about 5 mins. This is completely free and can be taken by clicking the following link:
National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN)
Established in 2003, this is Wadhwani Foundation’s flagship initiative, which considers entrepreneurship as a catalyst for job creation and economic growth in India. The mission is to create and support high growth entrepreneurs. It was co-founded by IIT-Bombay, IIT- Ahmedabad, BITS-Pilani, SP Jain Institute of Management and Research-Mumbai and Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology-Bangalore. It was primarily supported by the Wadhwani Foundation. Till now, NEN has resulted in 2000 new start-ups with 12000+ direct and 50,000+ indirect jobs and is now tracking 1,500+ new companies each year. NEN has build network with 600 colleges, 1000+mentors and 3200 faculty in India that inspires, educates and supports emerging entrepreneurs.
‘Dream to Destination’
A women Entrepreneur Development Programme- helps women achieve their business goals especially in terms of fundability, scalability and revenue growth. It has been planned in 5 cities i.e. Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Delhi and Jaipur and it's exclusively for women.
Mukti Community Development Fund (MCDF) and Self Help Group (SHG)
Mukti provides training to women entrepreneurs residing in rural India. Mukti provides a livelihood and business development training on requirement basis before providing the loan to women. This enables the beneficiaries to take business decisions carefully. Anyone who is interested in social investment can join the group and contribute in the fund.
The Nehemiah Entrepreneurship Institute (NEI)
It’s an online, student-directed and instructor-supported program which the entrepreneurs can access. It provides world class content in an easy-to-manage online platform. Students can study at their own pace and are supported by certified teachers and coaches. There are two models of coaching which are:
i) Self Study with Executive Business coaching
ii) self study with group coaching.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
It provides online courses to learn business skills and start up mindset needed to walk on the entrepreneur path. It is MIT’s premier program for aspiring entrepreneurs.
Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDI), Gandhinagar
This offers Post Graduate Diploma in Management - Business Entrepreneurship (PGDM-BE):The Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDI) provides a two-year, full-time, residential Post Graduate Diploma in Management-Business Entrepreneurship (PGDM-BE). It is now in its sixteenth year of entrepreneurship education. It encourages critical and creative thinking, to create their aspirations, and facilitate new ventures through a practical learning experience.
i)Diploma in Entrepreneurship and Business Management : 1 year course through distance learning, UGC, New Delhi recognised. The course begins in the month of January, April, July and October. Interested candidates can enrol themselves in any of the batches. Degree/Diploma holders in any discipline can only apply for this course. The course fee is 12,500.
ii)Fellow Programme in Management: It’s a four year degree course with a course fee of Rs 8,37,555. The details are given in the brochure in the link.
Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), Mumbai - Full Time Master of Business Administration (Entrepreneurship & Family Business), Part Time MBA (Social Entrepreneurship)
NMIMS has been offering the MBA (Entrepreneurship & Family Business) programme started in the year 1999 and has been funding family owned businesses since then in order to adjust to the changing business environment in India. The main objective of the course is to inculcate entrepreneurial qualities in people who have inherited family businesses, so that they can build and further grow their enterprise. The Part Time MBA in Social Entrepreneurship is offered by the Centre for Sustainability Management & Social Entrepreneurship, NMIMS and it interests social workers who wish to update their knowledge, social sector volunteers whose professional insight into the management of the social sector is developed, as well as helps managers from the corporate world who deal with Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Register for NMAT exams for the year 2017 for the programmes MBA and PGDM