Want to become entrepreneur? Join Jamia’s e-cell
The Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE), Jamia Millia Islamia has established an Entrepreneurship Cell (e-cell) as a one stop platform for all the university students who want to learn about the intricacies of entrepreneurship ecosystem and take up that journey of becoming an entrepreneur.
The official Twitter handle of E-Cell, JMI is @ecelljmi and can be found on LinkedIn and Instagram by typing @ecelljmi in the search.
The cell being run by students of the university aims to conduct various sessions, workshops and guest lectures by renowned and experienced people in the areas of Entrepreneurship and startups. The cell endeavours to provide all kinds of help to the university students and alumni for taking their startup from the ideation stage to incubation and then into becoming a full-fledged startup. For the same the cell is building an investors pool and connecting with various mentors and industry experts to facilitate the resource allocation to the students with the help of CIE JMI.
Under the E-Cell, the following clubs have been created: 1. Programming club 2. Robotics club 3. Animation and Web Development club 4. Biotech club 5. Entrepreneurship club 6. Finance Club 7. Research club. A number of teams have also been created to facilitate the proper working of the cell and to lend a hand to the above-mentioned clubs in their endeavours. The names of the teams are: 1. Events Planning team 2. Outreach and Corporate Relations team 3. Graphic Designing team 4. Social Media team 5. HR team
The functioning of the cell is managed by the core team having the following structure; President: Ayush Kumar Vice- President: Madiha Siddiqui and the heads of all the clubs and teams as mentioned above.
The Cell will also be conducting various HACKATHONS, Toycathons, coding challenges, robotics challenges, and guest lectures by entrepreneurs, investors among others. It also plans to conduct workshops on important areas such as Ideation, Intellectual Property Rights, Patents, Design Thinking, Funding Pitch Making and Business Canvas Model. The cell will also conduct various field trips to startups, incubation centres and all other institutions related to the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
The CIE, JMI is mandated to create an entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem and to promote a startup culture not only in the university campus and engaging its students in such endeavours but also to promote similar thinking among the community around the campus. The CIE also envisions running various entrepreneurship development programs and short-term courses to promote such a culture.