Electronic Entrepreneurship Development Programmes (eEDPs)

Electronic Entrepreneurship Development Programmes are being organized regularly to nurture the talent of youth by enlightening them on various aspects of industrial activity required for setting up MSMEs. These IEDPs are generally conducted in unemployed candidates and skill development (Example- UPSDM, BSDM & PMKVY etc.) ITIs, Polytechnics and other technical institutions, where skill is available to motivate them towards self-employment.

The course contents of such Electronic Entrepreneurship Development Programmes are designed to provide useful information on product/process design, manufacturing practices involved, testing and quality control, selection and usage of appropriate machinery and equipment, project profile preparation, marketing avenues/techniques, product/service pricing, export opportunities, infrastructure facilities available, financial and financial institutions, cash flow, etc.


An Electronic Entrepreneurship Development Programme (eEDP) aims at training the S&T graduates and the diploma holders in the essentials of conceiving, planning, initiating and launching an economic activity or an enterprise successfully.


Day Session – 1 Session – 2 Session – 3 Session – 4
1st Inauguration Programme Objectives:Expectations from trainees, Final Goal, Program me’s Strategy Who is an Entrepreneur & Charms of Being an Entrepreneur:
2nd Schemes of Assistance for MSMEs:Financial Agencies / Institutions Schemes of Assistance for MSMEs: NSIC,SIDBI, DIC and Other Support Agencies
3rd How to Identify Business Opportunities Opportunities identification:Criteria of selection & Sources of Information Business Opportunity Guidance Interactions with Rep. From SFC, KVIC, Consultant etc.
4th Business Opportunity Guidance Interactions with DIC, SISI, Bank, KVIC etc. How to conduct Market Survey: Tools, Techniques and Guidelines
5th How to find out pre-feasibility of a Project Preparing Pre-feasibility Report: Preliminary Project Report (PPR)
6th How to find out pre-feasibility of a Project Factory Visit and Experience Sharing with Entrepreneurs
Day Session – 1 Session – 2 Session – 3 Session – 4
7th Soft Skill Development: Communication Soft Skill Development: Information Seeking Briefing and Planning for the Market Survey: Questionnaire Preparation
8th Field Work: Conducting Market Survey and Data Collection for the identified business opportunities
11th Feedback and Discussion on Market Survey Evaluating the PPRs prepared by the Trainees
12th Linking Business Opportunities with trainees Interactions with Technical Experts for finalising projects
13th Developing Entrepreneurial Competencies (Achievement Motivation Training)
Day Session – 1 Session – 2 Session – 3 Session – 4
16th How to Prepared Detail Project Report Production Planning in MSME Purchase Technique
17th How to assess Working Capital Requirement for SSI Working Capital Management
18th Product Costing and Cost Consciousness Break Even Point
19th Cash flow Profitability & Balance Sheet Product Planning & Product Mixing Strategy
20th Preparation of Detail Project Report
Day Session – 1 Session – 2 Session – 3 Session – 4
21st Marketing Management: Product Promotion, Sales and Advertisement Financial Management
22nd Personal Management: IPR and It’s Management Pattern, Copy Rights, Trade Mark and Industrial Management Legal Formalities in an Enterprise: (Factory Act, PF, Labour Laws etc.)
23rd Negotiation and Networking Delegation of Authority and Work Effort Leadership Modes Efficiency Orientation and Systematic Planning
24th Legal formalities for Loan Disbursement Taxation: Various Taxes Applicable to MSME
25th nterfacing with Leading Institutions for Business Plan Appraisal Feedback from Participants Valedictory

Annexure III – Curriculum / Syllabus

Rojgar Bharat- Aantmanirbhar Bharat,

SSC- Entrepreneurship Sector Skill Council

Electronic Entrepreneurship Development Programme (eEDP) for Micro

This Programme is aimed at training Unemployed Candidates in the age group of 18 to 55 years for establishing their own enterprises.

Qualification Title Electronic Entrepreneurship Development Programme (eEDP) for Micro Entrepreneurs
Qualification Code NARQ40001
Pre-requisites to training Inclination for taking up self employment activities in the interested areas of agriculture / service / manufacture or trade business. Candidate should be able to read and write local language. Minimum 8th passed is preferred.
Training outcomes At the end of the training, the candidates will be able to

  1. Appreciate the importance of embarking on self-employment and has developed the confidence and personal skills for the same.
  2. Indentify business opportunities in chosen sector / sub-sector and plan and market and sell products / services
  3. Start a small business enterprise by liaising with different stake holders
  4. Effectively manage small business enterprise
Sl. No. Course Component Key Learning Outcomes Estimated size (Learning hours) NSQF Level
1 Professional Knowledge-

  1. Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  2. Knowledge of Achievement Motivation and Positive Psychology
  3. Understanding of the basic aspects of Business Management
    • Concepts related to planning and efficiency
    • Concepts related to Risk Assessment
    • Various aspects of financial management
      • Book Keeping and Accountancy
      • Banking and Sources of Finance
      • Working Capital Management
      • Costing and Pricing
      • Insurance
      • Business laws and Taxation
    • Marketing Management
      • Overview of Indian Rural Market
      • Market Segmentation
      • 4 Ps of Marketing
      • Concept of USP
      • Marketing Mix
      • Market Survey
  4. Legal aspects ,regulatory aspects of SMEs and Launching Formalities
  5. Business Strategy and Growth
  1. Trainee is clearly able to differentiate between wage employment, self- employment and entrepreneurship
  2. Understand, appreciate and develop positive thinking and self-confidence for embarking on self-employment / entrepreneurship.
  3. Candidate is able to appreciate the importance of systematic planning in setting up and managing a business enterprise.
  4. Candidate is able to understand the concept of efficiency and its key role in success of an enterprise
  5. Candidate is able to understand the concept of Risk and Risk Assessment and Risk Taking Ability
  6. Candidate knows various aspects of financial management and its key role in the success of small business enterprise.
  7. Candidate has understood the concepts relating to Insurance and taxation and its role in ensuring proper functioning of an enterprise.
  8. Knows the legal aspects governing MSMEs
  9. Understands the concept of Government regulation with examples of various sectors.
  10. Understands the procedure involved in launching an enterprise and issues involved in the same.
  11. Knows the concept of ‘business strategy’ and importance of growth oriented thinking and planning.
36 Hours (Theory) Level 4
2 Professional Skills

  1. Ability to develop understanding of self and do SWOT Analysis
  2. Abilities relating to self-motivation and developing positive Psychology
  3. Entrepreneurial Competencies (RUDSETI Model of 15 Competencies)
  4. Business Management Skills in the following areas:
    • Financial Management
    • Operations Management
    • Materials and Inventory Management
    • Marketing Management
  5. Business Opportunities Identification Techniques
  6. Conducting Market Survey
  7. Preparation of Business Plan
At the end of the training the trainee is able to:

  1. Engage in process of self-understanding (to limited extent) through reflection and peer feedback
  2. Is able to do one’s own SWOT analysis
  3. Has developed the ability to engage in positive thinking
  4. Knows how to motivate one-self and others
  5. Is able to know and practice the 15 entrepreneurial competences such as:
    • Initiative
    • Identifying and acting on opportunities
    • Persistence
    • Information management
    • Quality orientation
    • Honoring Commitments
    • Systematic Planning
    • Efficiency Orientation
    • Problem solving abilities
    • Developing self-confidence
    • Assertiveness
    • Persuasion
    • Ability to influence others
    • Ability to monitor self and others
    • Concern and respect for others especially employees
  6. Ability to maintain simple books of accounts and prepare financial statement for small business
  7. Ability to estimate cash flow and manage the same
  8. Skills in goods and inventory management
  9. Ability to engage in the exercise of indentifying business opportunities in chosen sector / sub-sector /area of work by gathering and analyzing information from multiple sources
  10. Skills and ability to conduct market survey in local area on a limited scale
  11. Ability to prepare simple business plan as per given instructions / protocol provided. Trainee is able to analyze major trends in a given economic sector / sub-sector and identify Business Opportunities
  12. Trainees able to devise a simple marketing and sales strategies and plan for a small business
36 Hours (Practical) Level 4
3 Core Skills

  1. Communication Skills
  2. Time Management Skills
  3. Problem Solving
  4. Creative Thinking
  5. Developing healthy Inter- personal relationship
  6. Team Work Abilities
  7. Leadership Abilities
  1. Ability to communicate effectively – both oral and written
  2. Effectively use various forms of media for business communication
  3. Ability to plan and manage time and take decisions to ensure good time management
  4. Skills of problem solving and lateral thinking
  5. Think creatively and out of the box
  6. Manage inter-personal relationship at work place and resolve conflict
  7. Able to manage small team of workers
  8. Demonstrate leadership abilities in difficult situations
36 Hours (Practical) Level 4
Inauguration, Valedictory and Assessment 6 Hours
Total 104 Hours

Electronic Entrepreneurship Development Programme (eEDP) for Micro Entrepreneurs – Detailed

L No Subject Mode of delivery Hrs
MODULE I – Introduction to Entrepreneurship
1 Registration & Inauguration

  • A formal gathering
  • Introduction of trainers
  • Objectives of the programme
  • Rules & Regulations of the Institute
Lecture, Video 2 hrs
2 Rapport building & unfreezing – Ice breaking exercise

  • Climate Setting & confidence building by Ice Breaking exercises
  • Familiarizing themselves with each other
  • Importance of interaction in the learning process
  • Psychological approach – Rising participants’ consciousness
  • Shedding shyness, reservations, inferiority complex etc.
Games, Exercises, Group discussion, Skits etc 2 hrs
MODULE II – Achievement Motivation and positive psychology
3 Achievement Motivation – Confidence building

  • What is motive? Internal & External Motivation
  • Motivational Factors leading to motivation
  • Positive thinking
  • Shedding negative feelings
  • Experience Sharing by successful entrepreneurs
  • Motivational video clips
  • Scope for Self employment
Games, Exercises, Group discussion, Skits etc 2 hrs
4 Achievement Motivation – Confidence building

  • Need and importance of embarking on self employment
  • Advantages of self employment vis-à-vis wage employment
  • Assessing self to know entrepreneurial tendencies
  • Process of Entrepreneurship Development
  • Importance of behavioral changes for entrepreneurship
  • Difference between Income Generating Activity, Self Employment and Entrepreneurship
  • Characteristics of an entrepreneur – Dynamics of Entrepreneurship
  • Attitude and its impact on Entrepreneurship
Group Discussion, PPT 2 hrs
5 Self Rating Questionnaire(SRQ) on Competencies –
Administering self rating questionnaire from Achievement Motivation Training Workbook
MODULE III – Entrepreneurial Competencies
6 Entrepreneurial competencies – importance, explanation with examples, case study for identification of different competencies

  • Defining Competencies – Combination of knowledge, skill, motive and trait
  • Understanding all the 15 Competencies
  • Relevance of entrepreneurial Competencies at different stages of enterprise launching and management
  • Facilitating internalizing the entrepreneurial competencies by way of stories, viewing videos etc.
  • Identifying entrepreneurial competencies through a case study How success is related to Entrepreneurial Competencies
Lecture, PPT, Group Discussion, Video Clips & Case Study 8 hrs
Self-Rating Questionnaire (SRQ) on Competencies – evaluation Exercise
7 Ring Toss Exercise

  • Importance of Risk Taking & Goal setting for becoming an entrepreneur
  • Examine one’s own risk taking behavior i.e a high risk taker, moderate or low risk taker by administering Ring Toss exercise
  • Need to take Moderate and calculated risk
Game, Discussion, Lecture, PPT 4 hrs
8 Systematic Planning & Efficiency Orientation – Boat building exercise

  • What is quality, attributes of quality
  • Factors affecting quality
  • Quality Management
  • Systematic planning
Game, Discussion, PPT, Lecture 4 hrs
9 Tower Building Exercise – Eradication of Dependency Syndrome

  • Role of Self confidence in performing any activity
  • Importance of planning & scanning the environment
  • Developing belief in own ability to complete a given task/face a challenge without depending upon external assistance
Game, Discussion, Lecture 4 hrs
MODULE IV – Personal Skills
10 Problem Solving & Creativity

  • Need for developing problem solving skills
  • Process involved in problem solving
  • Importance of Creativity in Entrepreneurship
Lecture, PPT, Video, Games 2 hrs
11 Effective Communication

  • Importance of communication skills in running an enterprise
  • Elements of effective communication
  • Barriers of effective communication & the ways to overcome it
Lecture, PPT, Exercise 2 hrs
12 Time Management

  • Time Management – time as a resource
  • Key factors of managing the time effectively
  • Prioritizing the work
Lecture, PPT, Discussion 2 hrs
MODULE V – Business Management
13 Banking – Deposits & Advances, Lending Schemes / Government Sponsored Schemes

  • Various Deposit Schemes and other services of banks
  • General Advances -Security Norms & margin requirement
  • Term Loan & Working Capital finance
  • MSME Credit
  • Mudra Loan
  • PMEGP Scheme
  • CGTMSE Scheme
Lecture, PPT, Discussion 4 hrs
14 Marketing Management/Packaging/branding

  • Indian rural market an overview
  • Elements of successful marketing
  • Market segmentation
  • 4 Ps of marketing
  • Marketing mix
  • Product mix
  • Unique Selling Proposition
  • Need for understanding consumer behavior and preferences
  • Importance of customer service
  • Marketing strategies for exploring opportunities in rural market
  • Online marketing
Lecture, PPT, Discussion 4 hrs
15 Costing & Pricing, Fixed cost & Variable Cost, Breakeven point etc.

  • Components of direct and indirect, fixed and variable cost
  • Importance of Costing in profitability
  • Concepts of pricing and factors affecting pricing decisions
  • Commercial feasibility of an enterprise
  • Break Even analysis
Lecture, Discussion, PPT and Exercise 2 hrs
16 Inventory Management

  • Stocking Pattern
  • Demand Forecasting,
  • Warehouse Flow,
  • Inventory Turns/Stock Rotation,
  • Cycle Counting And
  • Process Auditing.
Lecture, Discussion, PPT and Exercise 2 hrs
17 Working Capital and its Management

  • What is Working Capital
  • Effect of Credit policies on working capital
  • Key points to note while managing working capital
  • Cycles of Working Capital
Lecture, Discussion, PPT and Exercise 2 hrs
18 Book Keeping & accountancy – cash book, sales & purchases, book keeping methodology

  • Various types of records to be maintained in small enterprises – Cash Book, General Ledger etc.
  • Accounting methodology
  • Various heads of accounts and how to appropriate expenditure there in
  • Financial Statements
Lecture, PPT, Discussion, Exercise & Case Study 4 hrs
19 Insurance

  • Importance of securing assets through insurance
  • Types of insurance cover available
  • General Insurance (fire, theft, burglary etc)
  • Insurance Schemes of the Government
  • How to claim insurance
Lecture, PPT, Discussion 2 hrs
20 Business Laws – Taxation & related laws:

  • Legal aspects of weights and measures
  • IT, VAT Sales Tax, state and central Govt. Rules and regulations in business
  • Compliance for various statutory requirements VAT, CST, Income Tax etc.
  • Compliance for various statutory requirements (VAT, CST, Income Tax etc.)
Lecture, PPT, Discussion, Exercise 2 hrs
21 Inter personal relationship, Labor Management

  • Importance of maintaining good inter personal relationship with related people in business
  • Need for leadership in the enterprise development
  • Various styles of Leadership Characteristics of a good leader
Lecture, PPT, Discussion 2 hrs
22 IT Factor in managing an enterprise – impending need.

  • Importance of Computer literacy & basic knowledge of computers
  • E filing of various tax returns
  • Online marketing
Lecture, PPT, Exercise 4 hrs
MODULE VI – Business Opportunity Identification Guidance
23 Business Opportunity Guidance – Description of methodology, case study – group exercise, Selection of product / service

  • What is a business idea /
  • Tools for generating business idea
  • Screening of business idea – Macro screening & Micro screening
  • Selection of business idea
  • SWOT Analysis
Group Discussion, Lecture, PPT 4 hrs
MODULE VII – Market Survey
24 Market Survey – methodology, sources, nature of information to be collected

  • Need for market survey
  • Methodology to collect and use the information generated
  • How to develop an effective survey plan for the selected activity
  • Dos & donts for conducting market survey
  • Questionnaire for market survey
  • Market survey report format
Group Discussion, Lecture, PPT 4 hrs
25 Market survey – Collection of information, field work.

Candidates will go to the market and collect information of identified/potential activity to assess the demand /supply position, market trends, marketing practices, competition, current state of technology etc.

Practical work 8 hrs
26 Market Survey – Report Writing, Presentation of market survey report, discussion on presentation

Candidate will prepare Market survey report and present the report in the class followed by discussion to be moderated by the resource Person.

Group Discussion, Lecture, PPT 4 hrs
MODULE VII – Market Survey
27 MODULE III – Business Plan Preparation

  • Plan format
  • How to ascertain initial viability of a business proposal
  • Enlisting technical, financial, marketing and commercial aspects of business
  • Profitability
Lecture, PPT, Exercise, Discussion 4 hrs
MODULE –IX Launching Formalities
28 Field Visit to units established & successfully run by first generation entrepreneurs

Candidates are taken for exposure visits to Enterprises established and successfully managed by RSETI trained Entrepreneurs where in they will be able to:

  • Know various steps involved in establishing a Micro Enterprise
  • Understand how a Micro Enterprise is managed
  • To identify the Entrepreneurial competencies & Entrepreneurial behavior
  • To analyze the external factors influencing the success or failure of the enterprise.
  • To analyze the internal factors affecting success or failure of the enterprise/entrepreneur.
  • To identify the areas/issues which can be addressed by RSETI, in a similar case, to facilitate success of the entrepreneur
Field Visit, Interaction 6 hrs
29 Field Visit to units established & successfully run by first generation entrepreneurs

  • Identify factors responsible for the development of the entrepreneur
  • Assess the Entrepreneurial Competencies of the Entrepreneur
  • Impact of EDP training inputs
  • Understand how the entrepreneur reacts to a challenging situation
Interaction followed by discussion 2 hrs
30 Resource mobilization, supporting organizations.

  • Support systems available at various District/State/national level
  • State/Central Government Schemes for giving impetus for entrepreneurship development
Lecture, PPT, Discussion 2 hrs
31 Launching formalities

  • Steps in launching of an enterprise, common crisis in business
  • Pitfall and their controls
  • Licensing & Registration: Formalities for obtaining Trade License from Panchayath/Muncipal agencies
  • Formalities for obtaining PAN Card, TAN, Service Tax & VAT Registration.
Lecture, PPT and Discussion 2 hrs
MODULE X Business Strategy & Growth
32 Enterprise growth, expansion & diversification

  • Critical factors contributing to the sustenance of an enterprise
  • Need for growth in the enterprise
  • Various avenues for growth of an enterprise
  • Product addition, product deletion and product substitution
  • Forward & backward linkages
Lecture, PPT and Exercise 2 hrs
33 Feedback & Valedictory 2 hrs