Welcome to IECD! Institute for Entrepreneurship and Career Development

The Bharathidasan University has established the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Career Development (IECD) with a view to fill the serious gap in our educational system, viz. lack of opportunities for promoting entrepreneurship among the students. Most of our conventional programmes at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels in the University system turn out graduates and postgraduates who are neither inclined nor equipped to establish and run enterprises of their own involving managerial and organisational skills. They are seldom given hands-on-experience and skills and they are not confident of becoming entrepreneurs. Another weakness in the existing programmes is the structural rigidity under which the teachers and the taught are not in a position to attain the relevant skills and field exposure, even if they want to. The learners are constrained by the curricular rigidities which lead them to a structured degree or PG programme. As a result, the tertiary education produces the employment seekers in the form of graduates rather than employment generators in the form of entrepreneurs.

Focusing Industrial Sectors

  • Electronics and IT Hardware Sector
  • IT & ITEs Sector
  • Agriculture Sector
  • Education / Skill Development Sector
  • Beauty and Wellness Sector
  • Healthcare Sector
  • Tourism, Hospitality & Travel Sector
  • Transportation and Logistics Sector
  • Auto and Auto Components Sector
  • Media and Entertainment Sector
We trained

mostly belonging to weaker sections of the society on Entrepreneurship Development and whereby shaped 64 trainees as young Entrepreneurs in service sector.