Basics of Entrepreneurship

Paper Code: 
MTM 126
Contact Hours: 

The Course attempts to equip the students with the knowledge of the basic principles and functionalities of Entrepreneurship. The course will prove to be helpful for the students in learning to expedite the entrepreneurial & managerial functions in corporate arena.

Unit I: 
Unit I

Entrepreneurship – Definition, features, various concepts, nature, functions and significance.

Entrepreneur – Concept, characteristics, types, functions, role and significance. Entrepreneur vs. Manager

Unit II: 
Unit II

Factors affecting entrepreneurial growth, Emergence of entrepreneurial class in India, Problems in growth of entrepreneurship

Unit III: 
Unit III

Role of entrepreneur – in socio economic growth, in export promotion and import substitution.

Entrepreneurial Leadership –Types, qualities, functions, characteristics. Women Entrepreneurship - Concept, functions, growth, problems.

Unit IV: 
Unit IV

Entrepreneurial Development Programmes – need, importance, objectives. Role of Government in entrepreneurial development – Incentives, subsidy and assistance. Rural Entrepreneurship – meaning, need, importance, problems.

Unit V: 
Unit V

Promotion of new venture: Business plan – meaning, importance, elements, and preparation of business plan. Determinants of effective business planning

Essential Readings: 

1. G.S.Sudha, Fundamentals of entrepreneurship, RBD, Jaipur.

2. S.S. Khanka, Entrepreneurship Development, S.Chand Publications, New Delhi.



3. Nafees A. Khan, Fundamentals of entrepreneurship, Anmol Publications, New Delhi.

4. E. Gordon & K. Natarajan, Entrepreneurship Development, Himalaya Publications.

5.Vasant Desai, Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management, Himalaya Publications


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