Objectives of the CES Center

The key objective of the Center is to train students on skills acquisition for livelihood, also:

  1.  Train students as Entrepreneurs, who would employ people from the labor market, rather than be patrons of the elusive labor market themselves. 
  2. Train students imbue the spirit of service, progress and developmentā€”for themselves and the society. 
  3. Inculcate in the students, the values of self and social survival; ensuring that the nation is not disadvantaged in context of global economics. 
  4. Engage in research for knowledge and its applications, in the area of Entrepreneurial Studies.

The principles and practice of entrepreneurship leading to self-employment. Focus on the concept of entrepreneurship, the basic characteristics required for successful performance as an entrepreneur, types of entrepreneurs and their role demands; identification and evaluation of business opportunities, entrepreneurial resources or business prospects; feasibility study; developing a business plan, conducting a market survey, sourcing finance, setting up a business organization; the problem of succession, and financing and managing growth in entrepreneurial firms; consumer research; keeping of basic business accounting records

Level of Study: 200 Level

The course is a hands-on module in Entrepreneurship Studies required of all students. The programme is a university-wide scheme, adapted to the needs of each College. Students in the Department of Business Administration have a broad menu of micro-businesses to choose from. The choices include Owning or managing a detergent/toothbrush/or toothpaste plant; Owning or managing a water treatment/food packaging/or farm land: Owning or managing a vegetable-oil/ or animal-husbandry farm; Owning or managing a fashion-design or computer-repair shop; Owning or managing a computer-software or wood-work factory: Owning or managing a dyeing/tailoring/furniture or bakery plant: and Owning or managing a confectionary firm, etc. The programme is facilitated by knowledgeable and experienced personnel in the industry. Students will also visit, for their practical trainings, firms, plants and workshops in their respective disciplines. The facilitators will as well brief visitation teams, using classroom demonstrations and exhibitions featuring DVDs. CDs. etc. Facilitators will also be drawn from academic and non-academic staff in the university. Expert hands from the local chamber of commerce, including resource persons from and outside the school if required, in such fields as welding, construction, farming, fishery, animal husbandry, etc.

Level of Study: 300 Level