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Our Vision

We believe that entrepreneurship is the key that can unlock India’s latent inventive potential. It will not only push India to the forefront of the world but also help raise the quality of life in the country. While ‘Start-up’ is growing to be one of the business world’s biggest buzz words, the Entrepreneurship Development Cell, St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata envisions a time, when youth will look up to the new generation of CEO’s and entrepreneurs as their modern day rock stars.

Motivated by this vision, we are working to induce an entrepreneurial mindset into the students and to air an innovative streak in them. We are here to encourage ideation and help turn them into impactful endeavors. We are here to support the aspiring entrepreneurs of the future and also to drive-in the real sense of ‘entrepreneurship’ in those, who are new to this entrancing word.

With this belief, the Entrepreneurship Development Cell, St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata targets to help in the development of India’s entrepreneurial ecosystem by enabling easy and efficient interaction between it’s major components spanning students, working professionals, aspiring and existing entrepreneurs, mentors, angel investors, venture capital firms and corporates through initiatives like interactive sessions, competitions, conferences et al.

Our Achievements


EDC was Founded

We believe that entrepreneurship is the key that can unlock India’s latent inventive potential. It will not only push India to the forefront of the world but also help raise the quality of life in the country. While ‘Start-up’ is growing to be one of the business world’s biggest buzz words, We at EDC, envisions a time, when youth will look up to the new generation of CEO’s and entrepreneurs as their modern day rock stars.


First ever BizTatva

Biztatva is a National Level Inter-College Business Festival, aiming to provide a platform to the students of various colleges across India to display their entrepreneurial and management skills. Biztatva includes corporate simulation events in fields such as marketing, finance, strategy, etc, designed to challenge the creativity, thought process and decision-making abilities of participants.


First ever Initium

Initium was conceptualized with the motive to act as a channel between students – who find themselves desiring work during summers – and various startups – who find it difficult to get quality interns. Through a unique model where companies set up spaces in college, attracting students to find out more about internship opportunities, with over 50 students grabbing internship opportunities.


First ever Prism

Prism is a two-day simulation event exclusively for freshers, which challenges students to think on their feet, be creative, take decisions under pressure, and hone their management and business skills. It is one of the largest intra-college events in St. Xavier’s College.


First ever Workshop

Workshops by EDC is an initiative by the Cell to bring students in touch with industry experts and professionals who teach them by making them do activities which are beyond the scope of the classrooms. Since inception, it has set itself apart from other events in college by focussing on practical learning, detailed exposure into a particular field.


First ever EAC

EAC has been conceptualized with a view to groom upcoming startups. These young entrepreneurs, with startups in the prototype stage, take part in a 3-day curriculum which includes workshops by industry experts, panel discussions, an exhibition to pitch their startups to angel investors, and a networking session to connect with accelerators, incubators and investors.


First ever Elevator

Elevator is a one of a kind idea exposition which aims to nurture start-up ideas by young, aspiring entrepreneurs with the help of invaluable advice and guidance from eminent personalities in this field. It gave them the chance to interact with distinguished mentors, investors and established entrepreneurs, and understand how their ideas can be improved to become a successful startup one day.