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EVENTS AT A GLANCE (JANUARY 2010 TO DECEMBER 2010)

  • The six week Entrepreneurship Skill Development Programme (ESDP) on behalf of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises – Development Institute (MSME - DI), Chennai concluded on 13.01.2010.
  • A month long Business Skill Development Programme for B.E and M.B.A graduates on behalf of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises – Development Institute (MSME - DI), Chennai was organised at Periyar TBI from 27.01.2010 to 20.02.2010.
  • A three - day Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp (Sponsored by NSTEDB,DST) was held from 28.01.2010 to 30.01.2010. Around 75 students of ECE and EEE actively participated in the camp. My Idea Programme (of Vilgro , Chennai) was organised at the end of the camp for innovative ideas from the participating students.
  • Chief Executive Officer i/c of Periyar TBI, Ms.A.P.Aruna attended the fourth Meeting of the International STEPs and Business Incubator’s Association (ISBA) at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi on 08.02.2010 and 09.02.2010.She was the invited speaker on the title - Incubating innovative ventures for sustainable and inclusive health.
  • A one-day workshop on Product Development was organised for NABARD, Thanjavur at Periyar TBI on 10.02.2010. Around 45 participants attended the workshop.Various outsourcing opportunities in BHEL and similar fabrication industry. The District Collector Mr. M. S. Shanmugam I.A.S gave away the inaugural address. Hon’ble Vice – Chancellor of PMU Dr.N.Ramachandran presided over the function. Shri.S.Krishna Prasad, Chief Regional Manager, IOB gave the special address.
  • A fifteen days Entrepreneurship Development Programme for PMEGP beneficiaries on behalf of Khadi Village Industry Commission (KVIC), Chennai was organized from 10.03.2010 to 26.03.2010. A total of 26 candidates attended the programme.
  • A three - day Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp (Sponsored by NSTEDB, DST) was held from 23.03.2010 to 25.03.2010. Around 75 students from the departments of Information Technology, M.Sc S/W engineering and CSE actively participated in the camp.
  • The fifth meeting of the Board of Governors of Periyar TBI was held on 20.03.2010 at the board room, PMU. Progress of activities for the period July 09 – February 2010 was presented and discussed. A special meeting with the incubatees was arranged. Three incubatees presented their ideas and progress of work.
  • Chief Executive Officer i/c of Periyar TBI, Ms.A.P.Aruna and Technical Asst Ms. M. Ezhil Pavai attended the World Siddha day conference on 14.04.2010 at the Image Auditorium, Chennai. Periyar TBI also made an exposition in the conference where students of Siddha and Ayurveda college, native practitioners gained knowledge of the services offered by the Periyar TBI.
  • Mr.C.Ramasamy Desai, Project Director of Periyar TBI gave a special Address to the Women Entrepreneur Associations of Thanjavur (WEAT) on 20.04.2010. He also highlighted the role of Periyar TBI to the SMEs st the E-Club meeting in Trichy on 24.02.2010.
  • PTBI is empanelled as Partner institution with ni-msme, MoMSME, Hyderabad for organising EDP/ESDPs after the presentation on 30.04.2010. This status would help scout potential incubatees on regular basis. Six programmes are planned for FY 2010-11.
  • The monthly meeting of the Entrepreneurship club was conducted on 22.05.2010 at Periyar TBI and the first Women E-Club of Thanjavur “SAWETHA” was inaugurated on 05.06.2010.Mrs. V. Tamil Selvi was elected as the President of the E-club. Special sessions on manufacturing of leather gloves, Production of purified drinking water were arranged.
  • Project Director, PTBI Mr.C.Ramaswamy Desai facilitated Quality management training to the members of Nachiyar Kovil Bronze metal production cluster (SFURTI) on 16.06.2010. Marketing executive from Germanischer certification, Germanischer Lloyd, also delivered lecture
  • Eight third year students of B.Tech Biotechnology, Anna University, Tiruchirappalli have undergone one month summer internship in the Quality testing laboratory of Periyar TBI.
  • The one Month Women Entrepreneurship Development Programme in Food Processing was inaugurated on 05.07.2010 by PMJF.Lion.D.S. Moghan, President, THANDISTIA. The programme was presided over by the Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor Dr. N. Ramachandran and felicitated by Er. N. Kanagasapapathy, Vice President, TIDITSSIA and Er.G.Raveendran, General Manager i/c, DIC, Thanjavur. 30 women candidates were selected and trained.
  • One-week workshop on Fruits & Vegetable preservation and Nutrition was inaugurated by Mr. S. Panneer Selvam, Deputy Director, MSME-DI, Chennai on 12.07.2010 and completed on 16.07.2010. Dr. D.G. Subramanya Sharma graced the valedictory programme.
  • In continuation with the Workshop in Food processing, 30 women participants actively participated in the Food Expo SANGAMAM BITES’10. Prof. L.J.Subramaniam inaugurated the food mela.
  • SAWETHA( Sangamam Women Entrepreneurs E-club) was inaugurated with the support of MEME-DI on 12.07.2010 by Mr.S.Panneer Selvam, Deputy Director, MEME-DI. This is the first Women E-club in Thanjavur. A Total of 50 women have actively enrolled in the E-Club
  • So far seven E-Club meetings were held on the topics Gold plating and lackering finishing, pet bottle and Mineral water manufacturing, herbal products, Opportunities in Garment Industry, Hand Embroidery and sequence training work, Kundan Jewellery making.
  • My Idea programme for the year 2010 was organised on 27.07.2010 for the students of Periyar Maniammai University. Around 65 ideas were obtained and 55 were selected for presentation. Top 10 ideas were selected out of which the best three will be awarded the cash prize of Rs. 3000, Rs. 2000 and Rs. 1000/- respectively.
  • Ms. M. Ezhil Pavai, Technical Asst, Periyar TBI and Ms. S.P.Jenifa attended the first MIP co-ordinators meeting at VIT-TBI on 29.07.2010. The programme was organised by Villgro, Chennai.
  • Mr. C. Ramaswamy Desai, Project Director, Periyar TBI felicitated the Trichy District Goldsmith E-Club at Trichy on 05.08.2010.
  • MAPTHA an exclusive entrepreneurs club for Metal Art Plate Makers of Thanjavur was inaugurated on 03.09.2010.Mr.Panneerselvam, Deputy director, MSME-Development Institute inaugurated the club and explained the salient features of such e-clubs to promote technology and market potentials.
  • Ms.A.P.Aruna, CEO i/c participated as external judge in My Idea Programme (Vilgro sponsored)organised by PR Engineering College, Vallam
  • Ms.A.P.Aruna, CEO i/c has received a fellowship and attended the two-day workshop(27-28th September 2010) on Activated Commercialisation of Technology and Innovations, sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology, India, UK Science and Innovation Network and British High Commission.
  • Ninth fortnight meeting of the e-clubs was organised on 01.10.2010 and business opportunities in paper cup making was explained to the members. Branch Manager of TAICO bank explained the schemes of the bank to promote business.
  • Awareness programme on Periyar TBI was conducted in Bharathidasan university constituent college, Orathanadu on 05.10.2010. 400 students attended the programme. Principal of the college also spoke on the occasion and encouraged the students to try self employment
  • Awareness programme on Periyar TBI was conducted in Kundavai Natchiyar Government Arts College Thanjavur on 06.10.2010. 400 students attended the programme.
  • Mr.C.Ramaswamy Desai, Project Director participated in the programme organised by Lions club of Kumbakonam on 07.10.2010 for youth and explained the role of TBI in promoting business ventures by youth.
  • NABARD released the first installment of grant for developing prototype machine for buffing operations under the Rural Innovation fund aiming at modernizing the SS cluster in Kumbakonam.Fourth Project monitoring Committee meeting was conducted on 30.09.2010 and the progress was evaluated. Students and faculty of Mechanical engineering department visited some of units in Kumbakonam and studied the existing industrial environment.
  • Mr.C.Ramaswamy Desai, Project Director participated in two e-club meetings of September month in Trichy.
  • Sixth meeting of the Board of Governors of Periyar TBI was conducted on 09.10.2010. 11 new incubatees were interviewed by the members and two of the existing incubatees presented the progress report
  • Three Entrepreneurs Awareness Programmes (Sponsored by NSTEDB) fro the PMU students were organised between 19 and 23 October 2010. General Manager DIC, Thanjavur, Vice President, Trichy District Small and Tiny Industries Association were invited to inaugurate the programmes
  • Ms.A.P.Aruna, CEO i/c delivered lecture on Entrepreneurial Skill Development to the participants of EDP organised by National Research Centre for Banana, Trichy on 22.10.2010
  • Tenth fortnight meeting of the e-clubs of Thanjavur was conducted on 23.10.2010. Demonstration of automatic gem cutting machine operations and making of hand gloves using Banian cloth
  • The first Entrepreneurship Development Programme( EDP-771) sponsored by the National Institute for Micro Small and Medium Enterprises(ni-msme), Hyderabad concluded on 10.11.2010. Interviews for selecting training candidates for EDP-772 & 774 and ESDP-773, 778 & 779 were also conducted during the period. All of these programmes were started; each of the programme would train 25 members in a batch.EDP-772 was concluded on 02.12.2010. Entrepreneurship and Skill Development Programmes – Imitation Jewellery (ESDP-773), Fabrication (ESDP-779) and banana fibre products ( ESDP-778) are being organised mainly focusing women beneficiaries. Indian Farmers Fertilizer Co-operative Limited (IFFCO)’s Regional office, Trichy have extended support in organising the skill training at the farmers’ filed near Varatharajapuram, Trichy district, RK Charitable Trust, Trichy extended support in organising the skill training in fabrication engineering at Thuvakudi.
  • A statewide Entrepreneurship Awareness Programme was organised jointly with Aval Vikatan, a leading Magazine for women on 12-13 November 2010.400 women and 100 men attended the programme. 11 small business opportunities were exhibited with live demonstration. A small handbook on ‘how to start business’ was released during the inauguration function. Loan sanction orders were released to two incubatees of TBI. Consequently the event was telecast in Tamil TV channels. Aval Vikatan magazine covered the event in its issue dated 03.12.2010, which has a readership of 4,00,000 worldwide.Dr.Rani Kadiyaala, Director, School of entrepreneurship and extension, ni-msme was the chief guest during the inauguration.
  • One-day programme on agro-process business opportunities for farm women was organised on 16.11.2010 on behalf of Indian Farmer Fertilizer Co-operative Limited( IFFCO),Trichy.
  • 12th(27.11.2010), 13th (10.11.2010)and 14th (23.12.2010) meetings of the e-clubs SAWETHA and MAPTHA were organised and business opportunities in areas “hand gloves(Banian and cotton ),semi automated agar bathi making, jute products and insurance agency were presented to the audience. A total of 190 members attended the meetings.
  •  Mr.C.Ramaswamy Desai , Project Director attended the screening committee meeting of the MSME cluster applicants at Department of Industries and Commerce, Chennai on 23.11.2010. Periyar TBI is included on the panel by the DIC, as advisory body for Stainless Steel cluster at Kumbakonam, Thanjavur district.
  • Two new products of Incubatees namely Instant rice noodles and organic Spirulina were launched on 02.12.2010.
  • Mr.C.Ramaswamy Desai, project Director attended the “Vilgro unconvention” a national meet at Chennai on 03- 04.12.2010.