The Centre for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development (CEED) is the brain child of Dr Rajesh Khajuria, Founder Director of SMJV’s CKSVIM, and a part of the original vision of the Institute. The first program under CEED was organised with CII and CII Yi and the centre was launched with the able hands of Dr. Madhukumar Mehta, Chief Mentor, icreate on 23rd June 2012.
As a CSR Initiative, CKSVIM launched a new project "Ganga CEED" at Uttarakhand, located in Northern part of India. The project aims to uplift and educate the people residing there as well as clean the holy Ganga River free of cost.
The CEED aims to offer a bouquet of education and training programs targeted to four Groups:
1) Budding Entrepreneurs and Students (MBA / Engineering / Medical / Science / Fine Arts and other students)
2) MSME (Micro Small and Medium Enterprise) Owners / Partners / Directors wanting to grow, and/or prepare second generation to takeover.
3) Working Managers / Executives wanting to become entrepreneurs.
4) Government / VRS / Retired Employees wanting to become entrepreneurs.
The CEED, as it conveys, will seed the spirit of entrepreneurship to generate wealth for self as well as society. Therefore CEED expert faculty members are drawn from most successful entrepreneurs, technopreneurs, SME owners, industrialists, international managers, venture capitalists, senior academicians and Government officers having wealth of experience, who together form a dynamic team for each of the programs offered.
The following team spearheads CEED:
- Dr. Rajesh Khajuria, Director, CKSVIM – Chief Mentor
- Dr. Ankit Shah, Assistant Professor, CKSVIM – Coordinator
- Mr. Prakash Patel, Assistant Professor, CKSVIM (Rural & Agro Business)
- Ms. Nusrat Campwala, Admin Officer, CKSVIM (Coordinator - Incubator)
The Chief Mentor provides personal guidance and support to the Centre.
CEED collaborate with the various stakeholders for specific projects.
The following are the Entrepreneurship Programs organised under CEED.
- CKSVIM's Industry Institute Partnership Cell (IIPC) in association with Centre for Entrepreneurship & Enterprise Development (CEED) organized a Workshop on 'How to set up EXIM Enterprise' on 12th April 2014.
- 3rd Leadership Talk on "Igniting Ambitions: Scaling up your SME's" organized in association with Initiative Enabler iCreate on 18th January 2014.
- CKSVIM organized Women Entrepreneurship Development Program in association with Gujarat Technological University on 2nd October 2012 (Gandhi Jayanti)
- During June – September 2012, Entrepreneurship Development Program for SMEs Growth in collaboration with icreate (International Centre for Entrepreneurship & Technology), a Joint Venture promoted by Dr Madhukumar Mehta & team with Government of Gujarat.
- In January 2012, CKSVIM conducted the first program on Entrepreneurship Development Series with CII and CII-Yi (Confederation of Indian Industry – Young India).