Entrepreneurship Syllabus, Gauhati University B.Com 3rd SEM

Entrepreneurship Syllabus

Gauhati University B.Com 3rd SEM Syllabus

COM-SEC-HC-3054 (A): Entrepreneurship

Marks: 100 Credit: 4 Lectures: 50

Objective: The purpose of the paper is to orient the learner toward entrepreneurship as a career option and creative thinking and behavior.


Unit 1: Introduction (10 Lectures)

Meaning, elements, determinants and importance of entrepreneurship and creative behavior; Entrepreneurship and creative response to the society’ problems and at work; Dimensions of entrepreneurship: intrapreneurship, technopreneurship, cultural entrepreneurship, international entrepreneurship, netpreneurship, ecopreneurship, and social entrepreneurship

Unit 2: Entrepreneurship and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises   (10 Lectures)

Concept of business groups and role of business houses and family business in India; The contemporary role models in Indian business: their values, business philosophy and behavioural orientations; Conflict in family business and its resolution

Unit 3: Public and private system of stimulation, support and sustainability of entrepreneurship. (10 Lectures)

Requirement, availability and access to finance, marketing assistance, technology, and industrial accommodation, Role of industries/entrepreneur’s associations and self-help groups, The concept, role and functions of business incubators, angel investors, venture capital and private equity fund.

Unit 4: Sources of business ideas and tests of feasibility. (10 Lectures)

Significance of writing the business plan/ project proposal; Contents of business plan/ project proposal; Designing business processes, location, layout, operation, planning & control; preparation of project report (various aspects of the project report such as size of investment, nature of product, market potential may be covered); Project submission/ presentation and appraisal thereof by external agencies, such as financial/non-financial institutions

Unit 5: Mobilising Resources (10 Lectures)

Mobilising resources for start-up. Accommodation and utilities; Preliminary contracts with the vendors, suppliers, bankers, principal customers; Contract management: Basic start-up problems

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Suggested Readings:

1. Kuratko and Rao, Entrepreneurship: A South Asian Perspective, Cengage Learning.

2. Robert Hisrich, Michael Peters, Dean Shepherd, Entrepreneurship, McGraw-Hill Education

3. Desai, Vasant. Dynamics of Entrepreneurial Development and Management. Mumbai, Himalaya Publishing House.

4. Dollinger, Mare J. Entrepreneurship: Strategies and Resources. Illinois, Irwin.

5. Holt, David H. Entrepreneurship: New Venture Creation. Prentice-Hall of India, New Delhi.

6. Plsek, Paul E. Creativity, Innovation and Quality. (Eastern Economic Edition), New Delhi: Prentice-Hall of India. ISBN-81-203-1690-8.

7. Singh, Nagendra P. Emerging Trends in Entrepreneurship Development. New Delhi: ASEED.

8. SS Khanka, Entrepreneurial Development, S. Chand & Co, Delhi.

9. K Ramachandran, Entrepreneurship Development, McGraw-Hill Education

10. SIDBI Reports on Small Scale Industries Sector.

Note: Latest edition of text books may be used.

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