Innovation and Incubation Council
Innovation and Incubation Council, NIT Durgapur is NIT Durgapur’s very own incubation body, established under the Ministry of Education, Govt. of India. EDC, NIT Durgapur is an integral part of IIIC, NIT Durgapur and works together with the faculty members of IIIC to carry out various entrepreneurial activities and projects in the campus
EDC’s numerous events enjoys overwhelming participation from students in NIT Durgapur, and across the country. Some of our flagship events are:
E-SUMMIT:The second largest E-Summit in eastern India, graced by the biggest entrepreneurs and celebrity speakers.
BizzCup: A fun event designed exclusively for the freshmen students.
Pitchfest: A nationwide B-Plan Competition, with huge funding and mentorship opportunities for winning proposals.
Hult Prize: On Campus Round of the renowned international competition, Hult Prize organised every year by EDC NIT Durgapur and the list goes on.
In 2015, inspired by a desire to instil an entrepreneurial culture in NIT Durgapur, a group of three friends decided to start the first independent Entrepreneurship Cell of the College. What began as a small endeavour by three young minds has today risen to stand tall with over 70 members, achieving unimaginable things in just a span of few years. This journey would have never been possible without EDC’s incredible alumni who have worked ever so tirelessly to take the clubs to the height it has scaled. Today, EDC proudly figures among the most prolific entrepreneurship cells of the country, and we only hope to get bigger and better in the years to come!
Swarnendu Mondal, Shubham Keshri, Oindrilla Ghosh Dastidar
Kenakata was an "OLA of NITD" where a buyer used to post his needs in the Facebook page of Kenakata and the person who had that item used to comment on that post. Items like Yoga mats, books were exchanged through this platform. The future aspect of 'Kenakata' is known as 'Shikshamani' where people can post their questions and the person providing answers will get some perks form the local market. The founders can generate revenue from advertisement.
Jeet Karmakar, Dyutiman Bhattacharjee, Snigdha Majhee
Inspired from Wow Momos Jeet Karmakar an alumnus of NITD came up with a startup plan to cater to the sweet tooth of NIT Dgpians in 2016.They had collaborated with 'Tatkal' a delivery based startup at NITD for reaching out to the students. They even started online delivery services in South Kolkata. They developed from a small startup delivering sweets within the campus of NIT Durgapur to spreading its wings across the state where they were delivering authentic Bengali sweets right at one's doorstep.
Shashwat Srivastava, Manish Awasthi, Adarsh Shaw, Jayant Mishra, Avijeet Tiwari, Akash Pandey
Looking at the difficulties faced by the students of NITD to avail print out of documents, the founders of Printex came up with this start up plan in the year 2017. Printex came up with a vision to provide 24x7 printing facilities within the hostel premises itself. They provided printouts and photocopies at reasonable costs within the premises of the hostel round the day.
Pranoy Ray, Swarupjit Palit.
Just Hashtags is a social platform for designing and manufacturing of customised T-shirts. Founded in April 2016, Just Hashtags usually takes bulk orders from schools, college and corporate houses and makes T-shirts specific to their requirements at extremely reasonable prices.
Kaushik, Gaurav, Shane
PedalsGo is mainly working on cycle rental where booking is done via call. This is basically a campus connect programme where the cycle rental facilities are provided to the campus residents. It is a platform which is integrating many cycles under one umbrella. In future, PedalsGo will work automatically, where booking will be done through an app. Not only cycles but also electric scooters will be provided in future. The vehicles will be tracked through their entire journey.