Dr. D. Y. Patil Institute of Management Studies is committed to promote entrepreneurship as an important facet of the development of MBA graduates. We, at DYPIMS believe in nurturing our students with the best possible academic and practical inputs to make them successful in their careers. In line with this, we have established an ED Cell on 2nd Feb 2013 earmarked for initiatives in the field of entrepreneurship under the chairmanship of our Director and two Project Co-coordinators viz Prof. Shilpa R kankonkar and Prof. Minal Waghchoure.

For effective implementation of the programs of the ED cell, an Advisory Board comprising of dignitaries who act as ED mentors for the cell members are from Mahratta Chamber of Commerce Industry & Agriculture (MCCIA), BhartiyaYuva Shakti Trust (BYST), and National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN), EHA consultancy Pvt Ltd., Bizzinnovators Ltd., Vighneshgwara Marbles and Stone Pvt ltd., and Focus Foundation.

Objectives of Entrepreneurship Development Cell:

  •  To motivate and inspire students as entrepreneurs

  •  To equip them with the necessary entrepreneurial skills & provide necessary guidance for starting their own enterprises.

  •   To create an entrepreneurship culture in the parent institutions by conducting Motivation Workshops, Entrepreneurship Awareness Camps, guest lecturers, counseling, orientation visits to entrepreneurial ventures.

  • To arrange regular interactions with successful entrepreneurs.

  • To prepare the students for entrepreneurship as a career option.


The ED Cell identifies 30, first and Second year MBA students as potential entrepreneurs. The entire batch of 1st year and 2nd-year students of MBA undergoes an entrepreneurial audit. This audit helps in identifying the candidates with basic competencies required to become potential entrepreneurs. The students securing 75% and above have to undergo a panel interview with the project co-coordinators where the students are assessed based upon their risk bearing ability, pro-activeness, confidence level, logical thinking ability, etc. Finally, a batch of 30 students is selected based upon the marks secured in the above criteria. These 30 students are groomed to become entrepreneurs through intensive training workshops, industrial visits, student mentoring programs and expert guidance from the ED Cell mentors. It has been the endeavour of the Institute to ensure that the interest levels of the students are maintained and the students undergoing at the different values of entrepreneurship are imbibed through ED Cell activities. 

Competency Development Program (CDP)

With skill development and employ-ability increasingly grabbing attention, a collaborative approach by the Institute, Industry and Corporate is required to bridge the skill gap and increase productivity and output of our Students. Employers today want entry level employees to possess various basic functional and effective communication skills to the complex thinking and effective skills.

DYPIMS believes that apart from the guidance given to our students in their various disciplines, it is also necessary to groom them for future career options in the industry. For this the Institute has come up with a unique program of enhancing the Competencies of our students for better placements and overall development.

The program includes activities that improve students awareness and identity, develop talents and potential, build human capital and facilitate employability, enhance quality of life and contribute to the realization of dreams and aspirations. The concept is not limited to self-help but includes formal and informal activities for developing the students, in future roles such as teacher, guide, counsellor, manager, coach, or mentor. The sessions are conducted by industry experts as well as the academia.

Objectives of the Competency Development Program:

         To enable the overall personality transformation of students

         To ensure that each student is a disciplined and responsible person with the right attitude.

         To ensure holistic development of students including physical, mental, emotional and spiritual development.

         To increase the employability of the students.


Some of the topics included in the curriculum of the CDP:

         Goal Setting, SWOT Analysis & Psychometric Test

         Communication & Presentation Skills

         Problem Solving & Decision Making

         Personal Effectiveness & Time Management

         Entrepreneurship Development

         Attitude & Moral Building

         News Analysis

         Self-Development & Growth

         Expectations of Corporate from Management

         Industry-wise SWOT Analysis

         Quantitative Aptitude Training

         Behavioural Skills Training


Some of the Interclass / Inter batch competitions in CDP:

         Mock Interviews

         Two Minutes Salesmanship Competition

         Debate Competition

         Business Quiz

The Digital English Language Lab is a technological breakthrough for imparting skills in spoken English language. It is a facility where a student learns English language with the help and supervision of a teacher through computer software. During this process, listening and speaking skills are improved.

Salient Features:

1.      The student receives step-by-step guidance from the teacher using their headsets with crystal-clear clarity.

2.      The teacher makes student specific oral comments and also has real time control of learnerís computers via teachers console & thereby track their work.

3.      Individual headsets with microphones encourage even the self-consciously inhibited student to speak with confidence.

4.      More attention-riveting for the student that increases the pace of comprehension as it is based on level of study, grasping power as well as language aptitude.

5.      Listening skills are automatically honed. It blends listening, pronunciation, grammar, soft skills, comprehension and composition.

6.      The language is imbibed more naturally aiding confident delivery with an immaculate accent.