Online Women Entrepreneurship Development Programme (WEDP)

18 Jan 2021 08 Apr 2021
Ms Reeta Sharma

Women Entrepreneurship Development Programme (WEDP) under the Department of Science & Technology scheme aims to train the S&T graduates and diploma holders in the entrepreneurship essentials - conceive, plan, initiate, launch and maintain economic activity or run a successful enterprise.

WEDP selects 25-30 potential women entrepreneurs and train them through a structured 4 weeks training programme. The online training pedagogy will follow a mix of theoretical sessions, practicals and case-based discussion.

WEDP-2 : On 15th March to 8th April 2021, 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM IST

Women entrereneurship

Training Schedule

TERI is conducting the training as per below schedule:

WEDP-1 18th Jan - 10th Feb 2021 (Registration closed)
WEDP-2 15th Feb – 9th March 2021 (Registration closed)
WEDP-3 15th March – 8th April 2021 (Registration closed)

About the Programme

Majority of the women face problems while dealing with the management of business and its other aspects like managing clients, communications, funding opportunities, credit applications, marketing of the business (products/services) etc. Access to better advisory and training would help women that are behind the small-scale family-owned businesses and others who are willing to start their own business.

This free training programme will be conducted with the help of well-trained experts. In this programme, women trainees will identify right business idea for them, steps to follow, and develop necessary knowledge and skills to evaluate and run a business.


  • Bachelor Degree/Diploma in Science/Engineering/Technology
  • Age should be between 21-35 years
  • Women only

Programme Strucuture

  • Entrepreneurship – Concept and Present Scenario
  • Identification of Business Opportunities
  • Project Identification and Opportunity Guidance
  • Market Survey
  • Intellectual Property Right (IPR)
  • Role of Supporting Agencies and Schemes
  • Role of Financial Institutions and Banks
  • Motivation Training
  • Technical and Financial Aspects
  • Business Plan / Project report Preparation
  • Managerial Aspects
  • Online Experience Sharing with Entrepreneurs in various fields (Solar, waste management, sustainable livelihood)


Lecture, Interaction, Case Studies, Group Exercises, Experience sharing and Interaction with entrepreneurs

Expected Outcome

With the Inputs provided in the form of Knowledge, Information and Experience sharing, the participants will be able to conceive ideas, develop the idea into a product/ service, evaluate the project and implement the entrepreneurial venture.

Target Group

In each WEDP 25-30 potential entrepreneurs having degree/diploma in S&T are trained through a structured training programme of 4 weeks duration. Trainees are selected based on the information provided in google registration form and personal interview to assess their potential of becoming entrepreneur. During the training period, participants also get to know the intricacies of how to start and manage an enterprise. At the end they are assisted in preparing a detailed business plan.

Course Fee

It is a free course


Online (through Google Meet Platform)


Interested Candidates may Register Online here for WEDP-3

Contact Details

Ms Reeta Sharma
Programme Coordinator
Knowledge Resource Centre (KRC)
TERI, Darbari Seth Block
IHC Complex, Lodhi Road
New Delhi – 110003
Tel: 91-11-2468 2100, 2111 or 41504900, Extn. 2764

Women Entrepreneurship
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