The Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering in association with Institution’s Innovation Council (IIC-PEC) had organized a seminar on “HOW TO PLAN FOR STARTUP-LEGAL AND ETHICAL STEPS” on 23rd April 2022 from 11.00 a.m. to 1.00p.m. at Kalams Chamber. Dr.Shanmuga Kumar Murugesan, Managing Director, Modern Agricultural Technology Innovation Center, Chennai was the resource speaker. The welcome address was given by Dr.M.Sudha, Professor and Head, ECE. In the presidential address, Dr.K.K.Ramasamy, Director Administrations, Paavai Institutions, stressed the importance of being entrepreneurs rather than job seekers. He also mentioned about Unmanned Aerial vehicles and its importance. He also added that engineers are taking lead role in developing new systems and products.
Dr.M.PremKumar, Principal, Paavai Engineering College addressed the students. He stated that startup culture is more prevalent among younger generation and giving solutions to problems is an incremental improvement for many cases. New products, requirements and needs of various problems are becoming the mother of invention. He also added that collaborative activities with different sectors will lead to many inventions. Then the session was continued by the resource speaker. He motivated and encouraged the students to have their own start-ups and also added that age is not a constraint to have it. He also explained the various odds that he faced before he had his own start-up. He also encouraged the students by sharing the success stories of various innovators. He also insisted that idea, confidence, courage and money with good team are the requirements for an individual to start a business. He explained the various legal and ethical steps to be followed and also the numerous innovations in all sectors. He also gave a step by step explanation of the various steps involved to lead a concern. Queries were posted by the students and clarified by the speaker.
Finally the session ended with a vote of thanks by Ms.Shanmathi from second year ECE. Dr.R.Mohana Priya, Associate Professor, ECE and Convener of IIC, Dr.K.Sundaramoorthy, Professor, Mechanical and Vice President of IIC, Mr.S.Sathish,AP, ECE, event coordinator, faculty coordinators of IIC, EDC and around 100 students from various departments attended the event.