E Leader Workshop

E Leader Workshop

Workshop Overview
Workshop Objectives
Workshop Faculty
Recognition and Certification
Date and Locations
Who Should Apply
How to apply
Application Review Process
Contact Information 

Workshop Overview
As leaders of their Entrepreneurship Cells on campus, NEN E Leaders drive a wide, critical range of tasks and activities: From motivating and engaging student members to conducting mega events and programs to help connect their E Cell members to the right resources in the community. In order to help them perform this role to the best of their abilities, the NEN Trust has put together the NEN E Leader Development Workshop. The workshop is a platform to connect E Leaders in a region, establish worthwhile collaborative relationships, exchange ideas & best practices from within the Region and also meet other members of the community beyond the E Leaders (i.e. E Club, Entrepreneurs, VC’s & Experts).

Workshop Objectives

By the end of the Workshop, NEN E Leaders would have gained a solid understanding of:

  • The range of entrepreneurial resources across NEN, and how to connect members to resources in time
  • How to use existing platforms and communities to scale up E Cell activities & Programs
  • The opportunities for collaboration between E Cells across regions, and online/offline tools to enable them


Workshop Faculty

Vasanti Venugopal

Vasanti has 24 years of teaching experience in entrepreneurship, services marketing, and cost & management accounting. Prior to joining NEN, she was a faculty member at Mount Carmel College, Bangalore. She helped launch the E Cell at MCC and it has 3 times been awarded the E Week Champion since. She also initiated the restructuring of the undergraduate entrepreneurship program at the institute. She also mentors the student-run campus company. In 2008, Vasanti received the national award for ‘Best Entrepreneurship Educator’ by NITIE, Mumbai.

Probal RoyChoudhary

Probal has about 16 years of experience in working with start-ups. He began his own e-commerce venture in 1998 and has kick-started 3 educational institutes in the east of India in 2002. Probal's career began in 1992 with NIIT Ltd., where he worked for 6 years. Probal holds a Bachelor's Degree in Commerce from Calcutta University, Kolkata.

Sujaya Rao

Sujaya has over 20 years of experience, mainly dealing with customer relations. Her responsibilities have been inclined towards analyzing market trends and planning promotional activities to develop businesses. Prior to joining NEN, Sujaya was at NASSCOM. She has also worked at FutureSchools, where her experience motivated her to work towards the cause of education. Sujaya holds a B Com degree from Anna Adarsh College for Women and has done a course in Human Resource Management and Industrial Psychology from IIT Madras.

Vishnu Priya

Vishnu Priya has over 8 years of experience in Training & Development, Module Design & Development and Recruitment Functions. Prior to NEN she was with Merit Trac, a global assessment company. As an expert communications evaluator her list of clients include a long list of reputed organisations like Accenture, Dell, HP, L & T,Logica cmg. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Commerce has completed her MBA from Madras University.

Asgar Ahmed

Asgar brings to NEN over 12 years of experience in marketing, operations and training. Prior to joining NEN, he has worked with an IT major and a Management training institutes and has also been part of the founding teams of five educational institutes. Asgar holds a Master’s in Business Administration

Debmalya Bhattacharjee

Debmalya has over 14 years of experience in the Service, Hospitality and Education sectors. Prior to NEN, he was with Acharya Institute of Management & Sciences, Bangalore as Assistant Professor, Hospitality Management division. He has worked with reputed firms from across the globe like MV Discovery Sun and MV Island Dawn, USA; Nando's, UAE; Hotel Hindustan International. He has a Diploma in Hotel Management, Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition from IIAS Calcutta

Recognition and Certification

The E Leaders selected at these workshops would then go on to be the REGIONAL E Leaders for the Community. They would in turn receive direct support from the NEN E Leader Program to carry out their activities and lead the region.

Certificates would be provided by the NEN Trust Team for attendee’s of this workshop too.

Date and Locations

2 day workshops to be held at the following locations on:

Bangalore : 17-18 September
Chennai : 24-25 September
*Durgapur : 26-27 September
*Kolkata : 29-30 September
*Hyderabad : 8-9 October
*Indore : 8-9 October
*Mumbai : 8-9 October
*Pune : 22-23 October
*Coimbatore : 22-23 October
*Jaipur : 22-23 October
*Delhi : 23-24 October
*Gurgaon: 30-31 October
Mysore: (TBD)
(*) have their dates tentatively finalized for the same, but incase there are any changes, it will be intimated
The location will be specified soon too to selected candidates.

Who Should Apply

E Leaders who have been part of E Cells for a certain period of time, and have knowledge of what their E Cell envisions to do in the coming years, and want to reach out and network with other Leaders in the region.

E Leaders who have driven the community at their campuses and have a passion to work with new and different Leaders to create a larger network of likeminded youngsters.

Those Students who want to gain 21st Century skills to function as entrepreneurial leaders at either their own ventures or other organizations may consider applying.

How to apply

E leaders need to download this form here & send it via mail to and cc your respective consultant and faculty in charge. (IF THIS STEP IS NOT FOLLOWED, YOUR APPLICATION WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED)


IMPORTANT NOTE: Please send your applications 10 days prior to the workshop date at your respective city. Selected participants will be informed 6 days before the workshop.

You can also mail the application form to
National Entrepreneurship Network
Ground Floor,
Villa No. 2, Regent Place
Thubarahalli, Varthur Main Road
Bangalore 560 066
Or Fax : +91 80 4168 919

Application Review Process

The application form to be selected for the NEN E Leader Workshop is being set forth to select the ideal candidates who would lead the next change of regional network development. For this the process would look at the E Leaders acumen in his/her vision for the E Cell, understand the work he/she has done at his/her time at the E Cell and what possibly they envision in a larger sense of the support from an NEN E Leader Program.

For More Information

For any queries , please contact your respective consultants or mail to


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