About the EDC

Entrepreneurship Development Cell started its functioning from 1st January, 2008, with Sri G. Suresh Kumar, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, as its Coordinator. Also an advisory body is constituted with some of the faculty members of the college as members to help the coordinator in effective functioning of the cell.

The objectives spelt for the Cell are:

1 To arrange Entrepreneurship Awareness Programmes (EAPs) periodically to the Third and Final year students of GPREC in collaboration with the concerned organizations.
2 To disseminate the information gathered, about the procedure of setting up of enterprises, and financial help available, to the students of the college.
3 To provide the information about some viable projects to the interested students.



To plan any other program that will be of use to the budding entrepreneurs, fresh from the college.
Encouraging students of the college to think for innovative business/ product ideas through Innovations Club.In accordance with the objectives set as above, the cell has been active in organizing various programs to promote entrepreneurship with advises and help of the advisory body.

The members of Advisory body at present are:

1. Sri G. Suresh Kumar, Assoc. Professor of Mech. Engg. – CONVENER
2. Sri C. Sreedhar, Assoc. Professor of CSE – MEMBER
3. Sri G. Nagesh Kumar, Sr. Asst. Professor of CE – MEMBER
4. Sri R. Sudheer Babu, Asst. Professor of ECE – MEMBER
5. Smt. B. Urmila, Asst. Professor of EEE – MEMBER

Entrepreneurship Awareness Programs (EAPs) are organized to the students of the college in association with District Industries Center ( DIC ), and Andhra Pradesh Industrial and Technical Consultancy ( APITCO ), Kurnool, periodically. Besides, Entrepreneurship Development is offered as an open elective for the students in their curriculum, which is opt by students of some departments.


An Innovations Club has been active under EDC since 15 / 02 / 2012
AICTE has sanctioned Rs. 5,00,000/- under EDC scheme to GPREC, out of which, Rs. 3,00,000/- has been released.
The EDC has signed an MOU with DIC, Kurnool, for the cause of Entrepreneurship Development.


Entrepreneurship Development Cell, since its inception in the year 2008, is continuing its activities.

  • Have an MoU with Curl Vee Techno Labs
  • Entrepreneurship Motivation classes to students of GPREC are organized by EDC from time to time.
  • Innovative ideas are encouraged, shared and discussed in Innovation Club meetings under EDC.
  • Guest lectures are organized by speakers and successful entrepreneurs from various institutions and organizations like District Industries Center, APITCO, and Bankers.

Details of few Startups (2013 – 2018)

Academic Year 2018-19

S. No. Student/Alumnus Name Roll Number Year of Passing Startup Name
1 Kalak Vimal Kumar 179X5A03K3 2019 Flicknexus ( under development with the support of Angaros)

Academic Year 2017-18

S. No. Student/Alumnus Name Roll Number Year of Passing Startup Name
1 Paramesh, Lakshmi Pathy, Sudarsan 149X1A0505, 149X1A05G3, 149X1A03C6 2018 Zestihub (www.zestihub.com)

Academic Year 2016-17

S. No. Student/Alumnus Name Roll Number Year of Passing Startup Name
2 Irfan Basha 139X1A0199 2017 Haysky Technologies (www.haysky.com)

Academic Year 2015-16

S. No. Student/Alumnus Name Roll Number Year of Passing Startup Name
1 G. Sai Krishna 129X1A0553 2016 FILMIPLEX
2 G. Sai Krishna

A. Prathap






 Academic Year 2012-13

S. No. Student/Alumnus Name Roll Number Year of Passing Startup Name
1 O. Lokeswara  Reddy 20095059 2013 Ajax Self loading mobile concrete mixer Supplier
2 K. Shankar 20091126L 2013 GOOGIE


As part of Induction program to I B.Tech. students admitted during 2018-19, the Co-ordinator of EDC has explained about the facilities available and services being offered by EDC to students of GPREC to shape their Entrepreneurial careers. Besides

  1. A guest lecture on “Innovation and Entrepreneurship as career option” was taken by Sri Ashish Malve and his team to ME students on 21 July 2018 during 8. 30 AM – 10.-30 AM.
  2. During 11 AM – 1 PM, on the same day (21/07/2018), same program was conducted for CE students by the same speakers.
  3. During 2 PM – 4 PM, on the same day (21/07/2018), same program was conducted for CSE students by the same speakers.
  4. On 22 July, 2018, during 8. 30 AM – 10. 30 AM, a motivation class on Entrepreneurship was extended to EEE students of I B. Tech., by Mr. Mukeshwar of III CSE.
  5. On 22 July, 2018, during 11. 00 AM – 12. 00 PM, a motivation class on Entrepreneurship was extended to ECE students of I B. Tech. by Mr. Mukeshwar of III CSE
  6. An interaction session was organized to I B. tech. students of ECE with the founders of FAST CHEF startup (an online food orders receiving and delivery service unit operating in Kurnool city). They have explained the difficulties and hardships they have faced.
  7. An idea generation program was organized by EDC in association with Angaros on 17 September, 2018 in seminar gallery I. About 78 students participated in this program. Groups of about 8-10 students were formed and asked to discuss about their idea for 15 minutes. Then they were given chance to present their idea before the other teams. A purposeful question and answers sessions went on and students got a fair idea about idea generation.
  8. Sparkle 2K18 has been organized during 8-9 October, 2018, in which a total of 43 teams enrolled and a shortlist of 14 teams has been arrived at through filtering tests. Best three teams were awarded cash prizes of Rs 10,000/-, Rs 7,500/-, and Rs. 5000/- respectively.
  9. A freshmen orientation is organized to freshers by volunteers of EDC on 10th October, 2018. 108 students were present. Volunteers explained about the functioning of EDC and voluntary work possible, working with EDC.
  10. Coordinator of EDC, Dr. G. Suresh Kumar has participated in two weeks National Faculty Development Programme on “How to teach students to adopt Entrepreneurship as Career” organized by EDII (Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India), Ahmedabad , supported by NSTEDB, Department of Science and Technology during 17 – 28 December, 2018.


  1. Interaction session with technocrats of Quezzapp startup on 12th September, 2017
  2. A Idea Validation Program is organized by EDC to duding entrepreneurs of GPREC on 05/10/2017 to offer suggestions by experts to improve the business ideas of students.
  3. In association with iB Hubs, Kurnool, organized a one day workshop on Entrepreneurship and Emerging Technologies on 14-10-2017. Participants were introduced to IOT, Virtual Reality, Cyber Security (126 students participated)
  4. Freshman Orientation program is organized to Ist B. Tech. students on 21st October, 2017, introducing them to the career opportunities in Entrepreneurship (146 First year students participated)
  5. Organized three day workshop, iBootup IoT series, to around 120 students of GPREC, during 26-28 October, 2017. A hands on training on IoT is given to students in this program. (125 students participated)
  6. Inaugural program of IoE /Ideas collection by team of Angaros on 16/12/2017.
  7. ‘Kreative 2K8’ an Innovative ideas contest was organized on 16 February, 2018 and 20 better ideas were rewarded. First prize of Rs 7500/-, second prize of Rs 5000/-, third prize of Rs 2500/- were sponsored by the Alumni.
  8. Investors Awareness Program was organized on 24-01-2018, in which Mr. Vinod Tantri enlightened the participants on Savings and investments in general and investments in Share markets in particular
  9. A Women EDP was organized during 01 / 03 / 2018 to 14 / 03 / 2018 to M. Tech. students of GPREC in association with Center for Entrepreneurship Development, Hyderabad, a unit of ALEAP. Program was sponsored by NSTEDB.
  10. A three day EAP was organized during 07 / 03/ 2018 to 09 / 03 / 2018 to students of GPREC in association with AP Industrial and Technical consultancy. Program was sponsored by NSTEDB. Local industries visit was organized as part of the program


2016 – 17

  1. A guest lecture/interaction session was organized on 12-08-2016 with Sri Sankar Kaireddy, alumnus of Pulla Reddy Engineering College. He has motivated the students towards Entrepreneurship and explained its importance at the present time.
  2. A speaker session on Entrepreneurship and Start-up Culture in India was organized on 19-08-2016 by

Sri Sudhakar Sattenapalli, alumnus of IIM Kolkata and Sri Giridhar, alumnus of JNTUK, former vice president of GMR Group. They have educated students on how a revenue model can be built and its importance for a start-up.

  1. An interaction session was organized on 09-09-2016 with Mr. Marc, co-founder, Byndr. He shared his experiences with students and also explained some of the important things to remember while going for a start-up.
  2. A guest lecture was organized on 22-09-2016 by Sri Leela Sai Dev on Importance of Mentoring in a Start-up.
  3. An interaction session was organized on 25-10-2016 with Sri Aashish Malve, Director, Angaros group and Starfinserv, alumnus of G. Pulla Reddy Engineering College and Sri Dipankar, Head of the Initiative Institute of Entrepreneurship. They have explained about present-day scenario of start-ups.
  4. A Business Quiz is organized by EDC to students of GPREC on 24/12/2016
  5. Mad about Ideas program was organized in which Ms. Geetha Sri, alumnus of GPREC and Manager, AP Innovations Society, Mr. Hari Krishna and others paved the way for new ideas generation for students
  6. An Essay writing competition was organized on 17th January, 2017 and Elocution competition on 18th January, 2017 by EDC of GPREC in association with KVIC on the theme: Gandhian Philosophy and Rural Entrepreneurship as part of People’s Education Programme.
  7. A Seminar on the theme: Gandhian Philosophy and Rural Entrepreneurship as part of People’s Education Programme were organized by the EDC in association with KVIC on 21st March, 2017. Director of KVIC, Sri M. Bhoomaiah, and other officials of KVIC, and prize won students, spoke on the theme. Prizes were distributed to toppers of the competitions mentioned at S. No. 8, sponsored by KVIC.
  8. Coordinator of EDC delivered a guest lecture on Entrepreneurship Development to M. Pharmacy students at CES College of Pharmacy, Kurnool on 25th March, 2017
  9. Two startups have come up this year:



1 Continuing the organizing of EAPs periodically ( at least one for a batch ), would like to make it ( the cell ) a hub for Entrepreneurship Development by taking up various relevant activities.
2 To identify potential students at II year B. Tech. level who has flair towards entrepreneurial careers, and focus to nurture them to start an enterprise of their own after completion of their graduation.
3 To bring successful entrepreneurs to the campus and arrange interactions for the students with them so that the students can have pragmatic view of entrepreneurship.
4 To interact with various Government and private agencies that are working for the cause of Entrepreneurship Development, and get the information about possible help by them to the budding technocrats. The same will be kept with and disseminated among the interested students of the college.
5 To promote Innovative thinking for business ideas among students of GPREC so as to help the society with better products / services.