E-Square, the Entrepreneurship club of Ethiraj College was started in the year 2007-08 by becoming a member of the National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN) in collaboration with STANFORD UNIVERSITY, IIM (A), HARWARD BUSINESS SCHOOL, IIT (BOMBAY), BITS PILANI and S.P. JAIN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT.
It aims at nurturing the students with entrepreneurial spirit and moulds them into bright business minds by offering workshops, speaker sessions and competitions. Thinking out of the box is the moto and is followed in every activity undertaken. Ecell aims in developing institutional mechanism to create an entrepreneurial culture for generation of wealth and employment for the students. It inculcates a culture of innovation driven entrepreneurship to catalyze and promote development of enterprises and employment opportunities in the innovative areas. The primary aim of E-cell is to provide a platform to discover the strength of students and bring out their potential and convert them into reality.
In order to achieve this mission of E-cell, various seminars, certificate courses, interactive sessions are conducted and also it engages in various insightful e-visits to gain knowledge and to create opportunities to venture into the unknown. Students are constantly trained and the aspiring ones are enlightened to help navigate the transition from ideas to successful entrepreneurs which include about 20 courses offered on aari work, canvas painting, tie and dye, pattern sewing etc and certified courses offered by “Ministry of Human Resource Department” on tally, web designing, logistics, supply chain management etc. It serves as a platform for the students to showcase their unique talents and to compete against peers to unleash their creativity and skills. Eminent personalities and entrepreneurs have addressed the students on various occasions. The students have actively participated in the national conferences, competitions and annual summits conducted by Anna University and such other colleges and institutions. The result and success of the activities and courses is reflected in the emergence of various campus companies and startups initiated and run by the students over the years.