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ASSAM UNIVERSITY SYLLABUS (NON - HONS): ENTREPRENEURSHIP (5th SEM - CBCS PATTERN)


B.Com: Semester V
Paper B.C. 5.3: ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Internal Assessment -30
Term End Exam - 70
Marks: 100
Lectures: 65

Objective: The purpose of the paper is to orient the learner towards entrepreneurship as acareer option and creative thinking and behavior.
Contents:
Unit 1: Introduction
10 Lectures                  20
Meaning, elements, determinants and importance of entrepreneurship and creative behavior; Entrepreneurship and creative response to the society’ problems and at work: Dimensions of entrepreneurship; intrapreneurship, technopreneurship, cultural entrepreneurship, international entrepreneurship, netpreneurship, ecopreneurship and social entrepreneurship.
Unit 2: Entrepreneurship & Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises
10 Lectures                    20
Concept of business groups and role of business houses and family business in India; The contemporary role models in Indian business: their values, business philosophy and behavioural orientations; Conflict in family business and its resolution.

Unit 3:
10 Lectures            20
Public and private system of stimulation, support and sustainability of entrepreneurship. Requirement, availability and access to finance, marketing assistance, technology and industrial accommodation, Role of industries / entrepreneur’s associations and self-help groups. The concept, role and functions of business incubators, angel investors, venture capital and private equity fund.
Unit 4: Source of business ideas and tests of feasibility
10 Lectures                          20
Significance of writing the business plan / project proposal; Contents of business plan / project proposal; Designing business processes, location, layout, operation, planning and control; preparation of project report (various aspects of the project report such as size of investment, nature of product, market potential may be covered); Project submission / presentation and appraisal thereof by external agencies, such as financial/non-financial institutions.
Unit 5: Mobilising Resources
10 Lectures                            20
Mobilising resources for start-up. Accommodaiton and utilities; Preliminary contracts with the vendors, suppliers, bankers, principal customers; Contract management: Basic start-up problems.
Suggested Readings:
1. Kuratko and Rao, Entrepreneurship : A South Asian Perspective, Cengage Learning.
2. Robert Hisrich, Michael Peters, Dean Shepherd, Entrepreneurship, McGraw-Hill Education
3. Desai, Vssant. Dynamics of Entrepreneurial Development and Management. Mumbai, Himalaya Publishing House.
4. Dollinger, Mare J. Entrepreneurship: Strategies and Resources. Illinois, Irwin.
5. Holt, David H. Entrepreneurship: New Venture Creation. Prentice Hall of India, New Delhi.
6. Plsek, Paul E. Creativity, Innovation and Quality. (Eastern Economic Edition), New Delhi, Prentice-Hall of India, ISBN-81-203-1690-8
7. Singh, Nagendra P. Emerging Trends in Entrepreneurship Development. New Delhi: ASEED.
8. S.S. Khanka, Entrepreneurial Development, S. Chand & Co. Delhi
9. K. Ramachandran, Entrepreneurship Development, McGraw-Hill Education
10. SIDBI Reports on Small Scale Industries Sector.
Note: Latest edition of text books may be used.

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