Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Center of Excellence - Innovation, Incubator and Accelerator


Information for Students of SOL – DU Entrepreneurship Cell – Incubator and Accelerator Center of Excellence

Government of India has taken several initiatives like Skill India, Start Up India, Stand Up India, Make In India , Swayam Online Education, National Digital Library, Invest India, Ease of Doing Business, NITI Ayog – State Start Up Rankings, Aspirational Districts Program, Vision Document for New India, Transforming India, World Skills Competition, National Career Service portal , Khelo India, Digital India, Common Service Center ( student support services like preparation for competitive exams, election card, pan card, rail – air – bus reservation, hostel accommodation bookings etc ), Apprenticeship Scheme, Volunteering – Internship Initiative, National Innovation Foundation, CSIR Technologies, GST, Labour Reforms, National Research Development Corporation, SIDBI Small B and others ).

There are various internationally acclaimed Programs like Start and Improve Your Business (SIYB), Youth Entrepreneurship, Decent Work Initiatives, Green Business etc from ILO and Generation Unlimited, UNCTAD from United Nations and other similar initiatives to promote and develop vocational skills and self-employment.

Many a times it is observed in Impact Assessment Study’s that there is Gap and Opportunities for Improvement between Govt Schemes and Programs and its Implementation Accessibility by the end user – beneficiaries.

To remediate and mitigate the Issue stated at C) above, At School of Open Learning (SOL) – University of Delhi, North Campus a New Initiative viz Launch of

Entrepreneurship Cell – Incubator and Accelerator Center of Excellence has been taken towards end of Year 2018.

Students of SOL, Alumni of SOL can avail of Skilling and Entrepreneurial support (General, SC/ST/OBC, Divyang, North Eastern Region, Women, and UnemployedYouth)and any other category of deserving applicants that promotes Make In India and Self Employment in rural and or urban areas across India.

Our Services

Career Management and Optimisation

An Interaction will be undertaken with the student beneficiary to identify his/her areas of interest, strengths, competencies, skills, personality assessment and

Registration of students by filling up E Cell Registration Form available in Online and Offline Mode

Based on the preliminary discussion, guidance in identifying and selecting suitable career options that includes

Skill Development through registration for various Skilling Courses

Entrepreneurship Education and Entrepreneurship Development viz provide handholding and Mentoring support in setting up startups , scaling up existing units

Project Outcomes Milestones

Development Plan and Training Need Analysis – Skilling Courses,

Setting Up of Business Plan for Entrepreneurship Projects,

Access to Govt Schemes like Funding under PMEGP, MUDRA and CGTMSE and Marketing Assistance under GEM Scheme, MSMEMart ( NSIC ), Public Procurement Policy - MSME,

Developing Entrepreneurship Education Content viz Guides, Toolkits, Skill Specific booklets, ready reckoners, checklists for States, Districts Sectors, Domains, specific focus on underserviced sections of the students community,

Earning and or Work Experience, Practical on the job experience while you study

How to Approach

Contact Entrepreneurship Cell to take First Steps towards Self Employment through Skilling and Entrepreneurship

  Every Week - Tuesday, Thursday – North Campus(Near Vishwavidalaya Metro Station), Timings 11:30a.m. to 2:30p.m.
  2nd and 4th Saturday of Each Month – South Campus (Near Durgabai Deshmukh MetroStation), Timings 11:30a.m. to 2:30p.m.
  1st and 3rd Sunday – Center of Open Learning,Keshavpuram, North Delhi, Delhi (near keshavpuram metro station), Timings 1:30p.m. to 3:30p.m.

Contact No. 011 - 27008409

Email id:ecell@sol-du.ac.in(Reply will be given within 3 working days or early)

A SMS message will also be sent to all students at SOL – DU informing the above and will also be displayed on SOL DU Website and North and South Delhi Contact Centers.

Issued under the approval of competent authority (Entrepreneurship Cell – SOL – DU)


SOL E Cell students learning practical skills of operating a Common Service Center providing various govt services to citizens.
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SOL students working at social entrepreneurship Incubator Lab set up at E Cell on how to access and leverage Skill development and Entrepreneurship ecosystem facilitated by the Govt of India under Make In India Skill India Invest India Start Up India Stand Up India.
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Business Plan Competition organised by Department of Commerce on 16.03.2019 - Saturday at SOL, North Camps, DU Read more

Students of Entrepreneurship Facilitation Center - School of Open Learning - DU participated in 2 days Entrepreneurship and Start up workshop by UGC - Kirori Mal College at North Campus.

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Students of Entrepreneurship Cell SOL participated in an Overview Session conducted by Anveshan Foundation - incubator set up by IGDTUW - ( Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women ).

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Incharge E Cell invited as Key Note Speaker and Jury Member at - 26-27th April - 2019 - National Seminar on Role of Women Entrepreneurs in Social Economic Development of India organised by Department of Commerce, Jagriti Women Development Cell, Bharati College, University of Delhi.
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Certificate of Participation in First Youth Entrepreneurship Conclave organised on, given to SOL students.
Govt id issued to PMSYN -Pradham Mantri Sharm Maandhan -
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SOL Entrepreneurship Cell in news.

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Recruitment drive at SOL Campus carried out in March 2019 by NIIT Ltd for Axis Bank...

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First In-house Student Start Up in services sector under social entrepreneurship model to bridge Institutional Void by setting up a "Citizen Student MSME Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Services Helpdesk" providing nearly all G2C, B2C, C2C, P2P, B2B services through Service Mobile Kiosk - set up outside SOL , North Campus and processing center set up at Computer Lab, 1st Floor, SOL, North Campus

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SOL E Cell student visit to Technical Incubation Center, NSIC - National Small Industries Corporation - MSME ( Mi​nistry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Govt of India ). Various Machines are displayed for tiny, micro self employment opportunities through entrepreneurship mentoring at E Cell SOL DU - Room no.118 - North Campus.
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Practical Training session on Micro Entrepreneurship at E Cell Incubator - SOL DU

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Students of SOL E Cell has set up a Social Entrepreneurship Startup - "SOL Helpdesk" providing all kinds of services and...

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E Cell SOL DU has launched first ever Internationally Accredited Youth Entrepreneurship Development Program. First Preview session was organised on 07th November 2019 at E Cell giving student trainees an overview of United Nation - International Labor Organsiation - Start and Improve Your Business program

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Trainee students of E Cell SOL on 14th Nov.2019 visited India Expo Center, Noida. Innovation , Skill Development & Entrepreneurship opportunities in Health and Welness domain was the theme./p> Read more