Experiential Learning

Experiential Learning

At EDII the experiential learning is emphasized through Summer Internship and Projects.

Summer Internships

During the first year, students are trained in the functional areas of Business, Marketing, Finance, Consulting, Economics, Organization Behaviour, Human Resource Management, Operations and Information Technology which orient them towards business culture. The course aims at moulding their work ethic and developing skills highly valued by the contemporary industry.

At the end of the first year, students are exposed to applied aspects of managing an enterprise through Summer Internship Placements. They are exposed to a real time business environment, and take up responsibilities and goals which aim at being mutually beneficial for both the students and the organization. It serves as a platform for applying the management theories learnt in the classroom and helps in providing clarity about business as a whole.

The Placement Cell facilitates interaction between students and the industry. Students are placed in different organizations preferably Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), as per their electives / area of interest, for a period of 8-10 weeks after completion of the first year.

The Summer Internship Project will include any or a mix of the following:

  1. Organizational Internship
  2. Family Business
  3. Business Opportunity Assessment and Industry Analysis
  4. Approved external training program or seminar relevant to business area.
  5. Start-up Ventures
  6. International Summer Internship

Projects: DPR/FYPP

A Bankable Detailed Project Report (DPR) needs to be prepared by the participants with regard to their ventures after conducting a thorough market research and secondary data based research along with IT based applications. Participants of the Family Business Management specialisation alternatively can prepare a Five Year Prospective Plan (FYPP) for growth of their respective family firms. At the conclusion of the field study, students delivers a written business plan for a new venture or expansion of current business, which will include analysis of the market and industry in which the business will compete, a viable financial and organizational structure, risk assessment, a marketing strategy and as appropriate, explanation of an underlying technology, manufacturing process and service delivery system. The final project report is prepared in a competitive format and is assessed by panel of experts comprising of faculty, industry experts and bankers. A presentation cum viva-voce examination for the final report will then be organised. The DPRs/FYPPs can be submitted to IDBI Bank Ltd., Canara Bank, Punjab National Bank and other banks for working capital and term loan respectively for the venture.

Independent Study

Consistent with its commitment to student-directed learning, EDII offers a variety of independent study opportunities. Many academic departments offer independent research or reading courses. Students may also initiate, design, and execute independent study projects with the help of faculty advisors

Business Simulation

Business simulations are used for business acumen training and development. It helps in engaging people so they can make decisions; deal with risk consequences as well as solve problems creates a rich learning environment. Learning objectives include: strategic thinking, financial analysis, market analysis, operations, teamwork and leadership. EDII provides the simulation experience on MikesBikes-Advanced business strategy and Sim Venture -A unique business plan simulation.

Entrepreneur Interactions

Eminent entrepreneurs from various industries are invited regularly to share their experiences with the students.

Few of the entrepreneurs and industry experts who enlightened the current batches by giving them insights about the prevailing situations in the industry and sharing their professional journey of entrepreneurship are:

  1. Shri Hiranmay Mahanta, CEO, I Hub,
  2. Shri Milap Singh Jadeja, Angel Investor, Founder, Iroller Capital,
  3. Shri Mitul Shah, Alumnus & Director, Supack Industries Pvt. Ltd,
  4. Ms. Nikita Maheshwari,Co-founder Tatkalorry.com,
  5. Shri Chiranjiv Patel, MD, P.C Snehal Group,
  6. Shri Rahul Bagchandani, CEO, GUSEC,
  7. Shri Kapil Tandon,Educator, Mentor & Consultant,
  8. Shri Bhavin Bhagat, Co-founder & CEO, IndiaBizForSale.com,
  9. Shri Manasvi Thapar, Shri Manasvi Thapar, Founder, Candour Legal, TEDx Speaker
  10. Shri Jay Merja, Founder, Muvrtech
  11. Shri Nirav Shah, NMS Group,
  12. Shri Nishank Shah,  Director, Duro Green Waste Management Pvt Ltd,
  13. Shri Yash Rathi, Learning & Organization Development Specialist,
  14. Shri Harikishore S. ,IAS. Director, Industries & Commerce Dept., Govt. of Kerala,
  15. Dr. Mohal Lal Agarwal, Ex.Prof., IIM, Lucknow,
  16. Shri Arif Mohammad Khan, Governor of Kerala,
  17. Shri Manish Chhabra, Chairman - HRIPL ,
  18. Mr. Krishan Mishra, Country Head, International of Becker Professional Education,
  19. Shri Mansukh Prajapati, Owner of Mitticool,
  20. Shri Konark Gautam, MD Aliste Technologies,
  21. Shri Chiranjiv Patel, MD PC Snehal Group,

Apart from this students are also encouraged to participate or witness various events and seminars that are organized in Ahmedabad by prestigious institutions to give them maximum exposure of the current economic scenario and the developments that are taking place on a national and international level.

Industry Visit

A guided industry visit is scheduled each trimester for the students. The aim of these visits is to help students to get the exposure of an actual working environment. A tour to various departments, plants etc. is scheduled and students are briefed about various operations, functions, maintenance of the unit.

  1. KHS Machinery Ltd.
  2. Sahajanand Laser Technologies Ltd
  3. Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Ltd
  4. Adani Port & Sez Ltd, Mundra
  5. Vadilal Industries Ltd
  6. Goa Start-up Incubators
  7. Goa Centre for Incubation and Business Acceleration
  8. Parikh Packaging Ltd
  9. Gateway Hotels
  10. Rimtex Industries Ltd
  11. Meghmani Organics etc.

Project Start-up Facilitation Grant

EDII provides small financial assistance for enabling deserving students in initiating/starting own ventures. Such support will be given to students who have feasible, viable, and impactful projects and who have progressed in implementing the project besides fulfilling other eligibility criteria. Preference will be given to women students and first generation entrepreneurs. Applications will be invited from students willing to avail the above fund. Students who submit applications will be required to present their proposals before the designated committee.


IDBI Bank to consider financing up to Rs.1 crore without Collaterals for viable projects taken up by EDII students under CGTMSE

Listed below are some of the teaching initiatives on teaching and learning

Name of Faculty: Dr. Dinesh Jain

Subject: Business Economics (Trimester 1)

Innovative Procedure: The course discusses a lot of concepts, theories, techniques, and applications to real-world drawing examples and illustrations from the arena of entrepreneurship and organisations (private sector, public sector). The teaching pedagogy will include lectures and classroom discussions. A few case studies will be discussed in the class depending on the time availability


Name of Faculty: Shri J B Patel

Subject: Experiential Learning: Opportunity Sensing (Trimester 1)

 Innovative Procedure: Teaching this module will involve concepts, theory, and practical work with a participative approach. It will include lectures, case studies, project assignments, group discussions, brainstorming, and classroom presentation. (a) Entrepreneur: Talent, Temperament, and Technique by Bill Bolton and John Tmopson Publisher: Butterworth – Heinemann. (b) Drucker: Innovation and Entrepreneurship Practice and Principle: Peter F Drucker Publisher: Heinemann. (c) Startup: Stand Up step by-step guide for growing your business by Nandini Vaidyanathan Publisher: Jaico Publishing


Name of Faculty: Dr. Amit Kumar Dwivedi

Subject: Financial Reporting, Statement, and Analysis (Trimester 1)

Innovative Procedure: The course will be based on lectures, class discussions, presentations, case study analyses, assignments, and guest lectures from industry experts. As any theory can be best understood by its application, this course expects constructive participation by students in solving problems and learning by the ‘do and learn’ method.


Name of Faculty:

Subject: Marketing: A Primer for Entrepreneurs (Trimester 1)

Innovative Procedure: Online sessions, class exercises, assignments, presentations, etc. Real-life examples and cases will be aided with theoretical concepts for better understanding. Students’ groups will be formed as per the requirement during the course for classroom exercises and presentations.


Name of Faculty: Dr. Lalit Sharma

Subject: Management Concepts & Organizational Behaviour (Trimester 1)

Innovative Procedure: The delivery methods of the course include lectures, case studies, psychometric assessments, classroom discussions, and simulation exercises. Students are given live management concepts by visiting organizations.


Name of Faculty: Dr. Lalit Sharma

Subject: Effective Entrepreneurship (Trimester 2)

Innovative Procedure: The course focuses on developing various dimensions related to entrepreneurial effectiveness, we shall follow multidisciplinary approaches. This will include case studies, simulation exercises,


Name of Faculty: Dr. Pankaj Bharti & Mr. Archit Patel

Subject: Human Resource Management (HRM) (Trimester 2)

Innovative Procedure: This course provides the student with a contemporary view of Human Resource Management. Students are exposed to a variety of methods and techniques, designed to improve the management of human resources within an organization. Through class discussions, case studies, lectures, and presentations, students will be involved in shaping the course. Students are expected to gain a greater understanding of the importance of human resource functions and procedures as they relate to the overall entrepreneurial and managerial objectives of the organization.


Name of Faculty: Dr. Dinesh Jain & Ms. Krishna Dixit

Subject: Indian Economy and Policy (Trimester 2)

Innovative Procedure: The course discusses a lot of concepts, theories, techniques, and applications to real-world drawing examples and illustrations from the arena of entrepreneurship and organisations (private sector, public sector). The teaching pedagogy will include lectures, classroom discussions, and case studies.


Name of Faculty: Ms. Amrita Tejwani

Subject: Basics of International Business (Trimester 3)

Innovative Procedure: In-class presentation and discussion of readings by professor and students Case Study and/or Article Presentation. Active student participation in seminar-style class lecture Business analysis paper.


Name of Faculty: Shri Natarajan Krishnan

Subject: Experiential Learning (Trimester 3)

Innovative Procedure: Workshop based facilitative sessions – Experiential learning involving a case study on new product Development. Students shall take a Product / Service and analyse the various stages through which a new product has been developed, marketed and priced Evaluation – Will be based on the presentation made by each team for the selected case study. How well have you been able to explain each stage of NPD, its marketing and Pricing?


Name of Faculty: Mahesh C. Gupta

Subject: Legal Aspects of Business (Trimester 3)

 Innovative Procedure: The legal provisions will be explained through real-life cases from the industry base on the faculty’s rich industry experience. The topic selection is made based on day-to-day business use.


Name of faculty:  Dr. Bala Bhaskaran

Subject: Strategic Management (Trimester 3)

Innovative Procedure: The pedagogy adopted is the following - Interactive discussion based on Presentations - Case analysis and discussion - Structured Exercises based on situations and cases The pedagogy preferred for each session is indicated in the session plan


Name of faculty: Dr. Amit Kumar Dwivedi, Dr. Hitesh Shukla, Ms. Akansha Gupta

Subject: Understanding Family Business (Trimester 3)

Innovative Procedure: The course will consist of lectures, discussion of case studies, group research, a workshop, as well as readings, videos, and discussions. A selection of cases is identified for students to read and prepare for the discussion. Special guests from the 'family business fraternity' (family business leaders) will discuss their own family businesses.


Name of Faculty: Dr. N. Krishnan

Subject: Family Business Dynamics (Trimester 4)

Innovative Procedure: Students are assessed through the following components

  • Quizzes/Tests/Exercises/Class Assignments
  • Case study analysis
  • Field project
  • Class participation
  • Mid-term examination
  • End-term examination


Name of Faculty: Dr. Farzan Ghadially

Subject: Growth Plan Formulation (Trimester 4)

Innovative Procedure: Class Lectures revolve around case studies and simulation of economic conditions with real time analysis of companies across sectors and their implications on the financial health of the business. With a clear focus on growth areas of business and Capex cycle for the business. Students carry out individual as well as group assignments to get a hands-on approach of focusing on growth opportunities and areas for their existing business as well as new businesses that they like to explore on an immediate basis or in the near future.


Name of Faculty: Dr. Farzan Ghadially

Subject: New Enterprise Financing and Appraisal (Trimester 4)

Innovative Procedure: Class Lectures revolve around case studies and simulation of economic conditions with real time analysis of companies across sectors and their implications on the financial health of the business. With a clear focus on fund raising in form of equity from Venture Capital and Angel Investors. Students carry out individual as well as group assignments to get a hands-on approach by preparing a business pitch for funding and showcasing the pitch as a mock pitch day at the end of the course.


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Subject: Opportunities in Emerging Markets (Trimester 4)

Innovative Procedure: This course is more of a practical course with understanding of various business models needed to be applied in the context of emerging markets. So here the emphasis is on understanding international business, exploring opportunities and managing businesses in emerging economies. The course shall consist of lot facts, cultural aspects and strengths and weaknesses of various economies in the form of papers and cases.


Name of Faculty: Padmin Buch

Subject: Project Management (Trimester 4)

Innovative Procedure: It be an appropriate combination of Project Management concepts, relevant case studies, exercises and real-life business examples. Due focus be on relevance to entrepreneurship, MSME / SME segments. The mode be interactive. Class participation be encouraged and expected.


Name of Faculty: Dr. Sanjay Kumar Mangla

Subject: Family Business Dynamic Getting into International Business: Documentation, Subsidies and Incentives cs (Trimester 5)

The Course require students to extensively analyse the International Business and documentation process and the enforcement of legislation, regulation, and administration through various regional and international institutions. During Each session of 75 minutes students will be provided with the various topics, questions for discussion, a description of the activities for the day. Students will be reading and working on these various exercises and answering discussion questions as an individual and in groups. The course is largely based on discussion of cases from various industry and the challenges these industries faces in their existing International trade Operation structure.


Name of Faculty: Dr. Satya Ranjan Acharya Mr. Jay Thakkar

Subject: Investment Analysis & Portfolio Management (Trimester 5)

The course focuses on class discussions of cases and problems on investment management. Attendance, preparation for class, and class participation are essential. There is a lot of background material that you are expected to be familiar with i.e. Risk and Return, Financial Statement Analysis, Valuation Methods like Discount Cash Flow Model & Relative Valuation Model etc.


Name of Faculty: Amit Budhiraja

Subject: International Marketing Management (Trimester 5)

Pedagogue be practical International Market Research, potential international market Identification, Product identification, introduction to barriers to market access, role of tariff , FTA etc , the learning outcome with books / material as reference, but connecting those concepts with industry / corporate practices in form of live real examples, audio-visual, interactive discussions & class participation, case studies and other form of experiential learning in International Marketing.


Name of Faculty: Shri Raghvendra Kr. Singh & Shri HaritHalani

Subject: Sales and Distribution Management (Trimester 5)

The teaching pedagogy will include classroom sessions, discussions, assignments, presentations, etc. Real life examples and corselets will be aided with theoretical concepts for better understanding. Students’ groups will be formed as per the requirement during the trimester.


Shri Sanjay Kumar Randhar

Pitching and Venture Funding (Trimester 6)

The pedagogy followed will include class discussions on various aspects of pitching for venture funding with relevant examples where applicable. Each student will present an investor pitch related to their business idea during the course tenure and will be provided feedback both by the faculty as well as their peers. Students will be provided course material developed by the faculty based on experiential knowledge and industry used content.


Name of Faculty: Aanshi Jain & Jayesh Manshani

Subject: Web Designing and E-Commerce (Trimester 6)

We seek to adopt Socratic Pedagogy, as the topics will be very new to students. We want them to engage with the faculty in the learning part. To keep it more interactive, we will be asking questions from students after certain time intervals in each session.