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Startups are seen as the sunrise sector in the country today. Various initiatives are been taken by the governmentto promote startups. Kerala has been promoting the entrepreneurial culture among the young generation for the last couple of years. Government's endeavor is to build an entrepreneurial society in the state by bringing the youth in the mainstream. Of lately the youth have been coming forward in large numbers to opt for entrepreneurship as their career. To tap this vast potential the Government of Kerala has come up with various projects and schemes to provide an effective startup ecosystem for the youth of the state .     

As part of its ongoing initiatives in this domain and to bring more youth in the mainstream, proposals were invited from colleges all over the state for opening Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Centre by the Kerala Startup Mission, Government of Kerala.

St. Thomas College, Ranni is one among the 210 colleges of the state to receive the sanction for establishing an Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Cell (IEDC) in the college. As a part of it our college has received a grant of Rs 2 lakhs for this academic year.



  • To channalise the energy and knowledge of students towards becoming active partners in development of society.
  • To catalyse and promote development of entrepreneurial activities and promote employment opportunities.


  • To develop an healthy startup ecosystem.


  • To mentor students for identification and development of their innovative ideas.
  • To organise orientation classes,workshops and hackathons for students.
  • To provide proper guidance and technical assistance to students.


6th Edition of Inspire Workshop Series

IEDC organized its 6th edition of Inspire workshop series on 24th February 2019. The guest of honor was Smt. Remya Raj, Founder and CEO of Digital Arts Academy...

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Trash to Treasure

Trash to Treasure event was organized on 11-02-2020 to encourage students to make use of trash and to convert it into treasure. Students from all departments ac...

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Inter Departmental Quiz Competition

Inter departmental quiz competition was held on 06-02-2020.The quiz was coordinated by Justin Jacob. Winners are as follows :1st prize- Sachin Ganeshan and Nikh...

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Design Thinking Workshop

A one day Design thinking workshop for PG students was conducted on 20-01-2020. Main speaker of the workshop was Mr. Pranav (CEO, Accent Tutors).

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Idea Fest

On 10-01-2020 an Idea Fest was organized in the college campus for all the students with the prime objective of presenting a problem before the students and enc...

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Workshop on Intellectual Property rights

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Centre (IEDC) in association with Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) St Thomas College Ranni conducted a worksho...

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IEDC Summit 2019

    College IEDC Stall at IEDC Summit 2019(Asia's largest student entrepreneurs summit organized by Kerala Startup Mission)  

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          Certificates of contribution to CMDRF has been distributed to depts through dept heads. The fund was raised th...

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Inspire 6. 0

Interaction with Sri Sujith Bhakthan (founder/blogger),"tech travel eat" Organised by IEDC  Handed over Trailblazer Award 2019 to suji...

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An interview for selecting students to the executive committee of IEDC for the year 2019-20 was conducted on 10-08-2019. Around 45 students from all the departm...

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I am Startup Studio

“I am startup studio” a digital video media platform for startups by Channel IM was launched in St.Thomas college Ranni on 26-06-2019. The chief gue...

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The Masterminds

An inter department business quiz competition titled “The Masterminds” was organized by IEDC on 20-06-2019. The executive committee members (Aromal...

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IEDC of St. Thomas College, Ranni began its series of programs and events for the academic year 2019-20 with a two day design thinking workshop. It was organize...

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One Day Orientation Program For 1st Year Students

IEDC Organized a one day orientation program for 1st year students on 05-07-2019. Main speaker for the event was Mr. Sonu J.S. (CEO Starting Trouble). Around 85...

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One day workshop on "Amazing Start up Ideas"

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One day orientation programme for first year students.

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One day workshop on "Startups and Entrepreneurship"

Chase the vision,not the money,the money will endup following you". —Tony Hsieh The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Centre,...

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