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Entrepreneurship Development & Project Management (EDPM) Question Papers Pune University

MAY 2009

Instructions to the candidates:

I) Q.No. 1 is compulsory.

2) Solve any 3 out of remaining.

3) Figures to right indicate full marks.

Ql)  a) Define the term Entrepreneur & Intrapreneur, explain the attributes of a

        successful entrepreneur?                                                                     [15]

    b) Illustrate the role of entrepreneurship in Indian Economy.                              [10]

  Q2) Write an essay on the role played by DIC & SISI for the development of

entrepreneurship?                                                                                                 [15]

Q3) What do you mean by term business idea, explain the Government procedure

involved in it?                                                                                              [15]

Q4) Explain the role of Central Government & State Government in promoting

Entrepreneurship in India?                                                                          [15]

Q5) Explain the prospects of women entrepreneurship in India?                                        [15]

Q6) Why do entrepr~neurs fail in their venture, according to Peter Drucker?           [15)

Q7) Short notes (attempt any 2)                                                                             [15)

a) Entrepreneurial culture.

b) lOBI & ICICI's role.

c) Fiscal & Tax concession.

d) National Entrepreneurship Development Board. 


MAY 2008 NEW
Instructions to the candidates:
1) Q 1 is compulsory.
2) Solve any 3 out of the remaining.
3) Figures to the right indicate full marks.
Ql)     a) Elaborate the evolution of the concept of entrepreneur. [10]
b) How does entrepreneurial culture affect entrepreneurship.            [15]
Q2) What do you mean by business planning process? Explain its steps.   [15]
Q3) Write an essay on the role played by IUBI & ICICI to promote
entrepreneurship development.                                                                [15]
Q4) Explain the significant role played by EDll & NEDB.                            [15]
Q5) What are the major pitfalls by peter Druckes?                        [15]
Q6) Elaborate the reasons for low women entrepreneurs in Indian contest. [15]
Q7) Write short notes on (Any 2):
a) Employment development.
b) Environmental Analysis.
c) Fiscal & Tax concessions.
d) Problems of women entrepreneurs.                                 [15]
MAY 2008 OLD
Instructions to the candidates:
1) Q. No. 1 is compulsory.
2) Solve ANY THREE questions out of the remaining.
3) Figures to the right indicate full marks.
Q1) a) Discuss the role of the Government both at the Central and State level in
motivating and developing entrepreneurship in India.
b) "Developing countries like India need imitative entrepreneurs rather
than innovative entrepreneurs". Do you agree? Justify your answer with
examples.                                                                                           [15]
Q2) What are the reasons of very few women becoming entrepreneurs in a developing country like India? Whether Indian women entrepreneurs have now made an impact and shown that they too can contribute in economic  development of the country? Discuss with examples. [15]
Q3) Answer ANY THREE.                                                                               [15]
a) Characteristics of a successful entrepreneur.
b) Explain the concept of risk. How it is related to entrepreneurial
c) Write a note on organizations that promote women entrepreneurship in
d) Distinguish between' Entrepreneur' and' Intrapreneur' .
e) Briefly mention what are the 'Objectives' and 'Functions' off DBI.
Q4)   Explain the concept Business Environment and discuss how to scan the environment and identify Business Opportunities. Illustrate your answer with reference to 'Travel and Tourism OR Event Management Venture of your choice.                                                                  [15]
Q5) Write explanatory notes on the following.
a) Entrepreneurial Culture.
Or                                                                                 [15]
Four Entrepreneurial Pit-Falls
b) Pro.ject Appraisal ,
Venture Capital Funding
Q6) Explain the role of SIDBI and District Industries Centres (DICs) in
entrepreneurship development.                                                             [15]
Q 7) Mr. Rahul a fresh graduate in food technology has developed a novel food product; viz. Coconut Water Composite [CWC] based o.n the indigenously developed technology. The product has been tested by the government food testing laboratory and certified fo.r human consumption. CWC is very tastey and energetic. It do.es not contain any preservatives and does not deplete underground water reservoirs.
Mr. Rahul plans to. introduce this novel product as a challenger substitute to. 'Pepsi and Coca Cola' cold-drinks. Prepare a comprehensive advertising and marketing plan fo.r launch of this product nationwide. State your
assumptions clearly.                                                                            [15]
DEC 2008
Instructions to the candidates:
1)     Q. No.1 is compulsory.
2)     Solve any three out of the remaining.
3) Figures to the right indicate full marks.
What are the qualities required by an entrepreneur?                                   [10]
How can the problems & opportunities in a business be identified?              [15]
Q. 2) Discuss the nature, scope & importance of banks in the entrepreneurial
development of the country.                                                          [15]
Q. 3) Elaborate the role of state Government in providing incentives, subsidies,
grants & tax concessions to the entrepreneurs & new ventures.           [15]
Q. 4) What measures do you suggest to promote women entrepreneurship?                                                                                                              [15]
Q. 5) Explain the role of ICICI in promoting entrepreneurship development. [15]
Q. 6) "Developing countries need initiatives rather than innovative
entrepreneurs". Comment.                                                                   [15]
Q7) Write short notes on (Any Three):
Entrepreneurial Culture.
Reasons for low women entrepreneurs.
Push factors & Pull factors.
Entrepreneur.                                                                                     [15]
OCT 2007
Illstructiolls to tlte calldidates:
1)     Q. No. I is compulsory.
2] Solve allY 3 out of tile remaining
3] Figures to the right indicate full marks.
Ql) a)Define the term entrepreneur. What are the attributes of an entrepreneur? . [10]
b)Explain the role played by an entrepreneur in Indian economy.' [15]
Q2) Define business idea. Elaborate the problems & opportunities for an
entrepreneur.                                                                                         [15]
Q3) Explain the entrepreneurial pit falls according to Peter. Drucker.            [15]
Q4) "It is remarked.that entrepreneurship is more suitable for young & unmarried
'women"- Do you agree? Justify.                                                            [15]
Q5) What is the role played by Central & State Government to promote       entrepreneurship?                                                                                          [15]
Q6) Elaborate the schemes offered by Commercial banks for development of       entrepreneurship.                                                                                                 [15]
Q1) Write short notes on (Any two):                                                                 [15]
a) Entrepreneur V s Entrepreneurship.
c) Export oriented units.
d) Reasons for low women entrepreneurship.
MAY 2007
Q.1    a) Define entrepreneur & entrepreneurship. What are the qualities required for becoming an entrepreneur?                                                                      [15]
b) Explain the role played by an entrepreneur in Indian economy.                 [10]
Q.2    What are the problems & prospects for women entrepreneur in India? 15]
Q.3    “It is remarked that entrepreneurial culture has olt of impact on entrepreneurs”. Do you agree? Justify.                                                                [15]
Q.4    Elaborate business planning process, in detail.                                   [15]
Q.5    Explain the significant role played by DIC & SISI for the development of entrepreneurship.                                                                                                [15]
Q.6    Elaborate the role played by various financial institutions in Indian context.
Q.7    Write short notes on (any 2)
a)     Entrepreneurial pitfalls.
b)      Reason for low women entrepreneurs.
c)      Entrepreneur Vs Manager
d)     NIESBUD
MAY 2006
1)     Discuss the “Culture of Entrepreneurship” and its role in economic development of a nation. What factors contribute to nurturing such a culture?
2)     A) discuss the role of women in entrepreneurship and attributes of a woman entrepreneur
B) What are the problems faced by women entrepreneurs in India? What measure would you suggest to overcome these?
3)     The phenomenon of Liberalization, privatization and globalization has created a favorable environment of entrepreneurship in India. Critically examine the above statement and suggest how the youngsters can make the best use of this.
4)     A) Describe the contents of a typical E.D.P(Entrepreneurship Development Programmed) and its conduct.
B) Entrepreneurs are born and not trained comment on above with the reference to .E.D.P.’s
5) Write short notes on any three
A) Social factors affecting entrepreneurship
c) Project planning
d) Sickness of S.S.I Units in India.
e) Role of educational institutes in promoting entrepreneurship
5)     India is mainly an agrarian country, and its major G.D.P.is the formers. Recent times have seen a spate of suicides by many former due to failure of crops, and many other dreasons as debts etc has come to take a serious view of this important activity which being neglected and relegated to other more lucrative industrial . Small agricultural activity hence needs to be viewed as an “Entrepreneur venture” and the small farmer as an ‘agricultural entrepreneur’
Keeping this conceptual theme in mind answer the following requirement.
a)     how can agriculture be viewed as an entrepreneurial venture? Attributes are necessary in a small scale farmer entrepreneur?
b)      In order to remove complete dependence on crops alone a activities need to be augmented b the other supplementary activites. What activities would you propose which will help farmer survive the loss of crops?
c)      Design a short Entrepreneurship development programme for farmer.
OCT 2005
Que 1)  Define ‘ Entrepreneur’ and discuss the essential attributes of an Entreprenur, with suitable examples.
Que 2)  Illustrate the role of financial institutions in promoting entrepreneurship development in India, with special emphasis on their liberalized schemes of assistance for working capital and long term, loans.
Que 3)  Define environment and discuss the impact of the liberalization, privatization and globalization measures on entrepreneurship development in India.
Que 4)  Discuss the role and importance of the following institutions in promoting, training and developing entrepreneurs in India:
a)  EDII.
c)  IEDs /  CEDs.
Que 5)  Discuss the problems and prospects of women Entrepreneurs in India. Do you consider women to be better entrepreneurs than men? If yes why? If no why ?
Que 6)  Write short notes.
a) Special credit facilities by banks for entrepreneurs.
b) Four entrepreneurial pitfalls.
d) Entrepreneur Vs Manager.
MAY 2005
1) Attempt any four questions.
2) All questions carry equal marks.
Q1) What is entrepreneurship. What is the role of entrepreneur in Indian economy. Give some reasons why an individual entrepreneur might succeed in bringing a product to the market where the government or a large corporation might fail.
Q2) Compare and contrast between Entrepreneur Vs. Intrapreneur, Entrepreneur Vs. Manager. Discuss business pressures that have led to increasing emphasis on intrapreneurship. Explain why traditional corporate management has not beenconducive to intrapreneurship.
Q3) What factors present in our society could account for the differences between male and female entrepreneurs today. What changes do you foresee in this pattern 10 years down the line.
Q4) How does Environmental Analysis help in search and scanning for business ideas. How would you go about monitoring and evaluating the new products being offered by existing companies? Is this a viable technique of generating new ideas. Why or why not.
Q5) Discuss the fundamentals of a good feasibility plan. Explain the  major components of a feasibility plan. Cite suitable examples.
Q6) what is the role of central government and state government agencies in promoting entrepreneurship.
Q7) write short notes on any 3
1.     Entrepreneurial culture
2.     Venture capital funding
3.     Four Entrepreneurial pitfalls
4.     NIESBUD
5.     District Industries centers


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