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ISO Certification

ISO 9001:2008

ISO 9001: 2008 is a series of standards, developed and published by the International Organization forStandardization (ISO), that define, establish, and maintain a quality assurance system for manufacturing and service industries. The standards are available through national standards bodies.

 

TFSC with its renowned team of consultants, facilitates the SMEs to obtain ISO Certification. TFSC has provided consultancy and facilitated ISO certification to nearly 25 SME units so far.                                           

Trademark Registration

 

A trademark is a sign capable of distinguishing the goods or services of one enterprise from those of other enterprises. Trademarks are protected by intellectual property rights.

Trademark Rights

At the national/regional level, trademark protection can be obtained through registration, by filing an application for registration with the national/regional trademark office and paying the required fees.

Rights Trademark Registration Provides

In principle, a trademark registration will confer an exclusive right to the use of the registered trademark. This implies that the trademark can be exclusively used by its owner, or licensed to another party for use in return for payment. Registration provides legal certainty and reinforces the position of the right holder, for example, in case of litigation.

Trademark can contain

A word or a combination of words, letters, and numerals can perfectly constitute a trademark. But trademarks may also consist of drawings, symbols, three-dimensional features such as the shape and packaging of goods, non-visible signs such as sounds or fragrances, or color shades used as distinguishing features – the possibilities are almost limitless.

For enquiries contact 9940102447/tfsc@tansiafnf.com

Import and Export Code

IEC Code is unique 10 digit code issued by DGFT – Director General of Foreign Trade , Ministry of Commerce, Government of India to Indian Companies.

Need for IEC Code

To import or export in India, IEC Code is mandatory. No person or entity shall make any Import or Export without IEC Code Number.

TFSC Import and Export Code Beneficiaries  List

S.No Company Name   Year             S.No  Company Name  Year   
1 M/s APS International 2014 1 M/s Trustful Overseas 2015
2 M/s Hi Tech Products 2014 2 M/s Grace Shrimp Hatcheries 2015
3 M/s Thermo Pack 2014 3 M/s Leenascare 2015
4 M/s aSensar 2014 4 M/s Chemsolve India Private Limited    2015
5 M/s Trilumen Scientific Instruments   2014 5 M/s Seven Sky Enterprises 2015
6 M/s Trinity Industries 2014 6 M/s Varunaa Exporters 2015
7 M/s Sri Sakthi Agarbatti 2014      
8 M/s Balachandra Traders 2014      
9 M/s Jordan Safety Systems 2014      
10 M/s New Global Trade Plus  2014      
11 M/s Best Impression Embroidery 2014      
12 M/s Excell Automation 2014      
13  M/s B S Enterprises 2014     

 

Detailed Project Report

Enterprises or Entrepreneurs seeking financial assistance for establishing the enterprise is required to prepare theDetailed Project Reports . These Project reports are prepared by the experienced consultants of TFSC. Over a period of time, TFSC has prepared more than 400 Detailed Project reports in various sectors like Agro, Automobile, Engineering, Plastic, Rubber etc., and the important ones that is worth mentioning are Project Reports on tractor manufacturing, jasmine concrete and neem seed oil, dispostable sterile needles, PC assembling, snack food, flour mill etc.,

 

Further additions to the above are.....

  • Wood Polymer Composites
  • Computer Training Institute
  • Gear Component Manufacturing
  • Travel Agency         
  • Paper Napkins 
  • Flyash Bricks 
  • Cashewnut Factory
  • Masala Powder      
  • Beauty Parlor and Spa
  • Computer Training Institute 

For availing the Detailed Project Reports, please contact tfsc@tanstiafnf.com/9940102447

 

Project Profiles

TFSC has prepared nearly 400 project profiles containing precise but comprehensive information on the investment level perceived, process technology, machinery suppliers, raw material suppliers, financial workings etc.  The reports are updated periodically and are used by aspiring entrepreneurs in the selection of an industry to be taken up by them.  At present, the profiles are in English.  Translating them to vernacular language is under consideration.  Profiles are available for a nominal fee of Rs.100/- plus courier charges of Rs.30/-.

TFSC has brought out a CD of all these profiles. This would ideally suit educational institutions, organizations working for Entrepreneurship Promotion, Association, Chambers and many others. 

Publications

To help the entrepreneurs, the Centre brings out Study reports and small working guides and some of them are available in vernacular language also. 

 

Following are some of the publications brought out by TFSC.

A. STUDY REPORTS - Rs.120/-each

a.     Ensuring viability in SSI units

b.     Gem cutting and Polishing - Scope for Entrepreneurship Development

c.     ISO 9000:2000 - Platform for Organization Excellence.

B.WORKING GUIDES Rs.80/- each.

a.     How to start and manage a small scale industry,

b.     Export procedures and documentation,

c.     Working capital management,

d.     Profitable cleaner production etc.

e.     CNC Machines for Small scale Industries

f.      Computers for Small Scale Industries

g.     Emerging Trends in Small Business Financing

h.     Labour Laws

i.      Entrepreneurs Guide on Readymade Garments Industry

j.      Working Capital Management

k.     What you need to know about the Financial well being of your business

l.      Sources of Foreign Trade Information

m.    Total quality Management

n.     Kaizen and Good House keeping through 5 S for Higher productivity

o.     Entrepreneur's Guide on Plastic Industries

p.     Total Productivity Maintenance

q.     Entrepreneurs Guide on Food Processing Industry

r.      Customer Relationship Management.

s.     Industrial Safety

C. WORKING GUIDES (Tamil) Rs.80/- each.

a.     Export and Import procedures and documentation

b.     Kaizen and Good Housekeeping

c.     Working Capital Management.

Policy Related Studies

TFSC believes in Extending Seamless Assistance through Research & Surveys

Why does it do so ?

TFSC undertakes policy studies with the sole aim of improving available leads, and enhancing performance. These Policy Studies

Aim at:

  • Providing directions for the Centre for further activities
  • Discovering existing flaws & rectifying them
  • Helping the parent Body TANSTIA to lobby for suitable policy changes.

Studies conducted thus far:

  • potential of agro based industry in Erode and Dharmapuri district
  • quality improvement in boundaries for development in Tamil Nadu with special emphasis of women employment.

Presently TFSC is proceeding with the following studies

Study on Plastic Industry

Since plastic industries and their impact on environment is under greater discussion during recent times, TFSC decided to take up an unbiased study of plastic industries with an objective of establishing "RESPONSIBLE CARE, INITIATIVE" for all the stake holders. The study has started with the complete survey on plastic industries in Tamil Nadu and so far nearly 4500 units in the states have been inventoried.

The study would cover in depth, aspects like various enactments on plastic and environment in different states and other developing countries, the experience world wide in plastic waste management, the improved process and technologies available, the future policy guidelines etc.

Study on Guindy Industrial Estate

Guindy Industrial estate is one of the oldest estates in the country and started in 1956. This study taken up by TFSC has the following objectives.

  • To create a complete database of currently existing units, their area of operation and perceived advantages of the estate
  • To understand how the evolution has come about. The various factors that could have influenced this, could include:
  • Government Policy
  • The Industrial environment
  • Changing consumer demand and competitive scenario
  • Liberalization and its economic impact

The above study also compares similar estates in places like Noida in UP, Okhla near Delhi and Jebel Ali in Dubai.

Small & Medium Enterprise Development Bill 2005(SMED BILL 2005):

Another important study carried by TFSC in 2005 was the preparation of the modified Small and Medium Enterprise Development Bill.

TFSC strongly felt that there has to be deeper insight into the proposed Bill before the bill gets passed in the Parliament, as this legislation will have long standing effects on the sector.

Arising out of this, we thought it fit to take up a quick study of analysing the present Draft Bill, compare the policy supports available for SMEs in other countries and also gather opinions on the Bill from different stake holders and come out with an alternate modified Bill to be discussed and taken up with the policy makers.

The Modified Bill was prepared and we felt it was absolutely essential to discuss this modified bill with wider cross section of stake holders and experts to arrive at final views and recommendations.

Some of our suggestions, find a place in the Bill which is enacted now as Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development (MSMED) Act 2006.

Tsunami Rehabilitation Study:

In January 2006, we conducted a study for the Green Coast Recovery Project, Netherlands on adoption of measures for economic rehabilitation of the fisher folk affected by the Tsunami. the survey was conducted in the affected villages in five coastal districts like Nagapattinam, Cuddalore, Pondicherry,Villupuram and Kanyakumari. Although the survey aimed to assess the measures to be adopted for economic rehabilitation for the fishermen, it dealt with the current status of services being provided for children, status of women in the affected villages, functioning of women SHGs and approaches for their rehabilitation, methods to be adopted for rehabilitation of the aged and upgrading social infrastructure like water supply, hygiene and sanitation measures. The study was well carried out and number of implementable recommendations was put forth by us. We are also likely to be the part of the rehabilitation process once the implementation starts.

Studies in Progress

  • TFSC has been awarded the survey of eight various industry groups to analyze the causes of sickness. The study on Leather industry is complete and the others are being taken up now.
  • TFSC is already progressing with two other major studies – one for identifying the feasibility for setting up new industrial estates on a cluster mode at select locations. One location namely, Mayiladuduraiis complete and the other studies are in progress.
  • Also a study to analyze the raw material requirement especially iron & steel , aluminium and other metals by industries in Guindy and Ambattur, is taken up by the Centre and nearly 500 industries are being covered by this study.

Future Plans:

The Centre proposes the following:

  • Enterprise Creation
  • Quantitative & Qualitative Financing needs.

Women Entrepreneurship

Women Entrepreneur

 

Being a homemaker is not the only purpose of a woman.  Dare to venture into the world  opportunities are aplenty.

 An enterprising offer to excel !

 Entrepreneurship means engaging in a purposeful activity to earn or maintain profit in the process of production and distribution of goods and services.  Women entrepreneurship therefore means women engaging themselves in such an enterprise.  Of late,  more and more women both in the rural areas and in cities are becoming successful entrepreneurs.

 While many women are employed in organizations, many who shoulder family responsibilities on a full time basis have therefore not taken up employment.  Ofcourse, there is also a small category of women who have given up their career at some point of time, owing to a change in priorities.  While all women who keep a home are homemakers, this term is generally given to those women for whom homemaking is a full time job.  While managing the family is certainly one of the purposes of our life, let us also remember that it is not the only purpose of life.

 To become an entrepreneur, we can either gather  a few like-minded women or do it alone based on our unique strengths. 

Background

Being a homemaker is not the only purpose of a woman.  Dare to venture into the world – opportunities are aplenty.

 

An enterprising offer to excel

 

Entrepreneurship means engaging in a purposeful activity to earn or maintain profit in the process of production and distribution of goods and services.  Women entrepreneurship therefore means women engaging themselves in such an enterprise.  Of late,  more and more women both in the rural areas and in cities are becoming successful entrepreneurs.

 

While many women are employed in organizations, many who shoulder family responsibilities on a full time basis have therefore not taken up employment.  Ofcourse, there is also a small category of women who have given up their career at some point of time, owing to a change in priorities.  While all women who keep a home are homemakers, this term is generally given to those women for whom homemaking is a full time job.  While managing the family is certainly one of the purposes of our life, let us also remember that it is not the only purpose of life.

 

To become an entrepreneur, we can either gather  a few like-minded women or do it alone based on our unique strengths.  Majority of women entrepreneurs, especially in small sized industries, choose to manufacture food based products because their technical knowledge comes in handy.  Most state governments and their appointed agencies offer financial and technological support as development of women entrepreneurship is important for women’s development as well as the development of the economy.

What does one require to venture into women entreprneuership?

 

  • Willingness to explore opportunities for growth
  • Self confidence
  • Motivation to explore one’s own talent
  • Making the family understand that you need to use your talent and potential
  • Mobilising fiannce
  • Identifying the correlation between your capability and the market need
  • Technical support from experts
  • Keenness to learn, experiment and achieve
  • Innovation
  • A burning desire for financial independence

 

If engaging in such an enterprise calls for delegating a few household duties, let’s do it.  Engaging ourselves in such productive pursuits contributes to our growth, gives us exposure, enthusiasm, avenues for expression and exploration of potential and the confidence to face the world.  If this is the natural outcome, the by products are

  • Gaining respect from family members and society
  • Moving towards achieving gender equality
  • Inspiration to other women
  • Leaving a legacy
  • Supplementing the family income

 

Unless we venture out, we won’t know what is right and what is wrong.  Mistakes are bound to happen.  What is important is correcting the mistakes and ensuring that they don’t recur.  I realize that this holds good for every activity in life and also to entrepreneurship.  Seeing women achievers today makes it evident that to achieve, one requires self motivation and determination more than education.  Just because we have men at home who can take care of our needs, can we afford to sit back? If we learn swimming when the sailing is smooth, we will be able to reach the shore with ease even during an emergency.  If we are going to wait for emergencies to make us emerge in life, survival will become tough.  Let’s understand that not having a goal for oneself is like waiting to get caught in the mid sea to learn swimming.

 

Gender equality as per a United Nations estimate is expected to happen in 500 years.  Each one of us can and has to put this  on fast track and do something to improve our lives and the lives of our daughters, sisters, maids and their daughters or women who cross our lives.  Entrepreneurship is one such way.  Let the future see more successful women entrepreneurs!

 

BACKGROUND

 Women are attached to home and they have a number of  domestic duties to perform.  Bearing this in mind, traditionally, schemes like candle making, agarbathi making, tailoring, vattal and vadam making etc are suggested to them, which activities do not require full time attention and sufficient time is available to attend to their household works. But the current scenario is  quite different. Women are prepared to take on challenges  and full time job for the following  reasons.

 

1.    To improve the economic standard of the family and to give good education and other facilities to their family and children.

2.    To use   their educational background and to utilize the time available in a most economic and  profitable  way. 

 

 Schemes and Thrust

Women can start  a unit  with a group of two to three women promoters as a partnership venture or as a cluster of units. This will facilitate them to take care of their family duties and at the same time to look after the unit  personally. Service industry and food industry are some of their tested areas of success. Suitable engineering industry with low  labour intensity can also be started.

 

Government policy since last two years is giving more emphasis to SSI units and many easy and innovative schemes are launched through commercial banks/ financial institutions. Promoter`s equity/margin are reduced for women. Concession in rate of interest is also provided. Seed capital schemes like National Equity Fund Scheme, wherein interest free equity type of assistance upto 25 % of project cost is provided. Special schemes like Mahila Udyan Nidhi is operated by SIDBI  through commercial banks exclusively for Women  to set up SSI units and to start service activities. Entrepreneurs can bring in their capital as low as 10% and 25% is provided as equity at low rate of interest. Balance of 65% is funded by Banks with a repayment period of over 10 years.  Under Credit Guarantee Fund Trust for Small Industries Scheme  commercial banks  lend liberally to SSI units upto Rs 25 lakhs without collateral security.

 

For women self help group special schemes are  available with public sector banks to start SSI units  extending concessional rate of interest and low margin and longer repayment period. There is another scheme called National Equity Fund under which 25 % of the project cost is funded as an interest free loan. 10% is to be brought in by the promoter and the banks fund balance 65 %. For prompt repayment of loan installments rebate in interest is also provided.

 

To start a SSI unit  basic requirements are infrastructure, manpower, procurement of materials, Fixed Assets and Machinery for processing, Storage facilities, Marketing of products and collection of receivables. Other requirements like complying with Govt regulations, pollution control, labour welfare,  adhering to license conditions  etc are also to be taken care of.  While  women promoters can take care of most of the areas,  the external assistance of commercial banks/financial institutions  is  necessary for  financing working capital needs and to acquire fixed assets and machinery,

 

Schemes available with banks for working capital finance are

 

1.            Cash credit Scheme, which is a funding arrangement of a major percentage on the value of raw material, work in process, finished goods and receivables.

 

2.            Other working capital finance schemes are Venture Capital funding, Factoring, Discounting of Sales Bills, Letter of Credit facility etc.

 

 

Schemes available for financing fixed assets and machinery are

 

a.            Term Loan

b.            Lease finance

c.            Hire purchase finance

d.            Suppliers` bill discounting scheme

e.            Deferred payment credit scheme

 

Schemes for Women Entrepreneurs:

 

The integrated schemes of assistance to women entrepreneurs which provide for identification, selection, training and consultancy and escort services apart from term loan facilities on concessional terms continue to receive increasing response.  As a result, assistance to women entrepreneurs is increasing day-by-day.  Some of the schemes introduced to provide financial assistance to women entrepreneurs are briefly summarized.

 

SIDBI’s scheme of assistance for Women Entrepreneurs:

 

The Small Industry Development Bank of India(SIDBI) has special schemes for financial and managerial assistance for women entrepreneurs.  These are aimed at providing,

 

Training and extension servicing support to women entrepreneurs according to their skills and socio-economic status.

Financial assistance on concessional terms to enable them to set up industrial units in the small scale sector.

 

The schemes are opened through State Financial Corporations(SFCs), State Industrial Development Corporations(SIDCs), Commercial Banks, State Cooperative Banks and Regional Rural Banks.  SIDBI  refinance these  institutions to the extent of the assistance they provide.  For instance, the Maharashtra State Financial Corporation(MSFC) provides assistance in the form of terms loans for which the entrepreneur is expected to contribute atleast 15% of the project cost.  A minimum debt equity ratio of 3:1 has to be maintained.  The entrepreneur has to repay the loan over eight years, including an initial moratorium period of two years.

 

BANK OF INDIA’s Priyadarshini Yojana:

 

Under this scheme the bank provides long term and working capital assistance under the following categories.

Professional and self employed. E.g. chartered accountants, lawyers and doctors.

Small Business e.g. beauty parlour, laundry and circulating library

Retail traders e.g. fair price shops, general provision stores.

Village or Cottage and Small Scale Industry Road Transport operators e.g. audio rickshaws, taxies

Allied agricultural activity

 

The maximum loan amounts sanctioned depend on the entrepreneur needs with limits of upto Rs.2 lakh for term loans and up to Rs.1 lakh for working capital. Interest rates depend upon the quantum of loan and range from 12% (For loans upto Rs.2 lakh).  Repayment schedules are fixed after taking into account the expected surplus income and normally span a period of three to five years.  The assets acquired with bank finance will need to be hypothecated to the bank as security.  The entrepreneurs’ contribution margin will be about 20%, depending upon the type of activity intended to be undertaken.

 

In addition, women entrepreneurs are also eligible for finance under the following government sponsored programmes where capital subsidy is available and the rate of interest is very low.

 

Prime Minister’s Rozgar Yojana(PMRY)
Self employment programme for Urban Poor(SEPUP)

Integrated Rural Development Programme(IRDP)

 

Scheme of Interest Subsidy for Women Entrepreneurs:

 

The main objective of the scheme of interest subsidy for Women Entrepreneurs is to provide incentives to the women with business acumen  and entrepreneurial traits.

 

All industrial projects whether in rural, cottage, tiny, small and medium scale(i.e. with capital cost upto Rs.3 crore) sectors, if set up by women entrepreneur(s) will be covered under the scheme.  The scheme shall be operated through the State Financial Corporations(SPCs)/State level Financial institutions granting assistance to women entrepreneurs for setting up their industrial ventures in the rural, cottage, tiny, small and medium scale sector.

 

To be eligible for availing herself of the subsidy under the scheme, a woman entrepreneur should fulfil the following criteria:

 

The woman entrepreneur should have undergone a full course of EDP in the specified agency for the purpose of the scheme.

The woman entrepreneur should be unemployed before taking up the industrial venture

The venture should be her first venture

The woman entrepreneur must have been sanctioned and disbursed financial assistance by SFC or a State level financial institution.

 

The assistance under the scheme takes the form of one time subsidy and is equivalent to the amount of interest payable by the industrial unit set up  by the woman entrepreneur to the SFC or the State level financial institutions for the loan assistance sanctioned for the project for a period of one year, subject to a ceiling of Rs.25000 per annum.

 

In addition to the above there are several schemes offered by various  state government and state level agencies.

 

IDBI’s Mahila Udyam Nidhi(MUN) Scheme:

 

IDBI has set up a special fund, Mahila Udyam Nidhi with a Corpus of Rs.5 crore to provide seed capital assistance to women  entrepreneurs, intending to set up projects in SSI sector.  The scheme is now being implemented by SIDBI.

 

Women Entrepreneurs owning and managing an enterprise with a minimum financial status of 51% of the equity are eligible for assistance provided the project cost excluding

Working capital does not exceed Rs.10 lakh.  The debt equity ratio should be 3:1.  Seed capital assistance will be provided in the form of soft loan  up to a maximum of 15% of fixed cost to meet the gap in equity.  Minimum promoter’s contribution insisted upon is 10% of the fixed cost.

 

A nominal service charge of 1% per annum is charged, which is payable annually.  The seed capital should be repaid over a period not exceeding 10 years including an initial moratorium period of 5 years.  In this scheme, seed capital assistance is provided without insisting on security.

 

Mahila Vikas Nidhi(MVN) Scheme:

 

Recognizing the role of voluntary agencies in improving the socio economic status of women, IDBI has decided to set up a special development fund, Mahila Vikas Nidhi, with an initial allocation of Rs.3 crore from its technical assistance fund.  Assistance by way of grant and soft loan would be made available from the Nidhi to such voluntary organizations working exclusively for women and having a registered organization with a properly constituted governing body.  Agencies with a proven record of performance in managing income-generating programmes would be eligible to receive aid under the Nidhi.  Activities such as setting up of training cum development centers, skill upgradation such as setting up of training cum development centers, skill upgradation programmes, programmes of marketing assistance as well as management upgradation and such other industrial activities which improve the economic status of women would be eligible for support under the MVN.  The assistance under the scheme would be towards one time capital expenditure, the recurring expenses being met by the voluntary agencies out of its funds or grants/donations from government or other agencies.

 

State Bank of India’s Stree Shakti Package:

 

The SBI introduced a new package in November 1989 aimed at reinforcing its efforts in the area of developing entrepreneurship among women. Concessions and facilities under the package are given here.

 

An important highlight of the package is conducting of Entrepreneurial Development Programme(EDP) exclusively designed for women all over the country with the help of SBI Staff Training College and local branches.

The branch managers along with field staff would provide the necessary inputs and assistance to those women who do not plan to set up full fledged industrial ventures but would like to do something at home.  In this scheme for loans of upto Rs.25000/- neither the guarantee nor the margin money is taken from borrowers.  Further a discount of half a percent is allowed on the interest charged.  The loan proposals received from women entrepreneurs would be sanctioned within a period of 30 days except in cases of proposals for high value and also where other financial  institutions are involved.

 

 

Likely Projects

Food Industry : -

 Manufacture of Masala Powders, pickles, syrups, Instant

Mixes, Jams, Squashes, sauce, ketchup, snacks, mixed

Nuts, sugar coated nuts, chips and eatables

 Service Industry: -

 Fast food service, Departmental Stores, Creche, Lunch

And Tiffin Service to offices

Other Industry : -

 Bindi Making, Paper napkin, Paper plates, Leaf plates

Making, soft toys, readymade garments

IT Sector : -

 Data entry, DTP operations, Medical Transcription, Internet Booth

Tamil Nadu Corporation for Development of Women Ltd.

http://www.tamilnaduwomen.org

Services

Guidance from Consultants

Guidance from Consultants

A Service Provided to Entrepreneurs on a Polyclinic concept at a very reasonable cost.

Consultant Timings From Wednesday to Saturday
Additional Benefits One to One Consultancy with Consultants
For Specific Requirements

In many cases, the advisory service gets extended, resulting in:

  • The preparation of Detailed Project Reports
  • Laboratory testing of products
  • Market Assistance
  • Handholding service etc.
  • This is not a training programme. It is a one to one meeting with the Consultant on the specified topics.

 

ADVISORY SERVICE SCHEDULE

S.No Subject
1 RAISING FINANCE TO SET UP SMALL INDUSTRIES AND FOR EXPANSION AND MODERNISATION
2 REVIVAL & REHABILITATION OF SICK UNITS
3 PRODUCT COSTING, COST MANAGEMENT
4 SCOPE FOR SETTING UP PLASTIC, RUBBER, CERAMIC INDUSTRIES
5 SCOPE FOR SETTING UP ELECTRONIC, AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRIES
6 ISO 9000, QUALITY, WASTE MANAGEMENT AND ISO 14000
7 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN SMALL INDUSTRIES
8 SALES TAX, CENTRAL EXCISE AND OTHER TAXES
9 ESI, PF & LABOUR LAWS
10 PATENT, TRADE MARK REGISTRATION

 

Services

Importers Exporters Manufacturer

Information is basic to any activity be it decision making or operation, preparation of DPR, finding export market, pricing of products - anything for that matter. Information exists in plenty but not ready at hand for entrepreneurs or even within reasonable access.
 
It is remote, scattered, requiring running from pillar to post, involving cost in terms of time and money and in the bargain, getting the required information becomes a vexatious process. Loss of opportunities, blunting of competitive edge, conceding of valuable opportunities to competitors for whom availability of information is the only edge on which they capitalize these are all woeful consequences of non availability of timely information.
 
Considering the need of the hour, the Centre prioritized its information services during the year 1995 and the Centre is hooked on to various databases relevant to SMEs all over the world. The aim of the Centre is to value add information relevant for SMEs and make it accessible to them at affordable cost and at the appropriate point of time.
 
  1. Following are the sample of the information available at the Centre:
  2. Trade leads (Buying, selling and others) on a weekly basis.
  3. Patents, copyright and International Standards.
  4. Addresses of producer/exporter/importer world over, updated yearly.
  5. Market research report of various products.
  6. Import, export statistics from major Indian ports.
  7. Green information- Environmental laws, agricultural trade leads.
  8. International events calendar like trade fairs, major conferences and seminars.
  9. Tamil Nadu State Government Orders pertaining to small industries.
  10. Sectoral analysis reports.
  11. Trade statistics.

Services

One Day Training

TFSC organises

One Day/Two Day Programs : As a capsule
Special Skills Program : As a Boon
Enterprise Efficiency Program : As a Bonus
TFSC conducts one day / two day programmes for the benefit of entrepreneurs, recognizing
The need for all round knowledge required for them
The need for updation of knowledge and information and absence of infrastructure and available opportunities to get such updation.
Entrepreneurship Development Programmes, Special Skill Programmes, Workshops and Seminars on different subjects and conferences on Macro topics are organized from time to time.
Among the topics covered are:
 
Training for the year  2013-2014
 

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Topics

1

Six Sigma

2

Best Shop Floor Practices

3

ISO Certification for Organization Growth

4

Seven Quality Control Aid

5

Business Management Skills - 2 days

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Services

STED- Thiruvallur

Going by the success, TFSC has got STED Projects in two more Districts like Vellore District in 2011 and Tiruvallur in 2012.
STED (Science and Technology through Entrepreneurship Development)
 
The STED Project is a focused effort to bring about a socio-economic development of an area through the intervention of Science and Technology. It aims at inculcating strong entrepreneurial orientation in people that will result in effective utilization of resources both human and material of a region besides generating opportunities for employment and creation of wealth. The project envisages matching of the material and the human resources of the target area to create new through a detailed scientific survey and exploitation of the opportunities thus identified enterprises and employment by usage of Science and Technology processes. It involves identification of opportunities by the entrepreneurs.
 
One of the objectives of the STED Project is to raise the socio-economic levels of the economically weaker sections of the population in the region by enhancing their earning potential through self employment. This is done by helping them to set up micro-enterprises through a process of empowering them with technical knowledge and skills besides business related skills. With technological advancement becoming the yardstick for measuring any kind of organizational progress, it is the endeavor of DST and its associates to promote enterprises that would have a strong knowledge and technical base.
 
As the scheme is mainly to uplift the poor and provide them with self confidence through Entrepreneurship, many entrepreneurs should come forward to avail this scheme.

STED-Kancheepuram

The STED project is a focused effort to bring about a socio economic development of an area through the intervention of Science and Technology. It aims at inculcating strong entrepreneurial orientation in people that will result in effective utilization of resources both human and material of a region besides generating opportunities for employment and creation of wealth. The project envisages matching of the material and the human resources of the target area to create new enterprises and employment by usage of Science and Technology processes. It involves identification of opportunities through a detailed scientific survey and exploitation of the opportunities thus identified by the entrepreneurs.
 
TFSC has been accorded to implement this STED Project in Kanchipuram for a total duration of 4 years. During this period, TFSC has to establish atleast 200 micro enterprises in this area.
 
STED Project has been taken up by TFSC in Kanchipuram since 2009 and created around 340 units in Kanchipuram.
 
 

Year

I

II

III

IV

Units since inception

10

45

55

70

Jobs since inception

200

150

175

95

Programs Conducted

350

45

456

55

Participants/ beneficiaries

450

456

311

1

 

 

 

Modular Employable Skills

The Objectives of the Scheme :

To provide vocational training to school leavers, existing workers, ITI graduates, etc. to improve their employability by optimally utilizing the infrastructure available in Govt., private institutions and the Industry. Existing skills of the persons can also be tested and certified under this scheme. 

 

Assessing Body:

 

TFSC has been approved as an Assessing Body for Tamilnadu and 8 other States namely Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Odisha by the Directorate General of Employment & Training, Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government of India, for certification under Skill Development Initiative Scheme (SDIS) based on Modular Employable Skills. There are about 540 Skills grouped into about 68 sectors. 

 

Methodology of Testing and Evaluation

Test Centres (TC):

 

For each Skill, required number of Test Centers (Vocational Training Providers and ITI’s affiliated to NCVT or suitable private organizations / workshops / institutes / service-centers) will be fixed by TFSC for conducting the Assessment. Each Test Centre has to have the required facilities stipulated by DGET for conducting Assessment in each Skill that will be assessed in the particular Test Centre. Test Centers will enter into agreement with TFSC for at least two years and an Agreement will be made for this purpose detailing the roles of TFSC and the TC concerned, mentioning also the remuneration allowable to TC per candidate per trade, etc.

 

Tests will be conducted in TCs by the Assessors deputed by TFSC. Question Papers will be prepared by TFSC, based on the Question Banks provided by DGET. Assessors will be given the answers to the questions also. On receipt of the Assessment results from the assessors, TFSC will consolidate the results and uploaded in the DGET SDI web portal  (www.sdi.gov.in).  The Regional Directorate of Apprenticeship Training (RDAT), for issue of Certificate to the successful candidates.

 

Assessors:

 

TFSC will form a panel of assessors of high repute and integrity, MES sector wise and location wise. The Assessor has to possess a Degree from any recognized college/Diploma (3 years) / NTC or NAC. That degree or diploma or certification has to be dated 2011 or prior to 2011, as the assessor has to possess 2 years minimum work experience. Each assessor should apply in the prescribed form Download , with proof of qualification, proof of Experience and a passport size photograph. TFSC will sponsor suitable Assessors to a test (ACE) conducted by DGET. This ACE qualification is a mandatory requirement for assessors to do assessments. TFSC will bear the expenses for the assessor to appear for ACE test. Each assessor will be suitably compensated for each assessment.

 

Benefits for the Candidates who get themselves evaluated: 

 

They get NCVT (National Council for Vocational Training) Certificate similar to those obtained by regular students in ITI’s and ITC’s, with GOI emblem. The only difference is that regular students get Certificate in a particular Trade (like Wireman) whereas MES gives certificates in particular skills (like Housewiring).

 

Fees Payable for Evaluation:

Being a special scheme targeting the under privileged sections of the society, the Government of India has kept the Assessment Fee at a very nominal level by highly subsidizing the same. It is Rs.800/- for Engineering Skills and special skills like fashion design, Beauty Care, etc. and Rs.500/- for Non-engineering Skills like Banking & Accounting, etc. In addition, for those candidates belonging to SC/ST, OBC and below BPL, and ladies and handicapped persons, the Testing Fee will be reimbursed fully IF THEY PASS. Fees are to be paid by Local Cheque or by DD, favoringTFSC A/c assessing Body (MES-DET)

 

 

Some of the 68 Sectors are listed below:

Automotive Repair, Banking and Accounting, Beauty Culture and Hair Dressing, Chemical,  Electrical, Industrial Electrical, Renewable Energy, Electronics, Fabrication, Garment Making,  Fashion Design, Gem and Jewellery , Hospitality, ICT, Medical and Nursing, Plastic Processing, Printing, Process Instrumentation, Production and Manufacturing, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning, Retail, Painting, Construction, Security, Woodwork, Media, Food Processing, Leather and Sports Goods, Agriculture, Travel and Tourism, Soft Skills, Insurance, Business and Commerce, Handmade Paper and Paper Products, Textiles, Nutrition and Health Education, Etc.   

Age of Candidates:

The minimum age limit for persons to take part in the scheme is 14 years for most of the Skills and 18 years for the other skills; but there is no upper age limit for any of the skills.

Attachments to be sent with the Candidate Application form Download

Age Proof, Name proof, Residential Proof,Community Certificate (to claim refund, if eligible),Experience Certificate