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Syllabus and Mark Distribution – Grade 11 – Entrepreneurship

Course Structure

S.No. UnitMarks 
1Entrepreneurship, What, Why and How15
2An Entrepreneur
3Entreprenerial Journey20
4Entrepreneurship as Innovation and Problem Solving
5Understanding the Market15
6Business Arithmetic20
7Resource Mobilization
Project Work30
Total100

Unit 1: Entrepreneurship: What, Why and How

  • Entrepreneurship- Concept, Functions, Need and Importance.
  • Myths about Entrepreneurship
  • Pros and Cons of Entrepreneurship
  • Process of Entrepreneurship.

Unit 2: An Entrepreneur

  • Types of Entrepreneurs
  • Competencies and Characteristics; Ethical Entrepreneurship.
  • Entrepreneurial Value: Values, Attitudes and Motivation.
  • Mindset of an Employee and an Entrepreneur- Difference
  • Intrapreneur: Importance in Any Organization.

Unit 3: Entrepreneurship Journey

  • Self Assessment of Qualities, Skills, Resources and Dreams.
  • Generation of Ideas.
  • Feasibility Study
  • Opportunity Assessment
  • Business Plan Preparation
  • Execution of Business Plan
  • Role of Society and Family in the growth of an entrepreneur.
  • Challenges faced by women in Entrepreneurship.

Unit 4: Entrepreneurship as Innovation and Problem Solving

  • Entrepreneurs- as problem solvers.
  • Innovations and Entrepreneurial Ventures.
  • Social Entrepreneurship-Concept and Importance
  • Risk taking-Concept; types of business risks.
  • The role of technology/ social media in creating new forms of firms, organizations, networks and cooperative clusters.
  • Barriers to Entrepreneurship.
  • Support structure for promoting entrepreneurship (various goverment schemes).

Unit 5: Understanding the Market

  • Market- Traditional and E-commerce- Concept and Role
  • Types of Business: Manufacturing, Trading and Services.
  • Market Forces: Sellers, consumers and competitors.
  • Expanding Markets: Local to global, Strategies needed.
  • Marketing Mix: Concept and Elements.
  • Pricing and Factors affecting pricing.
  • Market Survey: Concept, Importance and Process.

Unit 6: Business Arithmetic

  • Simplified Cash Register and Record Keeping
  • Unit of Sale, Unit Price and Unit Cost – for single product or service
  • Types of Costs – Start up, Variable and Fixed
  • Income Statement
  • Cashflow Projections
  • Break Even Analysis – for single product or service
  • Taxes

Unit 7: Resource Mobilization

  • Types of Resources – Human, Capital and other Resources
  • Selection and utilization of human resources and professionals like Accountants, Lawyers, Auditors, Board Members, etc.
  • Role and Importance of a Mentor
  • Estimating Financial Resources required.
  • Methods of meeting the financial requirements.
  • Size and capital based classification of business enterprises.
  • Various sources of Information