Four International Capacity Building Programmes of six-week each, being conducted with the support of Indian Technical & Economic Cooperation (ITEC), Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India, concluded on December 1, 2017. The Chief Guest for the Valediction was Dr. Anup Singh, Director General, Nirma University. The Chief Guest congratulated the participants and urged them to use their learning for the benefit of others, back in their respective countries. Emphasizing that learning should be a continuous process, Dr. Anup Singh threw light on the 4-P model, listing the 4-Ps as Passion (passion to achieve), Plan (plan the path ahead with a futuristic vision), Problem Solving (develop the art of foreseeing problems and addressing those that come unexpectedly) and People (the art of managing people).
The four programmes which were concluded had commenced on October 23, 2017. In all, there were 60 participants from 27 developing countries. The programmes included:
Agri-Entrepreneurship and Supply Chain Management
The Programme has been specially designed to introduce the participants to the emerging opportunities in agri-business and cultivate an entrepreneurial attitude in them to that they become adept in developing innovative solutions to economic issues in food and fibre system.
Doing Business in Emerging Markets
The Programme is centered on driving an understanding of challenges and opportunities associated with organizational management and business strategies in emerging markets.
The Programme aims at developing the spirit of entrepreneurial management or intrapreneurship among participants so that they create a conducive organizational environment where entrepreneurship germinates and grows.
SME Banking & Financial Services
The aim is to facilitate an in-depth understanding and develop skills in assessing financial needs of SMEs and designing appropriate financial intermediation.
The 5-day programme kick-started soon after the inaugural function. Class-room lectures, field visits, simulation exercises and interaction with experts will form a part of the pedagogy.