The Academia Affirms the Scope of Entrepreneurship as a Career

At a time when the academic fraternity is endorsing entrepreneurship as a potent career option, EDII, in association with several prominent universities is actively promoting innovations and connecting students with entrepreneurship. On this line, a 5-day training programme was organized by EDII for 24 professors of five universities from Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh. The training started on 7th March and continued till 11th March 2022.

Dr. Sunil Shukla, Director General-EDII, inaugurated the training program. Stressing on the importance of entrepreneurship training, he said, “Entrepreneurship is now a way of life. It has to be imbibed in education in a manner that every child considers it as natural as any other career option. If the country is marching on the path of self reliance, this has to be the most potent option. Students need to understand the power of entrepreneurship.” Dr. Shukla appreciated the Vice Chancellors of the universities saying that the leadership of the university at present is aware and dynamic, which is a good sign to entrepreneurship becoming a natural career option.

This programme was undertaken to make professors aware about the dynamics associated with the iscipline of entrepreneurship. In this 5-day training programme, 24 participants from 4 universities of Uttar Pradesh and 1 university of Madhya Pradesh,  5 professors from Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University, Lucknow, 6 from Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University, Kanpur, 4 from Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology, Meerut, 4 from Madan Mohan Malaviya Technological University, Gorakhpur and 5 from Guru Ghasidas University, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh were trained on various aspects of entrepreneurship course design and implementation so that they in turn ensure an outcome based entrepreneurship development programme being implemented in their respective university.

Dr. Amit Kumar Dwivedi, In-charge, Department of Policy Advocacy and Research, EDII, said, “The programme harnessed the possibilities of entrepreneurship, created awareness about various financial assistance schemes of the Central and State Governments, explored new courses that could be designed for students, imparted an understanding on motivating students to ideate and the nitty gritty related to pre incubation and incubation.”

Participants of the programme with (in the centre) Dr. Himanshu A. Pandya, Vice-Chancellor, Gujarat University; (on his L) Mr. H. K. Mittal, Senior Advisor, EDII; (5th from L) Dr. Sunil Shukla, Director General-EDII; (3rd from L) Dr. Amit Dwivedi,  In-charge, Department of Policy Advocacy and Research, EDII and (8th from L) Mr. J. B. Patel, Distinguished Faculty, EDII.