A 10-day entrepreneurship development programme began at the University of Kashmir aimed to identify budding entrepreneurs and develop their skills and competencies
A 10-day entrepreneurship development programme began at the University of Kashmir on Wednesday. The programme, aimed to identify budding entrepreneurs and develop their skills and competencies, has been organized by the University’s Centre for Career Planning & Counselling (CCPC) in collaboration with the Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME-DI).
The programme also aims to provide complete information to budding entrepreneurs about the government’s initiatives on promotion of entrepreneurship in the country. KU’s Dean of Research, Prof Sheikh Javid Ahmed presided over the inaugural session which was also graced by Virender Sharma, Director, MSME-DI J&K; Muhammad Ashraf Mir President FCIK, Er. Saheel Alaqband, Assistant Director MSME-DI, J&K.
In his presidential address, Prof Javid highlighted the importance of collaborations in making higher education more effective and result-oriented.
“The University would always encourage collaborations/partnerships that help the students in enhancing their skills and make them employable,” he said. “We need to closely work with the Industry to come out with innovative ways and means of entrepreneurship development.”
Director CCPC, Prof. Farooq A Khan said the union government is working tirelessly to provide employment opportunities to the youth of Kashmir and also take initiatives to groom budding entrepreneurs so that they could start their own enterprises.
Virender Sharma, Director MSME-DI, J&K said that union government has taken various initiatives for promoting entrepreneurship in the state. He also provided detailed information about the schemes for the budding entrepreneurs and advised students to benefit from these.
Muhammad Ashraf Mir, President Federation Chamber of Industries Kashmir (FCIK) provided a broad outline of issues and challenges faced by the budding entrepreneurs in the state. He assured that the Chamber would provide all possible support to the entrepreneurs to set up successful business units in the state.
Source: Riyaz Khaliq, HT Campus Specialist