Pune University and EDII join hands to offer courses in Entrepreneurship
Pune University and EDII announce first faculty development program in entrepreneurshipImage source: Sakal Media Group

Pune University and EDII join hands to offer courses in Entrepreneurship

The programme will especially focus on driving in learning about the creative process of entrepreneurs and innovators, establishing and managing an enterprise

Pune: The first Faculty Development Programme (FDP) under an MoU between Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII), Ahmedabad and Savitribai Phule Pune University’s – Centre for Innovation, Incubation & Enterprise (SPPU’s-CIIE) has been launched.

The five-day Faculty Development Programme for faculty members of institutions under will impart the teaching community an understanding on the critical aspects related to organizing Entrepreneurship Development programmes and mentoring students to adopt Entrepreneurship as a career.

With an aim to create a strong cadre of faculty who can mentor/train students on entrepreneurship, the programme will especially focus on driving in learning about the creative process of entrepreneurs and innovators, establishing and managing an enterprise, running start up engine in college, Ideation and so on.

Faculty Development Programmes will be conducted on a regular basis to deep root entrepreneurship and to ensure that there is a trained cadre of mentors and resource persons who can design and implement entrepreneurship related interventions. This is the first programme in the series.

Dr. Milind Kamble, Founder Chairman of Dalit Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DICCI) and Board Member of EDII said, “Creating a new enterprise in itself is quite overwhelming. In the given situation, there are many apprehensions in an entrepreneurs’ mind. Hence, it is important to create a mechanism where potential and existing businesses can be guided through.”

“Under the aegis of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ there are several incentives and schemes for the revivification of MSME sector that need to be propagated among these stakeholders. In the last decade, India has shown that it can build a robust entrepreneurial ecosystem. Together our mandate should be to orient as many students as possible students towards choosing entrepreneurship as a career,” he added.

Dr Nitin Karmalkar, Vice-Chancellor of SPPU said, “With several government efforts and reforms in place, we can see how India is consistently progressing pace in the domains of start-ups and innovation, but alongside these initiatives, there is an unprecedented need for educating, skilling and orienting to take up leadership roles as owners of their business. I am sure this programme will go a long way in preparing our youths to become entrepreneurs by effectively harnessing all resources.”

Dr Sunil Shukla, Director General, EDII, said, “In the present scenario, it is really important to strengthen the fundamentals of entrepreneurship. Studies show that entrepreneurs who have been mentored or trained by professionals tend to have a higher success rate. A measured and timely guidance to enterprises at the early stage has proven benefits in the long run. Hence, we need to create an ecosystem where enterprise creation is knowledge driven and methodical.”

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