EDI India & USTM jointly take initiative for entrepreneurial training

guwahati: Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDI) and University of Science and Technology, Meghalaya (USTM) have jointly organized a two week long faculty development program on Entrepreneurship Development from March 18 to April 2, 2015 which concludes on Thursday.Shri Kamruddin Ahmed, the Advisor of EDI graced the valedictory session and distributed the certificates among the participant teachers of the program.
Shri  Kamruddin Ahmed while addressing the gathering suggested that the university to create a ‘open lab’ where the students from various  disciplines can share their entrepreneurial and creative ideas with the faculty members which will act as a germination ground for entrepreneurial development in this region. Emphasizing on the philanthropic contribution of the faculty members Shri Ahmed highlighted the need for voluntary contribution from them towards implanting the seeds of entrepreneurial zeal in the minds of the youth of this region. He further stressed on the need for self sustainable social welfare programs thus social entrepreneurship. Shri Ahmed said that the unemployment problem in the NE region is alarming thus the need of the hour is to create entrepreneurs in the region not only to mitigate the unemployment scenario but for all round economic development.
He further expressed his desire to avail more cooperation and association with EDI in future for the entrepreneurship development of the youth of the region.
The aim of organizing the twelve days faculty development program was to create awareness of entrepreneurial opportunities and supporting and sustaining entrepreneurial behavior among the students and also urged the participants to become more entrepreneurial teachers in the present day situation.
The resource persons from various fields have delivered useful insight to the participants. Dr R M Pant, Director NIRD, Mr Anupam Dutta, Project Officer SIRD, Dr Sunil Saikia, former Director, IIE have shared their valuable suggestions with the participants.
The training programme was attended by thirty faculty members of different institutions which started off with scientifically designed Schedule & Exercise to break the mental as well as physical blocks and build self-confidence amongst the participants.
Assignments, to facilitate the teachers to be more action oriented and focused after the programme were designed for the participants who realized that the exercise had opened up their mind to come closer to each other.
During the programme period a visit was also arranged to Bitchem.
An MoU has been already signed between EDI India & USTM to promote Entrepreneurial training which will be done once in every quarter.

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