Devbhoomi Entrepreneurship Centers | 13 Nov 2023

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On November 11, 2023, Dr. Deepak Kumar Pandey, Nodal Officer of Devbhoomi Entrepreneurship Scheme and Assistant Director, Higher Education, said that Devbhoomi Entrepreneurship Centers will be established in all the 119 government colleges of the state.

Key Points

  • Dr. Deepak Kumar Pandey said that the objective of the scheme is to develop an ecosystem of innovation and enterprise in the universities and government institutions of the state in accordance with the National Education Policy-2020.
  • Under the Devbhoomi Entrepreneurship Scheme, entrepreneurship training will be provided to 90 professors. Under the scheme, after identifying the entrepreneurial qualities of the students, they will be developed.
  • It may be noted that 22 faculty members from state higher educational institutions have taken training at EDII, Ahmedabad from November 5 to November 10. Members from Nainital, Tehri Garhwal, Haridwar, Almora, Chamoli, Dehradun, Pauri Garhwal, Bageshwar, Uttarkashi, Champawat, Pithoragarh, Rudraprayag participated in it.
  • The following topics will be focused in the entrepreneurship centres-
    • Identifying and develop entrepreneurial qualities in students.
    • Identifying start-up opportunities.
    • To develop a curriculum on entrepreneurship.
    • Start-up funding and venture capital.
    • Emerging entrepreneurship opportunities in Uttarakhand and creating their project profiles.
    • Designing skill-development courses as per NEP-2020.
    • Discussion on library resources and IT.