SRINAGAR: More women are approaching Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI) to take up entrepreneurship as their career after completing their college or university education, the Institute said Wednesday.
In a press release issued here, it said about 10 females were part of the fresh batch of 27 aspiring entrepreneurs that completed training at JKEDI’s Rajouri campus.
“The unemployed youth, who are all set to start their own business ventures now, were exposed to a comprehensive training course, Entrepreneurship Development Programme (EDP) to equip them with what they need to start a profitable business,” it said.
The candidates were from varied educational background and have chosen agriculture-allied sectors (dairy and sheep farming) or manufacturing and services sectors as their lines of activity, it said.
Regional Coordinator, Dr Majid Manzoor Khan, chaired the valedictory function and appraised the candidates about the viability and feasibility of different entrepreneurial ventures, it said.
Course Coordinator Basit Khursheed and Trainer Syed Asrar Qadri were present on the valediction, it added.
The candidates have registered for the Seed Capital Fund Scheme (SCFS) – a key component of the state government’s SK Employment and Welfare Programme for Youth (SKEWPY), and Youth Start-Up Loan Scheme (YSLS) being implemented by JKEDI, it said.