Srinagar: A two–day National Conference on Entrepreneurship Development (NCED-2015) started in Government Degree College Bemina, a spokesman of the college said on Wednesday.
The spokesman said that the conference was inaugurated by minister of state for information , education and culture, Priya Sethi in presence of Vice Chancellor Kashmir University Prof. Khurshid Ahmed Indrabi and Vice Chancellor Central University of Kashmir Prof. Mehrajudin.
Emphasizing the need of converting traditional college education in such a way that it may stimulate a person to be a job giver than a job seeker , Priya Sethi desired that the conference must evolve a roadmap for introduction of skill development courses in near future.
She was appreciative of the fact that college had taken a lead by inviting leading experts in entrepreneurship from outside the state and desired that this trend should continue.
In her welcome address Principal Dr. Yasmin Kawoos emphasized the need for skill development for generating entrepreneurship instinct among the youth. She invited the scholars and experts to deliberate upon the need for change in curriculum so that we move from bookish and theoretical learning to practical and skill oriented learning.
Prof. M. Suresh Rao Head , Center for Entrepreneurship Development , S.P.Jain Institute of Management Mumbai called upon the youth to think out of box as entrepreneurship was not the domain of traditional business families any more. He said present day entrepreneurship is non caste based and has come in vogue since the introduction of knowledge based sectors like IT in eighties in USA.
“Today young minds are not lured much towards careers in Civil Services and PSUs but want to be icons in entrepreneurship endeavors as they foresee tremendous opportunities in terms of friendly ecosystem in place. There has been a paradigm shift as today entrepreneurship is in mind and not in genes,” he said.