KU VC stresses on promoting entrepreneurship to tackle unemployment

KU VC stresses on promoting entrepreneurship to tackle unemployment

Addresses 2-day conference at South campus

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir has huge potential for establishment of world-class enterprises and there is a need to change the mindset and provide practical exposure to students on entrepreneurship development, Vice-Chancellor of University of Kashmir Prof Khurshid Iqbal Andrabi has said.
Addressing valedictory function of two-day national-level conference “Entrepreneurship opportunities and Challenges in the Contemporary World”, organised by the Department of Management Studies at University’s South Campus, Prof Andrabi emphasised the need for promoting entrepreneurship as a career choice to tackle the emerging problem of unemployment in the state.
Prof Andrabi also discussed the university’s resolve in taking up entrepreneurship development on priority.
In his opening remarks, Dr Ashfaq Ahmad Zarri Director, South Campus appreciated the role played by the JKEDI and highlighted the need for universities and colleges to consider providing insight about entrepreneurship to graduating students to curb the problem of unemployment. Prof Abdul Gani from Central University of Kashmir also shared his thoughts on the subject.
The workshop was inaugurated by Prof Ghulam Mohiuddin Bhat, Advisor Entrepreneurship Development Cell and Dean Faculty of Applied Sciences and Technology and Dr Ashfaq Zarri.
Dr. Saiyed Wajid Ali from Jamia Millia Islamia New Delhi delivered keynote address and talked about critical issues and opportunities vis-à-vis entrepreneurship at national and international level, while Arif Ahmad Khan Project Manager, JKEDI discussed schemes on promoting entrepreneurship in the State. 31 research papers were presented during three technical sessions by participants representing various prestigious universities including Jamia Millia Islamia, University of Hyderabad, Jain University Bangalore, Central University of Kashmir, Islamic University of Science and Technology and The Business School, University of Kashmir and NIT Srinagar.

One Response to "KU VC stresses on promoting entrepreneurship to tackle unemployment"

  1. Sahil   April 30, 2017 at 11:58 pm

    J&K govt is fooling youth and citizens. More than 2200 cases of seed capital fund scheme of JKEDI are pending for steering committee approval.
    Everyone talks of entrepreneurship in speeches n policies. Govt is least bothered to implement it. Dr Drabu himself has shelved all existing youth related schemes without announcing any alternative.
    Kashmir is boiling, youth’s energy is being wrongly used. But who bothers, everyone interested in vote banks