JAMMU: Chairman, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Prof Anil Sahasrabudhe, accompanied by Consultant Student Start-up Policy Implementation Unit, Dipan Kr Sahu met Governor N N Vohra at the Raj Bhavan, here on Friday.
Prof Sahasrabudhe briefed the governor about the ongoing activities of the AICTE to bring about significant qualitative improvement in the technical education being imparted in the state and about the AICTE’s Student Start-up Policy which has been designed to guide AICTE approved institutions to promote student driven innovations and start-ups, an official handout read.
He requested governor, who is also the chancellor of the state universities, “to help in institutionalising and integrating the efforts of the state Start-up Mission to harness creative potential of youth across academia”.
According to the handout, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra (SMVDU) has already established a Technology Business Incubation Centre (TBIC) for encouraging the spirit of entrepreneurship among the people of the state and has successfully incubated 12 startups through the TBIC. The university has also organised the “Innovation Challenge” and is engaged in organising Hackathon-2018 in May, 2018.
Governor lauded Prof Sahasrabudhe’s initiative in supporting efforts to identify the innovative and entrepreneurial potential of students and transforming them into start-up entrepreneurs. He assured Prof Sahasrabudhe that he would very soon convene a meeting of all VCs and heads of higher education institutions in the state to discuss and prepare a roadmap for this purpose, the handout added.