PAMPORE: A six-day Faculty Development Programme (FDP) on Saturday concluded at Pampore campus of the Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI).
JKEDI organised the faculty development programme in association with Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai. The programme began on August 12, 2018. More than 40 faculty members of JKEDI from across the state participated in the programme. They were trained by a three-member expert team from TISS, Mumbai headed by Prof Satyajit Majumdar, Member of Governing Board of National Innovation Foundation (NIF) – an autonomous body of Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, with more than 37 years of experience in the field, an official handout read.
Chairperson, Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, School of Management and Labour Studies, Prof Samapti Guha and Program Manager (Incubation) at TISS, Raviraj Durwas were part of the team which conducted the programme.
The programme was aimed at building the capacities of the institute faculty with special focus on designing training curriculum based on the needs of the aspiring entrepreneurs of the state, incubation practices, mentee-mentor relationships, approaches of problem identification, mapping and solving, etc. During the programme special emphasis was laid on social entrepreneurship in the State of Jammu and Kashmir, read the handout.
In his address, Director JKEDI, Dr M I Parray expressed gratitude to the resource persons from TISS, Mumbai requesting them to “hold such kind of programmes in future as well”.
Responding to the request of Director JKEDI, Prof Majumdar promised more such programmes “to further strengthen the relation between the JKEDI and TISS”, it added.