Aim to transform education into entrepreneurial skills: VC SKUAST-K

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SRINAGAR: Vice Chancellor SKUAST-K, Prof Nazeer Ahmad on Thursday said that the institution aims to transform education into entrepreneurial skills.
He said this while addressing the concluding ceremony of 30-days skill development training programme for small poultry farmers, commercial floriculture and Entrepreneurs, a handout read.
Emphasising upon the youth to become job-providers rather than job-seekers, VC asserted that there is tremendous potential of entrepreneurship in every agriculture-related activity.
He said that SKUAST-K trains students so that they will be able to start their own ventures.
Representative from Entrepreneurship Development Institute, Dr Shahid Jibran said “there are special schemes floated by EDI like Seed Capital Fund Scheme and Himayat besides Youth Start-Up to promote entrepreneurship among youth in Kashmir,” it read.
He said earlier youth faced financial implications vis-à-vis starting ventures, “but now EDI is helping them by providing financial assistance with subsidies so that unemployment issue is addressed,” the handout added.