Experts from DU, JNU, NISTADS, KU, IUST to deliberate on core issues
PAMPORE: A three-day “Consultative Meeting on Innovation and Entrepreneurship Monograph” began at Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI), Sempora Pampore on Friday under J&K Startup Policy.
The purpose of the consultative meet is to give impetus to the concepts of innovation and entrepreneurship at grassroots level and to design a monograph for the students at school, college and university level, after taking inputs from subject experts as well as the people working in the field, an official handout read.
JKEDI has invited subject experts of repute including Prof H P Singh, Director Cluster Innovation Centre, University of Delhi, Dr Sujit Bhattacharya, Principal Scientist at NISTADS (National Institute of Science & Technology and Development Studies), Prof Bhaduri, a development economist and professor at JNU, New Delhi, Dr Manish, teaching Environmental Economics at TERI, subject experts from NCERT, Dr Abhay Kumar and Dr Karenk Koireng, Dr Sujit, Principal Scientist faculty members from University of Kashmir, NIT Srinagar, IUST Awantipora for their inputs and consultation. Noted broadcaster, Syed Humayun Qaiser, some local innovators and JKEDI faculty were also present on the occasion.
Director JKEDI, Tufail Mattoo in his welcome address urged the participants to deliberate on the broad contours of innovation and entrepreneurship so that an appropriate course of action was designed by the institute in due course of time.
The experts from various educational and technical institutions presented their points of view as to how a monograph on innovation and entrepreneurship can be prepared and what shall it be based on. They stressed on the need to explore relevant pathways for innovation in entrepreneurship, mass awareness, changing the mindset especially those of the parents, consideration of backward & forward linkages etc., before coming up with a monograph on the subject, the handout read.
On the occasion, representatives from NCERT, New Delhi expressed their willingness to partner for developing the text/course on innovation and entrepreneurship.
The consultative meet shall continue to deliberate over the next two days and seek inputs from the participants to prepare a comprehensive document which shall later help in preparing the desired output-monograph, it added.