The students of business management of North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) and ICFAI University Meghalaya today got an opportunity to interact with an expert entrepreneurial profession from IIT – Bombay Dr. Shweta Singh.
The workshop organised by Department of Management, NEHU in collaboration with entrepreneurship cell (e-Cell), IIT Bombay aimed at polishing the skills of entrepreneurship talents.
The workshop was designed to help the budding entrepreneurs germinate business ideals with the opportunities available in North East in particular and Garo Hills in general.
A total of 90 students from both the Universities attended the workshop conducted at Nehu, Tura campus.
The expert from IIT Bombay gave an insight on development of analytical abilities and strategic competencies in those who wish to get into the field of entrepreneurship. She motivated the students on different business model and perspective planning for initiating ventures and dwelt on programmes like Skill India, Startups and Make in India campaign.
‘The budding entrepreneurs should take advantage of the ambitious programme of the government which has been rolled out by both the state and the centre,’ said Prof J. U. Ahmed, Head, Department of Management, speaking at the inaugural programme of the workshop.
Addressing as chief guest Pro-Vice Chancellor NEHU Prof. G. Singaiah said, ‘As an University it has been our responsibility to inculcate the spirit of entrepreneurship amongst our students, so that they are prepared to face on the challenge once they acquire their degrees.’
‘Creating a new scalable venture is a challenging and a complex task. The road to entrepreneurial success is long, tiring, entangled and strewn with pitfalls, obstacles and blind alleys,’ Singaiah added, while motivating the budding entrepreneurs.
Coordinator of the workshop Dr. Sunildro L.S. Akoijam said, ‘It is very important that our youth are exposed to such workshops and acquire requisite skill and knowledge to take a quantum leap in their life.’
Akoijam also said that the world in full of challenges and the students should be prepared and equipped as ready workforce for the market. ‘Through such workshop we are enabling the students and ensuring that they get exposure in practical skills and identify potential opportunities and markets or create a business plan,’ he added.