Entrepreneurship Development Cell - SMVDU Organised Webinar on ‘Startup Opportunities'

KATRA: Webinar session on the topic 'Startup Opportunities for Students - Post Covid-19: A Way towards Atmanirbhar Bharath' conducted by Entrepreneurship Development Cell-SMVDU for the youthful and talented budding business graduates of the university.

The resource person of the webinar session, Prof. T. Prasad, Faculty Adviser, ‘Center for Student Enterprises' and Professor, National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Mumbai, delivered an inspiring webinar on the different dimensions of entrepreneurship and start-up prospects getting open for the infant entrepreneurs present on-going tough situations.

It is one of the most concerning topics for the students who are going to complete their degrees amid Covid-19. Prof. Prasad mentioned that the young minds will have ample of opportunities as in today's era of technology, and the young generation are much more aware of the technical aspects and practicality and pragmatism of things.

He also explained the emerging opportunities like in agriculture, technology, healthcare, etc. and also encouraged students to look for opportunities in their proximity as many things like fruits, dry fruits, medicinal plants, food etc are popular in J&K, while differentiating between start-up and entrepreneurship.

He also elaborated four important points which a student should consider before starting any start-up. For the students who want to go for a job for now, Prasad suggested that if they want to begin any start-up, they should not feel restricted by their jobs but instead take their jobs as an opportunity for learning about business and alongside on the parallel front start working on their start-up.

Earlier Dr Supran Kumar Sharma, Associate Professor Chief Coordinator , Entrepreneurship Development Cell- SMVDU moderated the session and provided a brief introduction of Prof. Prasad also known as Prof. Mandi and briefed about different entrepreneurial activities initiated by Prof. Prasad's teaching methodology of arranging Mandis with the students of MBA and other programs.

Prasad also elaborated three ways of starting a start-up. He also motivated the students who were doubtful about their start-up ideas, saying "it is you who make the business right" and also advised to start with a very micro venture with a small amount of investment to learn by doing, and to assess their interest and potential.

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