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ICccR & HRM, JU organises Export Awareness Programme

JAMMU: International Centre for Cross Cultural Research and Human Resource Management (ICccR & HRM), University of Jammu in collaboration with the Regional Joint Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), Jammu organized an Export Awareness Programme under the “Niryat Bandhu Scheme” of Ministry of Commerce and Industries, Government of India.

The Programme was organised with the objective of mentoring students in the arena of international business and generating interest amongst students towards understanding the connection between foreign trade and the economic upliftment of our nation. 

A.K. Bhushan, Asstt. DGFT, Jammu, during his address, apprised the participants of the role of DGFT in international trade.  Mr. Bhushan reflected upon the kind of documentation and procedures necessary for entering into international business and other related issues.  He also stressed upon the need for youth to think of entrepreneurship as a career option and explore the possibilities of entering international trade. Mr. Bhushan, while interacting with the participants, highlighted the relevance of bridging the information gap. He provided the necessary guidance to the participants to update their knowledge in the field of exports and imports alongwith services offered by various agencies of the State / Central Government to facilitate the process.

Aruna Narula, Member, Business Excellence Support Team, DGFT, initiated the discussion by addressing upon the Niryat Bandhu Scheme that provides hand handholding to young entrepreneurs under the ambit of which the programme was organized. Narula provided a detailed insight into the export process and talked about the various Schemes run by DGFT to promote export. Her presentation was on the theme ‘Export Procedure & Incentives being extended by DGFT’ which also drew attention towards several aspects of international trade including export procedures, documentation, data mining, buyer management, security of payments etc.  The participants were also briefed about the various Schemes like Merchandise Export from India Scheme (MEIS), Service Export from India Scheme (SFIS), Advance Authorization Scheme, Export Promotion Capital Goods Scheme (EPCG), etc.   

Earlier Professor Neetu Andotra, Director, ICccR & HRM, and Dean, Faculty of Business Studies, University of Jammu, during the welcome address, emphasized upon the prime aim to conduct this Programme to strengthen the orientation of students towards international trade and make them well-versed with the various policies and initiatives of the government as well as mentor them to become first class exporters in the near future. She also expressed that such events are meaningfully aligned to the MBA (International Business) Programme. She also insisted them to be updated with knowledge pertaining to the changes and latest developments taking place across the various facets of international trade. 

Dr. Pallvi Arora, Assistant Professor, ICccR & HRM, JU conducted the proceedings of the Programme. Dr. Isha Sharma, Assistant Professor, ICccR & HRM, JU, presented the vote of thanks. 

The programme was attended by the students of MBA (International Business) Programme, PGD-CCM students, research scholars from ICccR & HRM and Department of Commerce as well as the faculty at ICccR & HRM, University of Jammu.  

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