The Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI) Monday kick started its special Entrepreneurship Awareness Program (EAP) series for the students of Government Degree Colleges of the State.
The first EAP was conducted in GGM Science College here for the final year students. The program was intended to provide an insight into the world of entrepreneurship to the participating students.
Spokesperson of the EDI said that EAP was first of the special series of awareness programs being conducted by the Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute on the instructions of Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti who has listed the entrepreneurship development and self employment among the top priorities of the Government.
The Chief Minister had earlier stressed on a more proactive role for Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute to create an enabling environment for entrepreneurship development in the State. Spokesperson said the Entrepreneurship Awareness Programs are in league with the Chief Minister’s resolve to reach out to the talented youth of Jammu and Kashmir and provide them a platform where they can succeed collectively.
In these Entrepreneurship Awareness Programs (EAPs) the students are being acquainted with the realities of labour market in the State along with the scope of entrepreneurship development/self employment in various sectors of the State economy. An interaction with the local successful entrepreneurs is also part of these awareness programs to act as motivators.
The EAPs are also structured to create awareness among the youth about different Government schemes for entrepreneurship development and network the eligible candidates with the concerned departments for coverage after proper registration and screening.
Officials of EDI said the awareness programs are being conducted by a specialized team constituted by the Institute for the purpose. Experts from the J&K Bank and Department of Industries and Commerce, J&K Government are also part of the awareness team.
The EAPs are scheduled to be held in all the degree colleges of the State over a period of next two months.