A batch of 66 aspiring entrepreneurs passed out of Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI), Pampore after completing the three-week Entrepreneurship Development Program (EDP).
The spokesman said that candidates were trained for entrepreneurship opportunities (agri-allied sector) at the Pampore campus under the Seed Capital Fund Scheme (SCFS) and Youth Startup Loan Scheme (YSLS) being implemented by the institute.
The training program was modelled for agri-allied activities and the aspirants were trained for dairy, sheep, poultry rearing and mushroom cultivation. The aspirants hailed the designed curriculum for the programme. Special sectoral training was also provided to the trainees during the three-week EDP.
EDP (training) is part of the Institute’s ongoing process to reach every nook and corner of the state of Jammu and Kashmir and equip the unemployed youth with life sustainable business skills. The EDP is generally aimed at providing lessons on skill development, performance improvement as well as business cum sector specific and self-development training to the participating youth.
In the next phase, the Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) of the trained candidates shall be prepared by the Institute for their respective activities, to be followed by preparation of financial appraisals and another related process for disbursement of funds to enable the trained candidates to establish their business ventures.
Meanwhile, JKEDI Thursday organized a boot camp under the J&K Startup Policy in Kulgam district of south Kashmir.
The camp was part of the boot camp campaign launched by the institute in all the districts of the State under the recently introduced J&K Startup Policy for which JKEDI has been designated as the Nodal Agency.
More than 250 participants attended the boot camp held at Government Degree College, Kulgam. Additional District Development Commissioner, Kulgam was the chief guest on the occasion.
Dr. Sheikh Fayaz, Consultant at JKEDI delved into the need for exploring the ideas related to innovation and technology. He urged the participant students to express their innovative ideas so that the institute is able to help them to turn those ideas into profitable business ventures. Syed Firdous, Power Manager JKEDI gave a PowerPoint presentation on J&K Startup policy.