Jamia Hamdard hosts faculty development programme on Entrepreneurship

New Delhi: The Department of CSE, School of Engineering Sciences & Technology hosted Faculty Development programme (FDP) on Entrepreneurship which will go on till 24th March.
The FDP aims at creating awareness about entrepreneurship, training faculty members with skills and knowledge that are essential for inculcating entrepreneurial values in students and guiding and monitoring students’ progress towards an entrepreneurial career. The Faculty Development Program at Jamia Hamdard is designed towards making self-sufficient Entrepreneurs & Innovators, understanding importance of Entrepreneurship, its Present Scenario, Development Process and to motivate Faculty Members/ Budding Technocrats to participate and learn techniques of setting up a business unit.
The inaugural of this FDP took place today at Hamdard Convention Centre, Jamia Hamdard. Sajid Ahmad, Treasurer Hamdard National Foundation (HNF) was the Chief Guest of the program which was presided by Prof. M.A Jafri, Vice Chancellor, Jamia Hamdard.
The programme started with recitation of holy Quran by Dr. Jawed Ahmed Coordinator of the FDP. Planters were presented to the Chief guest, Vice Chancellor, Dean SEST and HOD SEST by Dr. Jawed Ahmed, Dr. Parul Agarwal, Mr. Rahil Beg, Dr. Sherin Zafar and Ms. Richa Gupta.
Prof. M. Afshar Alam, Dean School of Engineering Sciences & Technology Jamia Hamdard gave the welcome address where he asserted the fact citing Ministry of Education that India lags behind many countries when it comes to research, innovation and entrepreneurship. This lack of creative and critical thinking mainly stems from the current educational framework which does not award such thinking. This has resulted in stagnation of Intellectual properties, local manufacturing and self-sustainability, adds Prof Alam.
Creativity leads to innovation and innovation eventually results in the generation of Intellectual Property and further can be taken up to entrepreneurship and startups. Given the explosive pace of technological development allied with the sheer creativity, the NEP, promotes student entrepreneurs with the exposure to vocational education in partnership with industry and in alignment with the Sustainable Development Goal 4.4 (SDG), he further added.
This FDP aims to address all the dimensions of National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 in entrepreneurship and shall help the participants to explore the different methods, tools to become entrepreneurs which can help be self-sustainable. The FDP has distinguished speakers who shall discuss the importance of entrepreneurship ship education in the current scenario. We all are looking forward eagerly to listen them all. Over 100 academicians and research scholars from across the Universities participated in the programme.
Presidential remarks of the FDP were given by Prof. M.A Jafri, Vice Chancellor Jamia Hamdard who highlighted that the design and topics of this FDP will help budding entrepreneurs to grow.
The FDP on its first day ended with two effective sessions by eminent speaker Prof. Sanjay Vohra from University of Delhi at Acharya Narendra Dev College, on Evolution of Entrepreneurship in India. Prof. Vohra guided how to motivate students for startups as he his running Entrepreneurship Lab in Acharya Narendra Dev College.

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