Consultative meet on innovation, entrepreneurship monograph begins at EDI
Srinagar, April 12: A three-day “Consultative Meeting on Innovation and Entrepreneurship Monograph” began at Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI), Sempora Pampore on Friday under J&K Startup Policy, the spokesman said. The spokesman said that the basic purpose of the consultative meet is to give impetus to the concepts of innovation and entrepreneurship at the grass root level and design a monograph for the students at school, college and university level, after taking inputs from subject experts as well as the people working in the field. JKEDI has invited subject experts of national repute including Prof. H P Singh, Director Cluster Innovation Centre, University of Delhi, Dr Sujit Bhattacharya, Principal Scientist at NISTADS (National Institute of Science & Technology and Development Studies), Prof. Bhaduri, a development economist and professor at JNU, New Delhi, Dr Manish, teaching Environmental Economics at TERI, subject experts from NCERT, Dr Abhay Kumar and Dr Karenk Koireng, Dr Sujit, Principal Scientist faculty members from University of Kashmir, NIT Srinagar, IUST Awantipora for their inputs and consultation. Noted broadcaster, Syed Humayun Qaiser, some local innovators and JKEDI faculty were also present on the occasion, said the spokesman. Director JKEDI, Tufail Mattoo in his welcome address urged the participants to deliberate on the broad contours of innovation and entrepreneurship so that an appropriate course of action is designed by the institute in due course of time. “The experts from various educational and technical institutions presented their points of view as to how a monograph on innovation and entrepreneurship can be prepared and what shall it be based on,” said the spokesman in a statement. “They stressed on the need to explore relevant pathways for innovation an entrepreneurship, mass awareness, changing the mindset especially those of the parents, consideration of backward and forward linkages etc., before coming up with a monograph on the subject,” he said. On the occasion representatives from NCERT, Delhi expressed their willingness to partner for developing the text/course on innovation and entrepreneurship. “The consultative meet shall continue to deliberate over the next two days and seek inputs from the participants to prepare a comprehensive document which shall later help in preparing the desired output-monograph,” said JKEDI spokesman in a statement.