NEHU's initiates week long Faculty Development Programme on Entrepreneurship to Empowering Educators

Date: Mar 18, 2024

A five-day non-residential Faculty Development Programme (FDP), is being organized by the newly created Entrepreneurship Development Cell (EDC), North Eastern Hill University (NEHU), Shillong, Meghalaya. The Centre is sponsored by the North Eastern Council (NEC), Shillong, with the Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship (IIE), Guwahati, serving as its nodal agency, carried out under the name "Establish, Develop and Manage Entrepreneurship Development Centers (EDCs) and Incubation Centers (ICs) in the Educational Institutes of North Eastern Region." The program's all-encompassing strategy for encouraging an entrepreneurial spirit in the region by strengthening the existing ecosystem and promoting and nurturing innovation and start-ups.

Commencing on the 11th March, 2024 the initiative attracted active participation of faculty members from numerous higher education institutions in the East Khasi Hill district. Renowned professionals from academia, industry and start-ups covering a broad spectrum of disciplines, including finance, technology, banking, planning, skill development, management, law, and entrepreneurship, would be contributing their invaluable insights and experiences to enrich the atmosphere of learning and participation.

In his welcome address, Dr. Dinesh Bhatia, Coordinator, EDC emphasized the need of such initiatives by the Government and how it would help in nurturing and promoting the importance of such programmes for young minds and create a thriving ecosystem for the region and the State. He encouraged the attendees to expand the advantages of such government-sponsored initiatives to college drop-out students and unemployed youths in their respective institutes, promoting an entrepreneurial and empowering culture. He profusely thanked the NEHU University, Prime Hub, Government of Meghalaya, NEC, Shillong and IIE, Guwahati for their support and guidance in organizing this week long event.

The Inaugural function presided over by Prof. Sirsendu Sekhar Ray, Head of Biomedical Engineering Department. He emphasized the need for promoting entrepreneurship, understanding the differences between innovation and discovery, sharing and learning.

With a vote of gratitude from Mr. Shyamal Mandal, the inaugural programme came to an end. Dr. Dinesh Bhatia, Coordinator of EDC at NEHU, thanked all stakeholders for their contributions to the program's success hoping that the NEHU's Entrepreneurship Program has Sparked Growth in Regional Startup.