FDP in September 2017

FDP in Warangal

The FDP on entrepreneurship development for the faculties of engineering colleges in Warangal district of Telangana was conducted during 11-23 September 2017. The programmewas inaugurated in the presence of Dr.K.Prakash, Principal of Vaagdevi College of Engineering; and Dr. P. Prasad Rao,Principal of Vaagdevei Engineering College.

In his address of the occasion, Dr. Prakash said that the FDP in entrepreneurship development is the need of the hour. He said, the faculties should gain knowledge about the subject and transfer it to young engineers so that they can be job providers rather than job seekers.

As part of the programme, the faculty trainees were taken on industrial visit to Maithri Rubber Industries - manufacturer and supplier of rubber products, where they interacted with Mr. NarenderChavan, proprietor. The valedictory was attended by Mr. Y. Hrishikesh, General Manager, DIC; and the principals of both the colleges of engineering had addressed the graduating trainees. The General Manager explained various schemes which are being implemented by the Government for supporting the entrepreneurs.

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FDP in August 2017

FDP at Anantapur

The faculty development programme in entrepreneurship development at Anantapur commenced on 21st August and will go on up to 2nd September 2017. The participants are from the faculties of engineering colleges in Anantapur district.The inaugural ceremony was attended by Chairperson Mrs. Jonnalagadda Padmavathy; Principal Mr. Subba Reddy; CAO Mr. M. Ranjit Reddy; and CEO Mr. K. Jagan Mohan Reddy, and some young entrepreneurs.

Delivering the commencement address, the Chairperson thanked ni-msme and the Director General for arranging the training at Anantapur, which is the first of its kind there. She shared her personal experience and the hurdles faced in setting up the engineering college. The Programme will conclude on 2nd September.

FDP at Kakinada

Another faculty development programme in entrepreneurship development was organised at Kakinada during 7th - 19th August 2017. The programme was directed at the faculties of engineering colleges in Kakinada. Chairman Dr. Paruchuri Krishna Rao, and Vice-President Mr. M. Satish addressed the participants during the inaugural session. The Chairman urged the engineering colleges to promote entrepreneurship as it is the need of the hour. The engineering faculty should have thorough knowledge on entrepreneurship, and this programme aims at helping the participants to gain the requisite knowledge and transform to the engineering students into entrepreneursip enthusiasts.

The valedictory event was attended by the General Manager, DIC, Kakinada Mr. A.V. Patel. In his address on the occasion he said that Kakinada is going to become a smart city, so the DIC will play a significant role in promoting enterprise start-ups. Further he said he is committed to developing micro and small enterprises in Kakinada, and this programme will help the faculty to transform the students into entrepreneurial mind set.

The participants voiced that they were not aware of the government schemes before attending this programme. The training was instructive and enlightening, they said, and thanked ni-msme and the DST.

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Valediction of FDP

The SEE of ni-msme had organised a two-week Faculty Development Programme in Entrepreneurship Development during 22 May - 2 June 2017 at ni-msme campus. The National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB), sponsored by the Department of Science & Technology, Government of India. About 27 participants from S&T colleges, entrepreneurship promoting institutions and business schools in Hyderabad had participated in the programme.

The programme was concluded through a formal valediction on 3 June 2017 Mr. M. Chandrasekhar Reddy, Director General, ni-msme, addressing the batch, advised the participants to practise the knowledge and skills learned during the training back in their work situations. Later, he distributed the completion certificates to the participants. Faculty Members Dr. N. Srinivasa Rao and Mr. Shreekant Sharma also attended the valedictory event.

Faculty Development Programmes in EDP

Ni-msme had initiated two batches of faculty development programmes in entrepreneurship development, one programme in women entrepreneurship development, and one in entrepreneurship development during July 2017, sponsored by the Dept. of Science and Technology. All the programmes were directed by Mr. G. Sudarshan, and coordinated by Mr. N. Srinivasa Rao. The aim of the programme was to build the capacity of the faculty of engineering and science colleges so that they would be able to motivate the students to take on entrepreneurial career, and guide and mentor them to manage it with self-confidence.

One of the FDPs, a two-week intervention, was conducted at the Institute campus in Hyderabad, during 3-15 July 2017. As part of the programme, visits were arranged for the trainees to the Rural Technology Park at NIRD, Hyderabad; LBI at ni-msme; and Indian Institute of Millet Research, Hyderabad. The participants were exposed to documentaries and demos, and enriched through their interaction with senior level officials like Dr. Vilas A. Tonapi, Director, IIMR. The training, which concluded with the distribution of programme completion certificates, was appreciated as elucidative.

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