Workshop on Entrepreneurship as a Career Option

A workshop on entrepreneurship as a career option was organised in Punjab engineering college (deemed to be university), Chandigarh on 14th of February 2019. The workshop was organised taking into consideration the need of indulging the entrepreneurial thinking in the minds of the emerging students in the present-day scenario of the growing world. The event was presented by the Electronics and communication department of the college and it was held in association with IEEE(Chandigarh-subsection) and the IEEE(student branch) along with the support of technical education quality improvement programme(TEQIP-III). The speaker of the workshop : Dr. Lalit Sharma, was introduced by the associate professor Dr. Arun Kumar Singh who is also the secretary of IEEE Chandigarh sub-section. Dr. Lalit Sharma is a faculty member at the Centre for Research in Entrepreneurship Education and Development at Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India(EDII, Ahmedabad ). He is also a part of the Centre for Policy Research in S&T Entrepreneurship developed by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India at EDII, wherein he is actively engaged in the national research projects of the Government of India on entrepreneurship development in the country. His research articles on entrepreneurship have been widely published in various reputed international journals such as Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, Journal of Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies, Journal of Global Entrepreneurship Research, International Journal of Gender & Entrepreneurship, Journal of Entrepreneurship and several others. Dr. Sharma highlighted the emerging need of educational institutions to indulge in the entrepreneurial approach in students as the growth of entrepreneurship in a country leads to the growth of the country. He also shared the facts and figures of both the developed and developing countries in encouraging start-ups over the past few years and how those start-ups are changing the current scenario of the country. He elaborated the type of fears the youth has when they try to step up in the corporate world independently and also suggested the effective solutions of overcoming those fears and anxieties. He highlighted the lack of female entrepreneurs in the country and its possible reasons. The speaker gave a comprehensive idea to the audience about the ongoing schemes of the govt. of India like start-up India scheme,CGTMSE, stand-up India ,mudra yojana and many more to support and encourage the skilful and innovative minds in the country. Finally Dr.Lalit Sharma was greeted with a token of respect from Dr. Arun kumar Singh, Associate Professor, Electronics & Communication Department

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