SRINAGAR, Aug 20: The National Institute of Technology (NIT) Srinagar today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mumbai-based Jani-IEF Entrepreneurship Foundation on collaborating for entrepreneurship education and conduct of IEF MasterClass module for entrepreneurs at the Institute.
The MoU was signed by Director, NIT Srinagar, Prof Rakesh Sehgal and Jani-IEF Entrepreneurship Foundation (JIEF) represented by its Chairperson and Founder Bhairavi Jani.
It was signed in presence of Prof G A Harmain HAG, Dean, Research & Consultancy; Prof Abdul Liman, Head, Department of HSS&M; Dr Tahir Ahmad Wani, Assistant Professor, Department of HSS&M, NIT Srinagar, and other dignitaries.
The JIEF shall aim to expand to develop an overall entrepreneurial culture among the youth of J&K. The Foundation is acting as a helping hand to create a collaborative ecosystem for small-scale entrepreneurs, in small towns and rural areas of the country. The foundation mostly runs specifically designed Master Classes for small-scale entrepreneurs that help reduces their learning curve, to increase their potential for success.
On the occasion, Prof Sehgal said that MoU will help the students to connect to the various electronic industries in the nation and getting benefitted from these programs. He urged the Bhairavi Jani to start the program in the NIT Srinagar so that the signing of MoU can prove beneficial for entire NIT Srinagar and students of higher institutions of the Valley.
Chairperson and Founder, Jani-IEF Entrepreneurship Foundation, Bhairavi Jani, who is a fourth-generation entrepreneur, developmental enthusiast, and an avid philanthropist, said she has been working with the youth of Kashmir for the past two decades and will continue to do in future.”I am grateful to NIT Srinagar that they have given us the opportunity to work more in Valley in the sphere of entrepreneurship,” she added.
Prof G A Harmain HAG, Dean, Research & Consultancy said NIT Srinagar shall provide the required infrastructure and other necessities for holding the MasterClasses online or offline based on the faculty convenience and on-ground situation.
Prof Abdul Liman, Head, Department of HSS&M hoped that collaboration between two institutions will prove beneficial for the students.