CUK, JKEDI organise entrepreneurship boot camp

The Department of Students Welfare (DSW), Central University of Kashmir (CUK) in collaboration with Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI) organised a one-day entrepreneurship boot camp at varsity’s Green Campus, here on Monday, a CUK spokesman said in a statement.

 He said the objective of the event was to inculcate entrepreneurship culture among the youth and to nurture and inspire the young and entrepreneurial brains to pursue innovation and entrepreneurship by creating vibrant and conducive start-ups. The event also aimed at pitching ideas under the JK start up campaign.

Director Research and Development, Prof Abdul Gani, underscored the need to bridge the gap between academics and industry so that the higher educational institutions including the universities are able to produce professionals and technically sound work force. “Those graduating from institutions should have field knowledge in addition to the classroom learning,” Prof Gani said.

Registrar, Prof Fayaz Ahmed Nikka, said such kind of brain storming idea generation events should be organised frequently in order to curb the already prevailing unemployment in the State of Jammu and Kashmir. Coordinator of Department of Convergent Journalism,  Dr John K Babu conducted the programme proceedings and deliberated upon the need to organize such boot camps.

The Dean DSW, Dr Zahoor Geelani, stressed upon the importance of ideas in the contemporary world and talked about how ideas have become the new currency in 21st century.

Sajjad Hussain from JKEDI, elaborated about the Institute’s start up policy and presented a detailed account of work, the institute is doing with young entrepreneurs of the State and how they can provide support to young innovators through various schemes.


Meanwhile, the CUK spokesman said that the department of politics and governance organised a meeting for future collaborations on Monday.

He said the meeting was attended by the members of MOOL Sustainability, Research and Training Centre, Kashmir Lifeline and Centre for Law and Development Policy.

Dr Khalid Wasim, Coordinator of the department, said that the agenda of the meeting was to introduce the Green campus to these organizations and continue academic collaborations. “The CUK can act as a platform for these organizations to discuss the possibilities of future collaborations,” he added.

The Director, IQAC and Dean Social Sciences, Prof, G M Bhat welcomed the participants.