Seminar on StartUp Hand Holding and empowerment:DBU

January 30, 2024 - PatialaPolitics

Seminar on StartUp Hand Holding and empowerment:DBU

Dr. Zora Singh stated the university’s commitment to creating job providers rather than job seekers


-seminar on StartUp Hand Holding and empowerment


Mandi Gobindgarh, January 30, : Desh Bhagat University’s Department of IEDC, in collaboration with the Punjab State Council for Science & Technology, organized a seminar on Startup Hand Holding & Empowerment (SHE) today at Mahapragya Hall.

The seminar featured Dr Deepak Kapoor, Senior Scientist at PSCST, as the Keynote Speaker, who provided insights into the startup culture in India. Dr Kapoor credited Prime Minister Narendra Modi for fostering the startup ecosystem, highlighting that one startup can generate employment for 12 individuals. He emphasized the importance of identifying and solving problems, possessing the necessary skill set, and developing market-oriented products. Dr Kapoor advised students to evaluate their ideas and assess market demand to create products in high demand.


Dr Amarpal Singh Walia, Joint Manager at Startup Punjab, discussed grassroots innovative schemes initiated by the Punjab Government. He emphasized the government’s commitment to nurturing the StartUp culture and transforming the state’s economy from an agrarian society to a technology-driven one. Dr Walia stressed the significance of funding, networking, and comprehensive handholding in this process.


Dr Rosy Bansal, Founder of Rosy Foods Millet Magic Creations, shared entrepreneurial wisdom, cautioning against blind faith. Dr Reetu Malhotra from Chitkara University’s Department of Applied Sciences discussed the importance of having innovative ideas and utilizing new technology, especially for women aspiring to rise through entrepreneurship. She emphasized that entrepreneurship is about leadership rather than ownership.Dr. Sonu Bajwa, COO of Crestbell, expressed that the entrepreneurship industry is favorable for women and encourages taking risks, especially considering the changing job market.


The event commenced with the felicitation of guests, where saplings were presented as a token of respect.


Dr. Zora Singh, Chancellor of Desh Bhagat University, highlighted the shift from traditional knowledge and education systems to contemporary ones, stating the university’s commitment to creating job providers rather than job seekers.


Pro Chancellor Dr Tajinder Kaur mentioned the presence of 30 business incubation centers in Punjab dedicated to various fields, with an interesting statistic that 50% of them are successfully led by women.


The event witnessed the participation of notable figures, including Dr. Harsh Sadawarti, Vice-President of DBU, Registrar Dr. (Col) Pardeep Kumar, Media Director Dr. Surjeet Kaur Patheja, and other university staff and students. The stage was efficiently managed by Dr. Renu Sharma.