Entrepreneurship Development Programme For the Youth from the Tea Community

The Entrepreneurship and Skill Development Cell of Dibrugarh University in association with the Socio Educational Welfare Association (SEWA), Dibrugarh and Community Health and Advancement Initiative (CHAI) and with support of Mercy Corps, India, organized an Entrepreneurship Development Training programme specifically for the youth from the Tea community from March 28 to April 12, 2017 at the Centre for Management Studies. The targeted participants were from the age group of 18 to 32 years and their educational qualifications ranging from Matriculation to Graduation. In total there were 19 participants who have participated in this intensive Training Programme.

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The programme started with an inaugural session on 28 March, 2017 at Department of Education just after the valedictory session of another programme organized by the Dibrugarh University in association with the CHAI and SEWA. Dr. Chimun Kumar Nath, Associate Professor, Department of Commerce who is in charge of the Entrepreneurship and Skill Development Cell welcomed the participants to this training programme. In her inaugural speech Professor Ajanta B. Rajkonwar, Dean, School of Commerce and Management Sciences impressed upon the participants about perseverance, to become a successful entrepreneur. Now-a days one of the major issues with the entrepreneurs of this region is lack of patience, she added. In his remark Sri Binayak Dewan, Project Manager, CHAI urged upon the participants to utilize the time and other resources to be made available during the fifteen days of training to the fullest possible extent.

The training programme was organised in the seminar hall of Centre for Management Studies (CMS). It has been designed in such a way that it covers various aspects of entrepreneurship in three different phases: Orientation, Understanding the issues and Applications. Some of the highlights of the programme were co-creation of Project Proposals/Enterprise Models according to the areas of interests with the final semester students of the BBA programme of the Centre for Management Studies, an exposure to the various Entrepreneurial Games, Business Communication Activities, Mathematical Activities, Maintenance of Books of Accounts and Insurance related issues, Break Even Analysis, various schemes available under the NABARD, Bank and Government aided schemes under the ambit of DICC and visit to the Vermicompost unit of Dibrugarh University for a Hands on Training.

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