The Institutions Innovation Council (IIC) and Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneur Development Centre (IIEDC) in association with Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises on Friday organized a joint awareness seminar on ‘Entrepreneurship and MSME Schemes’ at National Institution of Technology (NIT) Srinagar.Dr. Dinesh Kumar Rajendran was the Convener of the program and around 60 participants attended the seminar on Friday.In his message Director NIT Srinagar, Prof. (Dr.) Rakesh Sehgal appreciated the organizers for organizing seminar on Entrepreneurship and MSME Schemes.  Such initiatives are aimed to provide a stress-free atmosphere on the campus, he said.“Our society is transforming rapidly, and in this growing and changing era, there is an urgent need to include global awareness issues in our local discussions. It is important for all-round development of students,” he said.Registrar NIT, Prof. Kaiser Bukhari appreciated the organizers of the daylong seminar. He said the primary aim event was to aware students of prevailing market challenges, schemes, and their possible solutions.The session was hosted by, the Assistant Director of MSME, Srinagar Cluster, Saheel Alaqband. He explained what makes an entrepreneur different from a job seeker and discussed the need for entrepreneurs in Kashmir valley.Alaqband also explained about the various schemes in MSME and assured the participants come up with a better idea and he will help in getting financial support.The participants were very eager and asked too many questions about various entrepreneurs’ backgrounds also different schemes in MSME to start with their ventures.Head Innovation, Incubation & Entrepreneurship Development Centre (IIEDC) NIT Srinagar, Prof. Saad Parvez said IIED centre has been promoting innovations and entrepreneurship at every level inside and outside the campus,” he said.He said IIEDC is on a perpetual journey of deepening the start-up activities in Jammu & Kashmir, especially the valley, by attempting, to solve problems of common people at the individual or community level.“With the application of knowledge and expertise pursuing product development along with the budding entrepreneurs,” he said.Earlier, Dr. Dinesh Kumar Rajendran, Convener IIC of NIT Srinagar addressed the gathering and stated that they are conducting their activities on regular basis.“The primary mandate of MIC is to encourage, inspire and nurture young students by supporting them to work with new ideas while they are in formative years,” he said.Kumar later presented a vote of thanks to all participants, students for making the event successful and also narrated the year-long activities of the Institutions Innovation Council at NIT Srinagar.

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