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Amity University Madhya Pradesh Organizes A Three Day Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp in Association with MPCON

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Amity School of Engineering and Technology (ASET), an institute of Amity University Madhya Pradesh (AUMP) Gwalior, organized an Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp. from 09th to 11th Feb 2015 in its premises. The Camp sponsored by Madhya Pradesh Consultancy Corporation Limited (MPCON) with held the objective of developing entrepreneurship skills in PG and UG students of various streams.

The program started with the lighting of the lamp. The event was inaugurated by the Vice Chancellor of Amity University Madhya Pradesh , Gwalior, Lt. Gen. V. K. Sharma AVSM (Retd.).The other dignitaries present on the occasion were Mr. Ashish Bhargava, Nodal Officer of MPCON, Dr. Bikram Bahinipati, Dy. Director, Amity School of Engineering & Technology, Gwalior and Program Coordinator and Head of Civil Engineering Department Mr. Mohan Kantharia ,  ASET, Gwalior.

Lt. Gen. V. K. Sharma,in his inaugural speech, emphasized upon the need of development of entrepreneurship skills in the young engineers in the present scenario of increasing unemployment amongst engineers. He said that most of the engineering students see their secured future in Government jobs but it is not just possible for any government to provide jobs for all, and most of the students do not get Govt. jobs and in private sectors, the employment situation for fresh engineers  is not very encouraging.Private companies want more work for less payment. In such a situation, he added that the better alternative before the new generation is to be an employer by establishing own enterprise rather than to becoming an employee.  He further added that a determined, self employed person can achieve great success even with a little investment. He also gave examples of several young entrepreneurs who have been successful and have also created jobs for many other people. Lt. Gen. V. K. Sharma advised the students to come forward to get proper guidance and training from the institutes like MPCON, so that they can also become successful entrepreneurs.

The Guest of Honour of the inaugural function, the Nodal Officer of MPCON Gwalior Mr. Ashish Bhargava,in his address, explained in detail about the constructive cooperation being extended by MPCON to the new entrepreneurs. He described that MPCON helps new entrepreneurs at all stages right from project preparation to financing and setting up of industry. It also provides a complete solution to various problems that are faced by young entrepreneurs.

The  first key note speaker of the function Prof.A. K. Saxena, in his speech, clarified the exact meaning of entrepreneurship.He explained to the audience what qualities are required in an entrepreneur to be successful. He gave many interesting examples to stress his point. He analyzed how one can face odd situations by developing entrepreneurial skills within himself. 

The second day of the workshop had two sessions comprising interaction with new entrepreneurs. The first session was addressed by the Chief Speaker Mr. Atul  Guch. He shared with the students some real and useful experiences of entrepreneurs and also gave his valuable suggestions about how to establish a new industry.

The second session,after tea, was a lecture by witness a lecture by Mr. Sudeep Jain is an entrepreneur who after doing his textile engineering, established his carpet industry. He shared his experiences, hurdles, problems  in establishing his industry. 

The third day of the program started with address by Mr. Anoop Chobey, Managing Director of MP Industry Corporation.  He apprised students of many provisions of the Department of Industry that are helpful in setting up of new industries. He explained different schemes run by M.P. Govt. like Khadi Gramudyog. Then he explained the rebate given in different scheme on different services and industry . Mr. Chobey also enumerated many financial relaxations that are applicable and  allowed to the young entrepreneurs. In the second session, Dr. K. K. Dixit addressed the function and motivated all by sharing his own experiences and examples .

The camp conclude with the certificate distribution by Dr. Bikram Bahinipati HOI ASET and Guest Speaker Dr. K. K. Dixit to each participant. More than eighty students of Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering participated along with some faculty members. The programme was coordinated by Mr Mohan Kantharia (HOD CIVIL). The program ended successfully with a vote of thanks by Dr. Bikram Bahinipati, Dy. Director,ASET.

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