NEN Orientation Program
25th September 2017
Entrepreneurship Development Cell, Dronacharya College of Engineering, Gurgaon organised an “Orientation Program” on 25th September 2017. The program was headed by Ms. Shruti (Regional Manager, Wadhwani Foundations New Delhi). Students from the various departments along with faculty coordinator Ms. Ashu Khurana, CSE Department attended the event.
The event primarily focused on educating the students, the importance of development of entrepreneurial skills, and the usage of the aforementioned in practical environment.
The orientation explained the various aspects of the Wadhwani Foundation, in helping students to establish their own startups and motivating the students to ‘discover’ their interests and to enhance projects for students with start-ups so they can gain a first-hand knowledge of the challenges faced by an entrepreneur, shadowing an entrepreneur, initiating an entrepreneur in residence by educational institutions, and start-up job fairs in both, under graduate & post graduate institutions would be helpful, including a large experiential learning content in the facilitation of the subject would be useful, instead of having an examination. Creation of campus companies would improve learning. Often the youth do not want to engage in this, as it is stressful, ambiguous, has no structure and in the initial years’ one has no free time. Through the exposure, they can make up their minds accordingly – understanding all ideas are not opportunities, needs recognition.
Ms. Shruti also told the courses available on the foundation’s platform ‘Learnwise’ in detail and explained the entrepreneurship courses which enable students with basics of starting up to everything involved in running a company. Skill training courses equip job-seekers with requisite employability and soft skills to find jobs and excel in various roles across verticals
All activity on the platform was recorded and summarized as reports and dashboards so the faculty, students as well as the management of the partner institutes can track progress and measure the impact of the training programs. All content and platform features are accessible in the browser and also on mobile as an Android application. IOS users can use the mobile website in the browser. A separate Windows application is provisioned for faculty to conduct training even when internet is not available which can be really helpful for the young startups who are in their initiation period.
Lastly she urged the students to come forward participate in the E-cell activities. The experience indeed proved to be highly beneficial for all students who are aspiring to be the