[Following is a press release by the Entrepreneurship Club – JMI received on Dec. 3, 2012]
According to the 2012 Report of the Planning Commission, India has to create approximately 10 to 12 million jobs every year. So keeping this in mind Jamia Millia Islmia (JMI) has formally launched an Entrepreneurship Club (E-Club) on 27th Nov.2012. The launch took place at the Seminar hall of Centre for Management Studies, JMI.
JMI E-Club aims to build the entrepreneurship qualities & skills among the students, and to provide an overall exposure to the students to build an Entrepreneurial community in Jamia Millia Islamia (Central University), so that the students will emerge as bright entrepreneurs.
JMI E-Club was formally launched by Prof. Tasneem Meenai, Dean, Students’ Welfare and Dr. Naseeb Ahmad, Convener, E-Club by organizing a workshop on Entrepreneurship opportunities for students. The workshop began with the keynote address by Prof. Rehan Khan Suri, Training & Placement Officer, JMI and an inaugural address by Prof. NUK Sherwani, Head, Department of Commerce & Business Studies.
In the first session, Mrs Ritu Sengupta, Advisor, National Institute for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development (NIESBUD) shared the opportunities and schemes of government in promoting entrepreneurship. Mrs Kalpana Sinha, Sr. Consultant, National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN) discussed the role of NEN in promoting entrepreneurship among students and inspired the students to take entrepreneurship as their career and assured them that NEN will provide full support to the student entrepreneurs.
The last session focused on the journey of the entrepreneur, in which three young entrepreneurs shared their experience and gave a firsthand account of how they started their ventures and the challenges and problems they have faced. Ms Taru Agarwal, Director, of two online firms: www.notjustpublishing.com and www.thebookmaker.in discussed about the 5 W’s of entrepreneurship, i.e. why to become entrepreneur, who should become an entrepreneur, what an entrepreneur needs, when to become an entrepreneur and where to become an entrepreneur. Ms Runjhun Gupta, Artist & Founder, Zipout explained that entrepreneurship is about creating a value based system which fills a particular gap or need; and Mr Nishchal Kesarwani, founder of Preseed came out as a vibrant, inspiring and enthusiastic speaker. He shared his entrepreneurial journey from a college dropout of 2007 batch of Delhi University to an established entrepreneur now.
JMI E-Club will undertake training and capacity building activities for the students to enable them to take entrepreneurship as a career and become the job creators rather than job seekers. It is operated by 18 highly motivated and skilled students Aashish Birgi, Anjali Gera, Abhishek Garg, Ali Khan, Arnab Basu, Dania Khan, Hemant Bhatia, Kriti Gupta, Kritika Raj, Lakshay Sani, Lakshita Sabarwal, Nargis Aktar, Rahul Srivastava, Rishab Mittal, Sagar Chandna, Syed Aaquib Muitaba, Tarique Aslam and Wafia Kissa, accompanied by few associate members, who have been selected across the Departments of JMI. They are guided by the faculty in a hierarchical level: Prof. Tasneem Meenai, Dean, Students’ Welfare, Patron; Dr. Naseeb Ahmad, Department of Commerce and Business Studies, Convener; Dr. Saif Siddiqui, CMS and Mr. Faiyaz Ahmad, Department of Engineering as Co-Conveners.
We are proud to announce that more than 250 Members have already joined the E-Club.
One can be a part of the E-club by filling up the form available on our website here: http://eclubjmi.in/?page_id=56.