To promote entrepreneurship and innovation in the Union Territory, Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the University of Jammu. The partnership will provide an impetus to the Union Territory's entrepreneurial ecosystem.The MOU was signed between Prof. Arvind Jasrotia, Registrar, University of Jammu, and Mahmood Ahmad Shah, Director JKEDI in presence of Prof. Manoj K. Dhar, Vice-Chancellor of the Jammu University.On this occasion, the JU Vice-Chancellor reiterated the importance of Entrepreneurship as a career option. He stated that the expertise of JKEDI will help in building capacities among various stakeholders. He further said that initially we will start the programs for the students of the University and eventually all the affiliated colleges will also be brought under the ambit and will benefit the students across the Union territory. Director, JKEDI, Mahmood Ahmad Shah said that this collaboration will bring in synergy between the two Institutions and will help in knowledge sharing and building an inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Such initiatives will provide a platform for exploring new fields in the sphere of entrepreneurship and will promote creative ideas. This step will provide a platform for budding entrepreneurs and will create end-to-end solutions.Both the Institutions will closely work on the cooperation between academia and industry for the benefit of the student community to enhance their skills and Knowledge about Entrepreneurship. Teaching and Training methodology will be facilitated to make the student fit into the entrepreneurial ecosystem meaningfully. Collaboration in the fields of Research and Development, Skill Development Programs, Faculty Development, and Management Development Programs will be undertaken as a part of this initiative.Earlier, Prof. Alka Sharma, Convenor, University Entrepreneurship and Skill Development Centre (UESDC) welcomed the members and highlighted the need and scope of MoU with JKEDI for enhancing skill among youth and boost entrepreneurship in the Union Territory of J&K. Among others, Dr Anil Gupta, Dr. Aubid Hussain Parrey and Dr. Garima Gupta, the core committee members of University Entrepreneurship and Skill Development Centre, University of Jammu and Dr. Majid Manzoor Khan, Irtif Mehraj, Dr. Vinod Kumar Sharma, Vijender Jamwal and Shiwani Sharma from JKEDI were present on the occasion.