Workshop on ‘Entrepreneurship Development and Startups Facilitation In Uttarakhand’ held at SRHU

A one day workshop on ‘Entrepreneurship Development and Startups Facilitation in Uttarakhand’ was organized at HSMS, a biotechnology college in Dehradun located inside Swami Rama Himalayan University in technical and financial collaboration with Uttarakhand Council of Biotechnology, Haldi, Udham Singh Nagar Uttarakhand on 28th June 2022
Participants at the workshop included students from SRHU and other institutions of Dehradun district, who were acquainted about entrepreneurship and startups.

Chief Guest Dr. Susheela Sharma, Registrar, SRHU said that the purpose of the workshop would gain in import only when the participants would make use of the knowledge learnt at the workshop. The Guest of Honor, Dr. CS Nautiyal, Principal, Himalayan School of Biosciences, informed the participants about the importance of entrepreneurship and how the startups are changing the economic scenario of the country. He further emphasised that instead of becoming job seekers, aspirants should endeavour to be job givers. There is slow progress in this area but steady movement in that direction would bring a new dawn in the country by carving a niche for entrepreneurs.

Coordinator Workshop, Dr. Prashant Singh gave an elaborate account of the workshop, stating that the motive behind holding such workshops by the government is only to ignite the young minds of the region and help them look into the key areas of relevance where the start ups can be developed or can be initiated for the economic welfare of the region.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Prof. and Head, HSBS informed that more than 100 participants from different institutes and universities, from the district of Dehradun participated in the workshop. The participants were informed about the various aspects of entrepreneurship, types of entrepreneurship and conceptualization of startups, their mechanism of registration, the different approaches to make them successful and the lacuna which sometimes lead to failure.

Different resource persons on the day were Shivam Dhaundiyal, Youth Development Officer SRHU; Dr. Geeta Rana, and Dr. Ravindra Sharma, HSMS, SRHU; Dr. Manish Prateek and Dr. Prashant Raturi, HSST, SRHU; Dr. Sanjay Agarwal, Head, Capacity Building and Skill Centre, Dolphin Institute, Dehradun; Dr. Kumar Sachin, HSBS, SRHU.

The special focus at the workshop was on biotechnology based startups, the different
funding agencies and the opportunities in the state of the Uttarkhand.
Dr. Vivek Kumar delivered the vote of thanks and the program was conducted by Dr.
Geeta Bhandari.