Valedictory Programme of Training Programme on Entrepreneurship Development for Agricultural Graduates
(for students of SKLTSHU, Mulugu)
a-IDEA, a Technology Business Incubator of ICAR-NAARM and supported by NABARD, organized a 5 days training programme on “Entrepreneurship Development for Agricultural Graduates” for students of College of Horticulture, Rajendranagar of Sri Konda Laxman Telangana State Horticulture University, Mulugu during 14-18 June, 2021.
Dr. Ch. Srinivasa Rao, Director, NAARM has started the programme explaining the potential areas in the horticulture sector where entrepreneurial activities could be taken up. The programme covered topics such as entrepreneurship concepts, emerging opportunities in agribusiness sector, Business Idea Generation, Business Plan Preparation, Business Model Canvas, Business Pitch Presentation, Market Research, IP Rights and regulations and success stories in Agripreneurship. The programme, sponsored by Indian Council of Agricultural Research, was attended by 105 students comprising Undergraduates, Postgraduates and doctorates in Horticulture. The sessions were handled by faculty of ICAR-NAARM, business managers of a-IDEA, and guest faculty from ICAR HQ, Corporates and Startups.
The valedictory programme was held on 18th June 2021 virtually. The Chairman Dr. G Venkateswaralu, Joint Director, NAARM gave a detailed note of different programmes such as Skill India, Student READY, Stand-up India and ACABC and IDEA (Internship for Development of Entrepreneurship in Agriculture) which is expected to bring changes in the mindset of student from job seekers to job providers. The Chief Guest, Dr. B Neeraja Prabhakar, Vice Chancellor of SKLTSHU has reiterated student to imbibe entrepreneurial qualities to succeed in their careers. The Dean of SKLTSHU Dr M Padma has appreciated the programme and expressed that it will help the students to step into entrepreneurship in future. The programme is coordinated by Dr. Sivaramane N, CEO, a-IDEA and Dr. A Girwani, Associate Dean, College of Horticulture. The participants rated the programme as excellent.