SPPU Introduces Niche Course on Entrepreneurship to Help Job Creators
Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) has decided to launch an online PG Diploma in Entrepreneurship in association with Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII).
Presently, SPPU is promoting entrepreneurship in electric mobility, Artificial Intelligence (AI), agriculture, water and health under Rashtriya Uchatar Shikshan Abhiyan (RUSA).
“In addition to strengthening the current entrepreneurship ecosystem on the campus, the course will also help to create a pool of job creators. Just producing graduates will lead to job seekers that will not be beneficial for the development of the economy,” said Nitin R Karmalkar, vice-chancellor, SPPU.
As per Karmalkar, the newly launched programme which is open to all graduates aims to offer required eco-system, guide & nurture the budding entrepreneurs and start-ups in India.
The Idea of Launching the Project
The vice-chancellor of Pune University was inspired by the incubation cell of IIT Madras which offers help to budding entrepreneurs.
Following which, Kamalkar made his mind to start the entrepreneurship education on the varsity’s campus.
“Several industries are functional in and around Pune so hands-on training, internship and other industry assistance will not be a problem for candidates enrolled with the programme,” said Kamalkar.
“The university will help students getting all kind of support needed for them,” he further said.
Admission Process & Fee Structure
As per sources, the varsity is likely to commence the admission process for PG Diploma in Entrepreneurship by the end of this month.
However, the decision regarding the fee of the programme has not been decided yet, still, the vice-chancellor has assured that the fee would be reasonable.