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‘Education on entrepreneur skill should be part of curriculum'

Our Bureau Mangalore | Updated on January 21, 2011 Published on January 21, 2011

Mr P Jayarama Bhat, Managing Director, Karnataka Bank Ltd, speaking afterinaugurating the inaugural session of National Conference on Role of Higher Education in Entrepreneurship Development in India in Mangalore on Monday. Mr T C Shivashankara Murthy (right) Vice-Chancellor, Mangalore University and Mathew J. Manimala (second right), Professor, Indian Institute of Management are seen. – R Eswarraj   -  The HIndu Chennai





Entrepreneurship education should be made a part of the higher education in the country, speakers at a two-day conference on the ‘Role of higher education in entrepreneurship development in India' stressed.

Inaugurating the conference here on Wednesday, Mr P. Jayarama Bhat, Managing Director, Karnataka Bank Ltd, said the institutes of higher education should formulate a course on entrepreneurship development.

Entrepreneurship education should include all factors ranging from skills development to technological innovations. He suggested that steps be taken to identify and initiate youth into entrepreneurship.

Coastal karnataka

Quoting the experience of coastal Karnataka in entrepreneurship development, he said the region had produced 23 banks, five of which were functioning in the country as of now.

Presiding over the inaugural function, Prof T.C. Shivashankar Murthy, Vice-Chancellor, Mangalore University, said there is a need to produce quality graduates who should be employable and should be entrepreneurs. He stressed the need for better coordination between industry and academia to achieve this objective.

Prof Mustiary Begum, Chairperson of the Department of Business Administration gave an introduction on the theme of the conference.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Uday Kumar M.A., Coordinator of MBA, University College, Mangalore, said the conference has attracted nearly 40 papers on various issues related to entrepreneurship development.

The two-day conference is being jointly organised by the University College, Mangalore, and the Department of Business Administration of Mangalore University.

Published on January 21, 2011
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