Awnatipora: Centre of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Cell,
Islamic University of Science and Technology organized an Entrepreneurship Awareness
Camp at Government Degree College, Anantnag today. The Camp attended by more than 200
students and faculty members of the college aimed to motivate the students towards
entrepreneurship development as their career.
The Principal of the College appreciated the outreach initiatives of CIED IUST in organizing
such programs as it exposes young minds to entrepreneurship opportunities and emerges as ‘job
providers’ rather than ‘job-seekers’. The program was inaugurated by Prof. Nazir Ahmed Malla,
Head, Department of Botany, GDC Anantnag.
Dr. Parvez.A.Mir, Director CIED talked at length about the innovation and entrepreneurship
initiatives supported by IUST. “Innovations should be market driven. Our youth need to focus
on new information technology-driven skills to develop innovation. This is very essential for
developing an entrepreneurship culture in J&K.”
Dr. Asifa Baba, Coordinator IPR cell highlighted the relevance of the registration of patents.
Talking about the awareness of patent registrations, she said, “Patent registrations help to
safeguard the hard work and innovations of the patentee, and publication of innovations is
critical in enhancing the financial value of their initiatives.”
Dr. Darakshan Majid, Coordinator Skill and Capacity Development Cell discussed
entrepreneurship opportunities in the food industry and food processing. “Women have a huge
potential to excel in the food industry. There is a great scope of innovations and
entrepreneurship in this area”, she said. She encouraged the students to enhance their skills in
this industry and also shared information about the training being organized by IUST.
Speaking about entrepreneurship development for women, Dr. Ruheela Hassan from Women
Entrepreneurship Development Cell said, “We need to identify innovative solutions to the
problems faced by common people and women are more sensitive towards such issues.”