In a move to encourage the students especially from the engineering background Kerala Government is going to introduce entrepreneurship as a part of the engineering education.
This was disclosed by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy las week that entrepreneurship would be a key part of the B.Tech course while interacting with the engineering students.
“The introduction of the entrepreneurship would create an entrepreneurial mindset among the engineering students. We are now going to introduce Minors in technology entrepreneurship so that all the additional effort that you take to create a start-up will be recognised and will become a key part of the B.Tech degree,” said the CM at the function of ‘YES! Can’ organized by the Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation.
“Most American universities, undergraduate students could major in one subject and could have a minor in an entirely different field of study. For instance, Mark Zuckerberg, a co-Founder & Chairman of Facebook, had majored in computer science but at the same time had a minor in psychology,” he added further.
The CM also announced that Technopark at Thiruvananthapuram and Start-up Village at Kochi would be upgraded to world class technology incubators so that student entrepreneurs could have the best facilities.
The event, where many successful young entrepreneurs from outside Kerala made presentations, also helped budding entrepreneurs to connect with angel investors and venture capitalists. More than 500 innovative ideas had been submitted for the event.