Pune: St Mira’s College for Girls, on Tuesday, inaugurated the Centre for Women Entrepreneurship (CWE), an initiative by the Departments of Business Studies and BBA, aiming at awareness and creation of a sense of entrepreneurship among the students.
The setting up of Entrepreneurship Development Cell in 1993 is now growing through this immense initiative.
“This initiative had begun long ago, we were just looking for the right time to officially launch it. This is a collective effort of our students and the faculty,” said Dr GH Gidwani, Principal, St Mira’s College
The chief guest, Nabomita Mazumdar, founder of nabomita.com, said, “The vision was always there, all it needed was an acknowledgement, and I am sure in no time, Pune can become the hub of great young entrepreneurs. The zeal and the spirit amongst the students and faculty here can take them places, hence sky is the limit for them.”
“Centre of Women Entrepreneurship is a formal platform now, we are spreading awareness about it online and offline. This cell is open for all students from different streams. More than 200 students have already registered under this programme prior to the inauguration, therefore, you know how the enrollments are going to rise after the formal recognition,” said Dr Rama Venkatachalam, Coordinator, CWE.
This initiative has inspired a lot of girls from the college to start their own businesses. “I started volunteering for our college events and therefore, bit by bit, I started unfolding my niche. I used to design banners, posters, invitations for the college festival then,” said a third year BBA student entrepreneur, Mehak Mewawalla.
“Gradually, I realised I want to take designing to a professional level. Therefore, I started working as a freelance marketeer and branding consultant and since then, there has been no looking back”.
Just like Mehak, there were other college girls who have taken the same path of an aspiring entrepreneur.