Pune University launches new Post Graduate Diploma Course on Entrepreneurship

Sakal Times News Desk
Wednesday, 5 August 2020

Savitribai Phule Pune University's (SPPU) Centre for Innovation, Incubation and Enterprises has entered into an agreement with the Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII) to launch a new postgraduate diploma course in Entrepreneurship

Pune: Savitribai Phule Pune University's (SPPU) Centre for Innovation, Incubation and Enterprises has entered into an agreement with the Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII) to launch a new postgraduate diploma course in Entrepreneurship at the University soon. Through this course, students will be given lessons to become entrepreneurs.

MoU was signed on Wednesday, the Vice-Chancellor Dr Nitin Karmalkar and Milind Kamble, Board Member, Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII). At that time apart from the Karmalkar and Kamble Pro-Vice-Chancellor Dr NS Umrani, Registrar Dr Prafulla Pawar, Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology Dr Manohar Chaskar, Director, Centre for Innovation, Incubation and Enterprises Dr Apoorva Palkar, Chief Executive Officer, SPPU Research Foundation Arvind Shaligram was also present. The Director-General of Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII), Dr Sunil Shukla and his colleagues SB Sareen and Dr Satya Ranjan Acharya was present at this time through online.

Giving more information about this, Dr Apoorva Palkar said, "At present the country has adopted the policy of self-reliant India. Against this backdrop, the goal of the university will be to create new entrepreneurs by giving scope to entrepreneurship. Therefore, the University's Center for Innovation, Incubation and Enterprises has decided to launch a course on Entrepreneurship called 'Diploma in Innovation and New Venture Management'. This will be one-year post-graduate diploma course in which students will be taught the skills required to become entrepreneurs. The entire education of this course will be given to the students online."

The course will be guided by professors from the Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII) and university professors.

Along with this diploma course, some other short term courses on Entrepreneurship will also be started by the Centre. Apart from this, as per the agreement reached with the Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII), many new entrepreneurs will also be imparted training in various subjects through this institute. It will be easy for you to impart the quality education that is required in entrepreneurship through this course.

The Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII), promoted by the Central Government, has been continuously imparting training on entrepreneurship for over 25 years.

"The Centre for Innovation, Incubation and Enterprises, a Section 8 company of the University of Pune, is always striving to bring new entrepreneurs into the mainstream. This particular diploma course has been designed for that purpose." Said Nitin Karmalkar, Vice-Chancellor, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune.

Dr Sunil Shukla, Director General Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India said, "Earlier, our institute has signed agreements with Indian Institutes of Management in Ahmedabad and Jammu. And now we are very happy to sign an agreement with Savitribai Phule Pune University, one of the reputed institutes in India. We plan to implement activities like Faculty Development Program, Teaching Training in the coming period through this course."

"The Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India is a reputed institute in India. By joining this institute, we are able to impart high-quality courses to the students and encourage them to become entrepreneurs." Said Dr Apoorva Palkar from the Center for Innovation, Incubation and Enterprises, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune.

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