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Kick-start to start-ups in Mumbai colleges

College principals said these events also act as platforms for students to avail guidance from industry stalwarts, who are invited for sessions.

Written by Dipti Singh | Mumbai | Published: February 4, 2016 1:29:56 am

With Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s push to start-ups, city colleges are eagerly doing their bit to boost entrepreneurship, through competitions and seminars.

In a bid to bring together budding entrepreneurs, National Education Society’s Ratnam College, Bhandup, will organise a two-day National Student Start-up Fest from February 5. Vile Parle’s Sathaye College has also organised a colloquium on entrepreneurship on February 6.

While entrepreneurship cells were earlier limited to institutes like the IITs, colleges across the city are now catching up and organising competitions and events to encourage entrepreneurship among students.

College principals said these events also act as platforms for students to avail guidance from industry stalwarts, who are invited for sessions.

“Our festival is organised with an aim to promote the new surge of entrepreneurship and includes offering a platform to budding entrepreneurs, arranging interaction with captains of industry, connecting with media, sharing experiences of successful young entrepreneurs, and above all to inspire students to follow their footsteps. The best start-up ideas will be awarded,” said Dr R Varadarajan, Founder Principal, NES Group.

Another start-up festival is to be held on February 6 at Father Conceicao Rodrigues College of Engineering in the Fr Agnel Ashram at Bandra. The fest is aimed specifically at promoting Mumbai-based start ups.

In addition, international institutes in the city are also organising similar contests.

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