DU Launches ‘School Of Skill Enhancement & Entrepreneurship Development’

In a bid to empower the youth and enhance their skills, the Delhi University on July 2, 2020, announced the launch of its flagship institute – Delhi School of Skill Enhancement and Entrepreneurship Development (DSSEED).

The University of Delhi has joined the bandwagon of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ by launching the Delhi School of Skill Enhancement and Entrepreneurship Development (DSSEED) under the Institution of Eminence (IoE).

The newly launched institute will be headed by the renowned innovator and Biochemist, Professor Vijay K. Chaudhary (Honorary Director). An advisory council consisting of eminent scientists and innovation facilitators under the Chairmanship of Professor NK Ganguly, Former Director-General of Indian Council of Medical Research will provide guidance to the institution.

The University of Delhi exclaimed that the DSSEED envisages empowering “young talent” by providing them opportunities to enhance their skills in a “structured manner” through training. The youth will also get opportunities which will enable them to incubate the ideas leading to develop new processes, products and technologies. The institute will also focus on developing an entrepreneurial spirit by creating an ecosystem which will promote the launching, sustenance and expansion of business ventures.

“The overarching aim of DSSEED is to bridge the gap in the current knowledge delivery in any institution by initiating training programmes of interdisciplinary nature,” reads the official statement.

In order to meet the current and evolving challenges in an integrated fashion, the DSSEED will constitute a diverse plethora of faculties including those from Sciences (Biological, Chemical, Physical, Mathematical Sciences and Informatics), Humanities, Social Sciences, Commerce and Economics, Finance, and Management. 

“DSSEED will be a focal point to provide logistic support to various programmes emanating from different Departments,” explained the university. The university also added that faculties from other institutions and academia will also be inducted to “train qualified manpower and optimally utilize human knowledge and infrastructure resources,” said the varsity.

The school of skill enhancement and entrepreneurship will provide incubation facilities for students and entrepreneurs, which will be useful in furthering the research interests of college teachers who are not able to take ideas forward for lack of necessary infrastructure and the right ecosystem at their place of work.

“The need for such an institution is in line with Government of India’s vision to enhance the incubation of new ideas, start-ups and entrepreneurship. The DSSEED will employ innovative mechanisms in an integrated manner to shape young minds to meet the global needs and fulfil the dream of Make in India, Made for World,” expressed the university in an official statement.

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Abhinandan Kaul

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