ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT DIVISION
The unemployment of technocrats in the state is one of the burning problems which have posed a grave threat to the economy of the state. It may lead to a serious problem, if not solved in a proper way. Science & Technology background certainly sets apart especially in terms of exposure to machine, equipment, technology, understanding of technology parameters in product and the process and start manufacturing enterprises. Besides their technical education built in them qualities needed to become successful entrepreneur's innovation, creativity, analytical ability, high need for achievement, low affiliation, goal - setting, stamina for hard and long hours of work, stress bearing capability, mathematical capability etc. Entrepreneurship Development activity is viewed as one power tool for alleviating the all pervading unemployment. The prime focus should have been to utilize this highly talented workforce in just setting up business but re-orienting their inherent skills so that they come out with products that are high tech, globally competitive not just import substitute but export worthy precision parts, not generally within the capabilities of an ordinary state entrepreneur etc. Developing entrepreneurship amongst S&T graduates can provide the highest dividend to society as compared to any other category.
I. Entrepreneurship Development Programme:
Entrepreneurs are not born but can be identified trained & created through intensive training under EDP. Entrepreneurship Development Programme is being organized by the department through various agencies like engineering colleges in the state. Some of the colleges are Rajasthan Technical University & Engineering College, Kota, Centre for Entrepreneurship & Management & Development Centre MDS University, Ajmer MLV Textile Institute, Bhilwara, and College of Technology & Agriculture Engineering Etc. These programmes are organized on matching grant basis (50: 50 percent sharing) with the Department of Science & Technology, Government of India, New Delhi or organizing institute. The duration of one course is 4-6 weeks.
II. Entrepreneurship Awareness Camps:
For motivating and creating awareness among faculty and students of Engineering and Science course about various facts of entrepreneurship as an alternative career and also highlighting the merits of perusing such an option the three days duration Entrepreneurship Awareness Camps are being organized in science, Engineering and Industrial Training Institutes in the state by the regional offices. The programme are organized by the department in the Educational Institutions like Industrial Training Institutes, Polytechnic Colleges and degree and post graduate colleges having science faculty. The expenditure for one camp will be Rs 5000/-.
III. Skill Development Programme:
Major Changes in the Indian Economy and the accelerated rate of industrial growth imply a larger demand for vocational skills. The rapid migration of rural population to urban areas has also created a demand for trained people to meet the needs of urban services. Further, a variety of new services have emerged such as financial, health, media, advertisement, urban utilities, cable TV, internet through satellite communication in rural areas ,entertainment, and telecom services. There has also been a sharp growth and new product/service introduction in the agro-food processing industries for both internal use and for exports, requiring special skills. Skill Development Training aims at development of skills through training intervention by developing special curricula and creation of models for offbeat and innovative skill areas. The Skill Development Programme are being organized by the department through various agencies like RUDSET (Sponsored by Canara & Syndicate Bank), LUPIN, Birla Technical Training Institute, Polytechnic College, Engineering Colleges. These programmes are organized on matching grant basis (50: 50 percent sharing) with the organizing institute for the civil, mechanical, electrical, electronics (fiber optical communication, instrumentation, automobile, refrigeration and conditioning, printing technology etc. The intensive training programme is of 4-6 weeks. 75% time may be allotted to the practical training on which the programme is organized and reaming time to the theory and other lectures.
IV. Skill gap assessment by National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC):
Department intends to identify the prevalence of skills in different identified regions of the State so as to enhance that skill of the unorganized sectors by imparting intensive training and identifying the appropriate technologies that would not only enhance the economy of rural areas but at the same time provides opportunity to the trained personnel to secure higher remunerative/ emoluments for their enhanced skills based work which may finally lead to employability as per requirement of industries in the State.
Looking to the scope of skill up gradation in different industrial sectors like Gems and Jewelleries, Textile and Garments, Handloom and handicrafts, Tourism and Hospitalities department indents to collaborate with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) which may help in:
- Identification of the upcoming and high growth sectors in the identified areas of Rajasthan.
- Understanding the risk and promoting factors of identified sectors.
- Identifying the skill demand-supply gap for each sector.
- Identify the skill and competencies required for each role in identified sector.
- Assessing the skills / competencies of local talent pool in each critical sector.
- Generating recommendations to improve the existing state of sector having potential of generating economies of scale.
- Generating recommendations to attract and sustain scaleable talent in each industry.
- Establishing linkages with the industry for absorption of skilled manpower.