GUWAHATI, Jan 26 � A total of 23 college and school teachers, including eight female teachers, completed an entrepreneurship orientation programme (EOP) held at the Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship earlier this week.
The programme was conducted under the Centre for Sustainable Livelihood Promotion (CSLP), an Oil India Limited (OIL)-sponsored �Swabalamban� CSR initiative, and implemented by the Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship (IIE). It was intended to create awareness about entrepreneurship among school and college going students through their teachers.
The objective of the EOP for teachers was to orient them towards the need and importance of entrepreneurship in the academic curriculum, establish entrepreneurship and career counselling centres and spread the message of entrepreneurship as one of the careers among the students.
The programme was inaugurated by Manoj Kumar Das, Director, IIE, Dr Sriparna B Baruah, head, CIE & CSLP Project Head, IIE, and Achintya Kumar Baruah, Chief Programme Coordinator (CPCo) and faculty member, IIE.
It covered various topics on the importance of entrepreneurship and its incorporation into the education system. A new session on yoga was also included in the programme for the first time for the participants.
Achintya Kumar Baruah, while speaking in the programme, said, �The sessions were participatory in nature. Different topics were covered by the in-house faculty. A few guest faculty members were also invited to share their experiences with the participants.�
The teachers, who will now go back to their respective schools and colleges, will share their experience with the students and motivate them towards entrepreneurship, he added.
Besides the faculty members of the IIE, Dr DD Mali interacted with the participants on entrepreneurship curriculum in the education system, Dr Arup Kumar Mishra spoke on science and technology intervention in entrepreneurship, Upasha Baruah on personality development and communication skills, Sayeed Mohsin Raja on social and digital media and its effects in the present-day world, while Kamalakanta Deka imparted training on yoga.
The programme ended with a valedictory function where certificates were distributed to the participants.