JORHAT, July 20 - Jagannath Barooah College (Autonomous) here and Jorhat-based North Eastern Small Scale Industries Association (NESSIA) yesterday renewed its Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for promoting entrepreneurship and skill development among the students and youth.
NESSIA is a body of traders dealing with small scale units in the North-east. It was established in 1993 with its headquarters based in Jorhat and a branch office in Guwahati. It has over 500 members from all over the region.
Dr Ashrafuzzaman Chowdhury, assistant professor of Department of Economics, JB College told this correspondent that the papers for renewal of the MoU were signed by the college principal Dr Bimal Barah and NESSIA Secretary Niren Sarma.
Chowdhury said that during the first phase of the collaboration between the college and NESSIA since the MoU was signed with the traders� association on May 16, 2014, training programmes on different aspects of entrepreneurship have been organised for upcoming and potential entrepreneurs of the region.
The assistant professor said the joint efforts of the institute and the organisation has been able to provide a proper platform for the students and youth of the region to develop their skills and initiate self- employment ventures.
He hoped that the renewed partnership will succeed in creating more favourable environment to attract youths to create employment avenues rather than focus on only searching jobs.
NESSIA secretary, Niren Sarmah said that the entrepreneurship development cell of the organisation would implement the pact as done earlier.
Sarmah said the organisation has been holding various awareness and training programmes for transfer of technologies to promote upcoming entrepreneurship in the region and JB College has been one important centre for carrying out its activities.