GUWAHATI, April 24 � A six-week-long techno-entrepreneurship development programme on �Utilization of new and renewable energy� was conducted by the Entrepreneurship Development Cell (EDC), Cotton College from March 14 to April 23, a press release stated.
The programme was conducted in technical association with the Assam Energy Development Agency (AEDA), a Govt of Assam undertaking, Guwahati and was sponsored by the National Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB), Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt of India under DST-NIMAT Project, 2010-11, which is being implemented by the Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDI), Ahmedabad.
The programme was coordinated by Dr Abhijit Bardoloi, coordinator (administration), EDC, Cotton College as the programme coordinator and Jitmoni Gogoi as its assistant coordinator.
Thirteen youths from different parts of the State participated in the programme.
On April 23, the valedictory function of the programme was held in which Dr Satyendra Kumar Choudhury, Director, Assam Science, Technology and Environment Council (ASTEC) and AEDA, Guwahati was the chief guest. Dr Choudhury in his speech, praised EDC, Cotton College for organising such programmes that create avenues of self employment to the educated unemployed. He hoped that EDC and AEDA will jointly undertake such endeavours in future also.
Dr IK Bhattacharyya, principal, Cotton College presided over the function. Dr Abhijit Bardoloi, programme coordinator in his welcome address, gave an account on different programmes organised by the EDC. Dr Sudarsan Barua, vice-principal, Cotton College also spoke on the occasion.