The EAP was part of the special series of awareness programs being conducted by the EDI on the instructions of Hon’ble Chief Minister, Ms. Mehbooba Mufti who has listed the entrepreneurship development and self employment among the top priorities of the Government. She had earlier stressed on a more proactive role for EDI to create an enabling environment for entrepreneurship development in the State. EAP is is part of her resolve to reach out to the talented youth of Jammu and Kashmir and provide them a platform where they can succeed collectively.
In these Entrepreneurship Awareness Programs (EAPs) the students are being acquainted with the realities of labour market in the State along with the scope of entrepreneurship development/self employment in various sectors of the State economy. An interaction with the local successful entrepreneurs is also part of these awareness programs to act as motivators. The EAPs are also structured to create awareness among the youth about different Government schemes for entrepreneurship development and network the eligible candidates with the concerned departments for coverage after proper registration and screening. The awareness programs are being conducted by a specialized team constituted by the Institute for the purpose. Experts from the J&K Bank and Department of Industries and Commerce, J&K Government are also part of the awareness team.
The Department of Higher Education, J&K Government has welcomed the initiative and offered all possible support to the Institute so as to reach out to the ever increasing number of students passing out every year from the Degree Colleges of the State. The EAPs are scheduled to be held in all the degree colleges of the State over a period of next two months.