Entrepreneurship course to be introduced in Kerala’s engineering colleges
Government of Kerala will introduce entrepreneurship course in its all 152 engineering colleges that are affiliated to the Kerala Technological University (KTU) from this year onwards to promote the entrepreneurship in the state.
A top KTU official said, “Classes will be held two days a week, for two hours each. The course is incorporated in the B.Tech curriculum with an objective of enhancing entrepreneurship and supporting and nurturing startups in the state”, he further added in his statement, “The state is far behind than other states as far as the startup industry is concerned. While observing the current scenario state government has decided to make entrepreneurship a part of the B.Tech degree programme. The University has already formulated a draft startup policy which aimed at encouraging young entrepreneurs”
After organizing a workshop with various representatives from Google, Intel, MIT, Menlo Park, the Startup Village, Kerala Startup Mission, Kochi and various other entrepreneur the draft policy has been set.
10,000 startups ideas would be examined under this policy. During this academic session the candidates are allowed to take official leaves for 1 year. The affiliated colleges have already been instructed to design and formulate a comprehensive project with expert inputs.