ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION CHAMPION’S AWARD
Dr. Abha Rishi has recently been conferred the entrepreneurship Education Champion’s Award by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), along with National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN) in partnership with EDII, the British Council and Intel. The Awards are designed to honour those faculty members who exemplify the highest levels of excellence in the pursuit of the entrepreneurial mission to develop and move entrepreneurs to fulfill their goals.
The award ceremony was part of the glittering function which was organized as a first-of-its-kind ‘Entrepreneurship Education Conclave’. The Chief Guest for this function was Sh. Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Union Minister of State, Government of India. The conclave featured leaders in academia across India including top entrepreneurship educators & policy makers, practicing mentors, incubator heads, entrepreneurs, officials from Department of Science and Technology (DST), Ministry of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME), Vice-Chancellors, and Directors & Deans from institutes in order to engage them in a dialogue on entrepreneurship development.
This year’s ‘Entrepreneurship Education Conclave’ was held on March 12th, 2015 at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. Through the conclave, an official mandate for entrepreneurship development through higher education was also created and endorsed.
The conclave provides a platform to open a dialogue among the global leaders of academia to mainstream entrepreneurship education by providing training and support to entrepreneurship educators and to demonstrate effective global models of entrepreneurship development, the challenges faced and the outcomes. It also allows to highlight models of emerging excellence and introduce the channels for recognition to the growing entrepreneurship community of educators, mentors and program managers. BIMTECH was one of the two schools which were featured as ‘model’ schools for creating entrepreneurial ecosystems.