Become entrepreneur to create job: Dr Nanoti

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 10 Jul 2018 10:02:25



Business Bureau

The Entrepreneurship Forum of Vidarbha Industries Association recently organised a programme to encourage college students to take up entrepreneurship from young age. The programme was titled ‘Meet your Million Dollar Idea’ and ‘How to Build a Start Up from College Campus’. The facilitators for the programme were Deepak Menaria and Dr Vivek Nanoti, Principal Priyadarshini College of Engineering and Technology.Dr Nanoti , elaborated on why the present scenario is not conducive for getting jobs, so the best option for the educated youths is to become entrepreneur and thus be a job creators. He said that having an entrepreneurial bent of mind will even make a person a better employee, if he lands up doing a job some day.

He pointed out that there are several real life instances when a person’s profile education and profession are not in sync, throwing the person into a pool of confusion and frustration. He said that it is imperative for today’s youth to find their true calling because it is only when passion and profession come together that one actually succeeds in life.Dr Nanoti was quite emphatic in pointing out that gone are the days when one had to stick to the family’s or the society’s norms. “Today is the best time for the youth because they have the freedom to chase their dreams with some very unconventional career choices,” he said. Nanoti further advised the youth to go in for their SWOT analysis to find out what they actually wanted in life, rather than follow the herd mentality and suffer for the rest of their lives.

In the second session, Deepak Menaria stressed ‘Have the 5 senses activated to identify a problem, need or opportunity and build them into a Business Idea’ . Speaking at the curtain raiser of the ‘Ideation Workshop, ‘he added that the young generation who aspire to be an entrepreneur need to identify problems that need solution, converting them into opportunities and thus finding the ‘million dollar idea.”He added that the common mistake that aspiring entrepreneurs make is jumping into conclusion when building an idea to a business without empathizing with the customer or the end user of the idea service / idea product.

Menaria stressed on the experiential approach to idea validation practiced at Lemon through its own propriety model identifying an idea to its reality conversion to a question on social entrepreneurship, he said that any idea that impacts, benefits the bottom of the social strata is social entrepreneurship. At the outset, in his welcome address, Suresh Rathi, Vice President of VIA, spoke about the dearth of jobs and said entrepreneurship is the need of the hour. He explained the role of VIA in promoting entrepreneurship among the youth of this area. Prof Ashit Sinha proposed a vote of thanks. The programme was co-conducted by Anita Rao and Nupur Mukhrjee.The programme received overwhelming response from students from various engineering and management colleges, principals, professors and others.