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Academic campuses in Uttarakhand have a major role to play in building a conducive entrepreneurship ecosystem. There is a need to bring change in teaching pedagogy and develop entrepreneurial mind-set, as per the mandates of National Education Policy (NEP-2020).

In this context, EDII organized a one-day sensitization workshop under Devbhoomi Udyamita Yojana, for Vice-Chancellors, Principals, Govt. Officials and ecosystem enablers for their support in creating a climate for entrepreneurship in the state. The event was organized on 24 January, 2024 at Doon University campus Dehradun. The pregame was inaugurated by the Hon’ble Minister, Higher Education in the auspicious presence of Secretary, Higher Education; Addl. Secretary, Higher Education and the Director General EDII, Ahmedabad. In this one-day workshop several expert sessions, including a panel discussion on “Building Climate for Students Entrepreneurship in the State” was organized. Four Vice-Chancellors have Chaired different sessions and provided their views too.

The Sensitization workshop was focused on the deliberations and brainstorming on establishing the Yojana in the context of NEP 2020 and to subsequently bring improvements in rankings across different platforms, including the Startup India State Ranking; National Institute Ranking Framework (NIRF) and Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA), Ministry of Education, Govt. of India

Devbhoomi Udyamita Yojana aims to organize such sensitization workshops every year so that the changemakers may be oriented and encouraged towards the holistic development of the entrepreneurship ecosystem in the state.