April 12, 2021, New Delhi:
The Policy Times in collaboration with the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES), Dehradun organized a capacity building webinar on “How to Become an Entrepreneur & a Successful Business Leader” webinar on as part of an academic exchange and integration vision within South Asia on Monday, March 12 from 6.00 pm -8.00 pm (IST).
Dr. Vikas Chadda, UPES Entrepreneurs certainly help in multiple aspects from contributing more revenue to a country’s economic value and creating more employment opportunity, help in improving the lifestyle of their respective country and social structure. There is no specific formula to be an entrepreneur but a few predominant characteristics among successful entrepreneurs and one of the most important characteristics is self-belief to articulate their vision with focus.
Dr. A.K. Enamul Haque, ACD Professor of Economics at East-West University, Dhaka, choosing a career in South Asia is of critical challenge. The most important deciding factor of a career is the highest average income that can be gained at the end and has minimum risk variant in it. The main dilemma in choosing a career path at plus 2 or higher secondary level is that the wider level of options available but passion, prospects of a job in that particular field, individual skill, good institutions should be some of the deciding factors while choosing a career. The most critical problem of the South Asian education system is that it is not flexible to adapt the exception and the academic path is exclusively one way most of the time.
Mr. Syed Ishtiaque Reja, Editor in Chief, GTV Bangladesh “South Asian education system is not creating human resource rather too many graduates” fundamental weakness of education system and a hindrance for students to avail good life choices later in their lives. The societal barrier is a great hindrance to building a career matching individual potential, rather this barrier can sometimes be a misleading mold in which we try to shape our career. Time management self-confidence, self-independence, aptitude for taking responsibility, and leadership skill are some of the aspects to be cultivated during a formal academic career to have free and variety of choices in professional career and especially a that of an entrepreneur and determination to ‘create their own story.
Dr. Sandeep Ananthanarayanan, CEO of STS Group & QMSC Board Member, Bureau of Indian Standards, Government of India reiterated that entrepreneurship and innovation are two complementary journey and innovative thinking and spirit are necessary for entrepreneurship to bloom and nations, individual, corporate business owners all need to collaborate in equal spirit for that.
Dr. Karunakar Jha, Professor Marketing, UPES –Dehradun emphasized exploring own passion with ample informed knowledge, innovative solution to the problem and courage and calm mind and be a disruptive force to be reckoned, these are the true essence of entrepreneurship.
Dr. MD. Aftab Uddin, Principal Noakhali Science and Commerce College and Director of Bangladesh Education & Research Center, Bangladesh were also present as esteemed speakers inspiring and motivating the students to join the path of innovation and entrepreneurship with anecdotes of their own life, experience, and the current trends.
UPES is an 18-year-old university and scenic Avalon in the Himalayan foothill and an exemplary academic institution with accreditation of India’s highest statutory bodies like UGC, NAAC,NIRF, NBA to international bodies like QS 5 stars in four key areas like academic development, program strength, employability campus facility. This ‘University With A Purpose’ offers their students 150 multi-disciplinary courses in key areas like energy, petroleum, aerospace, etc.