Yesterday, I met with Chandan Dwivedi, Senior Journalist of Hindustan regarding the discussion on Proposal for developing Entrepreneurship Cell and Incubation Center. Similarly, I had a word with Rambha Jha, Founder of Handworld, first incubate of Upendra Maharathi Shilp Anusandhan Sansthan, who got fund from Startup Bihar recently in the last three years and Shubham Kumar, Founder of Watch & View at their office.
They simply asked me, Ranjan, Why you are approaching the ground like meeting with Students, Professors, Teachers, Vice-Chancellor and Pro Vice-Chancellor rather than doing the meeting with Education Minister, Industry Minister, Principal Secretary and so on for giving them orders for developing it?
I believe that “Startup and Innovation didn’t come by developing just Incubation center, if we are really willing to look forward to innovative startup & venture then we need to fuse the concept of Entrepreneurship among the student’s hearts as a development rather than putting it as a syllabus or orders from higher officials. Also, We need to develop active participation of students, professor, and administration in Entrepreneurship Activities. Have you ever think Why Incubation center of college in Bihar is failed?“
As per my knowledge, Bihar has 31 universities, but, you won’t believe that none of these universities has a single incubation centre, nor any entrepreneurship cell – they don’t have any proper training or placement cells either. It’s true that few universities have started training and placement cells, and student activity centers, as per official documents, but they are not functional on the ground.
I have been trying to develop entrepreneurship cell in local colleges of Bihar and also trying to settle Incubation centers in the college and universities of Bihar. I have done approx. 650+ Meetings in Patna University in last one year for developing entrepreneurship cell and Incubation Centre.In which 1 meeting with Vice Chancellor, 2 Meeting with Registrar and 12 Meetings with Pro Vice-Chancellor. Now, In the month of January 2019, finally, they decided to establish it with the name of Patna University Incubation Hub proposed by me. Similarly, I proposed these things in the International School of Management, ISM Patna and very soon it will be coming. Besides these, In Patliputra University, Magadh University and so on.
Recently, I met Dr. Rajesh Kumar, the Vice Chancellor of newly made Purnea University in the months of December and discuss these things in details for establishing such things. So, We planned to organized Startup and Entrepreneurship related activities in Purnea and finally, they organized North Bihar Conclave in the month of January. Beside this, I have word with other universities and colleges too. But, it’s a government process so it takes time, So I kept my patience.
Yesterday, I got a mail from the Central University of South Bihar for the invitation for discussion on developing Entrepreneurship Cell and Incubation Center. Also, Today I have a meeting with Pro Vice-Chancellor of Patliputra University