Delhi Govt holds workshop on Entrepreneurship Curriculum
NEW DELHI: The Delhi government will develop the entrepreneurship curriculum with not only focusing on the skills but it would also focus on imparting the mindset of entrepreneurship to its students. Education Minister Manish Sisodia who headed a workshop on the Entrepreneurship Curriculum urged various NGOs to work with the education on the development of this special curriculum.
"The idea is not to limit at imparting financial/marketing/communication/management skills in the students. The bigger idea is that we want to impart the 'Entrepreneurial mindset', the courage to think big & new. Although the fulcrum idea behind entrepreneurship curriculum helps students strive to become job givers, instead of job seekers, but having said that, the entrepreneurial 'mindset' is important in all walks of life, for a businessman as well as for an officer," said the Education Minister. He added that the same mindset led Mark Zuckerberg to build Facebook, the same mindset led a govt officer, Verghese Kurien to lead the second biggest dairy of India, AMUL right from its inception.
After the 'Happiness Curriculum' which is successfully running in Nursery to 8th class of all Delhi government schools, it is readying itself to introduce Entrepreneurship Mindset Curriculum for 6 lakh students studying in 9th to 12th classes of the government schools from the upcoming academic year 2019-20. SCERT and Delhi government held a one-day consultation workshop on 'Entrepreneurship 'Mindset' Curriculum on Monday.
"I congratulate all experts for the fact that we have converged here, moving beyond our own boundaries for a greater good, and I'm sure today is going to be a big day for the job market, for the economy of the country. Talking about the 'why' of it — it is an uplifting fact that our nation boasts the biggest youth force in the world, but it's another worrying fact is that we are a nation of the biggest unemployed educated youth force in the world," said Manish Sisodia. He also explained that despite having the most laborious and intelligent youth force, not even one of the biggest 50 companies in the world is Indian. It can also be corroborated by the fact that most Indian youth today
wish to get placed in a multinational company. "This is the reason why those economies are so big, a job seeker economy can never compete with a job providing economy. The roots of the problems need a fix and we believe it lies in school education," said the education minister of Delhi.