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Workshop on Entrepreneurship

Workshop on Entrepreneurship

JSB Students learn about Entrepreneurship and the qualities that make a Successful Entrepreneur

All the aspiring entrepreneurs presently studying in the PGDM Batch 2021-23 of Jaipuria School of Business got to develop an in-depth understanding of what entrepreneurship is and what qualities make a successful entrepreneur at the lecture ‘Workshop On Entrepreneurship’ by Dr. Poonam Sinha, Director NIESBUD.

Held on the morning of August 6, 2021, the lecture was a part of the B-school’s Orientation Programme that prepares students to begin their business and management education with confidence. At the outset, Dr. Sinha explained the focus of work of NIESBUD.

She said, “National Institute for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development (NIESBUD) is an organization under the ministry of entrepreneurship and small business development. The institute designs and organizes different types of training programmes to promote entrepreneurship. We organize programmes for field level prospective entrepreneurs to international participants. We organize different kinds of programmes for different target groups. We also offer customized programmes as per the need of the client.”

Speaking about entrepreneurship, Dr. Sinha said that it is an attractive career option. All development becomes possible because of entrepreneurship. If there are no entrepreneurs then the development will be hampered and the economy will not grow at a desired rate.

“For students it is very important to know who is an entrepreneur and what are the characteristics of an entrepreneur. As per my definition, an entrepreneur is a person who ventures out, takes calculated risk, takes the responsibility of his or her success and failures, and constantly strives for growth and excellence,” she said.

She then laid out the desirable qualities of an entrepreneur. They include:

  • A strong desire to succeed
  • A never-say-die attitude
  • Moderate risk taking
  • Ability to explore and utilize opportunities
  • A dispassionate approach to solving problems
  • Getting feedback to track progress
  • Ability to handle uncertain/unfamiliar situations
  • A temperament to handle and withstand stress

In the latter part of the lecture, Ms Sinha highlighted the role of the government in promoting entrepreneurship.

The Workshop on Entrepreneurship was attended in large numbers by the students and faculty members of Jaipuria School of Business. It was one of the many sessions being organized for the induction of students of PGDM Batch 2021-23.