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Inauguration of Women Entrepreneurship Cell
8th March 2016

Today’s world is changing at surprising pace with wind of Globalization and IT revolution. Entire world is sensing political and economical transformation. The changing market conditions have thrown up opportunities for emerging businesses. With the aim of empowering women in true sense Women Entrepreneurship Cell, Kadi Sarva Vishwavidyalaya has Inaugurated Women Entrepreneurship Cell on 8th March, 2016 during 10:30 to 12:30 at LDRP Hall, Kadi Sarva Visvavidyalaya campus, Sector 15, Gandhinagar. Smt. Meena Kavya, Director, Ayma Creation Pvt. Ltd has honoured the chair as chief guest and Smt. Aditi Gupta, Founder, Menstrupedia had grace inaugural event as Guest of Honour. Dr. Kanubhai Patel, President, Sarva Vidyalaya Kelvni Mandal, Gandhinagar, Shri Vallabhabhai Patel Chairman, Sarva Vidyalaya Kelvni Mandal, Kadi & Gandhinagar, President, Kadi Sarva Vishwavidyalaya and Prof. D.T. Kapadia Director, Kadi Sarva Vishwavidyalaya, Gandhinagar were present and gave their blessings on this occasion. Indian women have gone a long way and are becoming increasingly visible and successful in all spheres. They have shifted from kitchen to higher level of professional activities. We can see today Indian women working at par with men in all hook and corner of various industries. With the aim of encouraging more entrepreneurship amongst women, current year and pass out female students of Kadi Sarva Vishwavidyalaya were invited to attend this programme. There were 15 Alumni Female Entrepreneurs from different institutions of Kadi Sarva Vishwavidyalaya were felicitated on the same occasion. Women Entrepreneurship Cell will motivate nurture and provide all sort of guidance to the female students who want to be entrepreneur. On the day of International Women’s Day this will be a true salute to womanhood.

Training of Teachers (28th – 30th April 2016)

Women entrepreneurship Cell [WEC] at Kadi Sarva Vishwavidyalaya is committed for the development of women entrepreneurship. First step towards it has to be creation of well trained teacher-trainers of the various institutions of the university, so that they can perform leadership role in training and motivating women to become entrepreneurial in their field. Capacity building of teachers is the first priority of WEC. In the same deliberation WEC, KSV has organized three days TOT programs for WEC coordinators of different intuitions of KSV. 26 WEC coordinators have participated in this.

OBJECTIVES of conducting TOT (Training of Trainers) are:

  • To increase awareness among teachers about existing ecosystem for developing and promoting women entrepreneurship and understanding their role and responsibilities as a teacher–trainer to help women choose entrepreneurship as a career choice.
  • To help WEC in capacity building of teachers by imparting necessary knowledge, information and skills to enable them to perform their role as teacher –trainer in their respective institutions.
  • To acquaint them with various stages and tasks of entrepreneurship development activities like EAC, EDP, and need for introducing entrepreneurship in education.
  • Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp (EAC) August 2016

    Entrepreneurs shape economic destiny of nations by creating wealth and employment, offering products and services, and generating taxes for governments. We at WEC constantly engage in imparting Entrepreneurial spirit amongst students of KSV. In line with the same deliberation WEC has organized eight Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp (EAC) in the year 2016, in four different campuses of KSVat Kadi and Gandhinagar for UG and PG students. More than 6000 students were motivated to opt entrepreneurship as a career option.

    Women Entrepreneurship Development Program (WEDP) – 7th September to 4th October, 2016

    As a philanthropic in its true sense KSV has observed need to empower female students to make them independent financially and socially with all present social and cultural biases in which they live. The fact that women are at the tipping point of entrepreneurship in India today and having higher success rates. In spite of that they face many challenges and barriers to start and run the venture. While there is increased social acceptance of women in the workplace, they still face difficulties in finding team members, mentors, knowledge about sources of finance, supporting agencies, practical exposure, and training and funding to scale up their ideas. After conducting Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp we observed keen interested amongst lot of female students to go for an entrepreneurship.

    More than 500 female students showed the interest in Entrepreneurial training. We have selected 60 students from various intuitions of KSV for WEDP. Selection was based on written test (General Entrepreneurial Tendency) and Personal Interview. We have conducted two WEDPs, one at Gandhinagar and One at Kadi Campus. We got funding support from Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDI) & Department of Science and Technology for one WEDP. During WEDP 60 female students were trained for 25 days on different aspects of Entrepreurship by experts.

    Glimpse of resource persons for WEDP:

    Sr. No. Faculty Designation
    1 MRS. SAROJ UMESH SHARMA Chair Person; Gujarat Chamber Of Commerce & Industry; Business Women Wing (GCCI BWW)
    2 Mr. Ajay Dixit Senior Consultant & Director; Center for Entrepreneurial Training
    3 Mr. Padmin Buch Senior Project & Management Consultant and IPR Domain Expert; Former Managing Director of Gujarat Industrial & Technical Consultancy Organization (GITCO); Ahmedabad.
    4 Mr. Hiranya Vyas Trainer ED & HRD
    5 Ms. Daxaben Yagnik Entrepreneur; Saptarang Packagers; Gandhinagar
    6 Mr.Mukesh Nayak Director; Movewell Media Pvt Ltd
    7 Mr. Abhishek Bhat Assistant officer to Microfinance; The Kalupur Comm. Co. Op. Bank
    8 Ms. Sweta Mehta Faculty; S.K.Patel Institute of Management and Computer Studies (MBA)
    9 Mr. Richard Freelance Personality Development Trainer
    10 Ms. Kruti Patel Faculty; S.K.Patel Institute of Management and Computer Studies (MBA)
    11 Ms. Shivani Trivedi Faculty; S.K.Patel Institute of Management and Computer Studies (MCA)
    12 Mr. Mahendra Trivedi Chairman; Gujarat Pavitra Yatradham Vikas Board
    13 Mr. Jayant Athavale Freelance Senior Management Consultant