In a bid to promote entrepreneurship in government schools of Delhi, Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister of the UT, who is also heading the Education Ministry has taken the decision to enroll 17,000 entrepreneurs and volunteers in a review meeting on Tuesday, February 18.
The Entrepreneurial Mindset Curriculum (EMC) which has been developed by the State Council of Education Research and Training (SCERT) started in 2019-20 to inculcate entrepreneurial mindset in students.
The government has involved teachers and NGOs while creating the EMC and ensured that the curriculum focus on providing real-life experiences to students that can be helpful for turning students into responsible professionals.
The Deputy Chief Minister was quoted as saying, “We need to create a pool of 17,000 entrepreneurs…There is a need to inculcate an entrepreneurial mindset amongst our students, for which live interactions with entrepreneurs will play an important part. Sharing of knowledge and experiences by the real entrepreneurs will help students learn the ground reality. During the sessions, we should have a two-way interaction between students and entrepreneurs in a small setting of 30-40 for better communication and understanding.”
As per the officials, the government is also planning to provide the students of classes XI and XII with seed money for taking up field projects which will open in April and July.
Talking about the field projects, Sisodia said, “Students will be involved in entrepreneurial activities, which will enable them to ‘think-out-of-the box’ and take on a solution-centric approach.” Further, Sisodia also announced a training program for teachers, mentors, officers and EMC coordinators which will begin by April. The training programme will ensure a smooth and effective implementation of the EMC programme.
Another aspect of the EMC is a micro-research project. According to officials, this will involve 7 lakh students in interviewing their relatives and neighbours finding out about various professions they are into. This can be a help to the students for exploring different career opportunities and makes it easier for them to choose their own careers.