KOLLAM: Coinciding with the World Entrepreneurship Day on Thursday, the TKM College of Engineering here launched its unit of ‘Startup Boot Camp’, a flagship programme of the State Government to encourage students towards entrepreneurial initiatives.
The college authorities said that through this initiative they would try to encourage students to become innovators and job creators rather than job seekers.
In his video-link address, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, while congratulating the students and college authorities, said that he was extremely happy as the youth in the state had taken the responsibility of building an entrepreneurial society “which would in turn create more employment and knowledge in the state”. “I offer my wholehearted support to this initiative,” he said.
While launching the programme, Startup Village chairman Sanjay Vijayakumar said that more such initiatives would be launched in engineering colleges and other colleges across the state.
The ‘Startup Boot Camp’ is being implemented jointly by the Higher Education and IT Departments.
It will have the support of the Startup Village, which will offer its expertise and assistance in nurturing entrepreneurs.