Creativity, Innovation & Entrepreneurship For Excellence In Engineering Education

According to Ms. Aruna M. Katara, there is a need for the entrepreneurs to focus on producing products with commercial value. Furthermore, she dismissively talked about the practice of importing technology instead of creating them in India

Engineering is always creatively unique and innovative. However, our education structures are skewed in such a manner which often encourages an engineering student to be an inventor. The panel discussed that what traits and skills one needs to become a good engineer and what can make them competent enough who would become creative innovators and entrepreneurs of the future.

The moderator of this session is Prof. (Dr.) Prem Vrat, Pro Vice-Chancellor, North Cap University. The panel consisted of people from academics like, Ms. Aruna M. Katara, President, Hope Foundation’s Finolex Academy of Management & Technology, Dr. Rihan Khan Suri, Training & Placement, Jamia Millia Islamia University, Dr. Urvashi Makkar, Director General, G.L. Bajaj Institute of Management & Research, Anurag Bansal, Sr VP-Career Launcher and NP Padhy, Dean Academic affairs IIT Roorkee.

According to Ms. Aruna M. Katara, there is a need for the entrepreneurs to focus on producing products with commercial value. Furthermore, she dismissively talked about the practice of importing technology instead of creating them in India. The reason for importing technology, according to Dr. Rihan Khan Suri is the absence of a culture of entrepreneurship and the culture of creativity in our country’s institutions. He asserts that, in order to encourage entrepreneurship in India, we must first change the mindset of graduates who run after placements offering lucrative pay packages.

This according to him, is possible if the institutions motivate their students to take risks, while also providing them backups in case of the failure of their start-ups. Agreeing with the statement, Mr. Anurag Bansal said that engineers in India are very creative. Carrying forward the discussion, Dr. Urvashi Makkar, busted the myth that dropouts become successful entrepreneurs by highlighting that the idea is ‘unnecessarily glamorised.’ She concluded her speech by emphasizing that students with entrepreneurship skills succeed in life.

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