Mysuru, February 10:- Six-week Technology-based Entrepreneurship Development Programme (TEDP) on “Food technology” organised by the Entrepreneurship Development Cell and Institution Innovation Council of GSSS Institute of Engineering and Technology for Women, Mysuru, in association with Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, was inaugurated by chief guest Dr Sridevi Annapurna Singh, director, CFTRI, Mysuru, on January 25.
Yeshaswi Nag, mentor, Atal Incubation Centre, was the guest of honour for the programme. Dr Lakshmi Jagannathan, CEO, DERBI Foundation, Bengaluru, nominated as DST observer also attended the inaugural function.
Vanaja B Pandit, secretary, GSSS and Dr Shivakumar M, principal, GSSSIETW, were present.
The main objective of organising this programme is to train potential entrepreneurs with graduation and diploma background. 50 participants have registered for this programme at the national level. The participants will be provided with hands-on training in indigenous technologies development with R&D institutions that are available for commercial exploitation.
Eminent resource persons from CFTRI, DFRL and other government sectors shall handle topics including entrepreneurship, the scheme of assistance, project selection and its pre-feasibility, soft skill development, consolidation of business ideas, business plan preparation and technical training.
Dr S Padmashree, professor, Deparment of ECE and principal investigator of this programme welcomed the participants. She also briefed about activities of this six-week TEDP and its importance.
Chief guest Dr Sridevi Annapurna Singh briefed on the growth of India in the food sector and the need for a balanced diet for the growth of Individuals. She later delivered a keynote on the importance of food technology in today’s world and gave an insight into the processing technologies available at CFTRI.
She also advised the students to update themselves with the advancements in recent technologies.
DST observer Dr Lakshmi Jagannathan explained about the recent innovations in food technologies.
Yeshaswi Nag explained about the entrepreneurial opportunities available in the food technologies.
Dr P Raviraj, professor, Department of CSE, delivered the vote of thanks. (MR)