GTU to launch 3 years entrepreneurship programmesSeptember 25, 2014
A three-year entrepreneurship programme will be launched by the Gujarat Technological University (GTU) for training 1,00,000 students to set up their own startup companies. For the first time in the country, academic credits will be awarded to students for their startups, which will bring entrepreneurs into mainstream academics.
The programme will train the students with all the skills required to launch startups, develop their products and safeguard their intellectual property rights. It gives adequate time to the students for their startups.
Students will deal with introductory subjects of design orientation in the first year. In the second year , they will start with ideation methodologies and work on easy system design problems. Finally, they will learn engineering subjects including analysis, systems as well as materials, and progress towards design-orientation in detail.
Research journeys at industries will be held in summer. These can typically be Small and Medium Enterprises among others, where the students will work on problems related to improving the product. These problems can be taken up as projects in the final year.
The course aims to train students on market research, design thinking and problem identification with solution during the first two years. They will be developing and commercialising their product in the third year. The GTU has adopted new methodologies for design thinking, ideation and product development tools from the Stanford University and Openfuel.
The programme bids for an improvement in the state of entrepreneurship in the state.