SIVASAGAR, Aug 22: The Assam Rajiv Gandhi University of Cooperative Management (ARGUCOM) organised a workshop on Entrepreneurship Development on Monday, coinciding with World Entrepreneurship Day. This collaborative effort involved the District Industries and Commerce Centre, Sivasagar (DICC), with resource persons Upamanyu Borkatoky, co-founder of Woolah Tea & the Tea Leaf Theory, and Mrigen Saikia, extension officer at DICC, Sivasagar. The workshop aimed to guide students from ARGUCOM and nearby colleges who aspire to embark on entrepreneurial ventures.
The event commenced with an opening remark by vice-chancellor Prof Debabrata Das, who encouraged students to grasp the essentials of entrepreneurship development and cultivate the right mindset for future endeavours. He emphasised the significance of selecting the appropriate career path, whether it be traditional employment or starting a business, and stressed the importance of generating novel start-up ideas. Prof Das also noted that with the right attitude and ethics, success becomes an achievable goal.
In attendance at the inaugural session were Dr Rashida T Noorain, registrar (Admin) (i/c), Dr Mridusmita Das, dean (i/c), as well as other faculty members and officers from the university.
The workshop delved into various aspects of entrepreneurship, including marketing strategies for local entrepreneurs, financial support for start-ups, government-backed initiatives for budding ventures, and more. Participating actively in the workshop were students from the MBA, MCA, and LLM departments at ARGUCOM, along with students from Sibsagar College, Dikhowmukh College, and Jhanji Hemnath Sarma College.
Mrigen Saikia contributed to the workshop by sharing his experience and enlightening students about various government schemes designed to support start-ups.