National Webinar on ‘Entrepreneurship: the need of 21st Century’

“Think Big, Start small and Grow gradually”

Entrepreneurship Development Cell of St. Thomas College, Bhilai organized a National webinar on the topic “Entrepreneurship – The need of 21st century” on 8th May. Prof. Dr. Rajkumar Singh and Mr. MukeshPorwal were the keynote speakers of the event. Prof. Dr. Rajkumar Singh is the Dean R&D and HOD Commerce, School of Management Sciences, Varanasi, U.P. and Mr. MukeshPorwal is an Entrepreneur and the Director of a Home Care Product Manufacturing Company in Bhilai.

The event was organized by Dr. Shubha Diwan,Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biotechnology, Convener of the program assisted by Co-Convener Dr. Sunita Kshatriya, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Commerce, under the guidance of Dr. M.G.Roymon, Principal of St. Thomas College and Dr. Vinita Thomas, Dean Academics. His Grace Dr. Joseph Mar Dionysius, Manager Bishop, Fr. Dr. Joshi Varghese Administrator appreciated the whole efforts.

The first speaker, Dr. Singh laid great emphasis on pursuing ideas and working hard. He said, “Think big, but start small and grow gradually.” He explained what cost benefit analysis in start ups is and what ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ thoughts in business are. He also talked about managing one’s business through all the risks, uncertainties and fluctuations in market and that a businessman should always be aware of the GOI’s schemes. After his speech, he cleared the queries of the students.

The second and final speaker of the event, Mr. Porwal focused his discourse on the importance of practical knowledge in entrepreneurship. He shared his personal experience of how he had started working in his father’s establishment as a student to gain work experience, and how he had started his own company after his mother’s name ‘Swarna’. He also talked about his father’s struggles and hardwork and how he gave him a lot of work related knowledge.  He also said that one should never compromise the quality of their products. Dr. Rincey B. Abraham from Dept. of Commerce and Dr. Aparna Ghosh from Dept. of Economics technically assisted for the smooth conduct of the program.  The event was wrapped up with a vote of thanks delivered by co-convener of program Dr. Sunita Kshatriya from Dept. of Commerce.