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MIT Art, Design and Technology University’s Mentor-Mentee Magic: Igniting Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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PUNE, India — The Faculty Development Programme (FDP) on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, hosted by the esteemed Institution’s Innovation Council at MIT Art, Design & Technology University, Pune, concluded yesterday, April 26, 2024. The event was proudly organized under the esteemed patronage of the Ministry of Education’s Innovation Cell, AICTE, Govt. of India, New Delhi.

The FDP, a pioneering initiative under the aegis of the Mentor-Mentee Programme aimed at disseminating training on Innovation and Entrepreneurship to educators and trainers from various mentee institutions across Maharashtra, drew participation from over 30 esteemed Faculty Members representing diverse domains including Engineering, Food Technology, Agri-business, Management, Pharmacy, Arts & Commerce. Their active involvement infused the event with enthusiasm and zeal, setting the stage for an enriching experience.

MIT-ADT University’s Institution Innovation Council (IIC), a trailblazer in fostering innovation and entrepreneurship for the past five years, spearheaded this initiative with additional support from the Atal Incubation Centre, CRiEYA, MIT Institute of Design Innovation Programme, and PERA India Association. The inauguration ceremony witnessed the esteemed presence of Dr. Mohit Dubey, Pro-Vice Chancellor, alongside Dr. Mahesh Chopade, Registrar, Prof. Tejas Karad, Dr. Virendra Bhojwani and Prof. Dr. Suraj Bhoyar.

Chief Guest Shri Rajesh Mandlik, CEO & MD Setco Spindles delved into the critical role educators play in nurturing entrepreneurial mindsets among students. Shri Mandlik emphasized the significance of equipping students with the necessary skills, knowledge, and mindset to navigate the dynamic landscape of entrepreneurship. His practical insights and real-world examples inspired educators to explore innovative approaches to curriculum design and teaching methodologies, with a focus on empowering students to become future leaders and change-makers in their respective fields.

Dr. Dubey in his inaugural keynote address set the context of the FDP, emphasizing the paramount importance of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Subsequent sessions delved into crucial topics, with Senior Professor Dhimant Panchal and Dr. Suraj Bhoyar leading discussions on ‘Idea Generation and Problem Solving – Business Opportunities’ with a focus on transforming ideas into ventures. Valuable insights were also shared by Prof. Dr. Virendra Bhojwani, Prof. Ashish Umbarkar, and Dr. Rakesh Siddhesware.

The second day of the event was equally dynamic, inaugurated with a series of invigorating activities, including Treks & Trails to Ramdara Hills, and a visit to the Chintamani Ganpati Temple. The celebration of World IP Day was followed by a session on the ‘Competitive Edge through IP,’ which was led by Prof. Dr. Virendra Bhojwani & Prof. Dr. Suraj Bhoyar. The subsequent sessions included ‘Business Model Canvas by Mr. Keerthi Kadam, ‘Deciphering the Language of Business’ by Ms. Arya Bothe, ‘Campus to CEO: Mastering the Art of Student Startup’ by Mr. Mihir Sanghai, and ‘From Classroom to Company’ by Mr. Mihir Kedar. The day concluded with a Valedictory Ceremony and Certificate Distribution that was presided over by Prof. Dr. Mangesh Karad, Executive President & Vice Chancellor, Dr. Mohit Dubey, Prof. Tejas Karad, Dr. Dandeswar Bisoyi, Prof. Dr. Virendra Bhojwani, and Prof. Dr. Suraj Bhoyar. Ms. Anoushka Joshi from MITISBJ compered all sessions in the FDP effectively. This dynamic event encapsulated the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship, paving the way for a brighter and more vibrant academic landscape. Overall, the event was a testament to the power of collaboration and the importance of cultivating a supportive and innovative community. This initiative proved to be a great platform for participating prestigious institutions and universities in fostering research, innovation, and entrepreneurship, marks a significant leap forward in academic enrichment and professional development.

The successful conclusion of the Faculty Development Program on Innovation & Entrepreneurship at MIT Art, Design & Technology University highlighted the university’s role as a frontrunner in promoting innovation and entrepreneurship. Through the comprehensive sessions, interactive workshops, and the exchange of groundbreaking ideas over the course of the event, MIT ADT University has once again reinforced its commitment to cultivating an ecosystem where educators and students alike can thrive in innovation. This ongoing commitment positions MIT ADT University as a leader in shaping the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs, making it a beacon of inspiration in the educational sector. With these efforts, the university is set to continue its legacy of excellence and leadership in fostering the skills and mindset needed for the entrepreneurial landscapes of tomorrow.

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