ZHCES organises a seminar by Dr. Dhanya MB

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Wednesday, 26 February 2020
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Wednesday, 26 February 2020
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ZHCES organises a seminar by Dr. Dhanya MB
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ZHCES Seminar Series


Role of Educational institutions in creating a New Ecosystem to flourish Entrepreneurship & Innovation: Case of ‘Startups’ in India


Dr. Dhanya MB

Associate Fellow, VV Giri National Labour Institute, Noida


About the Speaker: Dr Dhanya MB is an economist and working as Associate Fellow (Faculty) at VV Giri National Labour Institute. She is the Associate Coordinator of the Centre for Labour Market Studies. She has been involved in policy initiatives of the Ministry of Labour and employment, Government of India on various subjects on labour & Employment.She has authored three books/monographs and also coedited two books in the area of Labour Market studies, includes: ‘Demographic Dividend and SDGs in India: Labour and Employment Opportunities’ (Routledge, 2020 forthcoming); ‘Quality Employment Generation in Micro and Small enterprises (MSEs) in India: strategies and way forward’ (2018);‘Worker’s Rights and Practices in the Contemporary Scenario: an overview’ (2014); ‘Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and informal economy in India’ (2013);‘Engendering Gender Statistics’ (2012); published by VVGNLI. Currently, she is working on a research project on ‘Promoting Youth Employment & Entrepreneurship: A Study with special focus on ‘Startups’.


Abstract:  The role academia plays in fostering entrepreneurial intention is the popular way to augment overall economic activity and the process of discovery. Entrepreneurial university model is a technique to attract individuals with ideas and give them the needful entrepreneurial and managerial skills in the new socio-economic landscape. This exploratory research study analyses the role of some prominent universities/institutes of Delhi in nurturing future young entrepreneurs and it also discusses the startups ecosystem jointly run across India which is having student-faculty collaboration. This work envisaged investigation among 48 startups samples in the different part of Delhi-NCR region. The presentation begin with the analysis of youth employment situation to set the context for the current situational analysis in India and then the discussion would be on the role of universities in creating a new ecosystem to flourish entrepreneurship & innovation and the current policies surrounding startups and how the government policies are geared towards creating an environment in which startups flourish and contribute to the growth of youth employment generation opportunities.


DATE: 26th February, 2020 (Wednesday)
TIME: 3:00 pm

(All Welcome)