Jabbar urges DU students to be innovative
DU Live: Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology Minister Mustafa Jabbar called upon the Dhaka University students to be innovative entrepreneurs without only hunting for government jobs after the completion of studies.
“The government cannot manage jobs for the large number of youths. Moreover, the government job opportunities will decrease in the coming days. That is why the government is encouraging the youths to generate newer innovative ideas to be self-reliant,” he told a workshop at Dhaka University Senate Bhaban here.
Leading youth platform ‘Young Bangla’ and Innovation Design and Entrepreneurship Academy (IDEA) project under ICT Division is arranging the two-day workshop as part of a competition for the university students titled ‘Student to Start-Up’ Chapter One.
ICT Division Joint Secretary and IDEA Project Director Syed Mojibul Haque, Bangladesh Computer Council Executive Director Partha Pratim Deb, DU Business Studies Faculty Dean Professor Shibli Rubayat Ul Islam, DU Innovation Creativity and Entrepreneurship Center Vice-Chairman and DU International Business Department Supernumerary Professor Khandkar Bazlul Haque and Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University Professor Md Rashidul Hasan addressed the workshop, among others.
Students of all public and private universities across the country can contest in the competition by registering their names under 40 selective university categories visiting ‘http://startupbangladesh.gov.bd/student-to-startup/’ till May 3 while the registration process was introduced on March 8 last, organizers said.
With the slogan of ‘My innovation, My Dream’, the Young Bangla, under the auspices of Center for Research and Information (CRI) is supervising the competition.
In the final competition, 10 start-up teams will be selected as winners and each team will get money, advice and all kinds of support to implement their innovative ideas and the rest 20 teams will be selected for being groomed.
“We are working to find out entrepreneurs to help them implement their potential initiatives. We are preparing next generation for the future,” he said.
Dhaka, 28 April(campuslive24.com)//MI