Mangaluru: The city-based Manel Srinivas Nayak Institute of Management (MSNIM), along with the Atal Incubation Centre, Nitte, organised the Student Entrepreneurs Summit 2023 on Oct 7, 2023, at the MSNIM Campus in Bondel, Mangalore.
The objective of the summit was to facilitate student entrepreneurship, as there is an urgent need to institutionalise entrepreneurial education on a large scale across institutions and colleges, contributing to entrepreneurial culture in society. 300 students from 20 colleges in Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts participated in the event.
Premnath S. Kudva, Chairman and Managing Director, of Canara Workshops Ltd., was the chief guest for the inaugural ceremony, which took place at 9:30 a.m. Manel Annappa Nayak, President, Women’s National Education Society(WNES), presided over the programme. The Institute Correspondent and Honorary Secretary, WNES, Jeevandas Narayan, Vice President Suresh Pai, Member Ajith Kamath, CEO of AIC Nitte, Dr A. P. Achar, AIC Nitte Incubation Centre team, and institute Director Dr Molly S. Chaudhuri were present.
In his address, Premnath S. Kudva motivated the students with his own personal experience as an entrepreneur. “Before starting any venture, we should be sure about any calculative risks and future prospects for the product,” he advised. Jeevandas Narayan explained the importance of entrepreneurship and how it helps in the growth of the economy. He also made the students aware of the downsides of entrepreneurship and advised them to be capable of taking risks. In his presidential address, Manel Annappa Nayak threw light on the importance of business. “Smaller B-schools should be funded by corporations. This will give opportunities to develop entrepreneurs in the institution,” he opined.
The programme comprised three sessions led by renowned resource persons.
Dr T. Prasad, Professor, NITIE (IIM, Mumbai), spoke on ‘Roadmap for Student Enterprises’. Jagadish Shekar Naik, co-founder of TalenTree People Consulting Pvt. Ltd., spoke on ‘Best Practices in Entrepreneurship’. Dr A.P. Achar, CEO, AIC-NITIE, led a conversation with Dr Arun Isloor, Professor in Charge, NITK-STEP, Surathkal, on ‘Support for Student Enterprises’.
MBA students Amrutha V., Sriraksha, and Kavya Bangera rendered the invocation. Dr Deepa V., Associate Professor, welcomed and introduced the guests for the inaugural ceremony. Assistant Professor Dr Shilpi Saha, Associate Professor Dr Reema Agnes Frank and Assistant Professor Archana Kamath introduced the resource persons for the three sessions held. Sharanya G.K. compered the programme. Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the Programme, Nanditha Sunil, delivered the vote of thanks.