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AURANGABAD: The Government Engineering College, Aurangabad, will conduct a two-day seminar in November for the heads of all state-run engineering and pharmacy colleges. The seminar will be jointly organised by the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) and the state Directorate of Technical Education.

The event will be the first in a series planned to promote entrepreneurship development among students.

“Heads of government-run engineering and pharmacy institutes across the state will participate in the workshop we planned with NASSCOM’s support. The apex body of firms related to software and services will provide resource persons for these workshops, to guide participants,” Shah said.

Representatives of around 41 government-run institutions from the state are scheduled to take part in the workshop. Shah said after the workshop, participants would be considered master trainers and will be expected to educate and train the student community and faculties in their respective institutions to achieve entrepreneurship development.

The next workshop is scheduled in January and will focus on state-run diploma colleges. The third is to be held in February and will cover all private engineering colleges in Maharashtra.

A DTE official said that the series will be conducted under the second phase of the Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP), a long-term initiative for transformation of technical education system with assistance from the World Bank.

 “The state started the ‘Make in Maharashtra’ initiative on the sidelines of the Centre’s ‘Make in India’. The main objective is to create a business-friendly atmosphere in the state. The state is attempting to extend the programme into education and has identified entrepreneurship development as one of the target areas,” a DTE official said.

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