Aditi Mahavidyalaya, a constituent college of the University of Delhi (DU), in association with SKILLSertifika and Bootup 360 Company, has launched a digital incubation platform with built-in mentorship to encourage entrepreneurship among its students, mostly from semi- rural.
Aditi Mahavidyalaya is an off-campus girls’ college located in the semi-urban area of Bawana, New Delhi. It is the first DU college to do so, and through the platform, it aims to digitally empower its female students.
The platform was set up in collaboration with SKILLSertifika, an Indian innovation-focused research technology company and Bootup 360, an incubation platform designed for educational institutions, incubators and accelerators. and businesses of all sizes.
Integrated business approach
According to the college, the platform aims at the holistic development of rural female students. The establishment of the incubation center is a step towards the digital empowerment of girls, which will help them in their academic and professional paths. Furthermore, the initiative will pave the way for a financially secure future for girls by equipping them with research and innovation skills and developing their entrepreneurial potential.
Principal of the college, Mamta Sharma, told the Indian Express, “The model offers a systematic and integrated business approach for students which will expose them to many challenges they will face when starting their business and prepare them to address these challenges through independent industry mentoring and providing a globally operational platform”.
The digital incubation platform was officially inaugurated on January 7 by Rajni Abbi, President, Aditi Mahavidyalaya and Proctor, University of Delhi; TC Dhoundiyal, Founder and CEO, SKILLSertifika Global, Priya Bir, Nodal Officer, Digital Incubation Center; and Mamta Sharma, Director, Aditi Mahavidyalaya.
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