Delhi School of Skill Enhancement & Entrepreneurship Development

University of Delhi imparts enormous knowledge through variety of courses and provides opportunity to learn research through M.Phil./ Ph.D. programs.

All this knowledge can be further augmented and honed for the benefit of the youngsters and even experienced person, if there are opportunities-

  • To enhance their skills in structured manner through training, and to incubate the ideas and leads to convert them into process, products and technologies.
  • To develop entrepreneurial spirit by imparting training about starting a business, sustaining and expanding it.

 

The Delhi School of Skill Enhancement & Entrepreneurship Development (DSSEED) at the University of Delhi is established under Ordinance XX of the University.

DSSEED aims to fill the gap in the current knowledge delivery at DU for meeting the immediate and future challenges with ever-evolving programs involving all streams of education with training across faculties including Sciences (Biological Chemical and Physical, Mathematical and Informatics), Humanities, Social sciences, Commerce and Economics, Finance and Management.

Structure of DSSEED

  • DSSEED envisages a 2-part school located at the North Campus (Major) and South Campus (Minor) to leverage the expertise available there but with resource sharing between two campuses.
  • DSSEED (South Campus) will develop programmes involving Biological and Bio-Informatics Sciences.
  • DSSEED (North Campus) will develop programmes involving Physical, Chemical and Mathematical sciences, Humanities, Social sciences, Commerce, Economics, Finance and Management.
  • DSSEED shall take take responsibility of IPR, IPR-Protection technology transfer/ licensing activities of all faculties of University of Delhi.
  • DSSEED will execute programs for skill enhancement, entrepreneurship development, incubation of ideas and start-ups, and protection of IPR.

Skill Enhancement

  • The aim for skill enhancement will be to impart training for learning beyond the conventional syllabus, and to empower the learner to meet challenges while seeking a job or for undertaking research to answer complex questions.
  • The skill training will be open to all age groups having basic knowledge in the area.
  • There may be several tiers of skill courses starting from basic to advanced so that it is open to anyone for acquiring the desired skill. Skill Enhancement courses shall include both theory and hands-on training.
  • These courses shall be of 1-2 credits (16-32 contact hours of theory to be covered in 1-2 weeks with a test or for 32-64 contact hours for hands-on courses to be completed in 1-2 weeks). There may be provision of late hours / weekend courses for in-service persons. 
  • The University may accredit the courses.
  • The DSSEED will partner with government and private funding agencies like NSDC, DBT, BIRAC etc. to run high-end training programs.

Incubation

Incubation is a very important activity especially to apply the knowledge with skills to be on the path of entrepreneurship. The DSSEED will offer several types of Incubation possibilities.

Student incubation scheme:

Students of Delhi University can incubate their ideas while carrying out studies or after completing the studies.

Teacher Incubation Scheme:

Teacher-Researchers especially from colleges with funded-research projects can initiate their research till they are able to get
adequate facilities in their own institution / department. (This is a unique concept to inculcate research culture in the colleges as NEP-2020 incorporates strong research component in under graduate programs)

Start up / Entrepreneurs/ industry incubation scheme:

People with matured ideas, infant processes and technologies can rent space to perfect the processes and product development, and mature themselves in successful business person.

** DSSEED will not only provide space, but total guidance in all aspects including the subject matter, infrastructure, literature, networking with others, financial support and business connectivity.

Entrepreneurship

  • A large section of youngsters have innovative ideas, and have required Skills with capability to convert their own knowledge / knowledge available in the free world for the benefit of the society, which in turn benefits themselves.
  • DSSEED aims to identify such people and encourage them by providing the right platform to hone up their skills, to incubate their ideas and provide them facilities and the ecosystem required for becoming a successful entrepreneur and create their own enterprise.
  • For this, DSSEED will have industry linkages and adjunct faculty from industry.
  • Such an initiative would require hand holding to bring youngsters in the network with appropriate schemes to support them intellectually and financially.
  • The DSSEED will partner with government and private funding agencies to run high-end programs to support innovations and entrepreneurship development.

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