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A workshop on entrepreneurship and setting up start-ups was held on August 2 here at AIMIT St Aloysius College (Deemed to be University) forthe first-year MCA students.

In his message, chief guest, Dr U. Faisal from Kannur University highlighted the importance of the IT sector’s revolution and its accomplishments in entrepreneurship. He conveyed his heartfelt joy to the MCA students for their keen interest in business entrepreneurship.

Dr (Fr) Melwyn Pinto SJ, Director. AIMIT, in his messageemphasisedthe importance of startups and creative ideas in business ventures. He congratulated MCA students for their, especially for coming up with over 40 unique ideas.

In her address, D. Raji Sukumar, another resource person, urged the students to embrace their creativity, pointing out that business entrepreneurship thrives on exploring innovative ideas. She commended the students for their excellent critical and design thinking skills.

In his presidential address, Dr (Fr) Praveen Martis SJ, Principal of SAC, provided valuable insights on employment opportunities in the IT sector, focusing on innovative IT business ideas. He drew inspiration from renowned IT personalities like Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, encouraging the students to work diligently towards pursuing their creative business ventures.

Another resource person, Shruthi G.K, assistant director of MSME, shared valuable information about MSME and motivated students to explore their interests in business entrepreneurship. During her talk, she provided insightful tips on how to initiate a successful business venture.

Pitch decks were presented by first-year MCA students. A total of 17 teams showcased their creative and innovative business ideas, pitching them to the audience using their lean canvas and business models. The best teams with outstanding venture ideas received mementos and certificates to acknowledge their achievements.

Earlier, Dr Hemalatha N, Dean of IT department, welcomed the gathering. “We are in the golden era of opportunities,” she said.

Dr Rakesh Kumar proposed vote of thanks.