MoU to strengthen entrepreneurship ecosystem
M.A.M. College of Engineering and Technology (MAMCET) has signed a memorandum of understanding with IIT-Madras Incubation Cell (IITMIC) for strengthening entrepreneurship ecosystem in Tiruchi region.
The MoU mandates the two entities to work together to provide incubation support/facilities to entrepreneurial ventures. IITMIC will support MAMCET in conducting training, and organising motivational/experiential talks to strengthen the entrepreneurial ecosystem, besides facilitating incubation, startup selection, support, mentoring and monitoring, and strategic and operational guidance.
IITMIC will provide co-incubatees access to incubation space/infrastructure, business support services (accounting, tax, CS, legal, HR), networking and training support, mentoring (technical and business), seed funding and link-up with angels/VCs and ‘Startup Engine’, a press release issued by S. Susan Christina, Principal, MAMCET, said. The MoU documents were exchanged earlier this month between Tamaswati Ghosh, CEO, IITMIC, and Fathima Bathool Maluk, Secretary and Correspondent, MASTeR Group of Institutions, which also comprises M.A.M. School of Architecture and M.A.M. B. School.
The Entrepreneurship Development Cell in the campus will promotes innovation and entrepreneurship by providing an eco-system with the right mix of infrastructure and technical knowledge to the pool of students who can bring fresh ideas. The Cell will conduct awareness programmes, training, and mentoring.
IITMIC had already made a mark incubating 220 companies valued at ₹11,000 crore, and was partnering with institutions such as MAMCET for promoting entrepreneurship, recognising the potential for Tamil Nadu to be the leader in incubation of technology companies, the release said.
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In Tiruchi, a few engineering colleges begin online classes during lockdown
A number of apps are used to facilitate e-learning, teachers said
A few engineering colleges in Tiruchi have begun online classes due to the nationwide lockdown for the containment of the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
At M.A.M. B-School, a standalone management institution in Tiruchi, Zoom app has come in handy to conduct online classrooms for the students. After the curfew, the safety of the faculty became a priority, said M. Hemalatha, director, M.A.M.B-School. She convened an online e-meeting and instructed the faculty members to conduct the online classes for students through the app. “Professors are being involved in online delivery and training with a pre-planned timetable scheduled with the duration of three hours consisting of 45 minutes per subject, and at the end of every session doubts are being clarified,” she said.
Question papers and assignments are shared using Google classrooms. The assignments were evaluated immediately and the performance level was made known on the same day. There are also question and answer sessions.
“We advised the faculty and students to enrol in at least one of the NPTEL (National Programme on Technology-Enhanced Learning) online courses conducted by professors of Indian Institutes of Technology across the country,” said M.A. Maluk Mohamed, College Committee chairman. “Enrolment in online courses would not only help the students and teachers to overcome boredom, but also stay mentally healthy during the lockdown period,” he said.
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Press News in The New Indian Express for the FDP held on 09.10.2021
By Ar. S. Stellla Ragupathi, HoD, MAMSA.