Entrepreneurship Development through Higher Education in DIU Bangladesh is a potential economy with huge entrepreneurial opportunities. Now, it has over 160 million people which have more than 60 percent young generation. At present there are more than 130 private and public universities in Bangladesh. University education acts as the engine of growth for economic and social development of a nation and Universities instill necessary skills and technical expertise that expedite economic and social development of a country. In this age of globalization, the objectives, goals and missions of university education have undergone change all over the world. Information and communication technology has also brought forth a global knowledge revolution. As Bangladesh became a lower middle income country, the associated production and employment structure of the economy are also substantially. Bangladesh economy is growing steadily and it requires a highly skilled labor force equipped with the necessary technical and professional expertise. Without Entrepreneurship development, it is really a challenge to generate new employments for unemployed people. It is a good time to make this generation visionary facilitating and involving them more and more in innovative and entrepreneurial initiatives. These initiatives will in turn generate more employments for the economy.
As one of the top most private universities in Bangladesh, Daffodil International University believes that the unemployment rate can be reduced and overall economic development of the country can be achieved through enhancing entrepreneurial efforts by young generation through gaining the entrepreneurial knowledge in higher education system. We believe in the slogan that should be the motto of students: "Instead of seeking Job, we will provide Job". It means the graduate students will not search for a job only after graduation; they will strive to take initiative and ventures to be young entrepreneur. Daffodil International University has now taken the keystone role to institutionalize and focus the entrepreneurial education at Higher Education Institutions (HEI); as part of the initiative we have started Bachelor of Entrepreneurship at DIU to inspire the educated youths to become entrepreneurs. DIU has also taken laudable initiatives towards entrepreneurship development through entrepreneurial education.
Importance of Entrepreneurial Education Entrepreneurial education emphasizes on the development and application of an enterprising mindset and skills in the context of establishment of a new venture along with developing and growing an existing business venture or designing an entrepreneurial organization. Entrepreneurship education aims at producing graduates who are capable of pointing out the opportunities and developing ventures through establishment of new ventures or developing an existing venture. It focuses on persuading students to utilize enterprising skills as well as attributes to a range of different contexts, including new or existing business ventures, charities, NGOs, public agencies and social organization or enterprises.
Entrepreneurial education outfits students with the additional knowledge, capabilities and attributes which are essential to utilize these abilities in the context of establishment of a new business. The call for a greater emphasis on enterprise and entrepreneurial education is a demand of the present time. Learning about and experiencing enterprise whilst still at university can have several benefits. It gives students an alternative career option and the confidence that they can establish business or enterprise on their own. The enterprise and entrepreneurial education can provide highly engaging learning opportunities, particularly when related to the program of study selected by the student; developing enterprising abilities can enrich both students' educational experience and future prospects of their career, especially within micro and small enterprises. In this context, the Government of Bangladesh formulated different education commissions and education policies with different plans and motives from time to time. These commissions and policies put emphasis on various aspects of education system including Entrepreneurship
Stakeholders of DIIP:
To make his ideas more widely available to students and youth, a Bengali version ‘Uddokta Unnayan Nirdeshika’, was written in 2016 by Mr Khan, which was inaugurated by Mr. Atiur Rahman, while the latter was the Governor of Bangladesh Bank.
Sabur Khan’s next book, ‘A Journey towards Entrepreneurship’, was written and published in 2017. This was inaugurated in the presence of Dr. Qazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad, Chairman, Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation (PKSF); Mr. Kazi M. Aminul Islam, Executive Chairman, Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA); & Mr. Abul Kasem Khan, President, Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI).
The 2nd competition of DIU Social Business Design Lab was held on March 30, 2017, at Daffodil International University (DIU). The lab was organized by Social Business Centre, DIU, in collaboration with Social Business Students’ Forum (SBSF).
Four new business plans by young entrepreneurs were presented in the Design lab. They were Md. Sabul Ahmed’s “Lilu Garments”, Toufiqur-E-Elahi Zaman’s Mom’s Kitchen, Newaz Akbar’s Social Mart and Amit Kumar Sarkar’s Sarkar Poultry Firm, respectively from Sylhet, Jhinaidah and Dhaka. All the business plans were presented and discussed in detail and referred in groups for further review. All projects were approved for funding and necessary support for further implementation.
For consultancy visit our campus office.
Welcome to our Website. We are glad to have you around.
Daffodil Tower 4/2, Sobhanbag, Mirpur Road, Dhanmondi, Dhaka-1207
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked.