University of Turbat’s (UoT) Office of Research, Innovation, and Commercialization (ORIC) has organized a one day workshop on “Entrepreneurship as a Viable Career Option” in collaboration with Small and Medium Enterprise Development Authority (SMEDA) in UoT’s main campus on 24th October and Gwadar campus on 25th October 2019.
The workshop was attended by ORIC Director Dr. Haneef Ur Rahman, Director Gwadar Campus Ijaz Ahmed, ORIC Focal Person at Gwadar Campus Irshad Buledi, SMEDA Assistant Manager Muhammad Iqbal, faculty members and students’ at large number.
The segments like Preparing for Business Start-up, Aiming for Business Finance, SMEDA’s Services and Support for business Start-ups and Business Strategy, Implementation towards Sustainable Business Growth were covered in the seminar.
While speaking at the occasion the resource person Dr. Mir Dost Assistant Professor from Lasbella University of Agriculture, Water and Marine Sciences (LUAWMS) Uthal, highlighted the importance of promotion of entrepreneurship for the social and economic development of the country.
In his motivational speech, he encouraged the participants regarding the impact of entrepreneurship and underlined the potential areas of entrepreneurship in Pakistan and coastal areas of Balochistan. He also informed the participants regarding various competencies to become a successful entrepreneur. He said a number of initiatives can be practiced to encourage the creation and growth of new ventures for fresh graduates.
Highlighting the essentials of Social Entrepreneurship Director ORIC-UOT Dr. Haneef Rahman encouraged participants to work for the solution of those problems faced by society. He said that in the leadership of VC UoT Prof Dr. Abdul Razzaq Sabir and with the support of faculty members, the ORIC-UoT had planned to work with industries and companies for the promotion of the concept of entrepreneurship among the youths in this part of the country. He thanked SMEDA officials and Dr. Mir Dost for conducting a workshop to improve the entrepreneurial skills of the students.
During the workshop at Gwadar Campus, Director Campus Ijaz said that in this rapidly changing world the Entrepreneurship was not only a great source of earning for fresh graduates but it also increases employability in the country. He said that entrepreneurship played an important role in creating earning opportunities and contributing to decreasing unemployment, therefore the management of Turbat University was planning to seek the cooperation of relevant organizations for setting up the Incubation Center on its campuses.