Aditi Mahavidyalaya of the University of Delhi (DU) – an off-campus girls’ college based in the semi-urban area of Bawana – has launched a digital incubation platform with in-built mentorship to nurture its students, in large part from semi-rural areas, to become entrepreneurs. Principal Mamta Sharma said it was the first DU college to do so.
The incubation platform was set up in collaboration with SKILLSertifika Bootup 360. SKILLSertifika Global is an Indian research-based information technology company headquartered in Singapore with “expertise in thinking innovation, research and innovation and the creation of digital incubation platforms,” the college said.
Sharma said that with the establishment of the incubation platform, the college “aims and strives to achieve holistic development of rural female students, most of whom are first-generation learners.”
“The incubation center was created as a step towards digital empowerment for girls that will take them to greater academic and professional heights. I am confident that this initiative will equip girls with research and innovation skills and develop their entrepreneurial skills, paving the way for their financially secure future,” said Sharma.
“The model provides a systematic and integrated business approach for students that will expose them to many of the challenges they will face when starting their business and prepare them to meet these challenges through independent industry mentorship and providing a globally operational platform,” she added.
The incubation platform was officially inaugurated by Rajni Abbi, President, Aditi Mahavidyalaya and Proctor, University of Delhi; TC Dhoundiyal, Founder and CEO, SKILLSertifika Global, Priya Bir, Nodal Officer, Digital Incubation Center; and Sharma on January 7.
Aditi Mahavidyalaya is a 100% Government of Delhi funded DU college.