Business Blasters programme should also be implemented in colleges: Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Wednesday that the Business Blasters program should also be implemented in universities and colleges so that students’ entrepreneurial ideas do not hit a roadblock after they finish school.

Under the Business Blasters program, 11th and 12th grade students are given a starting grant of Rs 2000 each to develop business ideas.
“Government students have developed 52,000 business ideas to date. I believe that the Business Blasters program should also be implemented in schools and universities.

“This ensures that their ideas don’t hit a roadblock when they go to college or university. This means they are prepared when they leave the university,” he said here at the 14th meeting of Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU).

“The education system simply ensures that students pass exams and obtain diplomas. It is necessary to work on students and map out their career program before they leave university. If they want to pursue higher education, that’s fine. But if they want to work, they have to be worked on. I think a targeted approach is needed,” he said.

Kejriwal also spoke about the doorstep delivery of services from his government.

“Our government systems have been running since the time of the British and they were set up by them to harass us. But we have changed the system. Just like you can get pizza with a phone call, government services also come to your door,” he said.

A total of 53,692 degrees were awarded on this occasion, including 205 PhDs.

dr. Mahesh Verma, vice-chancellor of the university, said the varsity is adopting the National Education Policy, 2020.

He thanked Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who also attended the event, for allocating Rs 20 crore to the university in the Delhi Budget.

The university will celebrate its silver jubilee next year, he says.

Sajal Jain
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