IIT Kharagpur launches Online Lecture Series on Innovation & Entrepreneurship dealing with several crucial aspects in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.
IIT Kharagpur’s Rajendra Mishra School of Engineering Entrepreneurship (RMSoEE) is all set to start a virtual lecture series titled “Innovation and Entrepreneurship in a Post-COVID World”. The program which will be conducted as a sixteen-part lecture series on the National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL), aims to present a broader and unique perspective on opportunities on forward-looking fronts like data science, healthcare, education, agri-tech, energy, rural innovation, fintech, and supply chain interventions among several others. While doing so, the course also intends to throw light on precautions and strategies related to operations, execution, change in consumer behavior, and short term financial management.
Starting with motivation, challenges, and opportunities unleashed by the pandemic, the course goes on to delve into innovative approaches to frugal product engineering, lean and cost-effective business modeling strategies and smart financial management, that are highly pertinent to startups in the present scenario. The opening sessions shall set the stage by elaborating upon the macroeconomic impacts of COVID-19 and expound on the significance of innovation and entrepreneurship in various sectors to address the related challenges.
Young college students who are startup enthusiasts, working professionals, entrepreneurs, innovators, thinkers, strategists, and makers from all walks of life, will find the lectures useful in restrategizing their stance in the new-normal world.
This series will be conducted from 22nd to 29th June through the NPTEL platform and would also be accessible on other platforms of the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Govt. of India such as broadcast on SWAYAM Prabha channels, course materials and videos on National Digital Library of India. Dr. Mrigank Sharad of RMSoEE will be coordinating the course. The speakers, among others, include: Prof. Partha Pratim Chakrabarti – Role of Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, and Technology to fight the pandemic and its repercussions; Prof. Manoj Kumar Tewari, Director, NITIE Mumbai – The drastic transformation of Supply Chain Network in the post-COVID world, its opportunities and challenges, adaptability; Dr. Kris Singh, Founder & CEO at SRII, California – Innovating education and skills for digital economy.
Please fill out this form to register for the course and get a course certificate. At the end of the course, an online MCQ test will be held and certificate will be provided to all who score more than 50%, along with good (50% to 65%), very good (65% to 75%) and excellent grades (>75%). Along with this, we are also conducting a Business Pitch competition, where the participant will need to submit a startup idea in a specified format. Selected ideas will be rewarded certificates and may be given opportunities to work with our school for further support, mentorship, incubation etc., depending upon your interest. Note that the links for the course lectures will be active only at the scheduled time of the lecture.
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