8th Annual General Body Meeting of Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship (IIE)
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Union Minister for Tourism, Culture G Kishan Reddy and Union Minister for Education and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Dharmendra Pradhan co-chaired the 18th Annual General Meeting of the Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship (IIE), Guwahati on 19 January.
An overview of the news
The Ministers reviewed the functioning of the Institute and discussed the way forward.
During the meeting, a holistic approach of the government for skill development in the North Eastern region was suggested.
Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan suggested that the focus should be on future skills and IIEs should work in tandem with multiple ministries at the grassroots level.
The institute should tie up with major centres of excellence like IITs and IIMs and provide degree courses for students in cutting edge courses like data analytics etc.
Both the ministers also co-chaired a meeting to review the preparedness of several activities under 'Ek Bharat, Shreshtha Bharat'.
Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship (IIE)
It was established in the year 1993 at Guwahati by the then Ministry of Industry (now Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises), Government of India.
It is an autonomous national institute that conducts training, research and consultancy activities in small and micro enterprises with a focus on entrepreneurship development.
It aims to promote entrepreneurship and provide research and consultancy for entrepreneurship development.
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