University Entrepreneurship and Skill Development Centre (UESDC)

University Entrepreneurship and Skill Development Centre (UESDC) has been established in University of Jammu since November, 2018 and Prof. Sameer Gupta has been nominated as the convener of the centre with the mandate of promoting Entrepreneurship and conducting Skill based training courses for the students.


The Centre was formally inaugurated by Prime Minister, Sh. Narendra Modi on February 3, 2019 as Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Career Hub of University of Jammu via live streaming from SKICC, Srinagar. ESDC has a team of coordinators representing various departments of University who mobilize the students for Entrepreneurship and Skill Development. ESDC has also been taking initiatives towards imparting Skill based trainings to the students in collaboration with various departments of University. ESDC has also been collaborating with various industry partners and organizations for setting up Centers of Excellence in University of Jammu for conducting industry related applied research and imparting trainings to the students in the upcoming areas of technology.

Skill Courses offered by the University Entrepreneurship and Skill Development Centre

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Activities of 2019

UESDC_image2Awareness Program on Skill Development 
On April 22, 2019, UESDC organised One Day Awareness Program on Skill Development with CEOs of J&K Skill Development Mission, Himayat Mission J&K, and State Engagement Officer J&K National Skill Development Corporation.





UESDC Coordinators Meet 
On May 28, 2019 UESDC organized a meeting for Coordinators of 38 Departments and various Centers of University of Jammu and invited the proposals from their respective Departments in the area of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. And on May 29, 2019, Proposals for Eighteen Skill Based Courses based on NQR was received from various departments and were submitted for approval from University authorities.

FICCI Future-X

On July 3, 2019, Convener UESDC attended FICCI Future-X, organized by FICCI, New Delhi. It’s a customized immersion programs to orient and expose students and faculty to technological evolution and opportunities to trigger and sustain start-up and innovation ecosystem in HEIs/Universities. The resource persons for FICCI Future-X included Dr M P Poonia, Vice-Chairman, AICTE, Ms Nivruti Rai, Country Director, Intel India and Mr Bijay Sahoo, President –HR, Reliance Industries.

Skill Mapping of the state of Jammu & Kashmir

Skill Mapping of the state of Jammu & Kashmir with University of Jammu as lead Higher Education Institute was conducted for the demand survey of the various types of Skill Courses. The process of Skill Mapping of the state of Jammu & Kashmir was started on July 10, 2019 and got completed by July 28, 2019 and the results after analysis were received in the month of August.

Activities of 2020

National Seminar on “Empowering Women through Entrepreneurship"





UESDC organized One Day National Seminar on “Empowering Women through Entrepreneurship” in collaboration with National Commission for Women, New Delhi, on January 22, 2020 with the participation of about 250 women students.





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During the last quarter of 2019 UESDC had advertised for the identified skill based courses and after screening their applications, UESDC started Skill Based Course on Mushroom Cultivation on January 31, 2020 in collaboration with Department of Botany University of Jammu.


UESDC Members:
Prof. Alka Sharma - Convener
Dr. Sikander Pal (Asst. Prof. Botany)
Dr. Garima Gupta (Asst. Prof. English)
Dr. Aubid Hussain Parrey (Asst. Prof. The Business School)

UESDC Office:
Ms. Deepti Padmanaban

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Related Links:
Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) :
National Skill Development Corporation  (NSDC):
Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA):