Delhi Government Launches entrepreneurship curriculum for school students

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Entrepreneurship mindset curriculum framework for classes 9 to 12 for all the government schools has been launched by the Delhi Government during an event at Thyagaraj sports complex.

‘Seed money’ of Rs. 1,000 will be provided to school children and for college students Rs. 5,000 will be provided with the entrepreneurial mindset by the government. The project will cost Rs. 40-50 crore.

The event was attended by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, Padma Bushan Mahashay Dharampal Gulati of MDH foods, Binny Bansal former flipkart CEO, founder of Sri Krishna pickles, Krishna Yadav and Delhi Chief Secretary Vijay Kumar Dev.

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said, “the Entrepreneurship Mindset Curriculum Framework will bring an alternation in the education system, in the way students learn and explore and in the way teachers teach and guide these exploratory processes”.

Officials said, in the next few months they will assistant the text and syllabus needed for the entrepreneurship skills. A trial project will be held from April onwards. From July onwards the project will be executed at the school level.

The syllabus is in making process and is overlooked by a team of fourteen people which include, mentor teachers, social workers, entrprenuers and members of the state council of  Education research and Training (SCERT).

Critical thinking, confidence and creativity and foundation abilities like problem solving communication and collaboration will be the main focus for building the skills.

No examinations will be conducted and the framework will be based on evaluation.

“The syllabus will include things that will make students think out of the box. The curriculum will be interactive because the main agenda is to inspire the students into entrepreneurial ambitions,”said seems srivastava, senior lecturer, SCERT.

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