All colleges affiliated to the Thiruvalluvar University should set up entrepreneurship centres , said P. Gunasekharan, Vice-Chancellor.

He was presiding over an inaugural function of a two-week workshop on entrepreneurship organised by Thiruvalluvar University and Tamil Nadu Entrepreneurship Development Centre, Madurai Branch, for professors in the colleges in the Thiruvalluvar University area at its campus here recently.

Mr. Gunasekharan said teachers should not confine themselves to teaching lessons in the syllabus but instil in students a desire to become entrepreneurs, work with dedication and contribute to the economic growth of the country.

Job opportunities

R. Balakrishnan, Additional Chief Secretary and the State Director of the Entrepreneurship Centre, who inaugurated the workshop, said that the government was making a major effort at augmenting employment opportunities in the State by creating entrepreneurs through the establishment of entrepreneurship training centres in each college. R. Jayaraman, Secretary, Tamil Nadu Entrepreneurship Development Centre, Madurai Branch, said the standard of higher education in the country was not on par with global standards though it had more than 600 universities.

Such workshops are needed to improve the standards of higher education in the country.

Tamil Nadu was a model to other States in imparting such training to students, he said.

M. Jayakumar, Registrar, Thiruvalluvar University, welcomed and P. Senthil Kumar, professor, proposed vote of thanks.