The Delhi government on Wednesday launched the Entrepreneurship Mindset Curriculum Framework for government schools in the presence of entrepreneurs Dharampal Gulati, Binny Bansal, and Krishna Yadav.
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said that by launching the curriculum, the Delhi government had set an example to help solve employment issues in the country, and enable the schools in Delhi to become the best in the world.
“The curriculum will bring about a paradigm shift in the education system, and in the way students explore and learn and in the manner teachers facilitate and guide these exploratory processes,” Mr. Sisodia said.
The Entrepreneurship Mindset Curriculum Framework was developed by the State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT).
It will be implemented in all Delhi government schools from classes IX-XII and will build awareness and knowledge of various aspects of entrepreneurship among the students, stated the government in a statement.
“This curriculum will inspire students through various entrepreneurial stories, case studies and many mindfulness activities and approaches. It focuses on imparting the personality and character traits of successful entrepreneurs other than the business aspects of entrepreneurship,” it added.
Mr. Sisodia also announced that the Delhi government will give entrepreneurial seed money worth ₹1,000 for students of class XII and XII, and ₹5,000 to college students.
“The cost of this scheme, approximately ₹40 crore-₹50 crore will be allocated by the Delhi government in the next financial year onwards,” Mr. Sisodia said.
Chief Secretary of Delhi Vijay Kumar Dev said that the curriculum will enable students to dream big and pursue actual entrepreneurial initiatives.
He added that if the youth of the country learn entrepreneurship and become job givers rather than job seekers, India could become a superpower.
This is the second initiative in curricular reforms taken by the Aam Aadmi Party government, after the launch of the Happiness Curriculum.