From: Karthik Shanmugam <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thu, Feb 24, 2011 at 1:34 PM
Subject: Re: [untouchabilityeradicationfront] 30-day training programme for SC graduates
Already I've shared a note in this list regarding 'Reservation for SCs/STs in private sector'.
Such trainings are good BUT where are the jobs.
Govt. is cutting jobs in the public sector and new jobs are created in private sector and more jobs are created in IT. News jobs are created with Public-Private-Partnership (PPP), govt. money is involved and reservation is denied. Allocation of SC/ST funds is OK. Let govt say where ever govt invests let there be reservation.
Govt. gives sops to big industrialist let there be reservation in such areas. like STPIs and SEZs.
The left should mobilize the people for reservation in Private sector. It's really urgent.
--- On Thu, 17/2/11, P.Esakkimuthu <email@example.com> wrote:
From: P.Esakkimuthu <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: [untouchabilityeradicationfront] 30-day training programme for SC graduates
Date: Thursday, 17 February, 2011, 8:54 PM
30-day training programme for SC graduates
MADURAI: In a bid to rope in young and educated graduates/diploma holders mainly from Scheduled Castes and others, the State-run Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI) has planned to impart a month-long training-cum-exposure on entrepreneurship programme.
Addressing members of the SC/ST Welfare Committee, Collector C. Kamaraj said here on Wednesday that the EDI had formed a team of eminent industrialists and professors like C. K. Ranganathan, R. Ramaraj, P.K. Mohapatra, Prof. Jhunjhunwala, Fr. Christie, Dr. Jayashree Suresh among others to design a special month-long programme.
A pilot programme was attended by over 50 students at IIT Madras last year.
According to the organisers, the programme was a success as five of the 12 teams received funding commitments from visiting entrepreneurs.
Keeping this in mind, the EDI had proposed to launch a similar training programme for about 200 graduates (including 140 from SC/ST category ) each in Chennai, Madurai, Tiruchi, Coimbatore and Tirunelveli.
While the programme fee is Rs 12,500, it is being offered at 50 per cent discount to BC/MBC and free to SC/ST diploma/graduates below 30 years of age. The programme is scheduled to commence on March 1 at Mannar Thirumalai Naicker College here. For more details, aspirants can contact consultant Prathap Sethu on 98421-65063.
According to Mr. Kamaraj, interested students can submit applications at the above centre on February 20 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.
An entrance test would be conducted and selected candidates can attend the training programme from March 1.
Mr. Sethu said that the one-month programme would include training on entrepreneurship skills, risk-taking, leadership skills, man management, resource management, product survey, market research, marketing strategy and selling techniques, business plan case study, and industrial visits.
In a nutshell, he said, the training programme would equip a candidate from the most suppressed class in the society with much-needed confidence to be an entrepreneur with adequate technical and other expertise.
source:the hindu dt 17.2.11