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PIB Summaries 08 May 2024

  1. Capacity Building on Design and Entrepreneurship (CBDE) Program


Secretary, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Shri K. Sanjay Murthy today virtually launched the ‘Capacity Building on Design and Entrepreneurship (CBDE)’ program.


GS: Government policies and Interventions

About Capacity Building on Design and Entrepreneurship (CBDE) Program

  • Purpose: Equip identified Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and faculty members with skills in Design and Entrepreneurship development.
  • Industry-Academia Collaboration: Led by collaboration between industry and academia.
  • Selection Process: Rigorous selection process resulted in the identification of 30 HEIs for program implementation.
  • Nodal Centre: IIITDM, Kancheepuram, serves as the Nodal Centre for the program.

Program Components:

  • Instilling problem-solving and entrepreneurial skills among students.
  • One-to-one mentoring of faculty members by industry experts.
  • Generative dialogue among faculty, student teams, and HEI partners facilitated by expert mentors.

Expected Outcome:

  • Development of innovative solutions to complex challenges and scaling up of ideas with industry mentor support.

Industry Experts’ Remarks:

  • Expressed optimism about the program’s outcomes and highlighted the importance of global linkages and entrepreneurial mindset among students.

May 2024