The University of Delhi, in its commitment to empower the nation and to make India Self-Reliant (Atmanirbhar Bharat), has established a flagship institute, Delhi School of Skill Enhancement and Entrepreneurship Development (DSSEED), under the Institution of Eminence (IoE) headed by renowned innovator and Biochemist, Professor Vijay K. Chaudhary (Honorary Director). The DSSEED will be guided by an Advisory Council comprising eminent scientists and innovation facilitators under Chairmanship of Prof. N.K.Ganguly, Former Director-General, ICMR.
The special status of Institution of Eminence was accorded to the University of Delhi by the Ministry of Human Resource, Govt. of India with additional generous funding to support research in cutting-edge areas with the main objective of contributing to the national development as well as achieving better global rankings. DSSEED envisages to empower young talents from all streams by providing them opportunities at different levels in order -
• To enhance their skills in a structured manner through training, and to incubate the ideas leading to develop new processes, products and technologies.
• To develop entrepreneurial spirit by creating an ecosystem that promotes launching, sustaining and expanding business ventures.
The overarching aim of DSSEED is to bridge the gap in the current knowledge delivery in any institution by initiating training programmes of interdisciplinary nature. The novel institution will involve faculties from Sciences (Biological, Chemical, Physical, Mathematical sciences and Informatics), Humanities, Social sciences, Commerce and Economics, Finance and Management to address and meet the immediate and ever-evolving future challenges in an integrated fashion and contribute to the national development.
DSSEED will be a focal point to provide logistic support to various programmes emanating from different Departments. College faculty and eminent faculty from other institutions and academia will be inducted to train qualified manpower and optimally utilize human knowledge and infrastructure resources.
DSSEED will provide incubation facilities for students and entrepreneurs, which will also be extremely useful in furthering the research interests of college teachers who are not able to take ideas forward for lack of necessary infrastructure and the right ecosystem in their place of work. The need for such an institution is in line with Government of India’s vision to enhance incubation of new ideas, start-ups and entrepreneurship. The DSSEED will employ Innovative mechanisms in an integrated manner to shape young minds to meet the global needs and fulfil the dream of “Make in India, Made for World”.