The State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur and Banasthali University, have jointly launched ‘Navjyoti’, the first of its kind of project to promote entrepreneurship revolution in India. The MOU signing ceremony was held today at Banasthali Vidyapith in the gracious presence of Jyoti Ghosh, MD of SBBJ and Prof. Aditya Shastri, Vice-chancellor of the Banasthali University. The bank has donated a generous amount Rs. 135 lakh to the University under its corporate social responsibility to conduct workshops, design online modules and research upto doctoral level. The SBBJ has also established a Chair for promotion of research in MSME at the largest residential university of the world. The project would commence from August 2016 and is expected to benefit thousands of potential entrepreneurs of Rajasthan in the exciting years to come.
Speaking on this occasion Jyoti Ghosh said that this initiative has great potential in catalyzing economic growth of the state through promoting entrepreneurship at grass root level. Going forward, SBBJ would like to facilitate disseminating research benefits to women entrepreneurs through its Rural Self Employment Training Institutes, presently operating from eight centres. He expressed his confidence in this initiative bringing prosperity to large number of women entrepreneurs.
The Vice-Chancellor of Banasthali University conveyed his heartiest thanks to SBBJ for the generous donation and mentioned that Banasthali has been promoting leadership amongst women for the last eight decades and this project would further help in nurturing entrepreneurship amongst the youth.
The MOU signing programme was attended by hundreds of audience, comprising MBA/ Pharmacy/ Engineering students, senior faculty members, potential entrepreneurs and senior staff members of the SBBJ, in the Gyan Mandir auditorium of the Banasthali University. The programme was coordinated by the team members of the FMS-WISDOM and the SBI School of Commerce & Banking at Banasthali University. The vote of thanks was delivered by Prof. Siddharth Shastri, Vice-President of Banasthali University.