The Department of Zoology of St. Teresa’s College (Autonomous), Ernakulam in association with the Institution’s Innovation Council (IIC) organized an orientation on Entrepreneurship ‘Give Jobs vs Get Jobs’ on 30th November 2020. The webinar focused to provide the students with an orientation on entrepreneurship describing the various aspects of beginning a start-up and was conducted virtually through the Google meet platform. 85 Students of II & III DC, I & II PG Zoology attended the webinar.

The meeting started at 2:00 PM by invoking the blessings of the Lord with a prayer song by Miss Amitha Antony of II PG Zoology. Dr. Helvin Vincent, Assistant Professor, Department of Zoology delivered the welcome address and introduced the key speaker of the day, Dr. Beena P.S, PI and Director, OmicsGen Life Sciences, Kalamassery. Being an accomplished Entrepreneur herself, Dr. Beena shared with the students her inspiring journey from working at a publishing company to being the Director of a reputed private lab and an Entrepreneur of a company. She introduced the concept of start-up to the students and pointed out the endless opportunities that requires exploration and innovation. She explained that every subject has a scope and opportunity and encouraged the students to introspect and find what excites or comforts them and then to pursue it whole heartedly. In this changing scenario where the job seekers have turned to being job providers, the talk was both intriguing and beneficial to the students.

Towards the end of the lecture, there was an interactive session wherein the participants asked various queries regarding the essentials and funding of Start-ups. The webinar concluded by 3:00 PM with a formal vote of thanks by Sandra George of II PG Zoology.

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