Mr. Sunil Arora, first Secretary, of newly formed Department of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Govt. of India made a visit to Malaviya Centre for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship on 27 March 2015. He was accompanied with Smt. Jyotsna Sitling, Joint secretary of the department, Smt. Ritu Maheshwari, Director, Skill Development Mission, Govt. of U.P, Mr. R.C.M. Reddy, Managing Director & CEO of IL&FS Education & Technology Services Ltd. and other officials were on a visit to Malaviya Centre for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship (MCIIE), IIT (BHU) to assess the working of MCIIE.
Prof. P.K. Mishra, Coordinator, MCIIE explained Mr. Arora on the working of Technology Business Incubator (TBI) at MCIIE which helps technology start-ups in growing from idea stage to flourishing businesses. He also updated him on the training and skill development initiatives undertaken by MCIIE.
Mr. Arora also met with promoters of start-ups incubated at MCIIE and learnt about their initiatives and challenges from the perspective of operating from TBI at MCIIE.
Mr. Arora appreciated the role of MCIIE and IIT (BHU) in promoting entrepreneurship and skill development in the region and invited Prof. Mishra for further discussions on possible collaboration with Department of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Govt. of India.
Also present in the meeting on behalf of MCIIE were Dr. Pradeep Srivastava, Dr. N. L. Singh and Mr. Arun Keshav.
On behalf of Govt. of U.P. Smt. Ritu Maheshwari, Director, Skill Development Mission, Govt. of U.P, P.D., DRDA, Mr. Chitrasen Singh, G.M. DIC Mr. Umesh Singh and Project Office IED, U.P. Mr. R.K. Mishra participated in the meeting.