Sharada College, Talapady becomes the First College in Dakshina Kannada to complete the One Week (UNDP) United Nations Development Programme’s Entrepreneurship Training.

The United Nations Development Programme is the global development network of the United Nations. It promotes technical and investment cooperation among nations and advocates for change and connects countries to knowledge, experience, and resources to help people build a better life for themselves.

Some salient features of the Entrepreneurship training program and benefits to the students:



  • Fostering youth-led entrepreneurship through training, boot camps, mentorship, and acceleration support.



  • This program will be conducted for the youth from Raichur, Dakshina Kannada, and Bangalore Rural districts of Karnataka.



  • Subsequently, we will provide a platform of ideation challenge where all students who participate in the training will be eligible to submit ideas.



  • Ideas will be evaluated and students will get further guidance on developing their business plans.

Sharada College, Talapady affiliated to Mangalore University completed the one-week training programme on EDP (Entrepreneurship Development programme) for all the students. The valedictory function was held on Saturday, 13.11.2021. The training session started with an orientation programme held on 08.11.2021. Community mobilisers of the United Nations Development Programme for Dakshina Kannada district – Mr. Keerthanraj and Mr. Shivaranjan were the resource persons. With this Sharada College, Talapady becomes the first college in Dakshina Kannada to complete the UNDP’s ambitious Entrepreneurship Development Training programme for the students. 

Students who successfully ideate will be given the opportunity to incubate their ideas and take part in the Boot Camp which will be conducted possibly in the month of Feb. 2022. The students will be participating in the challenge where the best 15 Ideas will then be assessed with Incubation support and a seed money award of 15 Lakh rupees. The methodology followed was student-centric and hence, was packed with a lot of activities and discussions for the students.