During the event at the Thyagaraj Sports Complex on Wednesday, the Delhi Govt launched The Entrepreneurship Mindset Curriculum Framework for Classes IX to XII in government schools.
With the launch of the Curriculum, it was also announced that the Govt will also provide ‘seed money’ of ₹1000 for schools children and ₹5000 for college children.
“The Entrepreneurship Mindset Curriculum Framework will invariably bring about a paradigm shift in the education system — in the way students explore and learn and in the manner teachers facilitate and guide these exploratory processes,” said Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.
The many participants in the event included Padma Bhushan Mahashay Dharampal Gulati of MDH foods; former Flipkart CEO Binny Bansal; founder of Shri Krishna Pickles, Krishna Yadav; and Delhi Chief Secretary Vijay Kumar Dev.
According to the officials, the syllabus and texts will be altered for teacher entrepreneurship-oriented skills, for this, A team of 14 people, including mentor teachers, social workers, entrepreneurs and members of the State Council of Education Research and Training (SCERT), are appointed.
The syllabus will be focussed towards building blocks such as critical thinking, confidence and creativity, and foundational abilities like problem-solving, communication and collaboration.
Also, since the examinations would not be conducted for the curriculum, the framework will be based on the evaluation.
“The curriculum will be interactive because the key is to inspire students into following entrepreneurial ambitions. The syllabus will inculcate a risk-taking capacity in them and make them think out-of-the-box. There will be projects, case studies as part of the focused approach,” said Seema Srivastava, Senior Lecturer, SCERT.