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- ItemOpen AccessEntrepreneurship Training in the Apparel and Fashion Design Sector through Distance Mode: A Strategy for Facing the Challenge of Growing Unemployment in India(2010-11) Rao, Veena; Joshi, H GCommunity Development 2.1 // Globally, the micro and small enterprises (MSEs) are considered the engine of economic growth and, MSEs constitute over 90% of total enterprises in most of the economies. MSEs have the highest rates of employment growth that too at low capital cost. Research studies on small firms and entrepreneurship (Thurick, 1994; Reyonlds et al. 2001, 2002; Gorman et al. 1997; Bruyat and Julien, 2000, Heinonen, J. et al; Sunter, 1994) and the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (Reynolds et al., 2001) emphasize that the small firms are the real driving force behind economic growth and creation of millions of jobs. An entrepreneur through an enterprise generates conditions for: a. increasing opportunities for employment (comprising various competitive skill sets); b. additional wealth creation; c. introduction and dissemination of new methods and technology; and d. overall economic growth (http://www.knowledgecommission.gov.in/downloads/documents/NKC_Entrepreneurship.pdf). The definition of entrepreneur as a person who earns money using the available resources so as to cater to his or her financial needs while also creating opportunities for other people to get employed highlights the relation of entrepreneurship with that of economic development and the reduction of unemployment (http://www.brighthub.com/office/entrepreneurs/articles/40916.aspx) // Keeping in view the importance of the MSEs for the economic growth and employment generation, it is proposed to discuss the strategy for entrepreneurial training in fashion and apparel design.
- ItemOpen AccessUniversity Intervention for Capacity Building and Social Empowerment through Garment Sector Based Distance Education Courses Suiting the Post Multi – Fibre Arrangement Era – Indian Context(2008-09) Rao, VeenaPCF5 Sub-theme: Livelihoods // The globalisation era ordains tertiary institutions to analyse the impact of both national and international policy changes on commerce, industry and socio-economic conditions of the populace and, work out salutary measures. In pragmatic terms, the institutions need to generate curricular inputs for inculcating essential skills. India became a signatory to the GAAT in the year 1947, the year of its independence; the implication is that political colonialism could glide into knowledge based economic colonialism, if unwilling to face globalisation challenges. India and other developing countries have to adapt to technological changes for ensuring self reliance and socio-economic welfare. The spirit of “Learning to live together” and “Learning to be” is to be adopted (Jacques Delor) utilising international relationships through the Commonwealth, United Nations, etc. In this Paper, significance of Multi Fibre Arrangement (MFA), its impact on Indian garment industry and comprehensive educational measures needed to be taken for facing the resultant challenges are discussed. // Paper ID 391