By Nor Affandi bin Mohd Sazli, Industrial Trainee UKM
Pix by Zulaikha Rosli
BANGI, 15 Mac. 2012 – The Malaysian National University (UKM) Centre for Entrepreneurship and SMEs Development (CESMED) is undertaking measures to encourage university students to be entrepreneurs.
For a start it held a three day symposium here at the end of last week for 150 students from Universiti Malaya (UM), Univeriti Putra Malaysia (UPM), the Sultan Idris Teachers’ University (UPSI), the International Islamic University and UKM to give pointers on how they could be entrepreneurs.
It includes a competition on how to commercialise products from small and medium industries, a seminar on entrepreneurship and chess competition.
CESMED Director, Dr Mohd Fauzi Jani said the programme can be made into a platform to encourage students to become entrepreneurs as an alternative option to working for others upon graduation.
It has given the students a new experience to explore their aptitude in business.
The symposium was held at the student’s auditorium in Pusaneka in the campus here.