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Monday , March 10 , 2014
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Ol’ boys share success saga

- Entrepreneurs meet at ISM

College seniors are always there to help.

Playing this role of a guide to a tee, three former pupils of Indian School of Mines (ISM), Dhanbad, shared their experiences and expertise with aspiring entrepreneurs of the cradle during a conclave held on Sunday.

Organised jointly by Genesis, the entrepreneurship cell of ISM, and American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ISM chapter), the daylong event saw more than 300 students lobbing questions one after another at the trio. The conclave was held at the Golden Jubilee Lecture Theatre of ISM from 11am to 3pm.

The speakers were Navin Choudhary (BTech mining, 1992 batch), Gurupawan Mand (BTech mechanical engineering, 2009 batch) and Divir Tiwari (BTech mining, 2010 batch). The senior most among the three entrepreneurs, Choudhary runs a management school, while Mand started his own enterprise Cooljunk Pvt Ltd in 2009 and makes electronic gadgets for schools. Tiwari, on the other hand, ventured into the digital world with his that offers solutions to retail firms.

Speaking at the conclave, Tiwari said at a time when job opportunities were shrinking, entrepreneurship was the best option. “Besides being self-employed, an entrepreneur also creates job opportunities for others,” he added.

Shashank, a third-year mechanical engineering student said, “The conclave has been organised to provide opportunities to learn about the various aspects of launching an enterprise.”