BHSB Learn to Earn Entrepreneurship Centre was established at the College in February, 2015 to develop the entrepreneurial skills of those students of the college who are already enrolled in one or the other programme/ course. This Centre was setup on the initiative of Village Life Improvement Foundation in collaboration with the Department of Higher Education, Govt. of Punjab. The Centre organizes workshops, practical training and field visits for the students. All these activities prove helpful for their practical orientation and familiarize them with various opportunities which exist in the field of business.The centre is funded by Babuji Hari Singh Basi Memorial Trust.
Founder and Chairman V.L.I.F. & BHSB Memorial Trust
Dr. Raghbir Singh Basi
Dr. Raghbir Singh Basi
Chairman V.L.I.F. & BHSB Memorial Trust.Dr. Raghbir Singh Basi is a former Provost and Emeritus Glenn and Eva Old Professor of International Understanding,Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage, Alaska. He taught at New York University and at Kent State University from 1960 to 1978, where he also held various administrative Positions, including Founder/Director of the Center for Peaceful Change and President of World Affairs Council. He also served in 1963 as Consultant to the Planning Commission of India and from 1967 to 1970 as Senior Economic Advisor to the Government of Saudi Arabia. In 1978 he joined Alaska Pacific University as Executive Dean and later became Provost. While there he hosted in 1984 a world class conference on large projects during which he drafted the Anchorage Declaration to launch Mitsubishi’s visionary chairman Masaki Nakajima’s Global Infrastructure Fund of Tokyo, Japan. He also served as MD of the Anchorage World Trade Centre and as President of the Board of Directors of Chugach Electric Corporation.
Dr. Basi was educated at Punjab University in India, University of British Columbia, Canada and Harward and Cornell Universities, USA. His latest book is Contextual Management: A Global Perspective published in New York. He also translated Prof. Mohan Singh’s Punjabi poetry into English Ambient Leaves published in Washington and Jalandhar in 2005
Vision & Hope
Our vision for the BHSB Learn to Earn Entrepreneurship Centre is to become a catalyst for helping the establishment of viable business enterprises in its service area.
It would impart basic entrepreneurship skills, create and maintain a continuously updated data base of available potential possibilities from various sources, seek to match potential entrepreneurs with particular available opportunities, assist them in starting their chosen businesses, help build networks to provide ongoing assistance and perform other functions necessary for nurturing their viability and development.
Overall our hope is that the BHSB Learn to Earn Entrepreneurship Centre at SGGS Khalsa College, Mahilpur will become a pioneering rural hub of activities helping give birth and provide nurture to new ventures in our area serving local as well as national and global markets.
a. Entrepreneurship; basic skills – A hands on workshop is designed to impart participants certain entrepreneurial skills – identifying unmet felt needs and business opportunities, proposed location, production facilities and requirements, resources availability, market analysis, goal setting, business planning, break even analysis, book keeping etc. It also deals with certain management functions such as leadership, decision making, communication, and the like. It ends up with students making their own business plans, and prepares them to be more productive employees or proceed to become calculated risk takers – budding entrepreneurs.
- Scout are service area for internship opportunities which would be learning experiences for participants and helpful to employers. It is the best way to acquire field experience and “can-do” confidence.
b. Guide participants to discover and identify felt needs for potential business opportunities.
c. Help participants access available sources of information and assistance in demographics, finance, advertising and the like.
d. Encourage participants to network with other people in similar circumstances for entrepreneurial problem solving to become successful.
e. Establish regular contacts with global, national & regional income generation facilitating entities for making available their products and services to our motivated youth & potential entrepreneurs. i.e.
i.) National Innovation Foundation (NIF) of the Department of Science Technology (GOI) for low cost wind mills, food processing machines, milk masters etc.
ii.) Tourism Department of (GOP) for hospitality industries opportunities like flower shops, bakeries and other hospitality services.
iii.) Grass Root Innovation Network (GIAN) for networking with others.
iv.) Appropriate Rural Technology Institute (ARTI) for CNG unit to provide cooking fuel, or use in motor bikes, auto rickshaws and the like.
a.) Prepare some “off-the shelf” potential business opportunities project proposals appropriate for rural areas i.e. agro business, food processing, pickle making, jam making, oil extraction and the like. Such off-the shelf proposals should contain technical detail as well as necessary investment capital requirements and probable profit returns.
b.) Explore other potential value added activities in our service area to enhance people’s earnings facilitate necessary contacts with banks, marketing agencies and other technical entities to become successful.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE CENTRE
1.ISO and MSME certified.
3. Fully equipped computer lab
4. Wi-Fi facility
5 . Helps in preparing Business Plan
6. Study material available
7. Regular field visits to various industries
8. Help in finance for entrepreneurs
9. Bus facility for Girls Students
10. Fully air-conditioned classrooms
COURSES OFFERED(ALL COURSES APPROVED BY GOVERNMENT OF INDIA)
|Dr. Raghubir Singh Basi, Chairman, V.L.I.F.|
|Ms. Geetika Kalha, (Retd. I.A.S.), President, V.L.I.F.||Col. Saranjit Singh Bajwa, Gen. Sec. VLIF.|
|Mr. Arvinder Singh Nibber H.No.1556, Sec. 69, Mohali. Mobile No.(99888-52125)|
|Mr. Inderjit Singh Bharta, Manager, Sikh Educational Council, Mahilpur|
|Dr. Jaspal Singh, Principal, S.G.G.S. Khalsa College, Mahilpur|
|Mr. Sarbjit Samra, M.D. Capital Local Area Bank Pvt. Ltd.|
|Mr. R.C. Sharma, Ex-Officio, Manager PNB Lead Bank, Distt. Hoshiarpur||Mr. Pritpal Singh,Coordinator|
|Mr. Pritpal Singh(Coordinator)|
|Mrs Jaspreet (IELTS Instructor)|
|Mr. Pritpal Singh (Entrepreneurship Instructor)|
|Ms. Jasmeen Kaur (Spoken English Trainer)|
|Mrs Suman Lata (Computer Instructor)|
|Ms Harjeet Kaur (Cosmetology Instructor)|