Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC) signed an MoU with Government of West Bengal in September 2013 to partner with the Department of Micro and Small Scale Enterprises & Textiles (MSSE&T), Government of West Bengal to embark on Shilpa Abhijan -a movement to foster district-level entrepreneurship in West Bengal.
In order to get primary information from the key stakeholders in the government machinery, a team of delegates from IIMC and Banglanatak.com visited various District Industrial Centres & IDO offices at Hooghly, Howrah, and Murshidabad between 25 and 30 October 2013.
Based on the feedback from the field visits to the different DICs IIMC has designed a two-part training program for the DIC officials of West Bengal to kick-start the capacity development process of DIC officials and IDOs (Industrial Development Officers) of West Bengal to support district-level entrepreneurship.
Training for the first batch was conducted in January 2014 and training for the remaining batches was conducted in February 2014.
The training program comprised of two modules: