Role of Daffodil International University towards Entrepreneurship Development in Bangladesh
Rahman, Mohammad Mustafizur
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Abstract.- This paper tends to investigate the role of Daffodil International University (DIU) in producing successful entrepreneurs in Bangladesh. A university can play a vital role through its continuous encouragement ape cfic institutional policies and guidelines for moving students towards entrepreneurship. At the same time, a future entrepreneur needs to develop his/her field related know'ledge and slnlls, leadership traits, ability to take risks, creativity, networlnng and management expertise for which a university can be instrumental through implementing all its curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities prioritizing students’ areas of interest The paper attempts to find out the drawbacks of the existing components promoting entrepreneurship and aims at recommending how to minimize the gap between the supports available and the supports desirable or required For this study, the researchers have conducted interviews of DIU BoT, administration, high profile academicians as well as the students who want to become entre preneurs, and those who have already become entrepreneurs. The paper has also emphasized the scope for improvement to lead most of the DIU students to become successful entrepreneurs.