IUST hosts awareness programs on Start-Up Policy and Breast Cancer

PULWAMA — Two awareness programs on Start-Up Policy 2024-27 and Breast Cancer were organized today, highlighting critical initiatives for budding entrepreneurs and healthcare vigilance under the auspices of the Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST).

The event about on Start-Up Policy, spearheaded by the CIED-IUST Foundation and the Department of Management Studies, was convened at the direction of the Vice Chancellor to disseminate knowledge regarding the newly introduced J&K Start-Up Policy.

Emphasizing its transformative potential, Prof. Shakil Ahmad Romshoo, alongside Prof. Pervaiz Ahmad Mir, Director CIED, underscored the policy’s provisions such as seed support, venture capital opportunities, and support for student entrepreneurs.

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Participants, including industry experts, incubates, and students, were urged to seize the government’s backing and foster successful business ventures. Additionally, emphasis was laid on extension initiatives to engage youth and provide comprehensive support encompassing incubation, innovation, technical assistance, and mentorship.

Concurrently, an awareness drive on Breast Cancer was conducted under the aegis of Interdisciplinary Research on Chronic Diseases, sponsored by PURSE.

Led by experts Dr Natasha Thakur and Dr Qayinat, discussions centered on the rising incidence, early screening significance, and advances in treatment modalities.

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Prof. Shakil A. Romshoo chaired an interactive session between interdisciplinary PURSE researchers and medical experts, stressing the importance of collaborative research in combating such ailments.

Prof. A.H. Moon and Prof. Ayub Qadri engaged with attendees, highlighting the imperative of early detection and the promise offered by emerging technologies in medical sciences.

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