“Small companies are innovative, they are just not copy mills. Correct your facts.” was the first message Hardik Vachhrajani delivered to audience of almost 200 participants gathered at auditorium of Silver Jubilee Government College in Kurnool, in souther Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. He was delivering a keynote address at National Seminar on ‘Globalization : Emerging Trends in Indian Entrepreneurship’ organized by Department of Commerce of the college. The seminar was sponsored by University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi.
Silver Jubilee Government College is a unique state – level autonomous Government Degree College with complete residential status, emerged as a gift to state of Andhra Pradesh by the Government of India during Silver Jubilee Celebrations of Indian Independence in 1972 and conceived on the model of Cambridge University, to offer quality Higher Education to the brilliant students selected through an Entrance Test from all over the State. Its eternal quest for quality has been time and again proved by the success of its alumni occupying prominent positions in both public and private sectors all over the world. It is accredited with “A” grade by NAAC and recognized as “College with Potential for Excellence” by UGC.
During his presentation, Hardik Vachhrajani explained strategies small entrepreneurs adopt to attain innovation advantage and how their strategies are difference from their large counterparts. The presentation was followed by question and answer session where he answered numerous questions from students on innovation, process of entrepreneurship and challenges faced by small start ups in India.
“Dr. Vachhrajani’s style of explaining the strategies was really amazing. He used simple, real life examples from India and especially from South India, with which we can relate, to make us understand the concepts.”, said a final year undergraduate student after his presentation. “We really liked his presentation. It was interactive and informative ”, added Prof. S Shashikala, Reader and coordinator of the seminar. “The seminar was a great success and everyone including me liked Dr. Vachhrajani’s address. We look forward to welcoming him again to our college”, said Prof. T.G.R. Prasad, principal of the college.
Kurnool is the gateway town to Rayalaseema region of Andhra Pradesh. It is located on the banks of beautiful and historical Tungabhadra River. From 1 October 1953 to 31 October 1956, Kurnool served as the capital of Andhra State.