Academics to Get Sabbatical Leave to begin Startups in Kerala

Kerala government has given green signal to a proposal of the state Startup Mission (KSUM) to accord sabbatical leave to the faculty members of all colleges who intend to establish startups. An expert panel, headed by KSUM CEO Saji Gopinath, will select 10 faculty members on a pilot basis for the implementation of the project.

The new initiative would help members of the academic community in the state to become part of entrepreneurship, a statement. According to the proposal, teachers can start their own startups, form their groups or join as founders/co-founders along with students. 
Must Do Takeaways from the Above News:
  • Literacy rate in Kerala has seen the upward trend and is 94.00 percent as per 2011 population census. Kerala has the highest literacy rate in India.
  • Sex Ratio in Kerala is 1084 i.e. for each 1000 male, which is below the national average of 940 as per census 2011.
  • Periyar National Park, also known as Periyar Tiger Reserve, is in the mountainous Western Ghats of Kerala.
  • Kerala has achieved the distinction of becoming India’s first digital state.

Source- The Economic Times


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