New Delhi; February 7, 2015: In line with the agenda of the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE) to scale up the skilling ecosystem in the country, National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and Amity University Gurgaon (AUG)signed a Memorandum of Understanding, to collaborate on providing vocational training at the college/university level.
This tie up aims at bridging the gap between the academia and industry and honing the job-related skills of the youth. The signing of this MoU is said to be the first of its kind in Haryana and is sure to contribute to the Government’s ‘Skill India’ movement. Amity University is amongst the few leading private sector universities with over 100 courses and is ranked No.1 private University in India.
The MoU was signed at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi by Mr. Dilip Chenoy, Managing Director & CEO, National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and Dr. P.B. Sharma,Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Amity University. Also present were senior officials Dr.Padmakali Banerjee, Pro Vice Chancellor & Dean Academics, AUG and Prof. (Dr.) Bhavana Adhikari, Deputy Dean, AUG.
Dilip Chenoy, MD & CEO, National Skill Development Corporation said,“In order to enhance the employability of the youth in our country, it’s important to introduce and scale-up vocational training at the school and university level. It is equally important to kindle the entrepreneurship spirit. This MoU will enable scale and integration of vocational training with students at the University level. We are happy to be a part of this collaboration with Amity University Gurgaon, to build a strong pool of skilled workforce in India.”
Speaking on the occasion, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor of Amity Dr. P. B. Sharma, Amity University Gurgaon said, “We at Amity University are committed to produce industry ready professionals and the MoU with NSDC shall provide opportunities for excellent industry university co-operation.”
Dr. Padmakali Banerjee,Pro Vice Chancellor and Dean Academics, Amity University Gurgaon said that this MoU will further contribute towards realizing the Amity vision of integrating industry with the academic rigor which is a hallmark of academic programmes at Amity University Gurgaon.
Mr.Chenoy proposed that the students join this program as Amity will give them an added skill or an added qualification that will act as added certificate to their qualifications and will list them in the category of a certified profession. He shared his personal experience where he learnt carpentry in school which he can still do in time of leisure and as and when there is a critical need.
Amity University Gurgaon will be introducing these skill courses at the University to the students and working professionals. This initiative is seeing a lot of enthusiasm from the students. Amity will also introduce Bachelors in Vocational training to further integrate skill based programs with academics.
National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) is a unique Public Private Partnership (PPP),with 51 per cent equity held by private sector and the balance 49 per cent by the Union Government. Formed in 2010, NSDC is a professionally run not-for-profit company that includes 31 Sector Skill Councils and over 171 training partners with over 2500+ training centres spread across 444 districts in the country. NSDC is mandated to skill 150 million Indians by 2022.
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Amity University Gurgaon is a private university established by the Ritnand Balved Education Foundation (RBEF), New Delhi which is a society registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 and was established with the view to promote professional, industry-oriented education in the state of Haryana.
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