Initiatives for making education suitable to industry

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The Government has taken various initiatives to enhance the industry required education in the country like:

  • Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana – to enable a large number of Indian youth to take up industry relevant skill training that will help them in securing a better livelihood.
  • Deen Dayal Upadhyay Kaushal Kendras – offer skill based courses which are in constant dialogue with industry and respective Sector Skill Council(s).
  • Ucchatar Avishkar Yojana (UAY)-Research projects of direct relevance to industry are funded jointly by Government and the industry.
  • Smart India Hackathon -to promote innovation in Technical Institutions.
  • National Employability Enhancement Mission (NEEM)- to offer on-the-job practical training to enhance employability of a person either pursuing his or her Post Graduation/graduation/diploma in any technical or non-technical stream or has discontinued studies after Class 10th to enhance his/her employability etc.

All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has developed outcome based model curriculum with the help of academic and industry experts for PG and Undergraduate Degree courses in Engineering & Technology and MBA/PGDM Courses which are available for Universities and Institutions for adoption. In order to boost vocational education, Government is implementing schemes like Community Colleges – to train persons through AICTE approved polytechnics for providing non formal skill; B.Voc degree – regular 3 years degree recognized by University Grants Commission (UGC) where practical education is given more importance than theoretical education.

This information was given by the Minister of State (HRD), Dr. Satya Pal Singh today in a written reply to a Rajya Sabha question.