Aimed at providing comprehensive and employment-oriented education, the University of Delhi has joined hands with the with the National Skills Development Corporation (NSDC) to facilitate the introduction of skill-based courses in its undergraduate and other programmes. These may be add-on, short-term, compulsory or long-term courses.
The MoU is aimed at imporving the employment potential of students with systematic training, certificates of competency, and placement assistance. Some of the ways in which students would benefit include acquiring special skills for jobs and entrepreneurial ventures. The training will be in sectors such as banking, financial services and insurance, IT and IT-enabled services, healthcare, media and entertainment, toursim and hospitality and automative industry.
Nearly 70% students would be placed with help from NSDC for jobs and starting thier own ventures. These courses would be available in all Delhi University colleges.
The agreement, which is expected to integrate skill-based training as part of the graduation curriculum, was signed between Dinesh Singh, DU vice chancellor, and Dilip Chenoy, managing director and CEO of NSDC.
NSDC will provide the curriculum and training through its approved training partners, which will be shortlisted and selected through a joint process by NSDC and DU.