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Mohindra College to start community college

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Patiala, April 03, 2013
First Published: 20:36 IST(3/4/2013) | Last Updated: 20:37 IST(3/4/2013)

Government Mohindra College will start the "community college from the next academic session.

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The college has been selected among 200 colleges across the country which will start the concept.

“Community colleges are a parallel system of education aimed at empowering the youth through appropriate skill-based education. These colleges help in developing skills for employment and self-employbility among the youth,” said principal Sukhbir Singh Thind.

The proposed colleges will come up in collaboration with the local industry partners, who will provide skill-oriented education to the youth.

These colleges will offer short-duration credit-based modules leveraging on the National Vocational Educational Framework to facilitate mobility of the learners in the growing employment sector.

It aims at skill development and self-employability among the youth with special reference to the marginal and underprivileged sections of society. Community colleges will provide opportunities for life-long educational needs of the individuals.

The proposed colleges will provide tailormade courses for industry and adopt a flexible entry and exit system to facilitate the learners.

Preference will be given to the local community and tradition-based skills. “These colleges will be a source of economic development as they will provide skilled workforce which may contribute in various forms to uplift the economy,” the principal said.

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