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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.


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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