NSDC and VTU Join Forces to Bridge Academia-Industry Skill Gap

The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish skill hub centres in 150 VTU-affiliated colleges. This collaboration aims to integrate advanced skill programmes into academia, enhancing employability in AI, machine learning, and robotics.


Devdiscourse News Desk | Bengaluru | Updated: 11-07-2024 16:08 IST | Created: 11-07-2024 16:08 IST
NSDC and VTU Join Forces to Bridge Academia-Industry Skill Gap
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The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) have inked a Memorandum of Understanding to bridge the divide between academic education and industry skills. The MoU, signed Thursday in Bengaluru, envisions establishing skill hub centres in 150 VTU-affiliated colleges and setting up centres of excellence in selected engineering institutions.

NSDC plans to enroll approximately 240 students from each college in the Future Skills programme under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojna, part of the Skill India Mission. Ved Mani Tiwari, CEO of NSDC, highlighted that the collaboration aims to align vocational training with general education, enhancing the employability of India's youth in fields like AI, machine learning, and robotics.

VTU's vice chancellor, S Vidya Shankar, noted that VTU students would benefit from events such as the 'hack to hire' hackathon, providing them job opportunities with innovative startups. The partnership sets a transformative benchmark for higher education and workforce readiness in India.

(With inputs from agencies.)

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