Skill Mission in Universities

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The University Grants Commission (UGC) has given skill orientation to higher education in the recent past. The UGC has come out with three major initiatives by way of starting Community Colleges, B.Voc degree programme and Deen Dayal Upadhyay Kaushal Kendras leading to award of Certificates, Diplomas, Advanced level Diplomas and Bachelor’s as well as Master’s Degree programmes. These skill programmes are offered by individual institutions in collaboration with industry. The details of target set and achieved under these schemes during 2013-14 & 2014-15 are given below:

Programme Year Target Approved

Allocation

Release

(In crores of rupees)

Community Colleges 2013-14

100

64

29.13

6.04

2014-15

100

102

94.92

29.13

2015-16

100

111

67.18

24.68

B.Voc Degree Programme 2014-15

100

127

231.36

80.64

2015-16

100

70

241.06

24.42

Deen Dayal Upadhyay KAUSHAL Kendras 2015-16

100

65

170.65

98.70

The Skill Mission is being implemented by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE).  The Department of Higher Education and MSDE have set up a Committee to coordinate their skill development efforts.

This information was given by the Union Human Resource Development Minister, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani today in a written reply to a Rajya Sabha question.

Source: PIB

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