The Delhi government is poised to set up a Delhi Skills and Entrepreneurship University in a bid to equip youth with market-relevant skills, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced last week.
Speaking at a press conference earlier this month, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal had stated: “The main focus of the university will be to provide employment to the maximum number of students. Its performance will be assessed by seeing the level of employment that its students get.”
At the event, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said that the Delhi Skills and Entrepreneurship University will initially have an intake of approximately 50,000 students and will offer programs on different entry levels such as Class 10th, 12th, graduation or part-time.
Courses from 6 months to 2 years at Delhi Skills and Entrepreneurship University
Depending on the route taken by students, the course will last from six months to two years.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal stated that: “All Industrial Training Institutes and skill institutes under Delhi government will come under this university. It will collaborate with many foreign universities and in addition, it will tie-up with industry associations and specific companies.”
The Chief Minister also stated that the Delhi Skills and Entrepreneurship University’s curriculum will be flexible and will evolve according to the changing market requirements.
Speaking about when they expect the courses to commence, Kejriwal said, “We hope to table a bill for the same in the upcoming winter session after Lieutenant-Governor’s permission. After passing it in assembly, we are hopeful that it will get started in a year.”
Like other universities under the Delhi government, this proposed Delhi Skills and Entrepreneurship university will also have reservation for students belonging to families registered as voters in Delhi.
Earlier this month, Kejriwal has also announced that a ‘Sports University’ will be set up in Delhi.
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