SKILL INDIA RECEIVES FURTHER BOOST FROM THE COLLABORATION BETWEEN SHRI VISHWAKARMA SKILL UNIVERSITY AND NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNICAL TEACHERS TRAINING & RESEARCH

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An initiative to ensure purposeful engagement of Faculty, Experts and Industry Partners for various academic activities

New Delhi, March 62019: National Institute of Technical Teachers Training & Research (NITTTR), Bhopal, under the aegis of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, has today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) withShri Vishwakarma Skill University (SVSU), Gurugram, at the Ministry of Skill Development office, Shram Shakti Bhawan, New Delhi. The MoU establishes a framework for cooperation and collaboration between the two entities with the aim of enhancing the education services available in India, in line with Skill India Mission. The collaboration targets toensure purposeful engagement of Faculty, Experts and Industry Partners for various academic activities. Dr. C. Thangraj, Director, National Institute of Technical Teachers Training & Research (NITTTR), Bhopal and Prof. Raj Nehru, Vice Chancellor, Shri Vishwakarma Skill University (SVSU), Gurugram,today signed the MoU in the august presence of Shri AnantKumar Hegde, Hon’ble Minister of State, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) and other senior officials from MSDE, IGNOU, NITTTR & SVSU.

The association would facilitate training of counsellors/ trainers who will handhold skill trainees to nurture their education action plan.  This would include:

  • Design, Develop and modify NSQF aligned Curriculum for of various courses of SVSU
  • Develop and develop Learning Resources(LRs) package for various courses/subjects/topics.
  • Develop E-learning content and videos of vocational courses and programmes through MOOC/SWAYAM or any other appropriate platform for various courses/subjects/topics
  • Organise jointly National and International conferences, seminars, and researches in Technical and Vocational Education
  • Organise leadership and managerial skill development programmes
  • Design and Development of portfolio development plan to assess and monitor the profile of development of students and assessment guidelines

Speaking at the occasion Shri AnantKumar Hegde, Hon’ble Minister of State, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, said, “We are elated to see the endeavors being made by organizations like Vishwakarma University and NITTTRto further the vision and mission of Skill India.  We jointly need to identify, design, develop and deploy innovative training and educational programs that cater to the needs of the industrial sector.The Skill India Mission is a great example of public and private partnership. I would like the two organizations to focus on output based quality conscious roadmap to make skill training effective and aspirational for the youth.”

Mr. Raj Nehru, Vice Chancellor, SVSU, said “To achieve the skill and employment is to have basic infrastructure including trained trainers and NSQF aligned and updated curriculum. Through this agreement with NITTTR we look forward to establishing a long-term partnership, based upon areas of mutual interest, and contributing to the creation of innovative training and educational programmes that prepare talented youth of our country for a wide variety of positions across sectors. Our university’s objective is to contribute to maintain the quality in vocational education in terms of curriculum pedagogy and trainers. We also aim to extend this to the MOOCs technology to make it available to the larger youth.”

Dr. C. Thangraj, Director, National Institute of Technical Teachers Training & Research (NITTTR), Bhopal, said, “Human resource development is a key focus for us and we look forward to working closely with SVSU. Whether it is providing our trainers with opportunities to further develop their skills and expertise or contributing to the education of students interested in technical or vocational education, we are dedicated to providing them with rewarding career opportunities through our organization. We are delighted to be working with SVSU to design and implement training programs that will cater to the unique requirements of the various Industries.”

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