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Skill developement initiative receives 129 proposals within a month- 22-Dec-2014

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New Delhi: To encourage innovation in the field of skill development and entrepreneurship, the National Skill Development Agency, an autonomous body under the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship has initiated a process for inviting ideas, evaluating them, and providing an opportunity for selected innovations to be applied across a wider canvas.

To implement this, a Committee on Skills Innovation Initiative was set up recently under the Chairmanship of Shri S. Ramadorai (Chairman, National Skill Development Agency and National Skill Development Corporation), and with the Secretary and Joint Secretary of the Ministry of Skill Development& Entrepreneurship, the Director General NSDA and the MD &CEO of the National Skill Development Corporation as members.

NSDA had invited innovative proposals through wide publicity, and proposals received will be vetted, with shortlisted proposal being placed before the Committee at its monthly meetings, which will be held on the third Wednesday of every month.

As committee Chairman, Shri S. Ramadorai said, “Innovation can become a huge mobilizing factor in the skill development ecosystem of the country. This initiative will provide our youth with a platform to discuss new ideas that can be funded and implemented on the ground by the Government of India. These ideas will also give the added impetus to our ‘Make in India’ and ‘Digital India initiative’.”

“We have received an over whelming response in terms of the number of  entries, which is a reflection of the passion among the youth today. I am sure we will see some more fascinating ideas in the future as well” he further added.

Shri Sunil Arora, Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship said, “The Skills Ministry is determined to encourage innovative ideas and modules in skill development landscape and at the same time assist the youth of the country in the skilling and entrepreneurial domain, so as  to translate the vision of the Government into a concrete reality..”

The first meeting of the Committee was held on 17th December 2014, with Shri Ramadorai in the Chair, and Shri Sunil Arora, Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development& Entrepreneurship;Shri JP Rai, DG, NSDA;Shri Dilip Chenoy, MD &CEO, NSDC and Ms Jyotsna Sitling, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development& Entrepreneurship as members.

A total of 129 proposals across various sectors that had been received till 9th December, 2014 and evaluated by the internal screening committee of NSDA, resulted in five shortlisted proposals being invited for presentation before the Committee Members.

1. I-Saksham- Innovative education delivery model and promotion of entrepreneurship using Tab as a means of delivery. This was presented by Mr. Ravi Dhanuka.

2. Learn and Earn Model (Yashaswi Institute of Technology): Self Financing training deliver model were the entire training cost is borne by the industry. This was presented by Mr. Viswesh Kulkarni.

 

3. Urban Micro Business Centre (Centurion University) -Entrepreneurship and Livelihood hub for slum communities. This was presented by Ms. SobhiMohanty.


4. Learning Kit (Labournet) -Innovative learning kit for facilitating training in the construction sector. This was presented by Ms. GayathriVasudevan


5. Welding Simulator (Skillveri) –Simulator to facilitate welding training. This was presented by Mr. Sabarinath C. Nair.

The Committee advised the proposal owners I-Saksham, Urban Micro Business Centre (Centurion University), Learning Kit (Labournet)and Welding Simulator (Skillver)to approach the National Skill Development Corporation toavail funding support.

The Committee decided that the self-financing model of the Yashaswi Institute of Technology needs to be popularized, and agreed to facilitate the collaboration of YIT with various State Governments.

 


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