NSDC and Shobhit University Collaborate to ready skilled workforce for Industry

New Delhi: National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) recently signed a MoU with a renowned higher education institute, Shobhit Institute of Engineering and Technology of Shobhit University to jointly provide Work Integrated Degree Programs in IT and management sectors to the aspiring students.

The program is designed to empower students with domain-specific skills and cutting-edge technologies by seamlessly integrating academic knowledge with practical exposure to meet the growing demand for skilled workforce across industries. It focuses on providing structured internships, apprenticeships, and on-the-job training to the Indian youth that helps them to cultivate their capabilities and opens avenues for them to pursue a successful career. The MoU was exchanged between Shri Ved Mani Tiwari, CEO, NSDC and MD, NSDC International and Kunwar Shekhar Vijendra, Co-founder & Chancellor, Shobhit University and Chairman, ASSOCHAM National Education Council.

Speaking on the collaboration, Shri Ved Mani Tiwari, CEO, NSDC and MD, NSDC International said, “In an era marked by rapid technological advancements and digitalization, the demand for skilled workforce in the IT and management sectors has surged significantly. Therefore, it is imperative that we equip the youth with industry relevant skills which enables them to apply their theoretical knowledge into real-life settings and open avenues for job opportunities in domestic and global markets. I am confident that the Work Integrated Degree Program stands as a transformative initiative in empowering the youth with the knowledge and capabilities which needed to forge meaningful pathways for employment and internships and prepares them for future of work”.

Kunwar Shekhar Vijendra, Co-founder & Chancellor, Shobhit University and Chairman, ASSOCHAM National Education Council said “The partnership with NSDC is a testament to our commitment to fostering a skilled workforce that resonates with Hon’ble Prime Minister’s vision for skill development in India. It transcends our institutional boundaries, aiming to fortify the nation’s human resource capabilities. We are confident that this collaboration will not only empower our students but also contribute significantly to the national agenda of creating a skilled and employable youth demographic.”

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Under this partnership, students will be imparted industry-relevant skills in the IT and management sectors that will bolster their fundamentals and basics helping them gain a competitive edge in the evolving job landscape. Some of the topics which will be covered includes artificial intelligence, cyber security, Agri waste management, marketing, business analytics, data science and Global Business Management.

Furthermore, the collaboration will provide high quality education to our youth with multiple entry and exit points that contributes to creating a flexible learning pathways and opens avenues for youth to re-enter the workforce and enhances employability. By leveraging its network of training partners, NSDC ensures a widespread and effective implementation of the skill modules to provide a valuable learning experiences to the students.

The online training will be delivered through Skill India Digital Hub (SIDH) that makes skill development more interactive, accessible and engaging for a diverse range of learners. It provides practical exposure to the students via internships which will be followed by the placements on the completion of the programme.

The partnership aspires to equip students with practical skills, industry exposure, and a deep understanding of market dynamics, enabling them to seamlessly navigate the evolving professional landscape.