The union government is planning to set up a Digital University in India to promote education and skill development. The centre is working on the frameworks to set up this one-of-a-kind varsity, Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship and Education said.
“NEP 2020 envisions skill and education as one. We are coming up with Digital University with multiple entries and exit frameworks along with an academic bank of credit to facilitate our workforce. The industry needs to adopt these policy reforms and flexible frameworks,” the minister said while addressing the ‘13th Global Skills Summit – Education to Employability: Making it happen’, organized by FICCI.
Pradhan urged building a stronger connection among academia, industry, and policymaker along with a collective approach to drive effective transformation in the education and skills sector. “India is blessed with a demographic dividend. Education and skills have to play an important role in converting our demographic dividend into a transformative powerhouse,” he added.
There is a need for increasing skills to boost employability, reap the demographic dividend and make our skills ecosystem more vibrant. “For India to be more productive and robust, we must make our workforce more educated and skilled. The simplification of labour codes and the apprenticeship act has added more vibrancy to our workforce. We are bringing in more reforms to make our workforce more productive,” emphasized Pradhan.