Siddharth Chaturvedi, Executive Vice President, AISECT Group, discusses the importance of skills-based training to make students industry ready
Q. How has the partnership between AISECT-NSDC helped in achieving your objective of skilling and
The partnership with NSDC helped in increasing the credibility and acceptability of our courses and certifications. We joined hands with the National Skill Development Corporation in 2012 with the objective of skilling 13 lakh youth. Under this partnership, we have set up 12 vocational training academies, which offer over 150 low cost, high quality University certified undergraduate, postgraduate, certificate and diploma courses in areas like IT & Management; Teacher Training; Apparel & Textile; Banking, Financial Services & Insurance; Marketing & Retail; Hardware & Networking; Livelihood & Vocational Training; Fire Safety & Security; Agriculture; Tourism & Hospitality; Competitive Examinations and Beauty & Wellness.
Apprenticeship and industry training is a great way to bring an individual closer to the industry and teach the working of a professional workspace
Q. How effective are your training modules for various job roles?
The training courses offered by us are QPNOS-aligned, which makes students industry-aligned. All courses offered by us include a section of personality development, spoken English and basic computer skills.
Q. What are the various programs run by the institution?
|Type of the Program||Name of the Program|
|Skill Development||PMKVY, PMKKs, DDU-GKY, NULM, NSQF, SDMs, etc|
|We implement CSR programsfor PSUs, NSDC and Corporates|
|Higher Education||We established 5 higher education institutions at locations, in dire need of quality higher education|
|ICT intervention focusing on placements in rural India||our Portal RojgarMantra.com is India’s biggest rural job placement initiative|
|Online Services||AISECTOnline.com and AISECTMOOCS.com|
|Affordable model of preschools for rural areas||We have set up Brainy Bear Preschool & Activity Club|
Q. How is your institution planning to offer affordable,quality higher education to semi-urban and rural
parts of the country?
At all our universities, we have made it compulsory for students to learn at least one skill every semester. We have also established the ‘Navratna Centres of Excellence’, which are nine centers of excellence for research and skills in Energy, Material Science, Earth & Space Science, etc.
Q. What are your views on the unemployment scenario in India?
Indian educational institutions must offer courses, which have the skill training component ingrained in them from the start.
Q. How many students benefitted out of Government Skilling Projects executed by your institution?
|Government Skilling Projects||Number of students trained|
|Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY)||Trained 14,662 candidates in 108 districts across 18 states|
|NSDC Project||4,18,740 candidates enrolled; 3,63,710 candidates trained; 1,54,048 successfully placed and 23,720 candidates up-skilled|
|Deen Dayal Upadhyay-Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY)||More than 78 percent candidates successfully trained, with placement process initiated|
|National Urban Livelihood Mission||Out of 17,381 urban BPL youth, 13,368 trained in 11 sectors|
Q. How far the Rojgar Mantra has implemented its initiative of creating rural job placement in India?
With around 300 employers and 32,768 job seekers registered on the website, Rojgar Mantra is one of the focused rural job placement initiatives of India.
Q. How to bridge the gap between industry and academia in India?
Apprenticeship and industry training is a great way to bring an individual closer to the industry and teach the working of a professional workspace. Initiating universities’ partnerships with big names in the industry allows a student to experience.