Skill development and create more employment opportunities for the youth.

Chandigarh, Dec 22 – With a view to enhance the skill development and create more employment opportunities for the youth, the Community College of YMCA University of Science and Technology, Faridabad has started four new courses under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY).
A decision to this effect was taken in a meeting of the Board of Management, Community College held under the Chairmanship of Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dinesh Kumar today.
The new course included Lathe Operator, Air-Conditioning (Technician), Assistant Electrician and IT Coordinator for School. These courses have been approved by Steering Committee of National Skill Development Mission. The first batch of these courses will commence from January 23, 2017 for which the last date of submission of application will be January 10, 2017.
Deans, Prof. Sandeep Grover, Prof. C.K. Nagpal, Prof. Vikas Turk, Registrar Dr. S.K. Sharma, President of Faridabad Industrial Association Mr. Navdeep Chawla, Joint Director, Regional Directorate of Apprenticeship Training Mr. Yogesh Bangia, Professional Expert Mr. H.L. Bhutani, Vice-President (Project) of Electronics Sector Skills Council of India Mr. Piyush Chakraborty and Executive Director of Society for Automotive Engineering-Northern India Section Mr. Anoop Kacker were also present in the meeting.
Principal, Community College Prof. Naveep Malhotra informed that 25 seats have been earmarked for each new course and minimum duration of these courses would be between 250 to 400 hours that is 3 to 4 months. The minimum qualification required for admission is Metric and for IT Coordinator is diploma.
Keeping in view the shortage of space in the University, it has been decided in the meeting that the Community College would also start evening shifts between 3.20 pm to 7.30 pm for these new courses. Also, the classes would be held on every Saturday between 9 am to 5 pm. It would not only help in overcoming the issue of space but also facilitate the working people.
Expressing pleasure over the new courses of Community College, Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dinesh Kumar said that the main objective behind introducing such courses is to provide opportunities of skill development to economically weaker educationally deprived youth. The Vice-Chancellor also presented the proposal to start new need based courses focused on local Industry and to launch an awareness campaign regarding e-Transactions which has been approved in the meeting. The campaign would be carried out under the supervision of Prof. Navdeep Malhotra in which the students of the University would also participate.
President of Faridabad Industrial Association, Mr. Navdeep Chawla assured the Vice-Chancellor of full cooperation for designing and execution of these new need based courses. He said that this would not only help in generating manpower for the local industry but would also create new employment opportunities for the youth.

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