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Skill Hub-Assam University Unit

The ‘National Education Policy’ (NEP) 2020 has envisaged quality holistic education–including vocational education so as to bring a revolutionary change in the existing educational policy with an aim to enable the students to design their own paths of study and life plans. As such integration and mainstreaming of vocational education with general education was identified as a key reform in the education-skill system of the country.  To materialise this idea a scheme to create Skill Hubs across the education and skill ecosystem was proposed by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship which would also supplement the objectives of ‘National Policy for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship’ (NSDP), 2015.

The Skill Hub Initiative scheme is being implemented through National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) under the Central Component of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Yojana 3.0 (PMKVY 3.0). UGC has initially identified a few Institutions/ Universities for participation in the initiative.

Assam University has been chosen to be one of the training provider institute and Training Centre under the Skill Hub Initiative. The Skill Hub-Assam University Unit began its journey on the 31st of March 2022 with intent to support the vision of skill initiatives.

To initiate the programme short term training on “Housekeeping Attendant (Manual Cleaner)” for the housekeeping staff of Assam University and the potential candidates of the nearby community of Assam University was started from 11th of April 2022.

Objectives

The ‘Skill Hubs Initiative’ under PMKVY 3.0 aims at creating shared infrastructure, aligned with the needs of the local economy which addresses the vocational training needs of all target segments. It is also expected that existing resources in education and skilling system can be put to optimum usage by utilization for skilling beyond normal working hours and during weekends. In its full roll-out, the scheme is aimed at the following:

a. Provision of permanent vocational infrastructure and resources for skilling

b. To ensure contiguous availability of skill centres for ease of candidates

c. Introduce vocational learning at an early stage with multiple well-defined pathways for candidates to continue with their chosen vocations

d. Provide vocational offerings for target segments including in-school, drop-outs and    out-of-education candidates

e. Align the vocational offerings at all levels with overall economic and local economy needs

Advisory Committee

NameDesignation
Prof. M. Gangabhushan
(Deptt. of Social Work) 
Chairman
Dr. Soumendra Nath Biswas
(Deptt. of Hospitality & Tourism Management, AUS) 
Member
Mr. Nirmalya Sharma Roy
(Estate Officer, Estate, AUS) 
Member
Dr. Aditi Nath
(Deptt. of Social Work, AUS)
Nodal Officer

Contact

Dr. Aditi Nath
Nodal Officer
Email: ausskillhub@gmail.com
Mob: 9707727640

Mr. Buddha Paul
Technical Assistant
Email: paul.buddha@yahoo.in
Mob: +91 9401852942

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