Bharat Marching Towards Optimum Employability Through Education
The workshop was inaugurated by Hon’ble Union Minister of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) Shri Prakash Javadekar. The Chief Guest, Dr.Javadekar in his address stressed that with changing times Curriculum Revision is of utmost importance in Universities /Education Establishments which is in sync and in close coordination with industry (and its needs) and research.
Left to Right (On the Dais) : Shri Sanjeev Bikhchandani ,MD Naukri.com , Dr Anirudh Deshpande Educator & Social Worker, Shri Raj Nehru Vice Chancellor of Shri Vishwakarma Skill University , Shri Prakash Javadekar Union Minister MHRD , Ms,Padmaja Ruparel President India Angel Network, Dr.Bhagwati Prakash President Pacific University and Dr.Rajkumar Mittal Vice Chancellor Chaudhary Bansi Lal University
Shri Vishwakarma Skill University organised a National Workshop on “Bharat Marching towards Optimum Employability through Education” on 1st Oct 2018 in association with National Working Group and IILM University. The full-day workshop was held at IILM, Lodhi Road.
The workshop was inaugurated by Hon’ble Human Resource Development Minister(MHRD) Shri Prakash Javadekar. The Chief Guest, Dr.Javadekar in his address stressed that with changing times curriculum revision is of utmost importance in Universities /Education Establishments which is in sync and in close coordination with industry (and its needs) and research. He opined that Industry and research centre tie-up with each other and use research centre labs for the practice according to the needs of vocational programme. He put forth the idea of starting BA Professional and BSc Professional programs by 2020 in India which would be job oriented rather than general.
Shri Raj Nehru, Vice Chancellor Shri Vishwakarma Skill University while casting light on the objective of the workshop and introducing the University said that the technical disruptions and innovations have impacted economies significantly resulting in a compression on employment generation as well as the availability of the resources. The effect is already showing on the employment elasticity in all sectors. Employment elasticity issues coupled with skill instability are worrying the policymakers. In a bid to address this issue, most of the economies, as industrialization grew, gradually drifted towards service and manufacturing at the cost of the agriculture sector. This transformation has been truly disruptive weaning many away from their traditional source of earning and employment.
Close to 350 academicians, industry representatives, and experts participated in the workshop and discussed the various dimensions how employability can be regenerated through MSMEs, MSVEs and startups and how education can play a significant role in bridging the gap between demand and supply of expertise and skills.
Some eminent speakers at the workshop were Shri Sanjeev Bikhchandani, MD Naukri.com, Dr Anirudh Deshpande, Educator & Social Worker.Shri Nishant Arya of JBM Group, Ashish Gupta CEO Docprime and CTO Policybazar , Ms.Padmaja Ruparel Co-Founder India Angel Network among others.
Shri Dharmender Pradhan, Union Minister of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE) who was the Chief Guest for valedictory session urged Vishwakarma Skill University to research future job trends and hoped a trend for working along with education emerges which was mantra behind the success of countries like Germany. He also said Shri Vishwakarma Skill University as being top of all skill Universities present in the Country.
A Vote of Thanks was given by Dr Sujata Shahi, Vice Chancellor IILM University also talked that how skilled based curriculum is stressed upon and inculcated in IILM university's mandate.
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