Delhi govt plans vocational varsity

Delhi govt plans vocational varsity

 The Delhi government is planning to build an innovative vocational university that will equip youths with skills to create jobs for others and help the city develop as a knowledge hub.

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said the proposal was in line with the government’s bigger aim of creating more jobs and imparting employment oriented education.

Consultation with experts from different fields will be held to give shape to the new university idea, said Sisodia at an event held by an industries’ group.

The proposed university would conduct certificate, diploma and graduation courses and will also open avenues for people who want to resume education after a gap.

“A person, who has left his education midway, would be able to take admission to this university,” he said.

Sharing the Arvind Kejriwal government’s vision to develop the city as a knowledge hub, the Deputy Chief Minister said a modern incubation centre could give a push to the young entrepreneurs.

“We need to move towards achieving a target of 20 per cent growth rate and for that we have to do lot of work,” he said, stressing the need to think out of the box.

Talking about the shortage of technical education institutions, he said: “We have limitations in increasing the intake of  Delhi Engineering College and Indraprastha University so there is need to set up a new innovative University.”

Virtual classrooms and campuses could be a part of the new university which will help students pursue courses for which they fail to get admissions in Delhi University.

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