Skill Development Programme in Higher Education

  • Rajasthan has become the first state to incorporate skill development programme in the higher education.
  • The programme was launched by the state’s Higher Education Minister Kiran Maheshwari and Vice Chancellor of IGNOU Prof Ravindra Kumar on 10 October 2017 in Jaipur.
  • The state’s Department of College Education in collaboration with IGNOU has prepared 16 courses for entrepreneurship and skill development for colleges in the state.
  • Under the project, 12 certificates and 4 diploma courses will be run and each college will be required to choose five courses.
  • 94 colleges have already joined the project and 5656 students have registered themselves in it.
  • The practical training of the students pursuing the skill development courses will be done in different government departments.
  • The aim is for more than 10 thousand students to be enrolled in the programmes in the next session.


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