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In brief

Wednesday, 31 July 2019 | Pioneer

CEDP Skill Institute & NSDC sign mou

IThe CEDP Skill Institute, Mumbai has signed an MoU with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). The MoU involves the up-skilling of youths, including the provision of training and employment opportunities to the candidates from across the country over a period of seven years. Students from Palghar, Nashik, Raigad, Pune, Bhiwandi, Kharghar, Panvel, Khopoli, Thane, Borivali, Kurla and Vasai will be able to receive skill-based education of global standards from the CEDP Skill Institute.

Through the partnership, NSDC and the institute will work together to create an accredited skill development module for tourism, healthcare, medical assistant, and hospitality. Maharashtra has a strong vision; to provide 45 million people employment by 2022.

Seminar on environment

Lal Bahadur Shashtri Institute of Management (LBSIM) in association with National Commission for Women organised a national seminar —Role of Women in Environmental Sustainability — at their Dwarka campus.

The aim was to emphasise on the role women in environmental sustainability. Environmentalist and social activist Padma Bhushan Chandi Prasad, Chandramukhi Devi, member of NCW and Dr Rajulben L Desai member of NCW were present as guest speakers.

The seminar was inaugurated by Bhatt. He said: “Women are emotionally attached to the environment, they protect it fiercely because they are the one who get affected by any changes in environment. Women could create a difference, as whatever work they take in hand, is taken to completion.”

Centre of Excellence to Skill Students

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Agastya International Foundation.

The aim is to set up a fully-equipped Center of Excellence (CoE) at the latter’s campus in Gudipalli, Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh, focused on skilling students in emerging technologies to develop their skills and knowledge in the areas of IoT and computer programming.

The facility will provide students with access to advanced IT solutions that are at the leading edge of technology innovation in the agricultural sector to achieve higher food production from finite land resources.

The HPE training also aims to improve their employment prospects.

UKIERI programme

The Universities UK International (UUKi) and British Council India are delighted to announce the launch of the UKIERI Mobility Programme: Study in India, a bilateral pilot programme which will support UK universities to collaborate with Indian partners to send UK students to India as part of their studies.

The programme that opened in July 2019 aims to generate up to 200 opportunities for undergraduate students at UK universities by March 2021, with priority given to students from traditionally under-represented groups.

The British Council is the UK's international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities; in this capacity it promotes initiatives which support partnerships and student mobility across universities and countries. The programme will support national and institutional-level objectives to:

  • Increase the levels of outward student mobility from the UK to 13 per cent by 2020, as set out in UUKi's Go International: Stand Out campaign
  • Support the employability of UK graduates and help them prepare for a globally competitive workforce
  • Support the internationalisation of Indian higher education through the diversification of the student body, and the consolidation of inter-institutional partnerships

The programme will be funded by the UK and Indian Government as part of phase three of the UK-India Education Research Initiative and delivered by the British Council, Universities UK International and EdCIL in India.

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