Delhi Skill and Entrepreneurship University (DSEU) will start its first academic session next year. CM Arvind Kejriwal met the board members to discuss the launch of the university.
On October 12, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal attended the first Board meeting of the Delhi Skill and Entrepreneurship University (DSEU) and met with the newly appointed Vice-Chancellor and Board members. The objective of the University is to guarantee a job to the graduating students.
Established through an Act passed by the Delhi Assembly in December 2019, the university has been set up to provide skills and training, necessary for employment in the future. As claimed, the university will be driven by industry requirements, market research and job creation capabilities.
In December 2019, Arvind Kejriwal had said that it will “resolve employment issues and boost the economy.” He had added that through entrepreneurial ventures, students of the university will create jobs for others.
We have appointed the Vice-Chancellor and Board members. I spoke to all members and told them that the only objective and ideology of this university will be ensuring jobs for every student passing out from this institute, or they should be able to pursue business.Kejriwal, Virtual Briefing, As reported by The Hindu
Prof. Neharika Vohra, who was the chairperson of the Centre for Innovation and Incubation at IIM Ahmedabad and has an experience of around 20 years, has been appointed as the Vice-Chancellor.
The board members include Dr Pramath Raj Sinha, who started Indian School of Business and Ashoka University, Pramod Bhasin who founded Genpact in 1997, who is a board member of many big companies in the country, was the chairman of NASSCOM and was awarded as the IT Man of the Year.
Others are the founder of Naukri.com, Sanjeev Bikhchandani, Shrikant Sastri, who has helped in launching various start-ups and ventures, Prof. K.K. Aggarwal who has been the Vice-Chancellor of IP University, and Prof. G Srinivasan, Professor of Management Studies at IIT Madras. He also said that the courses will be designed in tune with industry demand and in close consultation with companies, who will be treated as ‘customers’ in this endeavour.
The university will have a focus on quality and quantity – provide high-quality courses in the entire spectrum of skills training from traditional skills to those of the future and ensuring that the intake of students is large enough to cater to the existing demand.Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, The Hindustan Times
The first academic session of the Delhi Skill and Entrepreneurship University (DSEU) is set to begin next year.
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