Shri Bhupender Yadav launches DigiSaksham- a joint initiative of Labour Ministry with Microsoft India to enhance the employability of youth

What is the news? The minister for Labour and Employment has launched a digital skills programme (DigiSaksham) to enhance the employability of youth by imparting digital skills that are required in an increasingly technology-driven era. About the DigiSaksham programme Nearly one crore active job seekers will be able to access training at free of cost… Continue reading Shri Bhupender Yadav launches DigiSaksham- a joint initiative of Labour Ministry with Microsoft India to enhance the employability of youth

Missing skills: Low employability calls for academia-industry link

Synopsis:  Given the poor employability of Indian graduates, urgent steps are needed to address the skill gaps. Introduction The QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2022 were recently released. The report reveals that no Indian Higher Education Institution is in the top 100 and only 3 HEI can make a place in the top 200. This shows the… Continue reading Missing skills: Low employability calls for academia-industry link

Atal Innovation Mission launches Space challenge in collaboration with ISRO & CBSE across India

What is the news? Recently, Atal Innovation Mission has launched a Space challenge 2021 in collaboration with ISRO & CBSE for all school students across the country. What is ATL (Atal Tinkering Labs) Space Challenge 2021? It is a platform where students from Class 6-12 can innovate and solve digital age space technology problems. The event… Continue reading Atal Innovation Mission launches Space challenge in collaboration with ISRO & CBSE across India

CSIR-CMERI ‘Collaborative Model with the Market’ for establishing Industry-Academia Linkage

Source: PIB What is the News? CSIR-Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute(CMERI) has launched a ‘Collaborative Model with the Markets’ for establishing Industry-Academia Linkage. Background: India aspires to be a ‘Global Manufacturing Powerhouse’ of the Future. It also aims to be a ‘Zero-Defect’ Manufacturing Economy where there is a minimum tolerance for deviation from precision parameters. … Continue reading CSIR-CMERI ‘Collaborative Model with the Market’ for establishing Industry-Academia Linkage

Union Minister launches ‘PM-DAKSH’ Portal and ‘PM-DAKSH’ Mobile App

Source: PIB What is the News? The Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment has launched ‘PM-DAKSH’ Portal and ‘PM-DAKSH’ Mobile App. About PM-DAKSH Portal: PM-DAKSH stands for Pradhan Mantri Dakshta Aur Kushalta Sampann Hitgrahi Yojana. Nodal Ministry: It was launched by the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment (MoSJ&E) in 2020-21.  Purpose: It is… Continue reading Union Minister launches ‘PM-DAKSH’ Portal and ‘PM-DAKSH’ Mobile App

Skills mission underperforms on training, placement goals

Source: Livemint Synopsis  Given India’s young population and vast labour force, Skills India Mission was expected to give huge dividends. However, as per the recent data, the mission seems to be underperforming.  About the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana(PMKVY) The scheme has 2 components,   Short term training STT – Focused on training, certification and placement   Recognition… Continue reading Skills mission underperforms on training, placement goals

Bringing skills and education closer

Source: Business Standard Relevance: Skill development and education need to be integrated to provide better results. Synopsis: Skill development is a multi-dimensional problem. But the linking skilling and education is one of the crucial ones. The situation of skill development in India: Over 70 percent of India’s workforce is concentrated in firms with less than 20… Continue reading Bringing skills and education closer

UNIDO and National Institute of Solar Energy to partner for skill development program

National Institute of Solar Energy(NISE) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization(UNIDO) has signed an agreement to initiate a skill development programme for different levels of beneficiaries in the solar thermal energy sector. NISE and UNIDO will engage with the national and international experts to bring the best practices by developing specialized training material.  This… Continue reading UNIDO and National Institute of Solar Energy to partner for skill development program