HRD to launch Employment friendly Skill Courses


NEW DELHI:  Ministry of Human Resource Development is mulling to introduce three new professional programmes which will increase employment opportunities for the graduates. Speaking to the mediapersons, MHRD Minister, Prakash Javadekar  stated that from the next academic session , they would introduce  BSc (Professional), BA (Professional) and and B Com (Professional). During the three years of graduation, students will have to undergo an additional 1,000 hours of industry linked training.

Content Of The Course 

Providing details about the industry linked training, Javadekar said that students will be provided 250 hours of training comprising of soft skills, communication skills, personality development. Apart from this, another 250 hours will be dedicated for imparting digital information and communication technology. Additional 500 hours will be for skill development courses chosen by the students.

Reduction in Curriculum Overload

Javadekar mentioned that steps are being  taken to reduce the curriculum overload. He added that in the present context, students are so overburdened, that there is very little time for them to take up physical education and engage in experimental learning. According to Javadekar,the NCERT team has taken steps to reduce the burden by weeding out the chapters which were redundant. The minister stressed that the aim of education is to nurture good human beings.

New Education Policy 

Commenting on the new education policy, Javadekar was of the view that the parameters laid down by the NEP committee headed by former ISRO chief K Kasturirangan comprised of equity, accountability, accessibility, affordability and quality.

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