Students of Delhi University will soon be provided with training in special skills for jobs and entrepreneurship under an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the varsity and National Skills Development Corporation of the government.
The training will be in the sectors of Banking, Financial Services and Insurance, IT and IT Enabled Services, Health Care, Media and Entertainment, Tourism and Hospitality, Automotive Industry, said Alka Sharma, DU Registrar.
"These courses will be made available in each college under the Applied Courses of the Four Year Undergraduate Programme. And, 70 per cent of all students under this programme shall be assured placement through NSDC for jobs or for becoming entrepreneurs in these sectors," she added.
The training will be provided to the students in their second and third years.
Sharma said a modest fee of Rs 2,500 per semester will be charged for this training for a total of 4 semesters.
"Those who wish, can avail of a bank loan through the NSDC, repayable only after the student has been placed in a job," she added.
Another MoU has also been signed by the varsity for a 30-day skill based training under the Star Scheme of the NSDC for training students during the summer vacation.