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Delhi Skill & Entrepreneurship varsity’s 1st board meeting held

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday met with the newly appointed Vice-Chancellor and the board members of the Delhi Skill and Entrepreneurship University in the first board meeting held on Monday.

The University has been established through an Act of Delhi Legislative Assembly.

“I am glad to announce that the university has started its function. The students will be imparted skills and training at the university so that they can easily get job as soon as they pass out from the institute or can pursue business by getting hands-on business training.” “We have appointed the Vice-Chancellor of the university and its board members. I spoke to all the board members and told them that the only objective and ideology of this university will be ensuring jobs for every student passing out from this university, or they should be able to pursue business. I am happy that the newly appointed vice-chancellors and all the board members are stalwarts in their fields,” Kejriwal said.

Professor Neharika Vohra has been appointed the Vice-chancellor of this university. She has work experience of 20 years and she was the chairperson of the Centre for Innovation and Incubation at IIM Ahmedabad. Dr. Pramath Raj Sinha, who started Indian School of Business and Ashoka University, Pramod Bhasin who started Genpact in 1997, he started his skill centre and is a board member of many big companies in the country, he was the chairman of NASSCOM and was awarded as the IT Man of the Year. Others are founder of Naukri.com, Mr. Sanjeev Bikhchandani, Shrikant Sastri who has helped in launching various start-ups and ventures, Professor K. K. Aggarwal who has been the vice-chancellor of IP University, and Prof. G Srinivasan, professor of Management Studies at IIT Madras. We are glad that these highly-experienced people are a part of this university.”

“We dreamed that every youth should be employed. The unemployment rate of our nation is very high, and our nation is the nation of the youth. There are two types of youth in our country. First are those who do not receive education, and second are those who are unemployed even after being educated. Our education system is such that does not prepare the students for an employable future.”

He furthers aid that the companies and industries that will be employing students are like the customers of the university, and so each course should be designed must being close consultation with the companies. “The courses should be designed in a manner that the students get jobs based on the design and curriculum of the course.”

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia who also hold the portfolio of education minister said, “The Delhi Skill and Entrepreneurship 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.”