Bhartiya Skill Development University focuses on Skill Development of Uttar Pradesh’s Youth

Lucknow, 13th June, 2019:
Bhartiya Skill Development University (BSDU) today organised a conference in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh to promote and brief about skill development and its requirement in India. At the conference, the university’s Vice Chancellor, Dr. (Brig.) Surjit Singh Pabla talked about how skill based courses benefit youth looking for jobs and professional fields to settle in. The conference was held with a purpose of promoting skill development in the state of Uttar Pradesh, where a large number of youth are looking for jobs. BSDU is helping other state governments in establishing skill universities. Govt of Uttar Pradesh is also likely to establish a skills university in the years to come which will help the youth to get skills education, training and get jobs in different manufacturing fields.

Dr. (Brig) Surjit Singh Pabla, Vice Chancellor, BSDU said at the conference, “Trained staff is the desire of each and every organisation. Today’s world is revolving around some professional career options which are functional in nature than relevant, like Management, Administrative, Accounting, Technical etc. In such functional areas, practical training is never predefined. We at BSDU have created training modules that enable the students to go through all machine learning and function learning. Skill degrees like B.Voc and M.Voc are the degrees of the future since these will lead to every graduate having strong skill knowledge and experience in the skill areas chosen by them in addition to general education content. Their employability will be much wider leading to much lower unemployment rate in the Country”.

Dr. Pabla further says, “We would like to help the state government by providing the best advice and support with our ‘Swiss-dual-education-system’ to eradicate the skill gap prevailing in today’s youth. We have recently extended the support to the Government of Jharkhand and Government of Rajasthan too.”

According to the India Skills Report 2019, Uttar Pradesh has the fifth highest employability in India, which had 47.68% overall employability in 2018. The state has also been reported to have high skills of Adaptability in Skill, Learning Agility, Interpersonal Skills and Emotional Intelligence among others. Uttar Pradesh has the 10th highest Male employability and 9th highest Female employability in the country. The male employment in India in 2018 was 48%, whereas the female employment was 46%. The state is also the 9th most preferred state for internships and work. Talking about India, the employability for ITI sector was 12%, whereas it was 25% for engineers, 22% for Graduates, 7% for Polytechnic Diploma holders, 11% for Post Graduates, and 13% for Management and equivalent degrees.

The Indian government has been working on tackling multiple employment issues over the years. The biggest issue of these is the lack of job opportunities. The Indian government has launched a number of schemes and is promoting skill development among youth to increase employability. One such scheme is Skill India, under which youth are encouraged to take up skill based jobs. Being the largest state of India by population, UP has an enormous opportunity in the area of skill development of youth. There are multiple areas such as Construction Skills, Agriculture Skills, Automotive Skill, Carpenter Skills, and more which can help students to get jobs. These skills most importantly require an organised way of training and proper respect through institutions’ credit to such careers too.

Advocating the government’s scheme, country’s first pure skills university that provides training on Swiss dual-education system, Bhartiya Skill Development University (BSDU), is engaged in training the youth in high end skills since its inception in the country. Established in 2016, the University’s vision is to create global excellence in skill development sector by creating opportunities, space and scope for the development of talents of Indian youth and by making them global fit. BSDU is not only providing academic, but also industrial support to the government’s schemes.

The University offers very innovative bachelor’s degree program with multiple exit with Skill Certificate after six months, Skill Diploma after one year, Advanced Diploma after two years and Bachelor’s Degree B.Voc after three years. The students go for industrial apprenticeship every alternate semester. This gives them industrial experience of 18 months during the three year B.Voc program. Thus the students are industry ready at every exit level. The industries pay stipend ranging from Rs, 7000 to Rs, 15000/- per month during the internship leading to a system of “Earn while you Learn”. Also, many students are offered regular employment by the companies where they go for internship. They take advantage of the multiple exit system to get absorbed in the industry at a very early age. They can come back to the University later on to complete their degree when they are due for promotion to higher levels in the industry. The University also offers Master’s Program M.Voc and Ph.D in many skill related areas.

BSDU will be Spread over 50 acres consisting 73 buildings, 55 state-of-the-art laboratories including 16 Computer Laboratories, many research projects, a fully equipped campus with Wi-Fi facilities and over 20 International Collaborations. BSDU already has many industry collaborations and has been associated with these organizations which offer industry exposure to its students. Some of the Industry leaders where students avail the training are Daikin, Mahindra, Apex Hospitals, Cadd Centre, Arden, Sabal Bharat, Rigel, ICICI Bank, IDBI Bank, Lupin, ITC, Pepsico, LG, L&T, Nestle and Pfizer.

BSDU has signed over fifty MoUs in skills sector with companies and educational institutions. A MoU has been signed with Govt of Rajasthan for Establishing a Skill Development University based on the Swiss Dual Model of Skills Education. Likewise it has signed a MoU with Govt of Rajasthan & Photonic International Pte. Ltd, Singapore for Collaboration and Support for Establishing Photonics Training and Research Centre. The University has entered into collaboration with Institute of Sustainable Communities, USA in Skill Development, Training, Placement, R&D and Related Services, with Rajasthan Technical University, Kota, The Employers’ Association of Rajasthan and Bhardwaj Foundation, Jaipur for Skill Development; outcome based training, placement, R&D and related Services.

About Bhartiya Skill Development University (BSDU):
The Bhartiya Skill Development University (BSDU) is the first unique skill development university in India that was established in 2016 with a vision to create global excellence in skill development sector by creating opportunities, space and scope for the development of talents of Indian youth and by making them globally fit. Under the leadership and thought process of Dr. Rajendra K Joshi and his wife Mrs. Ursula Joshi from Switzerland on the lines of ‘Swiss-Dual-System’ of on the job training and education. BSDU is an education venture under the Rajendra Ursula Joshi Charitable Trust and Rajendra and Ursula Joshi (RUJ) Group have invested over Rs.500 crores to establish this university with 36 skill schools by the end of 2020.
The idea was to bring the Swiss system of skill development to India, thus, the father of modern skill development in India, Dr. Rajendra Joshi and his wife Mrs. Ursula Joshi formed the ‘Rajendra and Ursula Joshi Foundation’ in 2006 in Wilen, Switzerland and started working in this direction. The objective of BSDU is to support, promote and undertake the advancement of the high quality skill education leading to Certificates, Diplomas, Advance Diplomas and undergraduate, postgraduate, doctoral and post–doctoral degrees in the fields of different skills and offer opportunities for research, advancement and dissemination of knowledge.

The University at present offers B.Voc and M.Voc Programs through the following Schools:

B.Voc Programs:
• School of Automotive Skills
• School of Carpenter Skills
• School of Construction Skills
• School of Electrical Skills
• School of Healthcare Skills (Patient Relation Services)
• School of IT/Networking Skills
• School of Office Administration Skills
• School of Manufacturing Skills
• School of Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Skills
• School of Hotel Management & Tourism Skills
• School of Machine Learning & AI Skills
• School of Telecom Skills
• School of VLSI Design Skills
• School of Entrepreneurship Skills
• School of Metal Construction Skills
• School of Renewable Energy Technology Skills
• School of Building Maintenance Skills
• School of Plumbing Skills
M.Voc Programs:
• Automotive Skills
• Carpenter Skills
• Embedded Systems & IoT Skills
• Entrepreneurship Skills
• Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Skills
• Smart Power Systems Skills

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