Gujarat government to establish Kaushalya Skills University: report
The Gujarat Assembly on Tuesday passed the Kaushalya Competency University Bill 2021. Congress opposed the decision.
Gujarat to Create New Skills University (Representative Image)
NEW DELHI: The government of Gujarat will establish the Kaushalya Skills University to promote skills-based education, skills development and entrepreneurship. Gujarat’s assembly on Tuesday passed the Kaushalya 2021 Skills University Bill, according to a IndianExpress report.
The opposition Congress denounced the government for its “broken promises” of job creation as discussion of the bill took place in the assembly, according to the report.
State Minister for Labor and Employment Brijesh Merja introduced the bill to the assembly and said that many industries are setting up their stores in Gujarat as technologies are emerging rapidly, which requires a labor force. specialized work, according to the report.
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According to the report, Merja said: “The state needs a skilled workforce because of the ever-changing technology in the industrial sectors. In view of these circumstances, “Kaushalya” Skills University will accelerate the development of quality skills aligned with industry demand and institutionalize strong frameworks for education, training and research to meet the demands. industry dynamics and the aspirations of young people. “
Mejra added that around two young lakh will be trained and qualified under the skills university, according to the report.
Congressman Kirit Patel de Patan questioned the government on the creation of universities but the lack of employment opportunities.
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According to the report, Patel said, “The question is whether graduates are employed even after spending lakhs. We already have different technical institutes like ITI, Gujarat Technological University and Agricultural University.
“I don’t understand why we need a different university when these universities already offer technical courses; are we bringing something new? Attempts should be made to strengthen the technical council that already exists in Gujarat and upgrade ITI colleges, ”Patel added, according to the report.
Bhupendrasinh Chudasama, former Minister of Education, replied that the government provides a platform for young people to improve their skills. “The Student Start-up and Innovation Policy has been in place for five years and is heading into its second phase. Young people in Gujarat today are not job seekers, but job creators and givers, ”he said, according to the report.
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