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Indian government directs JNU, IIM, Harvard to evaluate its skill development programmes

The Indian government has recently asked both national and international universities to review its ambitious skill development programmes.

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According to reports, this notice from the government came in after these institutes faced questions over their effectiveness.
Here’s the list of universities that have been asked to carry out review scheme:

  • IIM- Bangalore
  • Jawaharlal Nehru University
  • Harvard Business School
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Deakin University of Australia
  • Delhi School of Economics

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As per reports, the National Skill Certification and Monetary Reward Scheme (NSDC) is the execution agency of the ministry of skill development and entrepreneurship

Further, an HT report said that the ministry has taken this decision in consultation with the Prime Minister’s Office.

Moreover, while explaining the need for the government to engage academic institutes for “analytical study,” Manish Kumar, the corporation’s CEO and managing director in recent HT report said, “We would like to know the number of youths trained so far and whether these schemes have been able to bring any change in their lives and upgrade their living standards.”

“We have asked these institutions to do an in-depth research and provide information about the results and effects of skill development plans. With this we will get to know the gaps that can be bridged,” Kumar added.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the scheme in July 2015 with a target to train 2.4 million youth in India.

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