Delhi University launches career development center in 20 colleges

Mentorship programmes, online interaction, entrepreneurship, startup ecosystem development programmes will be run in the career development centre.


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Career development centre launched at DU collegesCareer development centre launched at DU colleges

Mridusmita Deka | February 8, 2023 | 02:00 PM IST

NEW DELHI: The University of Delhi (DU) has set up Career Development Center (CDC) in 20 colleges. The CDC has been set up under the joint aegis of DU and Samarth Bharat. Agreements were also signed among DU, Samarth Bharat, university’s School of Open Learning (SOL) and 20 colleges affiliated to the university. Under this initiative, students will be made employable through these Career Development Centers.

Presiding over the program on this occasion, Vice Chancellor of University of Delhi, Professor Yogesh Singh said that this is just the beginning for the students in higher education institutions, to get acquainted with different types of skills required.

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Saying that the centres will play an important role in creating an environment of creativity and imagination in higher education, the Vice-Chancellor said: “Innovation and entrepreneurship can be accelerated only by working on originality, creativity and imagination in higher education.. in the National Education Policy 2020, provision has been made for skills and entrepreneurship in undergraduate courses.”

He said that the university has also set up a Section-8 company named Udyamodaya Foundation, which will set up business incubators in the university and various colleges.

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Samarth Bharat Patron Bharat Bhushan gave detailed information about Samarth Bharat and Career Development Center (CDC). He told that at present 19 centers are being run by the Samarth Bharat team in Delhi, in which 1500 people are taking training. Most of the people trained from these centers are earning Rs 15 to 50 thousand per month. He said that the mindset has to be changed if the country has to be made self-reliant.

Giving information about the Career Development Center, he said that first of all, mentorship programs will be run in these. Online interaction, entrepreneurship, startup ecosystem development program etc. will be run. Apart from these, there will be programs of industry visits with the help of FICCI and programs ranging from preparation of project reports to interaction with bankers and meeting investors will also be included in this.

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