Delhi University sets up skill development institute

Delhi University sets up skill development institute
Team Careers360 | Jul 3, 2020 - 10:40 a.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: Delhi University has set up a skill development institute under the Institution of Eminence scheme, the university announced on Thursday. The Delhi School of Skill Enhancement and Entrepreneurship Development (DSSEED) will be headed by innovator and biochemist, Vijay K Chaudhary.

The DU institute will be guided by an advisory council under the chairmanship of professor NK Ganguly, former director-general, Indian Council of Medical Research. It will include scientists and innovators.

The institute will involve scholars from across disciplines, including the sciences, humanities, social sciences, commerce and economics, finance and management.

Skill development and entrepreneurship

The DU statement said: “DSSEED will provide incubation facilities for students and entrepreneurs, which will also be extremely useful in furthering the research interests of college teachers who are not able to take ideas forward for lack of necessary infrastructure and the right ecosystem in their place of work.”

Further, the statement said: “The need for such an institution is in line with Government of India’s vision to enhance incubation of new ideas, start-ups and entrepreneurship. The DSSEED will employ Innovative mechanisms in an integrated manner toshape young minds to meet the global needs and fulfil the dream of “Make in India, Made for World””.

Under the Ministry of Human Resource Development’s IoE scheme, Delhi University was accorded special status and granted additional funding for expansion.

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