IGNOU, NDSC collaborate to enhance employability, entrepreneurial skills of students

IGNOU, NDSC collaborating on initiatives to strengthen entrepreneurial and employability skills in students.

Initiative by IGNOU and NDSC to enhance employability and entrepreneurial skills. (Credits: Shutterstock)Initiative by IGNOU and NDSC to enhance employability and entrepreneurial skills. (Credits: Shutterstock)

Ishita Ranganath | September 29, 2022 | 05:53 PM IST

NEW DELHI: Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) and National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) are teaming up to provide skill-building opportunities to students. The collaboration includes enhancing skills in designing, conceptualizing, and market training for students.

The main aim of this initiative is to fulfill the primary objective of the National Education Policy 2020 to develop vocational and academic development among other capacities.

The initiative will facilitate students in configuring and designing apprenticeship embedded degree programs that are market linked. The programmes range from embedding various skills across courses to enhance employability and industry connections.

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The course also aims to meet market requirements by embedding English for soft skill development and entrepreneurship modules integrating IGNOU programs with a placement supported degree apprenticeship. IGNOU and NDSC have signed an agreement.

Nageshwar Rao, VC, IGNOU said: “NSDC's expertise in terms of skilling framework (The National Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF) would be of immense help in designing the programmes with IGNOU’s programme content. “

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