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Khalsa College’s Skill Centre Recognized under GoI’s Skill India Program

PUNJAB NEWS EXPRESS | July 12, 2023 05:05 PM

AMRITSAR: The prestigious Skill Development Centre (SDC) at historic Khalsa College Amritsar (KCA) has got the rare recognition from Government of India’s Skill India Program. Under this program more than 90 students have been admitted in the current session for various short and long term courses with the aim to explore their potentials in specialized skills for their better placement in industry and becoming entrepreneurs.

The students admitted under the guidance of National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC)’s Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana would undergo specialized training. There are three primary areas of focus that include Software Engineering, Food Sales Promotion and Self-Employed Tailors. Students joining these courses would get free training and would get a certificate from Centre’s NSDC vunder Skill India program, which is valid throughout India and even abroad.

NSDC’s top officials including Advisor Dr.Sandeep Singh Kaura recently visited Khalsa College campus and were impressed with the infrastructure and facilities available at the SDC, which was set up in 2021 following a multi-story building constructed with financial aid from US based Khalsa Global Reach Foundation.

KCA Principal Dr.Mehal Singh said they are committed to provide skill training to students of the College and the youths of the adjoining entire border belt. He said students after passing 10th and 12, are eligible for the courses. He said the Centre is a unique one in the region as he thanked Khalsa College Governing Council (KCGC) Honorary Secretary Rajinder Mohan Singh Chhina for his vision to build the multi-crore Centre, largely financed by Khalsa Global Reach Foundation’s dynamic leadership including President Dr. Gurvarinder Kaur and Patron Dr. Bakshish Singh Sandhu.

This Centre, he said, is catering to the skill development needs of the students and already more than 2000 students have got benefited from the programs in the last two years.

Emphasizing the importance of Skill based training, the authorities said that now-a-days traditional courses are providing knowledge but not the skills sought by the industry. As a result, the students even after having distinction in their academics are not getting the required jobs. Students trained in a particular skill, on the other hand, have a lot of opportunities ahead, said Dr. MS Batra, Director of the Centre who welcomed the new batch of students.

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