India’s National Skill Development Corp. (NSDC) signed an agreement with the University of Delhi to make vocational training a part of its full-time graduation programmes. The government is trying to integrate skills training with its mainstream tertiary education programme rather than a subject meant for school dropouts or the less privileged. India aims to train 500 million people by 2022 to prepare them for jobs. NSDC alone has the responsibility to train 150 million by 2022. “This will benefit students in two key areas–employment and entrepreneurship. A nationally certified skill certification will be of great help by the time they graduate,” said Malashree Lal, dean of academics at the University of Delhi.
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