Reversing the unemployment caused by lockdown
Mukhya Mantri Gram Kaushal Yojana will be providing financial aid for traditional artisans, who have lost their livelihood due to the lockdown. It will also help them in passing on traditional crafts to the next generation. 428 beneficiaries have currently been benefited from the scheme since its launch last year. Lalit Jain, Director Rural Development, and Panchayats believe that the scheme has not had enough reach and will be fixing that issue. Currently, Rs 75 lakh has been spent on the scheme and it helped employ 428 artisans and trainees. Rs 7,500 per month will be provided to the artisan who would be willing to teach and Rs 3,000 for the trainees. Read more.
CSIR Integrated Skill Initiative programme launched in metallurgy
The CSIR Integrated Skill Initiative programme will take place in Jamshedpur in the month of June-July 2021. It is titled ‘Materials and Metallurgical Engineering’ and is organized by CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory. This two-month training programme will be done virtually. It will provide training and exposure to students of graduate engineering colleges. It aims to enhance their industry oriented skills thus improving their employability. Specifically, the classes will clarify the theoretical concepts of materials and metallurgical engineering. Leadership and professional skills will also be addressed during the training. World class research facilities are available at CSIR to provide competent training. Read more
DSEU begins admission process among the second wave
Delhi Skill and Entrepreneurship University (DSEU) has begun taking in students for the first batch. The first batch will contain 6,000 students and will begin by July of 2021. The aptitude test will be conducted in December-January according to the government. Due to the current circumstances, the attitude test will be replaced by a merit-based selection process. Shortlisting will be based on marks in (i) class XII (ii) vocational subjects in class X/XII (iii) extracurricular activities in the last 5 years. September 2021 is when the classes will commence. The university hopes to gather students interested in skilling from schools. Read more.