I take pride as the Founding Vice-Chancellor in introducing you to India’s very first Skill University that is Shri Vishwakarma Skill University.
While India has some of the very best academic institutions in the world, skilling has remained an unchartered territory for last few centuries. However, ancient manuscripts have references of Skilling being one of our civilization’s strengths with Universities like Takshila and Nalanda being the epitome of vocational & skill education of ancient era.
The Government of Haryana, understanding the emphasis of the Government of India towards skill and entrepreneurship development launched India’s first Skill University in 2016. The University is being set up at Dudhola village in Palwal district.
This University will focus on meeting the skill demands of the State in the current and emerging areas of various sectors such as manufacturing, textile, automobile, IT, healthcare, construction, banking & finance, marketing, hospitality, agriculture, etc. Experiential learning will be enabled through flexible entry & exit, credit accumulation & transferability and blended learning methodologies of simulation & gamification. Focus on ‘Entrepreneurship and Skills of Tomorrow’ will also form an important prerogative of the University.
Thus, the University aims to address the complete value chain of skill education with multi-pronged approach of:
- Feeder Schools at Secondary Education level
- Finishing Schools for Graduating and Post Graduating students
- Industry aligned work study program promoting ‘earn-while-learn’ model
- Incubation Centres for ‘Entrepreneurship and Skills of Tomorrow’; and
- Continuous Learning Programmes
To facilitate this approach, the University is partnering with Industry, State & Central departments. This feat can only be achieved with active participation and integration of all the stakeholders. In this direction SVSU has released its researched Vision Document and already signed more than 35 MOUs with Corporate, institutions & industries to start the Certificate, Diploma & Graduate programs based on dual education model, where apprenticeship/ OJT is integrated with Vocational Education and students also have an opportunity of earning stipend during the OJT.
Let us all join hands to enable and empower the vision of Skill Haryana, Skill India and make Shri Vishwakarma Skill University one of the premier Skill Institutions of the world.
I welcome students to SVSU and wish them an enriching skills learning experience.