4th Globalised Education Forum 2021 by Indian Chamber of Commerce Deliberates On Technical Education

News Desk, News Nation 360 : Indian Chamber of Commerce organized 4th Globalised Education Forum which saw participation from the stalwarts of the education system in the state as well as the country including Humayun Kabir, Hon’ble Minister-in-Charge, Dept of Technical Education, Training and Skill Development, Govt of West Bengal, Dr Pankaj Mittal, Secretary-General, Association of Indian Universities and Dr Nagappan Gopukumar, Joint Secretary, UGC. Other than welcoming the guests, Satyam Roychowdhury, Chancellor of Sister Nivedita University (SNU) and Chairman, ICC National Expert Committee on Higher Education & Training along with Prof (Dr.) Saikat Maitra, Vice-Chancellor, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University (MAKAUT) released the Knowledge Report on ‘Pandemic Catalyzed Metamorphosis in Education’. Hon’ble Minister conveyed that his

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department was also offering Vocational Education and Training Programmes at (8 +) level and at (10+2) level through different Vocational Training Centres (VTCs). The department encourages students to innovate and present their ideas which could be a step toward future industry-academia partnerships. As per the directive of the State Government, the department is in the process of setting up at least one Polytechnic in every sub-division of the State. At present, there are 628 Vocational Training Centers in West Bengal which are actively engaged in encouraging students to innovate. The overall summit aim was to deliberate on practising globalised higher education in the new normal environment and its value addition to create future-ready human resources. Speaking on the occasion, Humayun Kabir, Hon’ble Minister-in-Charge Department of Technical Education, Training and Skill Development, Govt of West Bengal said that they have identified 495 vocational training centres for an upgrade, trying to converge their department with the Labor department for developing career counselling centres, develop district skill development plans to identify district wise skill gap and to introduce demand-oriented courses in every district of West Bengal. The Minister informed that within three years of commencement, the “Utkarsh Bangla” programme has been successfully inducted at the block level. Under this, lakhs of unemployed youth of the state have been trained in various trades like wiring, tailoring, plumbing etc. Many of them have become self-employed in their corresponding areas. Notably, Utkarsh Bangla was ranked among the top five programmes in the capacity building segment, in the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), a United Nations arm.

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Report : Anustup Kundu