Ranchi, December 14: Chief minister Hemant Soren announced of government’s decision to set up skill university in the state for qualitative improvement in the development of higher and technical education in Jharkhand.
At a meeting to review progress of the the higher and technical education department at Ranchi on Tuesday, Hemant Soren said that since the formation of the government in 2020, bringing qualitative improvement in the education system of the state has been the priority of the state government.
“The state government is working with commitment to provide quality higher and technical education and skill development to the students studying in the universities established in the state. The action plan is being prepared with the thought of that every educated and trained youth of Jharkhand should get assured employment opportunities. Kaushal Vidya Entrepreneurship (Digital Skill University) will soon be established in the state” said Soren during the meeting with Higher and Technical Education Department held in the Jharkhand secretariat today.
Chief Minister Hemant Soren said that constant consultations are being held with the founders of various universities for the development of employable education system in the state.
“Industrial and commercial activities, as well as local requirements, should be studied for the subjects on which the youth should be trained in skill development, so that educated and trained youth could be connected with employment immediately. In the meeting, detailed information about the educational structure of Kaushal Vidya Entrepreneurship Digital Skill University was presented through a presentation,” said Hemant Soren.
The Chief Minister directed to include Civil Aviation Course in the courses. The Chief Minister said that eight newly constructed polytechnic institutes in the state would first be connected with this skill university. Prejha Foundation will play an important role in this work.
In the meeting, state chief secretary Sukhdev Singh, additional Chief Secretary-cum-Principal Secretary of Higher and Technical Education Department, K.K. Khandelwal, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Rajiv Arun Ekka, Secretary to Chief Minister Vinay Kumar Choubey, CEO of Prejha Foundation Kalyan Chakraborty, Chief Project Officer Meenakshi Kumar, Vice Chancellor of Arka Jain University, S. S Razi and director Amit Srivastava and registrar Jasbir Dhanjal and others were present.