NSDC joins hands with DU for skilling Undergraduate students
Initiative aims to benefit over 4 lakh students every year
New Delhi, November 24, 2014: National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and University of Delhi (DU)
signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to introduce Skill based Training Programmes as a part of the
Undergraduate (UG) Programmes conducted in colleges and institutions at the University of Delhi, including
the School of Open Learning (SOL) and Non-Collegiate Women’s Education Board (NCWEB). The MoU was
signed by Mr. Dilip Chenoy, MD & CEO, NSDC and Dr. Tarun, Registrar, University of Delhi.
The objective of the MoU is to improve the employment potential of the students of the University of Delhi
with systematic training, certificates of competency, and placement assistance. The various programmes
offered will be aligned to Qualification Packs (QP) and National Occupational Standards (NOS) developed by
NSDC through Sector Skill Councils, so as to bridge the gap of industry requirement for suitable jobs. The skills
provided during the training will be measured by facilitating employment to the students post achieving
These courses will be introduced to the second year Undergraduate students during the current academic
session on a lower scale, and will be scaled up full-fledged by the next academic session. Skill based courses
will cover 4 semesters and will take place during the second and third year of the UG programmes.
Commenting on the partnership, Mr. Dilip Chenoy, NSDC said “The University of Delhi is one of the premier
universities in the country known for its standards of education and research. NSDC is pleased and honoured
to partner with DU in this initiative. This is a big opportunity for students who wish to supplement their
theoretical knowledge with practical hands-on training that will improve their employability in the increasingly
competitive job market in the country and transform their lives.”
The students will be given a choice to select any one skill-based course from the identified sectors in addition
to the regular academic subjects. This course will be a part of applied course offered to the students and will
be integrated into the time table of the participating colleges. Facilitating employment to the students post
achieving certification, NSDC will ensure that its Sector Skill Councils and Training Partners who will be
participating in the implementation of the program agree to 70% post training placement of students
desiring the same.
With mutual understanding between DU and NSDC, up to 6 sectors per college/institution will be introduced
initially. These sectors are – IT/ITES, BFSI, Telecom, Healthcare, Automotive and Media & Entertainment
(details of job roles given below).
DU will create awareness among the students to promote and encourage enrolment in skill based courses. For
this, it will share information on its website, mass e-mailing students and actively promote the engagement on
other social media platforms, as and when required.
Every student will be awarded a joint certificate on successfully undergoing assessment as per the guidelines
issued by DU and NSDC. NSDC will ensure to organize for the assessment of skills and will issue a joint
certification with DU. The students will be continuously evaluated by the DU teacher(s) and NSDC.
Before the commencement of every academic year, DU will review with NSDC and consider introducing new
sectors and courses as per the demand of the industry
Detailed List of Sectors and Job Roles
Associate - Analytics
Associate – F&A Complex
Security Analyst
Software Developer
Business Correspondent
Equity Dealer
Mutual Fund Agent
Telecom Infrastructure
Telecom Network
Telecom Infrastructure Sales
Diabetes Educator
Dietician Assistant
Health Informatics and Medical Records Technician
Patient Counsellor
Media and Entertainment
2D Animator
3D Animator with Maya
Automobile Sales Manager
About University of Delhi
Established in 1922 as a unitary, teaching and residential university, University of Delhi is now the premier university of
the country and is known for its high standards in teaching and research and attracts eminent scholars to its faculty. Ever
since its inception, a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and research has made the University of Delhi a rolemodel and path-setter for other universities in the country. Its rich academic tradition has always attracted the most
talented students who later on went on to make important contributions to their society.
About NSDC
National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) is a unique Public Private Partnership (PPP), with 51 per cent equity held
by private sector and the balance 49 per cent by the Union Government. Formed in 2010, NSDC is a professionally run
not-for-profit company that includes 31 Sector Skill Councils and over 154 training partners with over 2500+ training
centers spread across 444 districts in the country. NSDC is mandated to skill 150 million Indians by 2022.
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For Further information please contact:
Garima Misra/ Vikram Mahajan / Niren Yadav
9910106993 / 9810225845 / 8800447367
[email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

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