Education Minister Shri Th. Radheshyam inaugurated a One – Day Regional Seminar Cum Workshop on “Sustainable Skill Development in Higher Education: Problems and Prospects”, today at The Dhanamanjuri College of Science, Imphal. The seminar, organised by Dhanamanjuri Community College approved under Deen Dayal Upadhyay Centre For Knowledge Acquisition And Upgradation Of Skilled Human Abilities And Livelihood (DDU KAUSHAL), aims to sensitise the progress and issues of sustainability of the skill based programme in Higher Secondary Education Sector.
Pointing out that unemployment is one of the biggest challenges in today’s world Radheshyam said education, a medium for imparting knowledge, should be made to be able to address the concern issue of unemployment prevailing in the society. He added, youths of today should be imbibed with skills and education to make them able to furnish their goals in life with an aim to utilise the best of what they have gained through such programme and training classes.
The Minister also encouraged the students and delegates present at the seminar cum workshop, and said youth should be guided with a holistic approach to make themselves have clear vision of what they should choose from the variety of placements available. The minister said, once the students complete the training, they should not remain idle but work with all seriousness to contribute positively towards the society.
Joint Secretary UGC (NERO), Dr. Mohd Arif said, as compared to other developing and developed countries, India has a unique 20 – 25 years window of opportunity called the “demographic dividend”, meaning India has a higher proportion of working age population. Thus properly planned educational can increase national gross products, cultural richness, build positive attitude towards technology, increase efficiency and effectiveness of the governance, strengthening competencies and developing commitment, he said.
The Dhanamanjuri Community College was started in 2014 with two trades of Advanced Diploma in Medical Lab Technology and Advanced Diploma in Fruits & Vegetables Technology. It was expanded in 2015 and another trade Advanced Diploma in Television and Media Productions was approved for the Scheme of DDU Kaushal Kendra under University Grants Commission recently upgraded to the Centre for Research & Development Activities. (DIPR)