The GB Pant Engineering College, whose students are on a starvation strike over no admissions this year, will get the status of a constituent college of the proposed Skill and Entrepreneurship University, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Thursday.
“GB Pant Engineering College will get the status of Constituent College of Skills and Entrepreneurship University. Furthermore, new courses will be introduced in the engineering college as mannered,” Sisodia said following a special assembly with the Directorate of Higher Education where the varsity’s short-term, and long-term vision was once discussed in detail. “Currently, students come through entrances annually and the goal is to enrol a minimum of 1,000 students yearly in GB Pant,” he added.
The students of the college have been protesting against non inclusion of the college in the admission counselling process this year by the Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University.
“Through the university, World-Class Skill Centres (WCSC) will be set up to supply skill-based training and degrees, but will also cater to the students by identifying future-centric jobs. The purpose of establishing this university is to fix the existing gaps in this country by upskilling students and readying future-entrepreneurs of this country,” Sisodia said.
“We will be able to set up a competent solution-based research team which will work to fill the hole between existing, and future jobs by diligently carrying out market research for job creation. In 2020, we should prepare our children by upskilling them to face world over challenges, particularly in an era of global economy, online marketing and work-from-home set-ups by creating hands-on employable courses,” he added.
The minister directed the officials to aim to develop the capacity of enrolling a minimum of 1.25 lakh students annually in the university in the coming years. “This will include courses such as short-term, long-term, diploma, degree and PhD courses will be created in tandem with the skill requirements of several types of jobs with the assistance of the research team’s market outreach,” he said.