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India to set up 200 community colleges this year

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These community colleges will assist in providing high quality relevant skills education at low cost to learners and improve employbility

New Delhi: The Government will set up 200 community colleges on pilot basis in existing colleges and polytechnics from the current academic session, Human Resources Development Minister MM Pallam Raju said.

These community colleges will assist in providing high quality relevant skills education at low cost to learners and improve employability; he said while addressing an international conference on community colleges in New Delhi this morning.

The move is aimed at bridging the gaps in skilling level and education system.

He said industry, including business; services, agriculture and allied sectors will be associated at all levels of activities in these colleges such as development of curriculum and training of trainers and teachers.

The minister said as every year more than thirty lakh graduates are passing out, there is a strong need to increase their employability.

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