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Tamil Nadu varsities to impart soft skill training

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The state government has ordered setting up of soft skill and incubation and technology transfer centres

sdsChennai: Tamil Nadu will soon setup soft skill centres in 30 of its colleges affiliated to five universities and incubation and technology transfer centres in nine universities in the state,  a statement from the state government said.

It said students’ skill sets have to be upgraded and brought at par with the job opportunities in information technology (IT) and human resource development (HRD) sectors.

In the first phase, soft skill centres will be set up in 30 colleges affiliated to five universities: the Madras University, Thiruvalluvar University, Madurai Kamaraj University, Bharathiar University and Bharathidasan University.

The total outlay for these centres is estimated at Rs 13.5 million.

To increase the interaction between the community and the educational institutions, the government will set up incubation and technology transfer centres in Madras University, Alagappa University, Periyar University, Mother Teresa Women’s University, Thiruvalluvar University, Madurai Kamaraj University, Bharathiar University, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University and Bharathidasan University.

Each centre will be set up at an outlay of around Rs 2.9 million, the statement added.

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