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Ranjan Choudhury Principal, Program Development, National Skill Development Corporation

Ranjan Choudhury Principal, Program Development, National Skill Development Corporation

Imparting training through digital and information technology, Ranjan Choudhury, Principal, Program Development, National Skill Development Corporation informs the NSDC is running 10 innovative projects where the innovative IT tools have been used

Please throw light on various skill development initiatives or projects which are running currently under your department?

At NSDC, we have about 200 private sector players to create capacity in the skill development and they are currently all across the country. Our partnership ranges from first-time entrepreneurs to establish names in education and training corporate as well as private universities. So, we have got a fairly widespread area where NSDC training centers available all over the country. Apart from this we have also initiated 34 sector skill councils and their various other initiatives as well such as the world skills, UDAAN and other special projects that we carry on time to time.

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How has IT been adopted in your sector of operation?

The challenge of developing skills among 150 million people across the country is our mandate. The only way to do it is to make extensive use of technologyDigital and Information technology. So, the training that is provided, a lot of it is through IT and digital enabled content both in terms of delivery. We are also looking at IT enablement in terms of assessment. A lot of trainings that is happening is through simulators and we also have a specific vertical within the NSDC which caters to innovations and there are more than 10 projects that we have when it comes to innovations and most of it is using IT. We are working with an organisation called AVR Edge which is at the moment working on a digital employment exchange based on artificial intelligence.

Any Message for Elets Technomedia for promoting IT & ICT in all sectors of operation in a country and bringing all the stakeholders under one roof?

Elets is a great platform where stakeholders across the country come in and talent skills are something which is underpinning all sectors whether it is healthcare or education. The NSDC training partner if in some way could collaborate with the IT companies and these companies in some way could work with NSDC training providers to make sure that content curriculum and the training that is provided to them is up to standards and they could be scaling with the use of Information technology.

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