As lot of emphasis is given to skill-based education and skill development nowadays, the Symbiosis Open Education Society is going to set up a skill development university in Pune for that purpose.
While informing about the developments, Dr Swati Mujumdar, Principal Director, Symbiosis Open Education Society (SOES), said, “As skill development is the need of the hour, the skill development university will be in line with the Prime Minister’s vision of Make In India, which will cater to the growing need of skilled resources in the industry.”
The target would be on programmes related to high growth sectors such as automobile and manufacturing and a centre of excellence will be established in collaboration with local industry to provide skill-based training to the youth.
For the project, Symbiosis has acquired 15 acres of land under the Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation’s jurisdiction at Kiwale. The cost of the project is about Rs 200 crore and the plan to launch the first programme is from 2016.