National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and Deakin University, Australia, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop and foster academic links.
The collaboration will be on projects for conducting data analytics and impact evaluation studies in the skills ecosystem. These projects would bridge the skill gap and enhance quality training institutions across the country. The MoU is for duration of five years and exchanged between Manish Kumar, MD & CEO, NSDC and Kerrie Parker, CFO, Deakin University.
Under this partnership, Deakin University will be a knowledge partner for NSDC towards developing an Impact Assessment (IA) and Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) framework for its projects.
Deakin University will also be responsible for development of framework and methodology for data analytics and review of the existing data for generating insights. The Australian university may also undertake studies, analyses on datasets available with NSDC or data jointly gathered between both.
The two organisations will jointly organise workshops, seminars, conferences etc for knowledge sharing on various researches, analytics and impact assessment aspects.
Speaking on the partnership with Deakin University, Manish Kumar, MD & CEO, NSDC said, “NSDC aims to promote employable skills across the country. Deakin University, being one of the foremost institutions in Australia providing real-world expertise and practical skills, will work with us on data analytics to integrate business-critical information into our workflows. We believe this partnership would strengthen the process of skill development in India.”
The MoU signing ceremony was followed by a workshop on Impact Evaluation and Data Analytics by Deakin University, Australia, wherein sessions were conducted on Data Analytics, Demand Aggregation and on Impact Evaluation.