UGC: HEIs to establish Skill Hubs under PMKVY 4.0

University Grant Commission (UGC)

University Grant Commission (UGC) issued an official notice for universities to set up ‘Skill Hubs’ under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) 4.0. Additionally, UGC has asked Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) to proceed promptly on this front and claims that this government’s specific initiative will allow institutes to develop a comprehensive skilling ecosystem.

The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) has been putting the PMKVY project into practice in an attempt to offer short-term skills training across a range of industries and job functions. To respond to shifting market demands, PMKVY 4.0 has implemented a number of noteworthy measures to modify this government-funded skill development program. These programs include training for on-the-job training, growing skill-building facilities that integrate education, offering skill-building chances to everybody, and offering training in state-of-the-art courses related to Industry 4.0.

In consideration of these circumstances, MSDE under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) 4.0 project has decided to establish or assign “skill hubs” at specific nationally recognised HEIs.

Universities and colleges were asked by the UGC to submit proposals for the digital operationalization and management of the plan on the Skill India portal, along with their willingness to do so, particularly for their courses and career roles.

Additionally, affiliated schools have been asked by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to establish skill hubs on their premises as part of the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) 4.0 implementation. The government unveiled the scheme in the Union Budget for 2023.

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