Rajasthan has become the first state to incorporate skill development programme in the higher education.
The programme was launched by the state’s Higher Education Minister Kiran Maheshwari and Vice Chancellor of IGNOU Prof Ravindra Kumar on 10 October 2017 in Jaipur.
The state’s Department of College Education in collaboration with IGNOU has prepared 16 courses for entrepreneurship and skill development for colleges in the state.
Under the project, 12 certificates and 4 diploma courses will be run and each college will be required to choose five courses.
94 colleges have already joined the project and 5656 students have registered themselves in it.
The practical training of the students pursuing the skill development courses will be done in different government departments.
The aim is for more than 10 thousand students to be enrolled in the programmes in the next session.