Team from National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) visited Kaziranga University on 08 January 2018 to explore the possibilities of University-Industry partnership.



A high powered team led by Mr. Rajiv Mathur, Senior Head, Skill Advisory Service, National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) visited Kaziranga University on 08.01.2018 to explore the possibilities of University-Industry partnership for the purpose of enhancing the employability quotient of the engineering students of Kaziranga University, skilling the unemployed youth of North-east in general and Assam in particular and also developing the community around Kaziranga University by skilling and engaging them into gainful employment.

The team consisted of Ms. Rekha Menon, Head – Education, NSDC; Prof. (Dr.) Sanjay Srivastava, Vice Chancellor, Manav Rachna University; Mr. Amit Bhatnagar, Director – Skill Development & Training, Manav Rachna University; Mr. Ashish Nadkarni, Head Training Solutions, SKF (A Swedish Multinational Corporation), Mr. Prashant Pednekar, Manager - Sustainability Compliance and YES CSR, SKF; and Mr. Anurag Sharma from P3 Consulting Group, a German Multinational Corporation engaged in providing services to top aviation, automobile and shipping companies of the world.

The team saw the physical and technical infrastructure of the university, which included the state-of-the-art Robotics Lab set up in association with TAL Brabo, Mechatronics lab set up by Bosch and the advanced computing lab set up for the purpose of training the students in the emerging areas of technology. The visiting team was highly impressed and appreciative of the facilities that have been created by the university for the benefit of students and the way the university has grown in a short span of 5 years. The team also visited the Skill Development Centre of Kaziranga University, which has been set up in association with IL&FS Skills.

NSDC team and the teams from SKF and P3 consulting have evinced keen interest in forging the partnership with Kaziranga University, and had a detailed discussion with Mr. Basant Khetan, Pro-Chancellor of Kaziranga University; Dr. P. K. Mishra, Vice-Chancellor, Kaziranga University and Prof. Tarun Kumar, Head of Skill Development initiatives of Kaziranga University about the areas of possible collaboration and modalities thereof.

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