Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today asked several engineering colleges, which are on the verge of closure, to start diploma and certificate courses.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today asked several engineering colleges, which are on the verge of closure, to start diploma and certificate courses. The chief minister has also given an assurance that the government will provide jobs to 10 lakh youths in Uttar Pradesh having skills, as per ANI. Earlier on, August 12, the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) had said that it will close down technical colleges which have, over the past five years, not managed to fill more than 30 per cent of the seats available. The council added that currently there are over 27 lakh vacant seats at engineering colleges across India.
In the recent few years, it had been working to reduce quantity of engineering colleges in the country due to poor demand and falling quality of education. “We have also reduced the penalty for closing down an engineering institution that was a deterrent for many colleges which were willing to shut amid poor demand,” said AICTE chairman Anil D Sahasrabuddhe as per Indian Express.
Addressing a function to mark the World Youth Skills Day on July 15 this year, Adityanath had said, “UP is a state with immense possibilities…. We have fixed a target of providing jobs to 70 lakh people in five years, of which 10 lakh jobs will be provided through the vocational education and skill development departments.” Stressing on the need for better skill development, Adityanath had said that a better coordination among the agriculture, dairy, small industry and industrial development departments is required to achieve this target, as per PTI. The UP government had also signed A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Rajasthan Spinning and Weaving Mills, Bhilwara to train 26,000 workers in the textile, retail, and apparel sector over a period of four years.