Thursday, 29 October 2015

Deen Dayal Upadhyay Centres for Knowledge Acquisition and Upgradation of Skilled Human Abilities and Livelihood ( DDU-KAUSHAL)

The main objectives of these centers are to:
a) create skilled manpower for industry requirements at various levels. The scheme
provides for vertical mobility from short term certificate courses to full-fledged post
graduate degree programme, and further research in specialized areas. The courses
would be planned/ designed to have provision of multiple entry and exit at various
levels culminating up-to a research degree level. These shall also include courses
which are offered under the Community College Scheme and B.Voc. degree
programme of UGC.
b) Formulate courses at postgraduate level keeping in mind the need of i) Industry in
specialized areas; ii) Instructional design, curriculum design and contents in the
areas of Skills Development; iii) Pedagogy, assessment for skills development
education and training; iv) trained faculty in the areas of skill development; and v)
Entrepreneurship; etc.
c) work for coordination between the higher education system and industry to become
a Centre of Excellence for skill development in specialized areas.
d) network with other such centers and universities and colleges imparting vocational
education under the scheme of Community Colleges and B.Voc degree programme
in their region and coordinate with them for targeted development of skill oriented
e) undertake R&D in the areas related to skill education & development,
entrepreneurship, employability, labour market trends etc. at the post-graduate and
research level.
f) act as finishing school by providing supplementary modular training programmes so
that a learner, irrespective of his/her training background, is made job ready with
necessary work skills (soft, communication, ICT skills etc) and fill the gaps in the
domain skills measured against QPs/NOSs. 
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g) provide for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) framework for job roles at NSQF
Level 4 onwards by conducting assessment and certification with respective Sector
Skill Councils (SSCs) / Directorate General of Employmentand Training (DGET).
h) Maintain ‘Labour Market Information’ for respective regions in coordination with
other government agencies and industry associations.
i) develop and aggregate curriculum, content and learning materials for skills
development in different sectors.

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