6th AITMC Annual Global Summit 2017
AICTE Headquarters, New Delhi
14th June 2017
All India Technical and Management Council (AITMC) in association with AICTE organized the 6th AITMC Annual Global Summit 2017 at AICTE Headquarters, New Delhi on 14th June 2017. Prof. D. V. Bhise, Department of Mechanical Engineering represented Dronacharya Group of Institutions, Greater Noida in the summit. AITMC is a non-governmental organization playing an influential role in creating and sustaining an environment in which employment and entrepreneurship flourish.
During the inaugural note Mr. Deep Chaudhary, President – AITMC highlighted the objectives of the summit.
Currently, Engineering Institutions have huge infrastructure which is being mediated by Private Training Partners. AITMC would like to bridge this gap and provide a direct linkage between the Institutions, Government Organizations (Sector Specific Skill Councils) and Corporate Houses.
To facilitate Direct MOUs between Institutions and industries to promote Skill India: to establish labs with latest equipment in Engineering Institutions to get the readily available workforce to save training time and cost.
To discuss the concept of “EARN while LEARN", an initiative by AITMC where every student opting for the scheme will get stipend during their studies.
Establishment of “Entrepreneurship Development Cell” at interested institutions so that students can get direct benefits from government schemes like PMEGP, MUDRA etc. to promote entrepreneurship.
Session 1: Model Career Center (MCC) and Earn While Learn (EWL)
During the first session Lt. Gen. Dr. S. P. Kochhar, CEO-Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC) explained the work done by TSSC in Punjab region. Lt. Gen. Kochhar further added that the council has strong ties with private sector companies and added that the telecom industry led by government initiatives such as Digital India, Smart City and Make in India would open up 11 to 12 million new job opportunities in next five years.
Lt. Gen. Kochhar said that the Council, in collaboration with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), has been engaged in producing world class workforce for the information and communication technology sector as this is the need of the hour. Given the ever expanding growth of this sector, need for trained manpower was much more now than ever before. He said the Council had produced scores of competent personnel handling various dimension of information and communication technology. More and more young aspirants were keen to join initiative and take the benefit of world class skilling.
During the rest half of the session Mr. Deep Chaudhary, President, AITMC said that the AITMC would like to assist the Final Year Students of all the AICTE Affiliated Institutions imparting Technical and Professional Courses in On the Job Training (OJT) in their respective geographies or Campus through initiation of the Earn while Learn (EWL); A flagship programme of AITMC with an aim to address the biggest challenge of Rural Unemployment and Migration of Youth from Rural areas to Urban areas in search of Job/employment opportunities.
Mr. Deep further added that AITMC shall provide direct linkage of its affiliated members in the form of 450 Technical Colleges, Educational Institutes, Industry Associations and Corporate Houses with all the Govt. Institutions, Social Welfare schemes such as PMKVY, DDU-GKY, MANAS, NBCFDC, and NCS etc. for its successful implementation through the existing infrastructure facilities available with member institutions.
Session 2: Panel discussion on Skill India and Start-up India
During the session, Shri. Pravin Srivastava, Deputy Director General (Employment), Ministry of Labour and Employment (MoLE) said that the ministry is implementing the National Career Service Project to provide a wide variety of employment related services to jobseekers and youth using technology. National Career Service (NCS) initiative was launched in 2015 as an ICT based platform for providing career related services to public. “The NCS is a vibrant platform where various stakeholders can partner in the delivery of employment services. The industry partners are invited to take advantage of this platform in sourcing their human resource requirement and assist youth in making the right career choice.” The NCS is trying to enhance the reach of employment opportunities through its services.
Speaking on the occasion Shri Vijay Sampla, Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment said that Technical skill development training should be imparted in regional languages to provide a level playing field to the rural youths whose lack of knowledge of English put them at a disadvantage in comparison to their urban counterparts, Youths in remote areas who have obtained technical education can’t compete with their counterparts in cities because of language barrier.
AICTE Chairman, Prof. Anil D. Sahastrabudhe shared the updates from AICTE desk. Prof. M. S. Manna, Director – AICTE shared the updates on the AICTE newly launched portal “SWAYAM”, aiming to provide knowledge and certification for elective subjects, fields in which youth is passionate and to make best resources accessible to the rest of deprived India.
Dr. M. P. Poonia, Vice Chairman AICTE emphasized the importance of skill development by saying that “A fit person who has no skills is disabled”. Dr. Poonia also shared a case study of Engineering College, Bikaner. The study was on transformation of the college through skill development initiatives taken by Dr. Poonia during his tenure as a Director of the college.
The summit had discussions on the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Vikas Yojana and the role of the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) in it.
The Summit witnessed active participation from over 350 academic institutions and prominent speakers (industry, government, sector skill councils, training partners, and NGOs). The needs for considering various aspects of the skilling ecosystem were discussed clearly during the summit.