Punjab Government to set up 50 colleges, 2,000 rural centers to for Girls
50 skill training colleges and 2,000 other educational centers at village level shall be set up by Punjab Government under “Skill India Mission”, said Punjab Government officials.
The decision was made during an official meeting, in the presence of the chairperson deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal that was attended by Union food processing minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal and state cabinet ministers Bikram Singh Majithia, Sikander Singh Maluka and Surjit Singh Rakhra.
Panjab University, Punjabi University, Guru Nanak Dev University will be the mentoring institutes of these collages and will offer short duration courses.
Punjab government is spending 20 lakhs for the establishment of each college. After this, 6000 students will be able to launch their startups, self-employments ventures and setup their own ideas to become businesspersons and job providers.
According to chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, The state government is ready to launch various short duration courses, ranging from 1 month to 3 months duration for the girls to become self-dependent by starting their own small level business. ‘Skill India Mission' will definitely help in the empowerment of rural women.
Courses/Training Programmes will be designed by the state universities in consultation with the departments of technical education and industrial training, labour, industry and commerce, agriculture and food processing, officials said.
Badal has appointed chief secretary to supervise the designing, devising and selection process of these courses with the help of various training institutes and departments, according to the requirement of different type of industries.