From Data Science to Analytics, IIT Mandi offers online courses in emerging technologies and anyone can apply

The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), the nodal agency of the Ministry of Skills Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Mandi to introduce new courses in several new technologies. The collaboration aims to introduce digital courses in emerging technologies such as data science, big data analytics, among others, the institute claims.

According to the institute, NSDC and IIT Mandi will also design and conceptualize the program based on the training needs of students and the market. Also, it will set up Centers of Excellence (CoE) to help develop entrepreneurial spirit and culture among young Indians.

“New models of training methodology will be co-created to make cutting-edge learning opportunities more accessible, leading to better employability. The NSDC will oversee the on-the-ground implementation of the comprehensive training program and engage candidates who wish to benefit from the training courses offered by IIT Mandi,” a joint statement read.

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Commenting on the strategic partnership, Ved Mani Tiwari, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Official of Officials, NSDC said: “As we move into a future of growth fueled by technology, we have a huge opportunity to create a high quality skilled labor for the rest of the world. The COVID-19 pandemic has also accelerated the need to develop new-age skills while reinforcing the mechanics of traditional job roles. Therefore, it is imperative that educational institutions and industry come together to enable a holistic ecosystem where young Indians have access to resources and mentored routes to the right opportunities. Our partnership with IIT Mandi is an important step in advancing the commitment to keep India’s young minds relevant in today’s business environment.

Professor Laxmidhar Behera, Director of IIT Mandi said, “I am happy to share that IIT Mandi has embarked on a long-term journey, together with NSDC, to impart high-end skills disadvantaged young people and professionals, among others. . A joint initiative to set up a one-stop facility for immersive hands-on experience is being planned at the IIT Mandi campus, which will foster skills in emerging technologies as well as entrepreneurship.

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