Source: PTI via Indian Economic Business News
Haryana has offered the services of doctors, drivers and trained manpower to Manitoba province of Canada. The offer was made by Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda during his meeting with Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger and members of his delegation, who called on him recently. Mr. Hooda said drivers of Haryana are well known for their skill and enterprise. Haryana has three government-run Driving Schools in Kaithal, Bahadurgarh and Rohtak. He said Indian doctors are also doing well in the US, the UK and other countries and asked the Canadian authorities to provide their syllabus to fill in the gap and train them as per Canadian requirements. Indian doctors going to Canada will not have to undertake further studies in Canada and it will thus save them a number of years. Hooda said Haryana being an educational hub also has a number of prestigious technical institutions, which are providing skilled training to youth. Their skills can further be upgraded as per the syllabus of Manitoba.
Source: Times of India via India Newswatch
The Haryana government is set to launch a project, under which students at the school level would be trained in vocational courses.
The project, to be run under National Vocational Education and Qualification Framework, would be inaugurated by union human resource development minister Kapil Sibal and chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda in Gurgaon on Monday.
Eight districts of the state have been selected for the project and five schools in each district are going to come under it. The districts where the project to be launched are Jhajjar, Gurgaon, Faridabad, Rohtak, Ambala, Palwal, Mewat and Yamunanagar. The project includes four vocational courses like IT, Retail, Security and Automobile along with basic education and the students could avail of the employment opportunities to their maximum after doing these courses at school level, it added.
TCS Insights: The Haryana government has begun to implement the National Vocational Education and Qualification Framework (NVEQF) in schools. The implementation will enable students to choose vocational education at the school level which was not possible earlier in the current education system. This is one of the many steps taken by the Indian government to meet the target of training creating a 500 million strong skilled labour force by 2020. Canadian institutions may wish to explore the possibility of collaboration with these schools.
Source: The Times of India via PwC – EdLive
Terminating the validity of degrees and diplomas in technical courses issued by various deemed universities and institutes to the students of the region through distance learning programmes, the Punjab and Haryana High Courts held that the issuance of such academic certificates is illegal. The candidates cannot be deemed to be qualified in the purported subjects in the absence of approval from the UGC.
The decision will primarily affect thousands of employees in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh, who received promotions on the basis of such degrees and diplomas. The Division Bench, comprising Justices Hemant Gupta and Rajiv Narain Raina, passed the judgment stating that the UGC and AICTE did not approve of this practice.
Source: Business Standard – PwC EdLive
BAE Systems, the global defence, security, and aerospace systems firm, joined hands with Smile Foundation (an NGO) to support education and healthcare programmes in India.
The company is committed to support the educational mainstreaming of over 1,000 children aged between 6 to 16 years across seven rural and urban locations in Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Maharashtra, Orissa, Tamil Nadu, and Uttar Pradesh.
It will also help establish and operate a purpose-built mobile medical unit called ‘Smile on Wheels’ equipped with the latest equipment, trained personnel, and supplies to serve selected underserved population clusters of Bangalore.