Ministry of Science & Technology

CSIR-Human Resource Development Centre signs MoUs with four Sector Skill Councils


The MoUs are envisaged to strengthen the skill ecosystem in the country

Posted On: 24 JAN 2024 6:35PM by PIB Delhi

The CSIR-Human Resource Development Centre (CSIR-HRDC), Ghaziabad (UP) signed a collaborative Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with M/s Agriculture Skill Council of India (ASCI), Capital Goods & Strategic Skill Council (CGSSC), Hydrocarbon Sector Skill Council (HSSC) and Life Sciences Sector Skill Development Council (LSSSDC). The MoU envisages to create an enabling environment for CSIR and Indian industry.

CSIR launched a national-level unique Program “CSIR Integrated Skill Initiative” in 2016 to equip young minds with the necessary technological skills through exposure to CSIR laboratories and address the critical needs for the technical gap created by the enormous usage of advanced technology.

Beneficiaries from this initiative includes school dropouts, farmers, ITI diploma holders, graduates and doctorates. CSIR has so far trained over 1.50 lakh individuals, under this Initiative, through 4500+ skill-based trainings, including special programs for rural citizens and women. Under this programme, Biological, Chemical, Engineering, Information and Physical Sciences of broad scientific clusters of CSIR are covered.

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CSIR-Human Resource Development Centre (HRDC), Ghaziabad (UP), the centralised training unit of CSIR and the Nodal Office of skill initiative, has been playing significant role by periodically reviewing, monitoring and evaluating the performance of the Initiative.

To improve the performance of this initiative by enhancing employability and entrepreneurship opportunities for the Indian youth, CSIR-HRDC has signed the MoU with four Sector Skill Councils (SSCs) - ASCI, CGSSC, HSSC and LSSSDC. On signing the MoU, both CSIR laboratories and SSCs are expected to exchange their expertise to strengthen the skill ecosystem by running joint-programs, availing each other’s services with the aim of enhancing employability and entrepreneurship opportunities for Indian youth and enable them to enter the global market. 

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