National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and Amity University Online today announced a strategic partnership that aims to train young people professionally, enabling them to progress in their careers. Amity University Online and NSDC will partner to offer professional skills courses on the latter’s eSkill India portal. The initiative is aligned with the objective of Skill India Mission to empower youth with relevant skills corresponding with the needs of the industry.
Under the partnership, Amity’s online professional courses will be integrated with the eSkill India digital platform to provide a range of certification courses in Business Management, Marketing, Finance, Supply chain management, Power, Oil and Gas, Retail, etc.. From a technology-rich online infrastructure to a welcoming culture for fast-paced learning, the learners will witness the Amity experience that has enhanced the lives of over 225,000 professionals across the world. These certification courses are provided at 50% concession fee only to eSkillIndia users. The certification courses will be a huge value add for new as well as experienced professionals as they will augment the skills and performance in the corresponding fields of work especially in the light of the realignment requirements due to changes in technology across sectors.
Speaking about the partnership, Mr. Ajit Chauhan, Chairman, Amity University Online said, “Learning should not stop with earning. Skill, re-skill and upskill is the only mantra to stay relevant as said by our Hon’ble PM Modi. We at Amity University Online strive to enable youth of our country with the knowledge and skills required to perform and progress in their careers through our futuristic courses. Our partnership with NSDC is a step to strengthen the resolve of empowering youth of our nation so that they can be updated with the latest and most relevant skills to stay ahead and progress in their respective careers.”
Ms. Vandana Bhatnagar, Chief Program Officer, National Skill Development Corporation said, “Upskilling is more important than ever. Amid rapid digital transformation, it is imperative to equip young and aspiring professionals with market relevant new-age skills. NSDC’s collaboration with Amity Online highlights its rich offering of business oriented online courses deep alignment with our objective to provide high-quality and in-demand courses to skill seekers.”
As highlighted by the World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs Report 2020, by 2025, 85 million jobs may be displaced by a shift in the division of labour between humans and machines, while 97 million new roles may emerge that are more adapted to the new division of labour between humans, machines, and algorithms. In short, there will be an increase in job availability, but only for those with newer skills. The courses provided by Amity University online demonstrates the set of cross-functional skills which are in demand across multiple emerging professions.
eSkill India is the e-learning aggregator portal from NSDC that aggregates digital learning resources through various Indian and global knowledge partnerships. It enables access to the best-in-class learning resources for the Indian youth. Presently, the portal catalogues over 1,200 digital courses from its partners and additional 4000+ courses are connected through affiliate channels across various sectors in multiple languages, providing learners with the technology and skills needed to prosper in a rapidly transforming digital world.