SKILL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM AT KIRORI MAL COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OF DELHI
Kirori Mal College has initiated Six months certificate on Entrepreneurship and Start-up under UGC – National skill Qualification Framework (NSQF) to inculcate skills among young students to start their own venture. The main objective of the course is to motive and inspire students to become job provider rather than job seekers. The certificate course is very unique and useful in terms of learning and practice as it is consist of general education and skill based training. To impart skills, college has signed Memorandum of understand (MoU) with different industries, skills councils and technical institutions enabling students to learn technical skills in Digital Marketing, food technology, solar energy, retail, software, construction, and bakery sector. During the program, students visit Incubation centre, small industries, and national level institutions like National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC), National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management (NIFTEM) to understand the Government policies and facilities available for the potential entrepreneurs. Presently, under the second batch of certificate course 50 students have been enrolled and attending classes everyday in the evening and participating in different events like entrepreneurship – Summit, Business plans in different universities and institutions to pitch their ideas for funding. In first batch and second batch of the course more than 8 students have started their own start-up. One of the students of Entrepreneurship course has visited Netherlands in Feb 2020 and participated in one week trade fair sponsored by NSIC New Delhi.