New Delhi, March 202.
National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), working under the aegis of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) has announced a Tri-partite MoUwith the Administration of TripuraTribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) and Medhavi Skills university to develop National Skills Academy named as “Maharaja Kirit Bikram International Centre for Innovation & Skills Excellence”. The Centre of Excellence (CoE) will focus on building capacities in the field of healthcare and paramedical skills for catering to the growing demand of trained paramedical staff and nurses in India and across the world.
The MoU was exchanged between Mr. Ved Mani Tiwari, COO (Officiating CEO), NSDC, Mr. Kuldip Sharma, Pro Chancellor, Medhavi Skills university and Sh. Chandra Kumar Jamatia, IAS, Chief Executive Officer, Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council.
Apart from signing authorities, Sh. Bhaba RanjanReang, Executive Member- TTAADC, Sh. Pravesh Dudani, Founder & Chancellor of MSU, Captain G.S.Rathee, Advisor- TTAADC, Smt. SmitaChetia Talukdar, Regional Head North East NSDC, and other senior officials of the TTAADC & NSDC were also present on the occasion.
Acting as an employment hub, the CoEwill provide best-in class skill development initiatives to the youth of Tripura by facilitating international skills training and mobility in the healthcare and paramedical sectors along with other related sectors that have been showcasing high demand for talent building. Through this joint venture, Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council(TTAADC)will support in promotional activities to create awareness of the courses available at the CoE. The council will be responsible for an overall administrative support and promote the academy at an international level for greater recognition. They will also provide recommendations whenever required to the central ministries, international foundations, and reputed corporates. It will be one of the most exclusive projects in entire Northeast where the students will be trained as per global standards and will be placed in the best countries of the world. The concept of creating a labor class will be replaced by creating an executive class towards socio-economic empowerment of the Tiprasa and others. 50% of seats will be reserved exclusively for the tribal students of Tripura with full fee waiver.
Speaking on the collaboration, Mr. Ved Mani Tiwari, COO (Officiating CEO) NSDC, said, “the pandemic led to unprecedented impact on healthcare services and several other sectors like hospitality, construction, logistics and more. We witnessed an impact in people’s preferences and nature of work also got impacted due to the geopolitical issues. And with this, the world has changed exceedingly in the last few years, but these changes have also brought with them huge opportunities for our youth. The launch of "Maharaja Kirit Bikram International Center for Innovation & Skills Excellence" is a step in the direction of opening up global opportunities for the youth of Northeast India”
According to a Ministry of Health and Family Welfare report, India has one doctor for every 1,511 people, which is lower than the WHO's recommended ratio of 1:1,000. Similarly, the country has one nurse for every 670 people, as opposed to the recommended ratio of 1:300. As the population grows, this gap is expected to increase further in the future. Therefore, aspart of this MoU, NSDC will set-upstate-of-the-art facilities and willact as a knowledge partner to the CoE to augment talent in healthcare and paramedical services. Further, Medhavi Skills University will be responsible for the management of daily operations and ensure provisions for quality skill training as per the international standards leading to the fulfillment of manpower demand in the reputed companies nationally and globally.