Skill varsities for aerospace sector on cards

Bengaluru: The Union government is planning to start skill universities, which will be opened by the private sector under the Public Private Participation (PPP) model, Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Anantkumar Hegde said on Friday.

He was delivering the keynote address at a seminar organised by the Bangalore Chamber of Industry and Commerce on the aviation industry.

On the need for skill development in the aviation sector, Hegde said, “The civil aviation industries from Germany and France have shown interest in signing an agreement with us. But skilling in aviation requires a minimum of engineering or post-graduation degrees. So to cater to this industry, we have planned separate skill universities. The government will not start them, the PPP model will ensure that the syllabus stays relevant and quality is maintained,” he said.
20/01/18 New Indian Express

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