New Delhi: The Arvind Kejriwal government has decided to merge 13 institutions and create the Delhi Skills and Entrepreneurship University to boost higher and technical education here on Tuesday.
“Delhi Government is committed to expand the skilling opportunities for our youth. These mergers will make the skilling ecosystem more efficient and raise the employability and skilling prospects of our youth,” Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.
The institutes include 10 government institutes of technology, Delhi Institute of Tool Engineering (Wazirpur and Okhla Campus) and Govind Ballabh Pant Engineering College that will be merged. The move will help streamline skill education in the city, said a Delhi government statement.
The approval was also given for the merger of Delhi University’s College of Arts and the Delhi Institute of Heritage Research and Management. The statement said that they will now be part of the Dr B R Ambedkar University.
An announcement was made about the establishment of the government’s new world-class skills centre at Pushp Vihar. The centre will provide skilling opportunity for students and raise their employment prospects in new and emerging sectors.
“Cabinet sanctioned Rs 9.9 crore for the new centre and it is a part of the vision of the government to establish 25 World Class Skill Centres all over Delhi,” the statement was quoted by PTI.