Pune, 29th August 2023: Medhavi Skills University (MSU), Sikkim, in collaboration with RSB Transmissions, inaugurated the Work Integrated ITI (CTS) training programme under the Flexi MoU scheme of DGT.
It is important to mention that Medhavi Skills University has earlier signed an MoU with the Directorate General of Training (DGT) to implement its Flexi MoU scheme as an Authorised Implementing University to offer on-the-job training based Flexible ITI (CTS) programme in partnership with various reputed Industries, where the students shall get ITI (CTS) Qualification certificate as well as practical work experience while deputed as trainees at the partner industry premises.
This Flexi MoU Scheme developed by the DGT, an apex regulatory body for ITIs, operating under the aegis of the Ministry of Skill Development (MSDE), Government of India, is aimed to meet the demands of both industry and youth. It enables Industries to train candidates in accordance with the relevant skill sets sought by them, and it offers students a training environment that is in line with market demands and uses the most recent technology tools and machines.
MSU has tied-up with RSB Transmissions, Pune, a reputed global Automotive manufacturing OEM company and has deputed 110 Flexi ITI Trainees as an inaugural batch.
Mr. Abhay. A. Mahishi, Deputy Director, Regional Directorate of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (RDSDE), Maharashtra, (DGT, MSDE) Government of India, was the Chief Guest at the event. On behalf of RSB Transmissions, Mr. Durga Prasanna Das, Plant Head, AGM – HR, Mr. Mukesh Kumar and Senior HR manager Ms. Parvati Nayak were present at the occasion. Also present was Mr. Mehboob Saiyyad, Managing Director at TalentCorp Solutions India, the candidate sourcing Staffing Partner for Medhavi Skills University.
Medhavi Skills University was represented by Mr. Pravesh Dudani, Founder and chancellor. Also present on behalf of Medhavi were, Mr. Sajeev Kumar S, Vice President, Industry Relations and Mr. Sitaram A. P., General Manager, Skill Integration and Certification.
In his speech, the Chief Guest, Mr Abhay. A. Mahishi, spoke about the background and benefits of Flexi MoU Programme under DGT. He emphasized on the fact that this programme is a unique model for students where they are able to continue with their education along with real-time hands-on experience in an industry, where they get exposure on the latest technology, thus making them employment-ready.
Speaking at the inauguration, Mr. Pravesh Dudani, Founder & Chancellor, Medhavi Skills University, said: “The Flexi MoU Training Programme is a significant initiative by the MSU aimed at bridging the employability gap and fostering a well-trained workforce, as envisioned in the New Education Policy 2020. It is designed to offer flexible training options to enhance their technical skills and expertise along with sought after ITI CTS (NCVET) qualification“.
Mr Durga Prasana Das, Plant Head, RSB, in his speech, emphasized that the trainees should be multi-skilled and must gain hands-on experience and would be provided with role rotation every quarter of the programme. He said that the students will also be provided with a stipend as per Industry standards during the OJT period.
MSU being a UGC, NCVET, DGT & NSDC recognised University is committed to taking this Flexi MoU scheme to many Industries across the Industrial regions in India for the benefit of both the youths and the Industries. The programme is modelled under “Learn & Earn” mode which empowers youths from disadvantaged backgrounds to complete their higher education through MSU. The trainees learn on the job and are more committed to the company compared to the contractual workforce given their linkage of education to their employer which leads to lower attrition to the Industry.