NSDC, Gokhale Institute collaborate to support MSMEs to enable job creation

  • | Tuesday | 21st November, 2023

Pune: National Skill Development Corporation and Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics (GIPE) will strengthen the skilling and entrepreneurship landscape in India.Centre for Excellence in Entrepreneurship and Development and Asra Centre of Excellence for Nano-entrepreneurship at GIPE will share knowledge and contribute to the venture which will enable job creation and increase income levels of households.Vice-chancellor of GIPE Ajit Ranade said, Skilling is an instrument to achieve an ultimate objective. Not just failures, but we must learn from our successes as well, if it can be replicated and what else can we achieve using the means in which success was first achieved.The collaboration will provide knowledge and advocacy support in building the capacity of grassroots institutions, establishing market linkages, industry connects to the products and services rendered by artisans, industries and MSMEs to create pragmatic solutions, boost economic activities.Pradnya Godbole, director of CEED and CEO of deAsra Foundation, said, The combined strengths will foster and enable an ecosystem for unorganised enterprises and MSMEs to start and scale up.This partnership will foster action research on innovative microfinance models for access to finance for MSMEs, classification and definition for nano-entrepreneurs, and indicators and enabling environment for growth and indicators of readiness of youth for self-employment/entrepreneurship.We also published the following articles recentlyFashion technology graduates asked to prioritise sustainability and entrepreneurshipNagaland governor La Ganesan has encouraged graduates of the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) in Chennai to focus on building fashion startups, promoting sustainability, and embracing inclusivity. He emphasized the growing demand for unique handwoven products and the potential for the fashion industry to scale if students incorporate their traditions into their work. Ganesan presented awards to outstanding graduates during NIFTs 12th convocation, and NIFT-Chennai director Anitha Manohar expressed the institutes aim of showcasing Indian textiles and fabrics on a global stage through technology.Naidu gets regular bail in skill development corporation caseResearchers at the University of California, San Francisco, have developed a new artificial intelligence (AI) tool that can predict Alzheimers disease six years before it is diagnosed. The tool uses a combination of brain scans and clinical data to make its predictions. The researchers hope that this tool could help in the early detection and treatment of Alzheimers, allowing for better quality of life for patients.Consultant to help Goa run Centre-backed skilling driveThe directorate of skill development and entrepreneurship in Goa is seeking a consultant to help bridge the skill gap in the states industry. The consultant will be responsible for monitoring skilling initiatives and proposing mechanisms to ensure that Goan students are industry-ready. They will also assist in setting up mechanisms for quality skill training and creating a framework for skilling initiatives. The consultant will provide strategic support to district teams and help in preparing a skill development policy for the state. Upgrading curriculum and improving trainer capacity are among the key tasks.

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