Taking the mission of Skill India forward, Symbiosis Open Education Society announced the establishment of Maharashtra’s first Skill Development University called the Symbiosis Skills and Professional University at Kiwale, Pune. The University was enacted through a bill passed by State Legislation on 3rd May 2017.
The state-of-the art campus has been constructed on 15 acres of land with specialised laboratories, workshops and center of excellence having specialised skill training equipment and machines. The University will offer Certificates, Diplomas and Degree programs in high growth sectors such as Automobile, Construction, Mechatronics, Architecture, Retail, Ports & Terminal Management, Beauty & Wellness etc. with multi entry exit and credit banking options. The objective of the University is to create ‘industry ready’ youth who can be gainfully employed upon completion of their courses.
The innovative model of the University provides entry to all, enabling those from both the formal as well as informal systems to acquire education and skills. The model has incorporated the strength and best practices of the vocational and skill development system followed in various countries as well as the characteristics of the Indian ethos and culture.
Partnerships with industry for joint curricula development, skill training, on the job training, joint applied research projects etc. will be undertaken by the University. Centre of Excellence, labs, simulation software and training workshops will be created to impart skill and practical training.
The University will also have a Community College and a Vocational & Employment Guidance Cell which will offer career guidance and livelihood oriented short term courses to local farmers, women and school drop outs.
B. Arch. at SSPU is a unique programme that emphasizes on using practical exposure and skill-based learning to provide a holistic understanding of Architecture. The institute has collaborated with practising architects to develop a professional course structure that is relevant to the latest trends and practices in the architecture world. Students have a plethora of opportunities to showcase their creativity and participate in a conducive environment that helps them learn and grow.
All the schools at SSPU provide the student with an opportunity for ‘learning by doing’ through practical training at the industry, on campus, and internship semesters which will expose the students to the real world work environment. The incubation canters and centres of excellence help to test and explore innovations thereby elevating the entire education to the next level.
The Schools offer a range of Certificate, Diploma and Degree programs in line with the industry requirement. The curriculum has been designed in consultation with the industry to ensure that the students are job ready and employable on completion of the course from the University.
Each course within the program is modular and credit based. Learning outcomes and skill competency levels expected from students have been clearly defined. The Program structure allows multi-entry & multi-exit facility to students. The policy for multi-entry & exit shall be as prescribed by the statutory bodies of the University. Vertical mobility will be provided from certificate to degree programs to ensure career progression from one job role to the next. The students will have the option to accumulate and transfer credits to relevant programs of the University over a period of time.
We have Well-designed Training Labs within the campus which helps students to practice the actual work that they are expected when they join the Industry after placements.
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