On 21st August 2017, Symbiosis Skills and Open University (SSOU), the
first Skill University of the State signed an MOU with Rayat Shikshan Sanstha
in presence of Hon’ble Shri. Sharad Pawar Sir – Former Union Minister and President of Ryat Shikshan Santha
at the University campus at Kiwale
On 21 August 2017, Symbiosis Skills and Open University (SSOU), the first Skill University of the State signed an MOU with Rayat Shikshan Sanstha in presence of Hon’ble Shri. Sharad Pawar Sir – Former Union Minister and President of Ryat Shikshan Santha at the University campus at Kiwale, adjoining Pune-Mumbai Expressway. Dr. Anil Patil, Chairman, Rayat Shikshan Santha and Dr. Bhausaheb Karale, Secretary, Rayat Shikshan Sanstha were also present on the occasion.
Rayat Shikshan Santha is one of the largest education groups in Asia. Its focus is to spread mass education in rural Maharashtra, which is free from consideration of caste, creed, sex and religion. It has adopted pro-active learning environment by exploiting the knowledge revolution.
Symbiosis Skills & Open University (SSOU) is happy to sign the MOU with the educational group that will help in spreading the importance and necessity of skill education in today’s times across the length and breadth of the State. One of the motives of Symbiosis Skills and Open University is to spread skill education in the interior of Maharashtra and this association is a step in that direction.
SSOU and Rayat have identified 25 skill programmes which will be beneficial for the youth and make them industry ready. The first phase of programmes are from growth sectors including Logistics, Retail, Automobile, Technology as well as Beauty & Wellness. The knowledge, curriculum, expertise and skill centre set up will be done by SSOU. Training of these programmes will be imparted jointly at SSOU and Rayat institutions depending on the course.
Speaking on the occasion Hon’ble Shri. Sharad Pawar Sir – Former Union Minister said that Skill Development is the need of the hour. Skills and knowledge are the driving forces of economic growth and social development for any country. It is a powerful tool to empower individuals and improve their social acceptance. It has been observed, countries with higher and better levels of skills adjust more effectively to the challenges and opportunities in the world of work.
Dr. S.B. Mujumdar, President and Founder Symbiosis, shared his thoughts on the occasion. He said that this joint venture will help us to spread skill education to every nook and corner of the State.
Dr. Anil Patil, Chairman of Rayat Shikshan Sanstha, expressed his satisfaction on signing of the MOU and bring skill education to its students.
Dr. Swati Mujumdar, Principal Director, Symbiosis Open Education Society during her address highlighted the uniqueness of our State’s first Skill Development University. She said that this state of the art residential campus comprising centres of excellence and learning factories having industrial machinery and specialized skill training equipment from Germany will serve as a landmark in the field of skill based education for years to come. She mentioned that top industries have partnered with the University for Curricula Development and Training. She also informed that the University has received an overwhelming response in its very first academic year, with 350 students taking admission to various programs at the University.
Symbiosis Skills & Open University is spread over 15 acre state of the art campus comprising administrative building, academic buildings, workshop, skill centre, library, auditorium, hostels for boys & girls, faculty accommodation, sports & recreational facilities etc. SKF Centre of Excellence, Lucas Nuelle Learning Factory with specialized skill training equipment imported from Germany, Symbiosis-Enrich Academy of Beauty & Wellness, Mock Retail Store & Visual Merchandising Lab are some of the unique features of the University. 70% focus on experiential hands on training, flexible learning pathways with credit banking & transfer, multi-entry & exit, recognition of prior learning scheme are some of the features that set this University apart from a Conventional University.
Village – Kiwale, Adjoining Pune Mumbai Expressway Pune - 412101, Maharashtra, India.
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