IIT Ropar conducted workshop on evolution of an education ecosystem for skill development
Kanwar Inder Singh/ royalpatiala.in/ Ropar
IIT Ropar today organized a workshop on “Evolution of an Education Ecosystem for Skill development”, in the august presence of the Honorable Minister for Technical Education, Punjab, Charanjit Singh Channi, in which more than 30 stakeholders from Industry, Academia and Government participated and discussed about how skill education system ecosystem can be better conceptualized and evolved to serve Punjab.
The session started with the plenary talk by Shivkumar Venkateswaran, Chief Human Resource Officer, IIM Bangalore. He showcased the existing model of success for imparting skill education in other states like Karnataka. He also projected the way forward on future Skill education ecosystem.
Underlining the mission and Vision of opening a Skill Development University at Chamkaur Sahib, Honorable Minister for Technical Education, Punjab, Charanjit Singh Channi added, “Such sessions with Industry-Academia and Government Officials is the need of the hour to solicit inputs towards developing a vision for a state-of-the-art skill university which should cater futuristic courses define great career paths.
Professor Harpreet Singh, Dean ICSR&II, IIT Ropar, while chairing the session added that, “Industry inputs in the existing ecosystem have to be introduced in order to bring synergy in skill practices going down the line. They are the potential seekers of the skill and to reach skilling youth of Punjab to international standards.”
Divulging more, H.S.Cheema, MD, Cheema Boilers Ltd. said, “Technology and governance will be the two pillars for bringing transformative change. While taking this effort to the next level is not a task that can be performed in isolation. It will need active participation and collaboration from different stakeholders, the system to be more responsive to changing market needs, and technology-led transformation to truly achieve meaningful scale.”
Open Forum/Townhall discussions were made during the session and moderated by Dr. Narinder Singh, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Dr. Srikant Padhee, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dr. Puneet Goyal, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Dr. Asad Sahir, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering of IIT Ropar.
The workshop pushed the skilling agenda forward to monitor the functioning of seminal step in the direction of bringing Skill University in Punjab.