Bhubaneswar: The Ramadevi Women’s University has partnered with the Centurion University of Technology and Management to launch a skill enhancement certificate course for the varsity’s undergraduate students.
The certificate course was launched on a pilot basis under the higher education department’s sponsorship on Friday.
It aims to provide hands-on experience, practical training, and experience-based learning to help the students get better employment opportunities.
The program intends to ensure employability and entrepreneurship through vocational training and skill education in three different sub-skills.
“About 660 undergraduate students of the university will be trained on selected vocational skills for 30 hours that can be used for career growth or potential entrepreneurship,” saidRamadevi university vice-chancellor Padmaja Mishra.
The first consists of the bakery, chocolate-making and entrepreneurship development. The second course includes coffee processing, spices and cereal powder processing and entrepreneurship development. The third is on beauty and wellness as well as entrepreneurship development, said official sources.
The students will be imparted training during the 30-hour course, which will include 10 hours of theory and 20 hours of practical training. A 50-mark examination will be conducted with 20 marks for the theory and 20 marks for the practical.
A student must score at least 20 marks to pass the examination. Each batch will have 30 trainees and there will be a total of 22 batches.