Prove your mettle to be among the selected NSS volunteers to get enrolled for the National Students Skill Development Programme (NUSSD).
Kolhan University has selected three city colleges — The Graduate School College for Women, Jamshedpur Co-operative College and LBSM College — to be part of the NUSSD programme implemented by Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) in the first phase.
Other colleges will be roped in later.
Representatives from TISS — Rohit Jain, a faculty member, and Dou Smith, a senior fellow — visited Kolhan University headquarters on Wednesday to discuss the launch of the NUSSD programme undertaken by the Union ministry of youth affairs and sports.
However, the MoU, which was supposed to be ready on Wednesday, will be signed on September 30 once the course starts. The training, to be held on weekends and holidays, will start just before Durga Puja. The colleges selected will just have to provide the basic infrastructure like classrooms and computers.
Kolhan varsity officials said the courses would have to be approved by the university’s academic council. This year, TISS will only conduct course on soft skills and communication skills.
But, only 100 students per college will be selected. So, the varsity will handpick 300 NSS volunteers, depending on their inclination and potential.
The programme launched across nine universities in India is aimed at skill development of NSS volunteers.
“This is a great initiative. We understand the number of students per college is less, but this is a pilot project ,” said KU vice-chancellor Salil Kumar Roy, vice-chancellor.
“The varsity will sign the MoU on September 30. Before we sign it, we have to look for faculty,” Arun Agarwal, a TISS fellow, had earlier said.