Skill Development Courses Completed at UIET Panjab University Chandigarh


Chandigarh, October 12, 2017: University Institute of Engineering and Technology, Panjab University Chandigarh is successfully running skill development courses with the support of Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh under EST & P component of Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM). The courses are being run in the Mechanical Engineering Department of UIET. The classes for these courses are scheduled in the evening to facilitate the working candidates in learning new skills for better job opportunities.
Under this program, two courses namely Computer Fundamentals with MS-Office, Networking, Accounting with Tally & Soft Skill Training and Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning was completed on 11/10/2017 with final evaluation by external examiners.
45 students in Computer Fundamentals course and 35 students in Refrigeration and Air conditioning course completed their training.
The students are given an opportunity to learn in theory classes, acquire practical skills with hands-on training in lab sessions and industrial visits. The students also learn Ethics, Social values, Communication Skills and Basic Life Skills covering
various topics i.e. Savings, Accounts, Health & Life Insurance, Civic sense, respect to women, Directive Principles of State Policy, Indian Culture and values, Public Health etc. The successful students will be issued the Certificates collectively from UIET, Panjab University and DAY-NULM Municipal Corporation Chandigarh.
No fee is charged for these courses to facilitate underprivileged sections of society. The students enrolled belong to the low income group families of Chandigarh.
The purpose of the program is to provide the youth with knowledge and skills which enable them to stand on their feet and earn livelihood for them as well as for their families. The students after completing the course have the opportunity to join a job or start small skill based business of their own. The Government also supports the students for loans to start their business through its various schemes.

Thursday, October 12, 2017