The National Skill Ministry, Human Resource Ministry, and Labour and Employment ministry launched SHREYAS to train students.
The National Skill Ministry, Human Resource Ministry, and Labour and Employment ministry launched SHREYAS – Scheme for Higher Education Youth for Apprenticeship and Skills collectively to train students in technical courses.
The website syreyas.ac.in is functional now and is already inviting applications from students in conventional courses such as BA, BSc. BCom etc. Interested students can register themselves at this portal and then look for apprenticeship programmes.
Speaking about the uniqueness of this programme, HRD Minister, Prakash Javadekar said, “The purpose of education is not just to bring out a good human from the system but to bring out a good human with skills.” Giving his example, Javadekar told that his working in an office during his summer vacations helped him to gain skills he required for a bank job which he got later.
The ministry also decided to change the curriculum of general courses in order to make them more employment-friendly. He informed that 1000 hours of coursework should be added to every general degree course such as BA, B.Com, and BSc programmes. In this, 250 hours would be given each to soft skills and ICT training and rest 500 hours will be for specific skill courses. Therefore, name of such courses will be B.Com professional, BA professional, and BSc. professional programme.