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Cabinet approves MoC between India and Japan on Technical Intern Training Program

The Union Cabinet has approved signing of Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) between India and Japan on the Technical Intern Training Program (TITP). Decision in this regard was taken by the Union Cabinet Meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi.

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The Technical Intern Training Program (TITP) is ambitious program to send Indian technical interns to Japan for onjob training for a period of three to five years. It is expected that MoC will pave way for bilateral cooperation between two countries in the area of skill development. The MoC is expected to be signed during forthcoming visit of Minister for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship on October, 16-18, 2017 at Tokyo.

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Rajasthan: First state to incorporate skill development programme in higher education

Rajasthan became first state in the country to incorporate skill development programme in higher education. In this regard, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) in collaboration with state’s Department of College Education has prepared 16 courses for entrepreneurship and skill development for colleges in the state.

Key Facts

Under the project, 12 certificates and 4 diploma courses will be run and each college will be required to choose five courses. 94 colleges have already joined the project and 5656 students have registered themselves in it. By next session, more than 10 thousand students will be enrolled in the programmes. Under it, practical training of the students pursuing the skill development courses will be done in different government departments.

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