The Deen Dayal Upadhyay KAUSHAL Kendra (DDUKK) has been set up with the intention of providing a immense opportunity for those students who have been deprived of higher education for getting skill-based, job-oriented degrees. This Deen Dayal Upadhyay Kaushal Kendra is the first KAUSHAL Kendra in the Uttarakhand.
Instead of class room centered formal education, the students under the Kaushal Kendra learn through hands on experience and internships in industry and business houses.
The University Grants Commission has renamed the Knowledge Upgradation for Skilled Human Action and Learning (KAUSHAL) to Deen Dayal Upadhyay Centres for Knowledge Acquisition and Upgradation of Skilled Human Abilities and Livelihood (DDU-KAUSHAL).
India needs high quality educational system which is affordable, flexible and relevant to the individuals, as well as to needs of the society as a whole. Today, the country faces a demand – supply mismatch as the economy needs more ‘skilled’ workforce as also the managers and entrepreneurs than produced annually.
Presently S.B.S. Government PG College offers following Programmes subsumed under DDU Kaushal Kendra:
Banking & Finance (50 seats)
Desktop Publishing (50 seats)
These are job oriented programmes whose curriculum includes compulsory theory classes along with practical an on-the job training at regular intervals. These programmes have been funded by University Grants Commission (UGC) which has launched a scheme on skills development based higher education as part of college/university education.
The distinctiveness of the scheme is such that it has multiple exit points with job opportunity at each stage. The course has been designed to put forward skill education with hands on experience by explicitly defining the job role and providing obligatory skills for it. The Course has 4 stages with 6 semesters.