In response to the Prime Minister’s call for the country to become a “drone hub,” an intensive training programme for data analysis has been launched in Gujarat through Kaushalya-The Skill University’s drone instructor programme “Udaan”.
Minister of State for Labour, Skill Development and Employment and Panchayat Brijesh Merja announced this on Monday during the launch of the website of the newly established skill university set up by state government’s department of labour, skill development and employment.
Newly trained licenced instructors will train youth in drone pilot courses as part of the Udaan programme, as well as enable and facilitate the awarding of drone pilot licences.
“Drones are very useful in agriculture, land survey and other aerial surveys in villages. The initiative by Kaushalya: The Skill University will make a significant contribution in creating new employment in the field of drone pilot and drone manufacturing in the state,” the minister said.
The Minister also launched the admission portal for the upcoming academic session.
While launching the admission portal of the university, Merja said that there is a great need for skilled youth in the technical field in Gujarat. “It is for this reason that we have set up Kaushalya – The Skill University in Gujarat to realise Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dream of Skill India.”
He added that in October 2021, the Act was passed in the Gujarat Legislative Assembly, paving the way for the establishment of this university with the objective of education with skills.
“Through the university, our goal is to create a world-class infrastructure for education, training and research in the areas of skills development,” he said.
Anju Sharma explained the university’s founding principles, saying that it will educate students who are capable of complex and innovative thinking, as well as training in personality development, knowledge, mechanical skills, and competitiveness.
With the launch of the portal on Monday, the admission process for the first batch of students began. Eleven skill institutes and five ITIs have already been granted affiliation by the university.