1500 Girl Students From J&K Colleges Get Scholarships In Data Science, AI
upGrad Foundation will be supporting this initiative through its 100 per cent fee waiver for tech-driven programmes to help deserving and shortlisted female learners through its social impact initiative – Vidya Shakti Scholarships 1500 girl students from degree colleges across Jammu and Kashmir will be awarded scholarships to help them undertake high-quality and tech-driven online skilling programmes in cutting edge technologies like Digital Marketing and Data Science with Artificial Intelligence. However, the initiative will not be confined only to online courses and scholarships but will aim to deliver an all-encompassing education experience with added benefits like one-on-one mentoring and learning and guidance through webinars and talks.
While access to Higher Education and focus on skills are among the major goals of the National Education Policy 2020, substantially increasing the number of youths with relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs, and entrepreneurship will also significantly contribute towards the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), 2030. With females being hit the hardest by the pandemic, the girl students especially in remote areas were facing challenges in terms of higher education and employment. This is one of the many initiatives of the Higher Education Department to improve access to quality education, skills, and knowledge in remote and distant areas and especially for girl children.
Add-on skill courses will now be offered as 30-credit integrated courses in 12+18 format wherein 12 credits will be either embedded or as add-on components while 18 credits will be offered as skill training by respective Sector Skill Councils under the certification of NSDC.
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