Career Development Centres will be established in 20 colleges of Delhi University to encourage skilling and start-up culture among undergraduate students. The university signed an MoU with the principals of these colleges at an event held on Tuesday.
Naukri.com founder and executive VC Sanjeev Bikhchadani, Agarwal packers and movers chairmans Ramesh Agarwal, Delhivery co-founder Suvir Suren Sujan and several other successful entrepreneurs addressed the gathering.
The centres will guide students on start-up ecosystems, different stages of start-up, funding and DU’s support innovation culture.
DU vice-chancellor Yogesh Singh said, “These career development centres will be established in the first phase in 20 colleges of DU. The centres will play a key role in creating culture and opportunities in the system of DU. In the undergraduate curriculum framework also, we have made provisions for skills internships, projects and entrepreneurship…The centre is the beginning of the introduction of different kinds of skills in the higher education system.”
The 20 colleges that have been selected include Aryabhatta College, Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College, Bharati College, Daulat Ram, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, Delhi College of Arts and Commerce, Deshbandhu College, Dyal Singh College (morning and evening), PGDAV (both morning and evening), Maharaja Agrasen College, School of Open Learning, Bhagat Singh College (morning), Zakir Husain College, Aurobindo College and Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College.
Kirori Mal College principal Dinesh Khattar said, “These 20 colleges will now establish the centre where top entrepreneurs will act as their mentors. It will be an opportunity for the students to interact with them, learn about doing business and understand the startup culture. Colleges will be organising seminars and workshops to create a positive influence on young minds.”