NSDC, IRMA collaborate to boost start-up growth in underserved communities



Both the organisations have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to share networking and technical capabilities for joint research on various topics


Anand  : National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), a strategic implementation and knowledge partner for Skill India Mission, working under the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), Government of India, and Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) have partnered with an aim to create a conducive environment for accelerated growth of start-ups especially among the underserved communities of rural India through training in professional management skills.


The MoU was signed by Ved Mani Tiwari, Chief Operating Officer and Officiating CEO, NSDC and Dr. Umakant Dash, Director, IRMA in Anand, Gujarat.


The collaboration will also focus on knowledge sharing for technology trends, industry insights, and more, through joint programmes, events and thought leadership sessions, among others. Both NSDC and IRMA will share their networking and technical capabilities for conducting joint research on various topics during this collaboration.


Sharing his thoughts on the partnership, Shri Ved Mani Tiwari, COO and Officiating CEO, NSDC, said, “In accordance with the objective of making India the Skill Capital of the World, NSDC has partnered with IRMA, a leading educational and research institution, to enhance the capacities and skills among entrepreneurs enabling them to adapt to the rapidly changing competitive environment. Our entrepreneurs are the future of our nation and will play a pivotal role in stimulating economic growth, innovation, and competitiveness.”


Talking about IRMA’s commitment towards fostering skilling among Indian entrepreneurs, Dr. Umakant Dash, Director, IRMA, said, “We are excited to partner with NSDC that will enable us to play an important part in helping the underserved rise as entrepreneurs through professional management skills. This collaboration will drive our vision of making continuous and significant contributions to the transformation of rural India through innovations in skilling and entrepreneurship.”


IRMA is focused on creating management professionals who can bring about sustainable, ecologically friendly, and equitable growth by applying their management acumen at the grassroot level and influencing the public policy narrative at the national and global levels.

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