Seminar on ‘Development of Skills amongst Youth’


Aligarh : Expert speakers discussed ways to empower India’s youth with skill sets that make them more employable and productive in the National online seminar on ‘Development of Skills amongst Youth’ of the Department of Education, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

Prof SunitaVithal Rao Magre (Head, Department of Education, University of Mumbai) highlighted the importance of quality education and inculcation of skills in youth.

She mentioned the goals of National Education Policy -2020 with reference to Skill development and talked about the industry 4.0 and global citizenship.

Prof Sunita also stressed the need for digital skills for youth development.

Prof Shamim Ahmad (Department of Education, Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Amarkantak, Madhya Pradesh) deliberated the role of curriculum in skills development and spoke about the generalist and the specialists view on skill development among youth.

He shed light on the role of ICT in developing skills and the need for new approaches and innovative research.

Dr Dinesh Chahal (School of Education, Central University of Haryana) shared examples of good leadership and effective administrative roles.

In the presidential address, Prof Mirza Asmer Beg (Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences) spoke about various Government initiatives that are empowering India’s youth with skill sets to make them more employable and productive.

Prof Mujibul Hasan Siddiqui (Seminar Director and Chairman, Department of Education, AMU) delivered the welcome address and discussed the need for skill development to make a large number of young Indians relevant for the industry.

Prof Nasrin extended the vote of thanks and Dr Shazia Mansoori conducted the programme.

Researchers also presented papers on Role of Skills, Developing Skills in Youth, Curriculum for Skill Development and other topics.