Guwahati: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved $112 million loan for Assam to strengthen skill education and training through establishment of Assam Skill University (ASU).
The ADB on Thursday said the project will help develop the ASU’s management and operating systems, business models, and faculty and staff, and support the design and construction of environmentally sustainable and climate-resilient university campus and facilities to ensure efficient and sustainable operations.
It will also support the design and delivery of industry-aligned and flexible skills education and training programs, including cutting-edge digital skills programs, career development programs and services, and continuing education programs, it said.
The curriculum will focus on applied research and development (R&D), and technology transfer and promote professional development of trainers and faculty members of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) institutions.
“The project will improve skills and employability of youth and adults, especially women and disadvantaged groups, and their prospect of getting higher-paying, decent jobs,” said ADB’s senior education specialist for South Asia, Asako Maruyama.
An additional $1 million grant from the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction will support the introduction of technologies for smart campus management and integrated teaching, learning, and career development management, the statement added.
(Inputs from Agencies)