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IIT-P, TeamLease Edtech, and NSDC join hands for ?

On Wednesday, TeamLease EdTech, IIT Patna, and the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding to expedite the development of employability-focused large-scale innovative learning programs.

Under the terms of the agreement, the universities will provide Work-linked Hybrid Degree Programs to any student who wishes to graduate from IIT Patna. Several programs created as part of the agreement will allow students to earn an IIT degree as well as an experience certificate from the workplace.

Students who are currently graduating will be eligible to enroll in these programs to acquire a dual degree. Once enrolled, any student in the country would be able to enroll in the program using their cell phones. The enrollment shall start in January 2024.

“Through our collaboration with IIT Patna and NSDC, we are all set to launch these transformative programs that will make higher education in India more employable and purposeful,” said Shantanu Rooj, chief executive officer and founder at TeamLease EdTech.

The degree programmes will provide several options to the students. These will include offering an opportunity to intern with the employer. They will also receive a stipend.

“The programs have been uniquely crafted to blend online learning, skills training, on-the-job training, and on-campus learning experiences,” it said.

“Our partnership with IIT Patna and TeamLease EdTech is a milestone event – this new category of work-embedded programs shall go a long way in improving the employability of the youth of the country by bringing IIT brand excellence to workplaces,” said Ved Mani Tiwari, chief executive officer at NSDC. 

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