Founded on August 1, 1946 by Kumar Debaprasad Gagra Bahadur, the then “Raja” of Mahishadal and a celebrity in the field of music and fine arts. 2nd oldest government sponsored college in the district of Purba Medinipur and the 5 th one in the entire West Bengal The College is affiliated under Vidyasagar University NAAC Accredited Co educational multi disciplinary College college has three faculties in Science, Arts & Commerce. 22 subjects are taught at the under graduate level Two regular Master Degree Courses along with 6 Distance Master Degree Courses Market Oriented Vocational Courses like Industrial Chemistry BCA
MISSION AND OBJECTIVES The logo of the college properly reflects its missions. They are Wisdom, Values and Progress. Bring prosperity in the area by diffusing the light of education and to inculcate high moral values Empower the rural youth with breadth of knowledge and depth of experience that provide meaningful contribution to their career and also to the community. prepare the students for entering into a bright career, meeting the social, eco omic and other challenges, and contributing to peace, human unity and universal welfare.
At 67, India is striving to hone the skills of its young population to turn the country into a global source of manpower. It is observed that out of 200 million students enrolled for school in class I each year, only 20 million are able to finish class XII. i.e. 90% of school students drop out in different stages. Only 2.5 to 3 million seats are available in our country for vocational education and training
Current Scenario Let us first look at the Availability vis-à-vis Demand of Skill Development and Vocational Education initiative. Formal training capacity is available only for 3 million 12.8 million persons enter the labour market every year. ( as per National Sample Survey of India) About 95% of the world youth ( yrs) age learn any type of vocation / skill / trade, with a choice of 3000 vocational streams. In India we have identified only about 150 trades and only 2-3% of the youth (15-29 yrs) goes for formal vocational training. Lack of new & innovative trades in VET to attract young children's and meet the Industry requirements Obviously there is a big Gap between the Aspirations and the Availability.
With the liberalization and globalization of the Indian economy, the rapid changes witnessed in scientific and technological world and the general need to improve the quality of life and to reduce poverty, it is essential that school leavers acquire a higher level of knowledge and skills than what they are provided in the 8 years of elementary education, particularly when the average earning of a secondary school certificate holder is significantly higher than that of a person who has studied only up to class VIII. It is also necessary that besides general education up to secondary level, opportunities for improvement of vocational knowledge and skill should be provided at the higher secondary level to enable some students to be employable
Skills and knowledge are the driving forces of economic growth and social development for any country. Countries with higher and better levels of skills adjust more effectively to the challenges and opportunities of world of work.
Future of Labour Ecosystem in India The potential working age population (20-59yrs) Currently million In over 761 million (estimated) The govt. is talking about creating 10 million jobs every year However, the requirement is more than 15 million in a year. Even if we find 100 million new jobs, 170 million will be out of employment in 2020, this is nearly 30%. Only around 2.5-3% of persons aged 15 years or more had technical qualifications of even the most rudimentary kind 152 million persons who enter the in-formal sector for their livelihood have no access to vocational training The biggest challenge will be to provide formal education and employment to the huge work force in 2020
WHY COMMUNITY COLLEGE ? Over 50% of the population are under the age of 30 years. By 2025, India will have 25% of the world’s total workforce. To harness the full demographic dividend, India needs an education system which is of high quality, affordable, flexible and relevant to the individuals, as well as to the society as a whole. By 2025 half of the Indian population will be of working age. If majority of a working age population remains unemployable due to lack of skills that may lead to a great disaster. community colleges stands closest to the cross roads of higher education and the real world Contd..
The Community College model will be accessible to a large number of individuals of the community, It offers low cost and high quality education locally, that encompasses both vocational skills development as well as traditional coursework, It provides opportunities to the learners to move directly to the employment sector. It is flexible and open education system and based on lifelong learning needs. It has a synergistic relationship between the community, community college and the job market. In India only 2% of the workforce of the organized sector has some kind of formal training. The estimation in West Bengal is even lesser than that.
India’s tremendous potential- Demographic Surplus Working age population to comprise over 63% of the aggregate by India only economy with declining age dependency ratios till A third of India’s population below 15 years of age and 20 % of the population in the age groups. In 2020, the average age in countries will be- Indian Chins & US West Europe Japan 29 yrs 37yrs 45yrs 48yrs India with 69% of its population between yrs – youngest country However Educated without professional skills constitute 69% of the unemployed.
Demographic Dividend As compared to western economies where there is a burden of an ageing population, India has a unique 20–25 years window of opportunity called the “demographic dividend.” This “demographic dividend” means that as compared to other large developing and developed countries, India has a higher proportion of working age population vis-à-vis its entire population. India has the advantage of the “demographic dividend” (younger population compared to the ageing population of developed countries), which can be cultivated to build a skilled workforce in the near future. India’s demographic surplus will be 47 million by 2020
Why Community Colleges in West Bengal ? Is there less demand of workforce? Is there less supply of unemployed youth? Is there less drop-outs? Is the State economically sound?
West Bengal: Demographics
West Bengal: Drop-out rate
West Bengal: Capacity gaps
West Bengal: Job seekers scenario
VOCATIONAL EDUCATION & TRAINING The Kothari Commission on Educational Reforms, 1966 had visualized that 25% of the students at the secondary stage would go for the vocational stream. However, at present only about 5% of the children of the 16 to 18 age group are in the vocational stream. According to the recent NSSO data, only 5% of the population of the19 to 24 age group in India have learnt skills through the vocational education stream.
Corporates as Consumers Corporates as consumers/users of trained/skilled manpower may partner with Skill development institutions not as a CSR initiative but to gain concrete benefits 1.Training to students (generic & job specific skills) to employ them 2.Academic supervised Internship 3.Collaborative courses/Programmes keeping in view the demand of the market 4.Training the trainers 5.Funding collaborative Projects & Research 6.Exchange Programmes 7.Crossover of Faculty & Employees 8.Infrastructural Support, Financial Support 9.Promoting Industry – Academia Interface
Activities under Industry-Institute Interaction 1. Hands on Training of students. 2. Industrial Visits 3. Extension Lectures 4. Project work 5. Students Evaluation 6. Research Development and consultancy 7. Continuing Education 8. Career Guidance and job Placement of Students 9. Training for the Trainers 10. Entrepreneurship Development 11. Cooperative Education Programmes 12. Apprenticeship Training Programmes
FUTURE DEMAND OF SKILL IN EMERGING SECTORS On the basis of the study conducted by CII, the following requirement of the skilled workers at different level has been projected S.noSectorDemand (in Mn) Skill level break up 1 auto 2-2.5specialised skill – 5% skill category level I- 30% skill category level II – 25% minimal education skillable – 40% 2Construction15specialised skill – 2% skill category level I – 12% skill category level II – 11% minimal education skillable – 75% 3retail4 - 5specialised skill – 6 – 8 % skill category level I- 32 – 43% skill category level II - 45 – 50% minimal education skillable – 10 – 15% 4 Health care 4 – 4.5specialised skill – 10% skill category level I- 16% skill category level II – 40% minimal education skillable - 34% 5Banking & financial services specialised skill – 5% skill category level I - 65% skill category level II – 15% minimal education skillable – 15% 6Creative industry0.5 – 0.8specialised skill - 5% skill category level I- 65% skill category level II – 20% minimal education skillable – 10% 7Logisticsdrivers:51 MnWarehouse managers: 8000 TOTAL81 – 83 Mn
SectorsIncremental Human Resource Requirement Mines & Minerals Construction Engineering Banking & Insurance Drugs & Pharma Biotech Healthcare Textiles IT & ITeS Tourism Agro & Food Processing Paper57976 Chemicals & Fertilizers TOTAL Mn
Year GDP growth rate Projected employment (in million) AgricultureIndustryServices Total 2011–129% % % –179% % % Source NSDC The following table presents the projected employment in the various sectors of economy for diverse growth scenarios till 2017.
Mahishadal Raj Community College -Vision and Objectives VISION To reach out the unreached youth and empower them with need-oriented and value-based education and training to help them become partners in national development
OBJECTIVES To Increase the employability To Develop entrepreneurship skill To Provide for upward mobility in jobs and higher education Be flexible in approach Provide for life-long learning To Engage the community in learning and skill imparting process.
Courses Offered 1. Sector Name – Automobile Name of the Course: Automobile Servicing- Repair and Maintenance 2. Sector Name – Health Care Name of the Course: Health Care
P ROCESS OF C OURSE S ELECTION Courses have been selected after thorough investigation and analysis of the requirement of workforce for the local economy Location of the College Availability of Infrastructure Field Survey Conducted by the Students of the Department of Sociology
P ROCESS OF C OURSE S ELECTION Views of NGOs, Professional Experts and State Government Officials, Community workers and Representatives of Gram Panchayats. Possibility of generating self employment and entrepreneurship development.
Rationale Behind Selecting the Course (1) Trade Name : Automobile Name of the Course 1: Automobile Servicing- Repair and Maintenance Contribution of Automotive Sector in India’s GDP Future Market Requirement of Automobile Mechanics Gap between the industry’s requirements and supply in the market. Proximity of Tamluk, State’s biggest automotive servicing zone Ability of the Industry Partners to ensure placement
Rationale Behind Selecting the Course (2) Trade Name : Health Care Name of the Course : Health Care India Govt’s high priority to health Sector Future Demographic composition on the basis of age Gap between the industry’s requirements and supply in the market. Changing pattern of family structure Ability of the Industry Partners to ensure placement Self employment and entrepreneurship development
Scope & Opportunities After completion of the Course (Automobile),the successful candidates would be able: To carry out repairs, overhauls and services motor vehicles to keep them in good running condition. To carry out repair, services and overhauls motor cycles scooters, auto rickshaw etc. To make and keep them roadworthy. To examines motor cycle or scooter to locate faults by running engine in stationary position or by driving it on road. Repair and overhauling of engine system Repair auto electrical and electronics system.
Scope & Opportunities After completion of the Course (Health Care),the successful candidates would be able: To read the prescription, identify and arrange medicine in medicine shop, book orders, operate sphygmomanometer To identify and use first aid equipments, give injections, setting up I/V line, Oxygen inhalation and use of Nebulizer To understand the role of bedside assistant and be able to provide comprehensive bedside are at home as well as part of a health care team. Cont. Slide - 2
To have a good knowledge of structure and function of various system of human body. To modify therapeutic or, liquid diets, maintain the hygienic standard in kitchen & maintain the food storage etc to assist Dietician. to do bandaging, stitching, injection pricking, I.V infusion, dressing of wounds etc to assist the Surgeon/Physician
Teaching methods Using Technology Mixing interactive learning with traditional classroom lectures, “hands on” laboratory/ work – shop training and internship experiences is adapting curriculum almost to the point of being innovative.
To provide professional experts and technicians Extend infrastructural facilities and in house training Provide expertise knowledge in framing course curriculum Maintains a database of successful students and organizes campus interviews
Assist in arranging placement for the trained students from time to time and recommend learners for employment directly to the Industries. Appoint placement executive to do the coordination job for placement. Orgnise Seminars and hands on training Organise programmes for the motivation of the students Conduct Orientation Programmes of the faculties Organise Educational Tour and Industry visit.
Industry Partners 1: Automobile Servicing- Repair and Maintenance TATA MOTORS LIMITED, Eastern Zone: One of the leading four wheeler manufacturer in the country, have tied up with the college for providing necessary technical support and post training job support to students at their dealer workshops and different auto sales department JIS Group: Is one of the biggest Industrial chain in the state ranging from Iron & Steel Industry, dairy, Fleet Services to Automobile Enginngeering college. JIS Group has a strategic partnership with Volkswagon, one of the largest and premier segments Automobile Company in India. They are the affiliation partner of West Bengal Minority Development and Finance Corporation (WBMDFC), Automotive Skills Development Council (ASDC) under NSDC, West Bengal Transport Infrastructure Development Corp Ltd (WBTIDC) and has Strategic Tie Ups with College of Innovation and Industry Skills (CIIS) and Australian Vocational Training & Employment Group (AVTEG in Perth).
Automobile Association of Eastern India : The Automobile Association of Eastern India was established on 28th August, 1904 which was formerly known as Automobile Association of Bengal. It is one of the most ancient Automobile Association in the world being even senior to the Automobile Association of Great Britain. Royal Enfield: pioneer in the field of two wheeler manufacturing in the world have agreed to provide necessary on job training, workshop facilities and post training opportunities to the students of the community college of the Mahasihadal Raj College. The George Infosoft (P) Ltd: The George Infosoft (P) Ltd was born in the last millennium and has stridden into its 94th year, all along being dedicated in ‘Building Careers’ for the nation’s youth. The Organisation have worked towards the objectives of alleviating unemployment problem through providing the youth with job oriented training, empowered the youth of average merit with relevant set of skills and guided him towards a successful career. They have associations with Tata Motors, Mahindra & Mahindra, Hero Honda and lots of others prime Indian Automobile Indistires.
Industry Partners Course 2: Community Care and Extension Service Academy of Professional Studies: Academy of Professional Studies is a registered Vocational Training Provider affiliated under DGET, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Govt. Of India. The organisation also conducts Skill Development Training sponsored by West Bengal Minorities Development Finance Corporation, Kolkata Municipal Corporation etc. B.C. Roy Medical College & Hospital: : It is the prime medical institution in the District, and emerging as one of the biggest one in the State Calcutta Clinical Laboratory: Established in 1956, the organisation has been serving the people of Kolkata and its surrounding areas over the last five decades, it has been. It is the first NABL Accredited Laboratory in Eastern India.
Placement of the Candidates A Placement Cell headed by the Principal Maintenance of Students data base Appointment of Placement Executive for coordination Training on communication skill and personality development At least two campus interviews for each student Recommendations by the Industry partners
In conclusion…. “An education system isn’t worth a great deal if it teaches young people how to make a living but does not teach them how to make a life” Thank you for being a wonderful audience!