DSEU and LSC sign an MoU to launch new flagship program in e-Commerce, Land Transportation

The Delhi Skill and Entrepreneurship University signed a landmark MoU with the Logistics Sector Skill Council (LSC) to launch an apprenticeship embedded BMS program in e-Commerce and Land Transportation. The courses are designed as apprenticeship-based undergraduate degree programs, as per the UGC Guidelines, with the primary objective of creating adequate skills and knowledge for gainful employment at the supervisory level in the Logistics Sector. 
The University believes that with industry engagement from the very early stage of curriculum design until the completion, the students will be prepared to meet industry standards. The unique 3-year BMS in e-Commerce and BMS in Land Transportation will provide a combination of conceptual classroom and hands-on training. 
Prof. (Dr.) Neharika Vohra, Vice-Chancellor, Delhi Skill and Entrepreneurship University at the MoU signing ceremony said “The University recognizes the need to partner with industry to ensure market-responsive skill education. LSC brings the strength of a large number of relevant industry partners as well as updated market knowledge to support the program. We have already started receiving a good response for the program and will work continuously with LSC to keep our courses updated hence equipping our students with the requisite skills and providing the industry with the required talent.” She added “The University curriculum has a strong focus on inculcating an entrepreneurial mindset amongst the students. This will further assist them in building their own ventures as well.”
“The one year of apprenticeship training embedded within the programme period of three years will give real-time industry exposure to students hence making them industry-ready with the appropriate knowledge, skill, and aptitude required for gainful employment in the industry. On successful completion, the students would be employed in the industry at the entry-level of managerial cadre.”, said Neeta Pradhan Das, Head – Partnerships, DSEU. 
Speaking on the occasion, Captain T S  Ramanujam, Chairman, Logistics Sector Skill Council said “We are most thankful to the Delhi Skill and Entrepreneurship University for embarking on this partnership and leading the way by selecting the BMS (E-Commerce) and BMS (Land Transportation), two of the most in-demand courses in the Logistics sector.” He further added that “The Logistics sector is one of the largest employers with over 40 million employed, but experiences wide shortages in terms of a skilled workforce. A program like this will most certainly bridge the demand-supply mismatch and pave the way for a qualitative workforce. This is just the beginning of a long and meaningful partnership.”
The Logistics Sector Skill Council (LSC) was established by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) through the National Skill Development Corporation of India (NSDC). The program is expected to commence as part of the first academic session 2021-22 from October onwards.

(EW correspondent)