JLL signs pact to provide on-the-job training in Facilities & Hygiene Management course at DSEU

The Delhi Skill and Entrepreneurship University (DSEU)) and JLL India signed an MoU for a key partnership initiative. JLL is a leading professional services firm that specialises in real estate and investment management and also provides expertise in various asset classes such as commercial, residential, industrial, retail, warehouse and logistics, hospitality, healthcare, senior living, data center, and education. 

Under the partnership, JLL will be one of the key partners in designing the curriculum for BBA in Facilities and Hygiene Management, a first-of-its-kind course in India. The course shall include components of on-the-job training which shall be supported by JLL, along with placements for the young graduates. 

Announcing the partnership, Prof. (Dr.) Neharika Vohra, Vice Chancellor, Delhi Skill and Entrepreneurship University said, “We are thrilled to enter into a partnership with one among the world leaders in facilities management — JLL. It is indeed music to our ears to hear that JLL may consider absorbing the entire batch of 60 students on completion of their degree. At DSEU, we appreciate the support extended by JLL in curriculum design and promise of having some of their senior leaders involved in teaching students. It is such academia-industry partnerships that have the potential to transform higher education in unexplored but high demand areas. At DSEU we are very excited about this partnership and also the possibilities that can be created.”

She further added that “The University is established with the express aim of changing the paradigm of skilling and making skilling aspirational. We take it upon ourselves to make our students job ready. This means not just equipping them with the technical knowledge & skills but to teach them 21st-century skills, what we are calling ‘Face the World’ skills such as effective communication, interpersonal skills, critical thinking, problem solving, and more to facilitate their career journey”.

Sandeep Sethi, Managing Director, Work Dynamics – West Asia, JLL, at the signing ceremony said, “We are proud to partner with Delhi Skill and Entrepreneurship University to introduce the undergraduate program in Facilities Management. The role of the facilities management industry has evolved tremendously in the past couple of years, especially in these unprecedented times and it’s important for students to understand how this industry can help in creating diverse new roles, upskill and contribute to a better world of work. As a purpose-led, responsible enterprise, we truly believe that this program advances the industry’s agenda and fulfils our commitment to give back to the community.”

DSEU among the 11 flagship courses is introducing BBA in Facilities and Hygiene Management. As seen in recent times, a great deal of emphasis is being placed on a clean and hygienic environment. The students during this course would be prepared to ensure basic regulatory standards of health and safety as well as the implementation of mechanised and automated hygiene measures in any infrastructure like offices, airports, railways, and so on. The course will run in a hybrid model where the university in collaboration with industry partners will ensure students have experiential learning via industry visits, live projects, internships, and more. 

*About JLL* 
JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specialises in real estate and investment management. JLL shapes the future of real estate for a better world by using the most advanced technology to create rewarding opportunities, amazing spaces, and sustainable real estate solutions for our clients, our people, and our communities. JLL is a Fortune 500 company with an annual revenue of $16.6 billion in 2020, operations in over 80 countries, and a global workforce of more than 92,000 as of June 30, 2021. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit jll.co.in.  

In India, JLL has an extensive presence across 10 major cities (Mumbai, Delhi NCR, Bengaluru, Pune, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Kochi, and Coimbatore) and over 130 tier II & III markets with a cumulative strength of close to 12,000 professionals. Headquartered out of Mumbai, we are India’s premier and largest professional services firm specializing in real estate.

(EW Correspondent)