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Logistics Sector Skill Council signs MoUs with institutions for apprenticeship programmes

February 04, 2019: The Logistics Sector Skill Council (LSC) has signed the memorandum of understandings (MoUs) with 17 Institutions across India for a three-year apprenticeship-based UG degree programme for developing adequate skills for gainful employment at supervisory or managerial levels in the logistics industry.

Launching of Apprenticeship Based Logistics Degree Program
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(L-R): Mahidhar, ED, CII-IL; Captain Ramanujam, CEO, LSC; Rajesh Agarwal, JS, MSDE; Subbarao Rao, chief economic advisor, MHRD; N Sivasailam, secretary, Logistics; Dinesh, chairman, CII

February 04, 2019: The Logistics Sector Skill Council (LSC) has signed the memorandum of understandings (MoUs) with 17 Institutions across India for a three-year apprenticeship-based UG degree programme for developing adequate skills for gainful employment at supervisory or managerial levels in the logistics industry. The agreements were inked today at the Logistics Summit 2019, organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) at New Delhi.

Captain TS Ramanujam, CEO, Logistics Sector Skill Council, said, “LSC has been taking a lot of initiatives with the logistics industry to skill the human resources. The programme will drive the unsaturated demand for skilled young graduates for deployment at the supervisory level.”

Commenting on professionalising humanities education through skilling becoming a priority day-by-day, VLVSS Subba Rao, senior economic advisor & additional secretary, ministry of human resources development opined that apprenticeship embedded degree programme is a logical step towards ensuring employability of graduates.

The academic curriculum was launched by Rajesh Agrawal, joint secretary & CVO, ministry of skill development & entrepreneurship, Manish Kumar, MD & CEO, National Skill Development Corporation, R Dinesh, chairman, LSC & MD of TVS Logistics Services Ltd, and N Sivasailam, special secretary, department of logistics, ministry of commerce & industry, GoI.

The institutions who signed the deal with LSC are Andhra Loyola College, Vijayawada; GITAM, Visakhapatnam; KL University, Guntur from Andhra Pradesh; Ramanand Arya DAV College, Mumbai, Maharashtra; Annamalai University, Chidambaram; Sri Krishna College of Arts & Science and PSG College of Arts & Science, Coimbatore; Hindustan University from Tamil Nadu; Atmiya University, Rajkot, Gujarat; Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Agra, Uttar Pradesh; Girideepam Institute of Advanced Learning, Kottayam; St. Berchmans College, Chenganacherry, Kerala; GITAM, Bengaluru, Karnataka; JIMS, New Delhi; Prestige Institute of Management & Research, Indore, Madhya Pradesh; Seacom Skills University, Kolkata, West Bengal; Jagan Nath University, Jaipur, Rajasthan. Utkal University of Odisa would be signing up within next 10 days.

The one-day summit deliberated on topics such as digitisation, modern logistics infrastructure and enhancing image of the sector.

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