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NSDC PARTNER ORANE JOINS HANDS WITH BHARTIYA SKILL DEVELOPMENT UNIVERSITY

January 19, 2019 07:33 PM
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Chandigarh (Face2News)

In a huge boost for the Skill India Mission, National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC)-Approved Training Partner Orane International signed an MoU here today with the Bhartiya Skill Development University (BSDU), Jaipur, under which the two parties would collaborate to conduct undergraduate and postgraduate degree-level courses in beauty and wellness at the BSDU.

Students who successfully complete all modules of the entrepreneurship skills-focused course – that will also have multiple exit options in the form of Certificates and Diplomas – would receive B.Voc./M.Voc. degrees in beauty and wellness from the BSDU.

Students already studying at Orane’s training facilities or those who have been trained by Orane in the past would have their Certificates/Diplomas taken into consideration if they choose to upgrade to theOrane-BSDU beauty and wellness degree program.

Commenting on the partnership, BSDU Vice Chancellor and President Brigadier (Dr.) SS Pabla said, “The BSDU has already established a name for itself in the skill development arena for its model based on the Swiss Dual System comprising of “On the job Training” and “Vocational School” which has been adopted after carrying out due modifications to suit the Indian industry. Orane is already a name to reckon with in the beauty and wellness training sector. We are sure that students in the beauty and wellness domain would benefit immensely by this first-of-a-kind arrangement between BSDU and Orane.”

Speaking on the association between Orane and BSDU, Orane Co-Founder & CEO Mr. Dinesh Sood said, “We are delighted to tie up with a prestigious Skills University as the BSDU for launching this unique entrepreneurship-centred degree-providing skill development program in beauty and wellness as it is possibly for the 1st time that an NSDC-Approved Partner has directly got involved with such a venture in the fast-growing beauty and wellness sector.”

“We are confident that the coming together of Orane and BSDU would, going forward, lend tremendous impetus to ongoing skill development-led youth entrepreneurship and women empowerment initiatives in the country, in addition to the Skill India Mission,” Mr. Sood pointed out.

Commenting on the partnership, BSDU Vice Chancellor and President Brigadier (Dr.) SS Pabla said, “The BSDU has already established a name for itself in the skill development arena for its model based on the Swiss Dual System comprising of “On the job Training” and “Vocational School” which has been adopted after carrying out due modifications to suit the Indian industry. Orane is already a name to reckon with in the beauty and wellness training sector. We are sure that students in the beauty and wellness domain would benefit immensely by this first-of-a-kind arrangement between BSDU and Orane.”

As part of the understanding between Orane and BSDU,Orane would establish a ‘Centre of Excellence’ at the BSDU. In consultation with BSDU, Orane would also decide on the curriculum for the degree level programs. Text books for the students, moreover, would be prepared by Orane.

To ensure students undergoing the program obtain an edge over their peers, Orane would, in addition, assist in the holding of campus interviews of candidates for internship and employment with it at any location within India. Orane and BDSU would, further, mutually make efforts to design a course for training BDSU students as per NSQF levels specified by the NSDC.

India’s beauty and wellness sector iscurrently estimated to be valued in the range of Rupees 100,000 crore and is forecast to rise almost 50% to Rs 150,000 crore in 2020. As per a study conducted by the NSDC, human resource requirement in the beauty and wellness domain is poised to rise from 7.39 million in 2017 to 14.27 million in 2022, with the highest demand being in the beauty and salon segment.

KNOW ORANE

A global best-in-class vocational training provider in the fast-growing Indian beauty and wellness domain operating one of the country’s largest chain of academies with a mission to skill 200,000 youth and women by 2020, Orane International provides industry-oriented training linked to jobs and employability through internationally and nationally-recognized courses covering the entire range from Certificate to Post Graduate programmes.

A multiple award-winning Approved Training Partner of the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India, Orane is also affiliated to the world's most respected awarding bodies in beauty training, the Switzerland-based CIDESCO (http://cidesco.com/) and UK-based CIBTAC (https://www.cibtac.com/).

Associated with India's flagship skill development initiative, the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY), Orane, moreover, is an accredited training partner of the country's industry-led and government-backed Beauty & Wellness Sector Skill Council (B&W SSC).

With 85 centres in India at 12 states and 2 Union Territories, including Delhi, Orane has already transformed the lives of over 40,000 people, majority being women. Apart from securing well-paying jobs, many Orane trainees have also become self-employed professionals and entrepreneurs.

As part of Orane's continued endeavour to walk the extra mile for enabling our students achieve their highest potential, the company has signed an MoU with Tata STRIVE, the skill development initiative of the Tata Group, India's most respected corporate.

In July 2018, Orane was recognized as the 'Best Institute - Women Skill Development' at the Education Excellence Awards instituted by the Indian Education Network. In May 2018, Orane was conferred the highly acclaimed ‘World’s Greatest Brands & Leaders 2017-18’ Award for Vocational Training instituted by URS Media and AsiaOne Magazine for which noted audit and consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) was the Process Reviewer. 

About Bhartiya Skill Development University (BSDU), Jaipur 

BSDU has been incorporated as a State Private University vide GOR Act No. 3 of 2017 (BSDU Act). It is the first University in the country offering only Skills programs. It offers Skill Certificate, Diploma, Advance Diploma, Bachelor of Vocation (B.Voc), Master of Vocation (M.Voc) and Ph.D in various skill areas.

BSDU programs are in compliance withthe UGC Instructions for Vocational Programs, National Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF), AICTE Instruction for Vocational Programs, NSQF RPL (Recognition of Previous Learning) Guidelines, Guidelines of respective Sector Skill Councils (SSC), National Occupational Standards (NOS), and Skills Qualification Packs.

The whole training is based on the Swiss Dual System comprising of “On the job Training” and “Vocational School” which has been adopted after carrying out due modifications to suit the Indian industry. In Switzerland, there are about 247 trades available for skill development. BSDU taking a cue from it, is today poised to offer such inter industry courses to the Indian Youth. In contrast to Swiss Model which is for three to four years, the BSDU model is for three-years degree course, each year comprising of two semesters, with I, III & V semester with BSDU and II, IV & VI semester with the industry.

BSDU is spread over an area of 30 acres in Mahindra World City, Jaipur. It has state-of-the-art infrastructure having high-end machinery imported from Germany, Austria, Spain and Switzerland. Workshop and training on the equipment under the watchful eyes of knowledgeable and experienced Swiss trainers helps trainees to make a mark in their 

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