Bhartiya Skill Development University is in Jaipur, Rajasthan. It was set up in 2017. The State Government of Rajasthan has recognized it under Act 3 of 2017. Above all, UGC has also recognized it under 2(f) 1956. In fact, it is the first-ever University in India that offers skill-based courses. Moreover, the National Skill Qualification Framework and Sector Skills Council, National Occupational Standards, etc, has also approved its courses.
Bhartiya Skill Development offers bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. programs in different vocational streams. For instance, there are streams like Construction, Hospitality & Management, General Education, Office Administration, Healthcare, Woodwork, Entrepreneurship, Automation, etc. Moreover, it has 100+ professors. Additionally, its teaching program has divided its curriculum on the ratio of 60:40; sixty percent of it focuses on skills, and 40 percent focuses on academics.
The BSDU has the objective to make the youth of India skillful and professional. Hence, it offers many vocational courses through its Skill Schools. Namely, they are the School of Healthcare and Pandemic Skills, School of Woodwork, School of Construction Skills, School of General Education, etc. The uniqueness of the institution is its USB. Moreover, it has signed MOUs with a number of other Universities and Institutes. It also has many partners from different industries who provide placements and training.
Bachelors: The Bhartiya Skill Development University offers many courses at the undergraduate level. In total, B.Voc is available in 19 different skills. Namely, these skills are Electrical Skills, Telecom Skills, Renewable Energy Skills, Metal Construction Skills, etc. Moreover, B. Tech is available in four specializations as well; B.tech CSE in Robotics & Automation, Mobile Computing and App development, Artificial Intelligence and ML, etc.
Masters: The University offers Masters in Vocational Studies (M.Voc) in many skill-based programs. For instance, some of these programs are Embedded System and IoT Skills, Manufacturing Skills, Automotive Skills, Woodwork Skills, etc.
Ph.D.: For the Ph.D. courses, the candidate has to get his Master’s degree from a reputed University. Moreover, he/She should have a minimum of 55% marks. BSDU, Jaipur offers a Doctorate in various courses.
To understand the journey of Bhartiya Skill Development University, one needs to understand the journey of Dr. Rajendra Kumar Joshi. He was born in Rajasthan. After completing his Masters of Pharmacy, he went to Slovakia to pursue a Ph.D. later, he went to Switzerland and worked as an Associate Professor. Above all, there, he was the founding partner of a pharmaceutical company.
He and his wife Ursula realized that the Indian economy needed the Swiss technique of the Dual System. In other words, the Swiss Dual system refers to the way of learning theory and practicing the same thing in the job. In fact, according to them, it was the best way to make the youth skillful.
So, they created ‘Rajendra and Ursula Joshi Foundation’ in 2006 in Switzerland. Afterward, they tried to bring it to India. Hence, they set up the Modern Institute in Jaipur. Additionally, they set the campus up. In fact, CM Mrs. Vasundhara Raje inaugurated it. Finally, the Government of Rajasthan has approved the establishment of Bhartiya Skill Development University.
Over the years, the University has received many awards and recognition for its extraordinary contribution. For instance, the Transport minister recognized its Teaching Methodology as one of the best in 2019. Moreover, RSLDC has chosen it as the best University in Asia for the promotion of Entrepreneurship and Skill Development. The Career Magazine has also clocked it in honor as the best Skill development institution.
The infrastructure of a university defines the value of education it is providing. Hence, the infrastructure should be Modern and well maintained. The BSDU provides its students with world-class facilities. For instance, there is a wireless internet connection, a three-story hostel Building, Mess, Auditorium, Labs, Smart classrooms, etc. Mentioned below are other noteworthy features of BSDU, Jaipur:
The Library is the soul of an institution. It supports many services. For instance, the resource center has Internet, Academic resource material, e-resources, membership, scanning, printing, etc. The resources are available in both print as well as digital formats. In total, it has more than 18000 print materials. Moreover, except for Sundays, the Library remains open throughout the week.
The Training and Placement Cell bridges the gap between the employers and the future employees. BSDU’s cell has a number of Industrial Partners. The University also provides expert assistance to groom the personality of each student. Moreover, the cell keeps organizing seminars and webinars to invite Industry leaders so that they can interact with the students.
Yes, UGC has recognized Bhartiya Skill Development University. Section 2(f) of the Private Universities Act 1956 of the University Grant Commission has approved its status as that of a University.
The Bharatiya Skill Development University, Jaipur offers many undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Vocational Studies. In total, it has thirteen Schools. Above all, it offers both UG as well as PG courses. In fact, B.Voc is available in 19 different skills. Namely, these skills are Electrical Skills, Telecom Skills, Renewable Energy Skills, Metal Construction Skills, etc. Moreover, the University offers Masters in Vocational Studies (M.Voc) in many skills-based programs. For instance, some of the skills are Embedded systems and IoT Skills, Manufacturing Skills, Automotive Skills, Woodwork Skills, etc. Finally, the University also offers courses on the doctorate level.