“Skills education the backbone of development of any nation, skilled youth and workforce which is the need of the hour” expressed Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal at the third chapter of‘ “Manthan- Impeccable Academia” held on 18th December at the Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra, New Delhi. Manthan, an academia meet, was organised by Media and Entertainment Skills Council (MESC) in collaboration with Ministry of Human Resources and Development (MHRD).
Earlier this year, MHRD-MESC organized two Manthan chapters in Hyderabad and Mumbai. The Hyderabad and Mumbai chapters saw participation of over 400+ academicians, senior management professionals from various universities and colleges each. In addition to the huge participation at the event, it also saw more than 15,000 livestreams on Vidyadaan.
The third chapter also witnessed huge participation from universities and colleges. The event was graced by the presence of many dignitaries including Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal, Hon’ble Minister of Human Resource and Development, Government of India, Renowned Filmmaker, Educationist and Chairman MESC Mr. Subhash Ghai and Mr Vedula L V S S Subba Rao, Senior Economic Advisor, MHRD.
Delivering the inaugural speech, Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal, Hon’ble Minister of Human Resource and Development, Government of India, said, “Skills education forms the backbone of development of any nation, which helps cultivate skilled youth and workforce which is the need of the hour. India’s young population is its most valuable asset and dominates 54% of the population. It also has a history of being the world leader in education, to put our vision and mission to create a better skilled population for future, the work MHRD and MESC are doing is commendable. I would like to extend my congratulations and gratitude to MESC which under the leadership of Mr. Ghai is truly promoting the Guru-Shishya culture through Vidyadaan.”
Sharing his views, Mr Vedula L V S S Subba Rao, Senior Economic Advisor, MHRD said, “In his address, Mr. Subba Rao, said, “Universities have a responsibility to fulfil and reinvent itself and its structure to meet the student expectation. Along with the universities, we also have a responsibility to make sure that the youth gets the opportunities to explore career in different industries and to have those, meet the ever changing needs of the industry in the curriculum. Media & Entertainment Skills Council is inculcating these skill development courses in the degree education to create and train future industry leaders.”
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Subhash Ghai, Renowned Filmmaker, Educationist and Chairman-MESC, said, “film industry alone employs 72 vocational skill workers. Ministry of Human Resource Development and Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship have brought us on a platform to meet the changing needs of the media and entertainment industry. Along with creating a skilled youth, MESC is also dedicated to creating future leaders by providing them a platform like Vidyadaan to train the youth holistically.”
Addressing the delegates, Mr. Mohit Soni, CEO-MESC, said, “Skill Development Challenges including a huge supply-demand gap both in terms of quality and quantity of workforce. Our focus is to create entrepreneurs, who in turn will create jobs bridging the existing job gap in this fastest growing industry. At this edition of Manthan, we have signed MoUs with more than 50 institutes and universities to make media and entertainment industry courses available with their curriculum. We are hopeful that in the coming year we will have more than 100 partner institutes across the region.”
MANTHAN is focused on a plethora of opportunities available in the Media and Entertainment Industry. It’s highlighting the possibilities of Association between Media and Entertainment Skills Council (MESC) and participating esteemed Academic Institutions, colleges & universities. The Ministry of Human Resource & Development along with MESC has developed specialized employment oriented Bachelor Courses as: BSc. Animation & VFX, BSc. Performing Arts and B.Sc. Film Making.
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The Universities concerned are empowered to take up these courses through their colleges, autonomous colleges are readily empowered and other colleges can take up these courses with their University approval. 50 +Colleges/ Universities, signed the MoU with MESC for making the specialized courses for the students at the event including Directorate of higher education, Government of Uttarakhand, Hansraj College, Khalsa College , Tripura University, Sharda university, GD Goenka university, Jain University and many more.