The MoU signing was witnessed by a consortium of eminent personalities including MSU’s Founder Mr. Pravesh Dudani and Aequs’s Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Rajeev Kaul.
In a landmark collaboration to advance Aerospace Manufacturing Technology Skilling and Higher Education in India, Medhavi Skills University (MSU), Aequs Private Limited, and the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) have signed a pivotal Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). Central to this initiative is a “Learn & Earn” program, combining practical training with foundational academic courses. Additionally, a state-of-the-art Centre of Excellence is planned within Aequs SEZ in Belgavi, Karnataka.
Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], October 20: In an unprecedented move to revolutionize Aerospace Manufacturing Technology Skilling and Higher Education in India, Medhavi Skills University (MSU), Aequs Private Limited, and the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) have inked a momentous Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
The focal point of this collaboration is On-the-Job Training (OJT) merged with skill-based education. MSU, renowned for blending the skilling ecosystem with advanced education, has collaborated with Aequs, an industry leader in diversified contract manufacturing, and NSDC, the premier national body for Skill Development. The MoU, signed at NSDC Kaushal Bhavan, New Delhi, was witnessed by a consortium of eminent personalities, including MSU’s Founder, Mr. Pravesh Dudani and Aequs’s Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Rajeev Kaul.
As per the agreement, an avant-garde “Learn & Earn” program offering Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Aerospace Manufacturing Technology will be co-developed. The program integrates practical training at AEQUS’s cutting-edge facilities, while MSU focuses on foundational academic courses. Adding depth, NSDC will assimilate formal apprenticeship modules under the National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS) backed by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE).
The collaboration underscores the significance of combining OJT-based education with vocational training, addressing youth employability and industry’s skill demands. This direction is further bolstered by the New National Credit Framework (NCrF) under National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, which recognizes the value of industry work experience for youths.
Furthermore, a futuristic Centre of Excellence is slated to emerge within the Aequs SEZ in Belgavi, Karnataka. This center aims to set a benchmark for industry-academic partnerships, aligning youth with contemporary, industry-centric engineering education.
MSU’s Pro-Chancellor, Mr. Kuldip Sarma, commented on the alliance, “We’re creating a paradigm shift in education. Our objective is a robust alignment of youth skills with industry needs, ensuring a holistic contribution to the sector.”
Echoing the sentiment, Mr. Rajeev Kaul of Aequs emphasized, “This partnership signifies our dedication to youth development, offering them a blend of unparalleled practical training and a distinguished academic degree.”
Mr. Ved Mani Tiwari, CEO of NSDC, added, “Our collaboration aligns with our mission to equip the youth with skills resonating with industry demands, crafting a skilled future.”
In essence, this partnership embodies a vision to bridge the aerospace skill gap, fusing academic rigor with industry insights for tomorrow’s challenges.
About NSDC A linchpin of the Government’s Skill India Mission, NSDC is a unique Public Private Partnership (PPP) under the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE), aiming for a robust vocational training ecosystem in India. Established in 2010, NSDC has trained over three crore individuals through extensive collaborations across India.
About Medhavi Skills University Incorporated under The Medhavi Skills University Sikkim Act, 2021, MSU is a UGC, NCVET, DGT, and NSDC recognized Skills University in India. With collaborations across 180+ industries domestically and internationally, MSU offers skilling and higher education programs ensuring career progression for the youth.
About AEQUS Group A diversified contract manufacturing company based in Belagavi, Karnataka, AEQUS has a significant engagement with aerospace giants like Boeing and Airbus. Established in 2006, AEQUS offers specialized manufacturing solutions to the aerospace and consumer goods sectors.
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