VICE-CHANCELLOR’S MESSAGE

Dr. Ashwini Kumar Sharma

Vice-Chancellor,
Symbiosis Skills and Professional University.

Dear Students and Parents,

A warm and affectionate welcome to the youth who aspire to be a part of the Skill and Professional fraternity at Symbiosis Skills and Professional University (SSPU), Pune.
India has the youngest population in the world and to reap the benefit of this demographic dividend and engage our youth in gainful employment, it is very essential that our youth is Skilled properly. Thus, we endeavour to develop healthy Academic and Skill governance structure as a bee-hive for research and innovation, product development and service delivery. This provides highly productive manpower required by the Industries for the industrial and economic growth of the country.

At SSPU the focus is on development of contemporarily relevant curriculum in association with Industry, Sector Skill Council ensuring meeting and beating various benchmarks of Industrial requirement for early and better employment.

It is a priority at this First Residential Skill University to establish linkages with industry at National as well as Global level. The University is working on the vision and mission of Government of Maharashtra and Government of India for Skilling every youth.

SSPU aims to address the challenges of vertical mobility, social acceptability, long-term sustainability, industry expectations and quality Skill training by offering Certificate, Diploma and Degree programs in line with the industry requirements, to varied sections of our society including the formal and informal sectors.

The University campus is a model place of learning and a hub for industries to setup their training academic and learning factories. The University’s modular course structure allows students to bank and transfer credits in order to enter and exit the University with flexibility.

Skill development leads to ‘learn-to-earn’ concept and the same is very much required in our country where raw material for industry is available but needs ‘Skilling’ for better and quality productivity.
All the ingredients required for the Quality education & Skill development are available in our University, which mainly include Attractive campus, Good Infrastructure, Labs equipped with latest equipment, Industry tie-up, Vibrant life and competent Faculty with Academic and Industry experience.

I feel that more than 36 plus years of my Professional Association with R&D organizations like ISRO-Ahmedabad, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre-Mumbai and my Industrial Experience with Instrumentation Ltd.-Kota, Toshiba-Tokyo-Japan, RIICO Ltd.-Jaipur, RajCOMP (now RISL) – Jaipur along with Skilling and capacity building with NIELIT, Government of India, will guide me in better delivering my responsibilities. My experience of 7 years as the Managing Director, Raj COMP, Government of Rajasthan, 5 years as Director General, NIELIT Government of India and 3 years as Pro Chancellor & Vice-Chancellor of Vijaybhoomi University, Karjat, Mumbai have enriched my Administrative Skills which will help me contribute for the growth of the Institute.

With my world exposure at high level responsibilities in leading the delegates for National and International representations, I will be able to contribute my capabilities and add value to the University and to society at large.

I look forward to lead the young minds towards Skill development through practical learning and in taking our Country towards higher achievements through great accomplishments.