Mangaluru: Yenepoya University, one of the premier Universities of Karnataka, today announced the launch of a unique Edtech, Apprenticeship Embedded Degree Program that allows students to pursue an online degree while working as an apprentice/intern with a corporate at the same time. Students can choose from several apprenticeship-embedded UG and PG programs that help them to develop professional skills alongside academic knowledge. The experience and qualifications gained during the training make an apprentice ready to enter the workplace as a readily employable graduate. This program aims to enhance employability and bridge the academia-industry gap amongst the students.
“Our vision is to provide access to quality higher education to our students and ensure equity to create a vibrant knowledge capital and inspire leaders of tomorrow. Apprenticeship embedded degree program is the right way to help students achieve academic excellence and get professional experience,” says DR. Yenepoya Abdulla Kunhi, Hon. Chancellor, Yenepoya (Deemed to be University).
Apprenticeship embedded degree programs allow students the flexibility to learn from online lectures and live sessions from the University faculty, get trained by industry experts, work on live projects and also get a fixed monthly stipend.
ShantanuRooj, founder and CEO, TeamLease, said, “The skill gap in India is a major cause of concern. Apprenticeship embedded degrees provide practical hands-on skills to students making them job-ready. Working with experienced industry experts while they pursue their education can lay a strong foundation for their academic and professional career.”
This degree provides a strong foundation for a successful career; Students get several benefits from these innovative programs like Online learning on smartphones, Live classes from University professors, On-Job training with a reputed Corporate house, Work experience and skill building and a Monthly Stipend every month. With these innovative programs, students shall develop cognitive skills like decision-making, problem-solving, and high-order thinking, which makes them self-confident and highly employable. The programs have been co-created in partnership with the employer associations and are custom-made for specific industries – The employers in the state shall also benefit from the skilled candidates that the university shall now have to offer.
About Yenepoya University:
Yenepoya ‘Deemed to be University’ is recognized under Section (3 A) of the University Grants Commission Act 1956. It is accredited by the National Accreditation and Assessment Council (NAAC) with an “A” grade. University and has been consistently ranked within the top 100 universities in the country by NIRF. The University has been ranked consistently for the last two years in K-SURF (3 stars in 2017 and 4 stars in 2019) and under the top 400 global Universities in TIMES Impact Ranking (THE). The University is located in the green suburban locality of Mangalore and comprises ten constituent Colleges; Yenepoya Dental, Medical, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Allied health & professions, Ayurveda, Homoeopathy, Naturopathy & Yogic Sciences, Pharmacy and Arts, Science, Commerce and Management Institutes under its ambit. All these colleges offer Graduate, Postgraduate, PhD, and various certification programs. The vision and mission of the university are framed in order to attain global competence among students, comprehensive professional skills and knowledge, exhibit leadership qualities and responsible entrepreneurship, be socially responsible with ethical and moral values, be lifelong learners, and be technologically sound and updated. Most of the programs offered by the university are governed by statutory councils.
About TeamLease EdTech
TeamLease Edtech is India’s leading Online Learning Services company. It helps universities launch, runs and manage their own Online/ODL Programs, help Institutes improve the employability of their students through our apprenticeship program and help corporates build talent supply chains and improve employee productivity. Through our cloud-hosted, mobile-first, managed services platform, TL Edtech provides a wide range of services – enrolment, learning, upskilling, apprenticeships, student support and assessment – helping customers improve access, and learning outcomes. TeamLease Edtechhas an exclusive partnership with 40 of India’s largest Universities across 16 Indian states, it trains 5 Lakh students on their platform through 9 Indian languages, works with 500 corporates in their upskilling/skilling initiatives and manages over 200 degree, diploma, certificate programs.