Symbiosis Skills and Open University (SSOU India) is a private University, which aims to make India a skilled nation. It is considered to be a one-of-a-kind University, and every day is a new and an entertaining day at SSOU, as the campus is always buzzing up with new happenings or events here! Read on.
“Symbiosis Skills University is fulfilling the Skill India dream of Prime Minister Modiji!”, quotes Shri Tawade, Minister for Higher & Technical Education
Date: July 29, 2019
Kiwali, Pune: The Symbiosis Skills & Open University organised induction program, ‘Symbi Initium’ for the 3rd batch at the university campus recently. Shri Vinod Tawade was the Chief Guest of the event.
“Students of SSOU are the employers of tomorrow, and they will give jobs to graduates from other conventional universities. It is the skills that a student acquires during his education, which are more important than a mere degree”,Shri Vinod Tawade, Higher and Technical Education Minister of State of Maharashtra expressed while addressing the new batch. He added, “SSOU infrastructure and its labs are unique and unmatched. I am sure the new students will get the skills along with their degree when they graduate from this first skill university of the state. Hence I feel Symbiosis Skills University is the one that is satisfying the dream of Skill India envisioned by our Prime Minister.”
While interacting with the students’ and parents at SSOU, Vinodji took note of the suggestions and views of them for inclusion in the education policy. He congratulated students as well as parents for choosing Symbiosis Skills University that is unique in its skill focus and programs. He also mentioned about how skill education is being embedded at all levels of education in the state now.
“Skill-based education always gives one security and satisfaction, unlike conventional education. A dental mechanic works round the clock and ends up earning much more than a dentist. Similarly, a farrier who is an expert in fixing horseshoe is so much in demand that one has to wait for more than four months to get his appointment. And it’s only because of the skills they possess.”
Recipient of Padma Bhushan award, Dr. S.B. Mujumdar, Chancellor of SSOU, also graced the function. He blessed all the students and advised them to keep themselves healthy, be disciplined and focused to succeed in life.
Earlier, Dr. Swati Mujumdar, Pro-Chancellor of the university, explained the university model and its differentiators with conventional universities. SSOU is the first skill university of the state and imparts more than 70% of its teaching through hands-on practical based pedagogy. It offers sector-specific programs in high-growth industries like retail, logistics, Ports, data science, architecture, automobile, mechatronics, construction, and more. University works closely with the industry through joint training programs as well as training to the staff members of its partners.