The Delhi Skill and Entrepreneurship University (DSEU) has introduced a Software Programming Diploma course in collaboration with the Navgurukul Foundation for Social Welfare. Women and Trans women from deprived backgrounds in Delhi between the age of 17 to 30 years can enroll in this 20-month Advanced Diploma programme.
The residential programme will train 100 women and transwomen in software development and coding, according to an official release.
The Navgurukul Foundation for Social Welfare is a non-profit organisation (NGO) that provides residential software engineering courses to students from low-income and marginalised communities.
"Formal and informal systems have their advantages," vice-chancellor Niharika Vohra said at the signing ceremony, adding that DSEU would like to blend the two with the best of both worlds.
For the diploma program's selection procedure, an exam will be held, and candidates will be given adequate training to help them find work in the software development field. The placement of these candidates would also be handled by Navgurukul.
"Rather than monitoring and testing students in a rigid atmosphere, we encourage industry-relevant learning that students can pursue at their own pace. Depending on the student's abilities, they can be job-ready in as little as four months," Abhishek Gupta, co-founder, and CEO of Navgurukul said during the signing event.
In collaboration with DSEU, the Navgurukul Foundation aspires to bring in a revolution in Delhi's educational sector. Students will be able to obtain University credits that they can use later if they decide to pursue a degree programme.