Delhi Skills and Entrepreneurship University (DSEU) has launched a software programming course for women and transgender women. The course was started in association with the Navgurukul Social Welfare Foundation. The 20-month Advanced Diploma in Software Programming can be applied by women and transgender women in Delhi among the age group of 17-30 years, from disadvantaged communities. An official statement said the residential program will focus on giving 100 women and transgender people a hands-on learning experience in software development and coding.
Nav gurukul Social Welfare Foundation is a non-profit organization that offers internship courses for students from underserved and low-income communities in software engineering.
During the signing ceremony, the Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor (Dr.) Niharika Vohra said: “Formal and informal systems have their advantages, and DSEU would like to combine the two with the best of both worlds. We are excited to partner with an organization that brings not only this focused experience, but the intent to make a difference in the lives of these girls, women, and transgender people. With this program, we hope to change people’s lives, as well as the lives of their communities.”
Selection for the diploma program will be made through a test. The official statement added that a comprehensive approach to teaching and training was designed to ensure that by the end of the course, candidates are “employable” in the software development industry. Candidates can use the skills acquired during the course to obtain employment through the career opportunities offered by Navgurukul.
The university’s professional vice chancellor, Professor Snigdha Pattnaik noted: “We have been talking about making education inclusive for students from all communities. In partnership with Navgurukul, our effort is to empower girls, women and people transgender between 17 and 30 years to learn to code and enter the software industry “
Ashwani Kansal, the university registrar, expressed his happiness, saying: “We are excited to support a program designed to employ transgender girls and women from underserved communities. We believe that innovations in teaching coding are a welcome step. ” “A key element of our learning is that we trust that students want the best for themselves. We refrain from observing and evaluating students in a rigid environment and support industry-relevant learning which the student can follow as own pace “. said Abhishek Gupta, founding partner and CEO of Navgurukul at the signing ceremony, it can be up and running in as little as 4 months or up to 20 months, depending on the student’s learning ability. “
He added: “Through this partnership, we are excited to be working with DSEU and being part of the educational revolution in Delhi. It is an honor for us to partner with Delhi Skills and Entrepreneurship University to offer the Navgurukul model, creating the best of both worlds for students. Students will be able to accelerate their learning on their own. “And they will also earn college credits that they can use later if they want to come back to earn a degree.”