Bengaluru: To help youngsters improve their skills, especially in the northeast, the Assam government has come up with a plan to start a skill University. The investment in this regard will be Rs 1000 crore. 

In this regard, the foundation stone of Assam Skill University at Mangaldoi, Darrang was laid by the Chief Minister of Assam Sarbananda Sonowal on Monday (15 February), adds Swarajya. 

Reports add that the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Government of Assam will fund the project at a ratio of 80:20. The University will come up in an area of 83 acres with advanced facilities like effluent treatment plant, rainwater harvesting and energy conservation through solar energy etc.

In its efforts to help upskill youngsters, It will provide specialized short-term training, advance diploma, Bachelor of Vocation, Masters of Vocation and Research Level Vocational courses.

An official statement, as quoted by Swarajya, says that this will be a first of its kind University in the entire eastern part of India will cater to over 10,000 students from the region and will further intensify our focus on the Act East Policy to bring investments to the state of Assam and make our state vibrant and thriving.

The Government of Assam is also exploring partnership arrangements with countries like Singapore, Germany, Taiwan, South Korea, Australia, Israel, Japan and the United Kingdom etc., for providing sector specific expertise to this University.