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A Switzerland-based Scientist is Investing in Rajasthan for Skilling India

Mr. Rajendra Kumar Joshi, an Indian-Origin Swiss Scientist, who won many laurels for his contribution in pharmacy in Europe is now investing back in his own country in skilling Indian youth and making them job ready. He has already established one Skill Development University, a precision tool manufacturing industry and Dairy. In coming two years, RUJ Group is planning to invest 700 Crores in Dairy plant – RUFIL private limited, Modular furniture plant – RUJ Woodcraft private limited, Electrical solution provider – RUJ Elecon and RUJ Hospital.
The literacy rate in India shows that youth literacy rate for ages 15-24 is 95.2% in 2015 whereas adult literacy rate is 80.1% in 2018. This clearly shows that literate people are not finding jobs. Dr. Rajendra Kumar Joshi is of opinion that Indian academic curriculum needs to be revolutionized to create job-ready graduates; hence, he is investing in skilling youth.
While speaking, Dr. Rajendra Kumar Joshi, founder RUJ Group, he informed that, “There was a time when education was considered paramount for building a triumphant career but in today’s times contrarily empirical education has become cardinal as industrial produce are competing on global stage; hence, skill development is required for achieve individual’s career goals with ultimate goal of national economic sustainability and growth.”
RUJ Group has invested about 500 Cr. in Bhartiya Skill Development University and about 300 Cr. in RS India with an aim to support employability, challenges, opportunities, gaps, demand, supply of the workforce and their development through vocational training and apprenticeship programs along with being a quality supplier for precision products at global platform. Moreover the group has plans to invest heavily in Rajasthan in coming years under its different upcoming initiatives like RUJ Woodcraft, RUJ Hospital etc.
Bhartiya Skill Development University is enhancing the scope of skill development by not only providing skilling programs but also enterprise development by courses like B.Voc. in Entrepreneurship. Apart from this, most in-trend industry-synced courses such as B.Voc. in AI and machine learning and courses in various other latest trades are also on offer.
Mr. Jayant Joshi, President Trustee, RUJ Group enumerates that, “Key Industries contributing to Rajasthan’s economy are Cement, tourism, IT and ITeS, ceramics, handicrafts, chemicals, textile, marble and steel; all of which require skilled workforce. We are trying fill the skill gap between these industries’ requirements and education system and equip students with hands-on training on world class machines to be confident to work in industrial habitat.”